Student veterans who have received a medic certification or its equivalent can get on the fast track to an associate degree in nursing through Collin College.

Now, students can use the credits they earned in the military and can receive an associate degree in nursing in as little as three semesters. Flexible, online classes and rotating clinical hours are available to fit any student’s schedule.

"Collin College is so proud to launch the Fast Track Program in Nursing to enable veterans in our community to continue their service as a registered nurse,” said Collin College dean of nursing Donna Hatch. “Collin College is a veteran-friendly institution, and I am extremely pleased that the nursing department can assist in giving back to our veterans who have served our country.”

For more information, contact nursing advisor Lisa Zachmann at or 972-548-6711.


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