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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TSTC Advantage

Are you ready to take your career to the next level as a Registered Nurse (RN)? Do you want to be part of a program that offers you your training in state-of-the-art skills labs? Yes? Then the RN Nursing Preparatory program may be just right for you.

We teach a caring profession in a caring manner! That's our commitment to you. We know you may be juggling a job and a family, but that you still want to advance your career, at your convenience. We understand, and we're creative and flexible so that we can meet your educational and training needs. Our goal is your success.

You'll participate in an active learning environment led by RN Nursing Preparatory faculty members who represent a wide variety of talent and experience in areas like Obstetrics, Critical Care, Psychiatric Nursing, and Surgery. All of our instructors have a Medical-Nursing background.

As an RN, you'll be able to specialize – you might choose Obstetrics, Emergency Room, Pediatrics, Intensive Care, or perhaps Quality Assurance or Case Management. Whatever you choose to do, you'll also be able to decide where to pursue your career.

Students in this program are able to take the preparatory courses needed for Nursing School. TSTC, through its Biology Department, has been a major contributor in preparing students with the solid academic foundation and study skills required to succeed in the clinical portion of the nursing program.

What You’ll Do

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. 

  • Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions. 

  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.

  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.

  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.

  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.

  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.

  • Observe nurses and visit patients to ensure proper nursing care.

  • Assess the needs of individuals, families or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments to identify potential health or safety problems.

  • Instruct individuals, families and other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention and childbirth, and develop health improvement programs.

  • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.

  • Direct and coordinate infection control programs, advising and consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.

  • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.

  • Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues and concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.

  • Work with individuals, groups, and families to plan and implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.

TSTC’s Star Power Prep

  • 3 semesters of intensive training in lab settings utilizing the equipment used by industry professionals, along with the academics and support courses you need to succeed 

  • Small class size with a strong one-on-one instructional approach

  • Opportunities to gain real hands-on experience by working on an actual campus home, as well as through an internship or co-ops

  • Experienced staff with industry training guided by an advisory board comprised of field experts


TSTC’s faculty comes to the college with years of professional experience in their respective occupations.

Having worked in the field themselves, they know just what an employer is seeking and how to stay on track to accomplish that.

The faculty of the RN Nursing Preparatory program serve as advisors for all students interested in a nursing career as well as other health programs.

Job Credibility

Registered Nurses (RNs) assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. They administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients and may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Licensing or registration required and includes advance practice nurses such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

Small Class Size

At TSTC, our classes average 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time to work with each student.

Hands-on Learning

Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend a lot less time in the classroom and much more time in work settings, operating the instruments they will use in their respective fields. Students spend more than 60 percent of their time learning by doing the actual work they will do upon graduating from college. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your career choice.

Advisory Committee

TSTC’s strong programs match industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain positions when job search time arrives.

To ensure that these needs are correctly identified, it is imperative that representatives of the industries who employ trained personnel assist in their identification. In order to accomplish this goal, technology Advisory Committees are formed to determine these needs. Committee members serve for two-year terms and meet at least once a year.

How do we do this? As industry professionals, our advisory committees assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage. They can ensure that what we teach matches what industry is seeking.

The main function of the RN Nursing Preparatory Advisory Committee is to identify the knowledge and skills required for entry-level RNs. The input of the Advisory Committee enables the department to identify training requirements, and is mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.