The Brookhaven College Associate Degree Nursing Program supports the mission of Brookhaven College and is dedicated to student success. The program is committed to preparing a caring, competent, professional nurse who is a successful practitioner, providing holistic care to a diverse population in an urban setting.
To be a nursing education center of excellence producing competent and caring professional registered nurses who promote health and wellness in the Dallas Ft-Worth community.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, of 1990 was enacted by Congress to prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Schools of nursing, like other state- and federally-funded entities, are required to comply with the stipulations of the ADA. The ADA defines a qualified individual as an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodations, can perform the essential functions of the employment position that such individual holds or desires. In addition, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination in admissions of a qualified person with disabilities.
ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 eligibility requirements vary depending on the type of services, activities and functions needed in particular areas. Because the practice of nursing is an applied discipline that uses cognitive, sensory, affective and psychomotor elements, students must be able to perform the functions that are necessary for the safe practice of nursing. Included are:
Our retention rate of keeping nursing students in this competitive and challenging program is more than 95 percent, much higher than other programs of its kind. This is directly related to the program’s philosophy and efforts to help students succeed at every point, says Dr. Juanita Zapata Flint, executive dean of Brookhaven College’s Health and Human Services Division.
“We are here to help you achieve your goal, and we will do whatever it takes, but you must do your part,” says Dr. Flint.
Another tool to increase new students’ transition into the program is “Success Camp,” held the week before classes begin the first semester. Sessions include critical thinking, time-management and other skills crucial to success in the program, as well as a time to bond with fellow students and instructors.
The graduates of the Brookhaven College Nursing Program will be able to: