Sep 6 2017

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Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) prepares students to practice nursing as a registered nurse. Graduates of an ADN program usually practice as nurses in direct client care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and community agencies where nursing roles and services are structured and well defined.

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing is awarded upon completion of the curriculum, and students are eligible to apply to take the national licensure examination, leading to practice as a registered nurse.

Program of Study

The TMCC Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program is a full-time program. As such, all core nursing courses in the degree are to be taken in sequence.

General education support courses may be taken as outlined, or prior to acceptance into the program. Students are strongly encouraged to complete as many support courses as possible prior to entering the program, as the time requirements of the program are considerable.

Course Descriptions

Courses must be taken in sequence, as outlined in the program of study.

Student progression is contingent on attaining a C or better in all classes. Nursing students who are unable to progress from one course to another in the program have one opportunity only to re-enter the program. All re-entry admissions are on a space available basis. Re-entry is not guaranteed for a specific semester.

Differential Fee Structure

TMCC’s Nursing Program operates on a differential tuition model. Nursing Program students pay an additional $60 per credit.


TMCC is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Nursing Program graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in the state of their choice. TMCC’s Nursing Program must be notified if the state is not Nevada, since each state has specific criteria for licensure eligibility requirements. Some graduates elect to take the NCLEX licensing examination in Nevada and then apply for out of state licensure. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the state of their choice to ascertain eligibility requirements. Graduation from an accredited program is only one of the requirements and does not mean automatic licensure as a nurse.

Graduates should be aware that the State of Nevada licensure application contains five questions which may impact their ability to obtain licensure in Nevada. These five questions have to do with:

  1. Revocation, denial, or suspension of a license or certificate,
  2. Conviction of a criminal offense,
  3. Problems with drug or alcohol use,
  4. Treatment for mental illness, and
  5. Physical disability which could impair ability to practice nursing.

For further clarification, students/graduates should contact the program director or the Nevada State Board of Nursing at 702-486-5800 or 1-888-590-6726 (toll free).

The Nevada State Board of Nursing has information on criminal convictions for people interested in a nursing career in Nevada.

Information Sessions

The purpose of the monthly Nursing Program information session is to inform students of any upcoming changes in the program and answer general questions. Academic advisement topics such as degree requirements, transfer credits and course sequencing for the Associate of Science Degree will also be covered.

Sessions are held in HSC 167 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Reserving Your Place: To reserve your place in an information session, please contact us .

Contact Information

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program

Truckee Meadows Community College
William N. Pennington Health Science Center
18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B
Reno, Nevada 89511
Telephone: 775-850-4054 or Fax: 775-850-4058

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