TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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RN Nursing Preparatory

Thank you for your interest in the Associate Degree Nursing Prep program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As a student at TSTC Harlingen, you will be awarded endless opportunities to fulfill your educational goals. TSTC students enjoy a hands-on learning environment that promotes continued educational growth.

TSTC is constantly evolving and providing programs to compete with the specialized fields of the working world. TSTC offers courses to be used toward an associate’s degree in nursing, which is part of an agreement with the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College. These classes may also be used towards other allied health degrees.

The Department of Biology offers courses needed for the (ADN) preparatory program, LVN program, as well as for all other allied health fields.  Biology faculty serve as student advisors for all programs listed above.  General information regarding all allied health programs, including course pre-requisites, size, scheduling and course requirements will be provided for any student interested in obtaining an allied health degree.

Career opportunities within the program vary between options and I encourage you to visit the program and find out which choice is right for you. TSTC can provide you with the knowledge to achieve your goals. For more information or to schedule a tour, I encourage you to contact the Associate Degree Nursing Prep program at 956.364.4678 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Paul Leonard

Program Chair

Nursing Preparation:
voice: 956.364.4678
fax: 956.364.5162
   Department Chair:
Paul Leonard
voice: 956.364.4678
fax: 956.364.5162
Email: Nursing Preparation
   Mailing Address:
Nursing Preparation
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
The Nursing Preparation office is located in the Sen. Eddie Lucio Health Science Technology Building
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed