Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.
Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to learn how to prepare for online classes.

Nursing at El Centro

The Nursing program at El Centro will prepare you for a career in health care where you can really make a difference in people's lives. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

El Centro College’s Associate Degree Nursing program leads to the Associate Degree Nursing AAS (Associate in Applied Sciences degree) and can be completed in two years over fall and spring semesters.

El Centro also partners with Methodist Health System for a distance learning program, Hospital Partners.

How to Get Started and How to Apply

Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is by a competitive ranking process.

Find out more about information sessions and download the information packet for Associate Degree Nursing.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.   

El Centro's program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460; Austin, Tx. 78701; phone: 512-305-7400; fax: 512-305-) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, Ga. 30326; phone: 404-975-5000; fax: 404-975-5020).

North Lake is an authorized site for El Centro's Associate Degree Nursing program; students attend classes at North Lake but receive their degree from El Centro.


Please contact El Centro College’s Health Occupations Admissions Office if you are interested in transferring to a four-year institution after you complete your associate degree.