Nursing at Brookhaven

The Nursing program at Brookhaven 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.


Note: Effective May 21, 2019 all applicants are required to have a positive titer for MMR and Varicella

Brookhaven College’s Associate Degree Nursing program is an accelerated program in which students attend classes through 16 consecutive months, including summers. Successful completion of the program leads to an Associate Degree Nursing AAS (Associate in Applied Sciences Degree).

After completion of prerequisite courses and admission to the ADN program, courses are completed in four 16-week academic semesters. Students need to plan two to three hours of studying and preparation time for each hour of class and clinical experience. The demands of the nursing program are such that students may not be able to work full-time while enrolled in these courses.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, commonly referred to as the NCLEX-RN. Our program, which began in 2003, has exceptional outcomes with high retention rates and excellent nursing board scores.

Note: Support courses completed at colleges and universities outside the DCCCD system must be approved for transfer credit prior to the semester in which the course is required as stipulated in the curriculum outline.



Accreditation and Affiliations

​​Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Brookhaven's program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, Ga. 30326; phone: 404-975-5000; fax: 404-975-5020) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460; Austin, Tx. 78701; phone: 512-305-7400; fax: 512-305-7401).

Student Achievement Data


​2015
​2016
​2017
​2018
​2019
​NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
95%​​92%
​92%
​97%
​94%
​Working in Nursing within 1 yr.
​96%
​89%
​90%
​93%
​100%
​Graduation Rate
​39%
​67%
​70%
​68%
​57%