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LC ADN Program ranked top in the state for a fifth consecutive year

Laredo College is a pacesetter in nursing education across South Texas and around the nation. On Thursday, May 12, the college announced at a press conference that the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program has once again been ranked as the #1 nursing program in Texas for a fifth consecutive year.


This year, Laredo College took the top spot in the “2022 Best Nursing Schools (ADN) in Texas” list released by and tied #1 in the “2022 Best Nursing Schools (BSN & ADN) in Texas” list by Also, it was #1 in the “10 Best Nursing Schools in Texas Offering ADN Programs in 2022” list published by The college is proud to continue being at the forefront of healthcare education and being consistently ranked at the top of multiple lists showcasing the rigorous, high academic standards students in the different nursing programs are expected to meet.


“Laredo College is honored to continue its legacy of nursing excellence by once again being ranked the top nursing program in Texas,” LC Board of Trustees President Lupita Zepeda said. “The enduring success of all the nursing programs at Laredo College is thanks to the hard work of Dean of Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Director Dr. Dianna Miller, Laredo College nursing faculty, staff and students.”


The website states that out of 103 nursing schools in Texas, the nursing program at Laredo College ranks #1 in the state and #1 at the national level out of more than 1,700 nursing programs. It adds that the program’s three-year average NCLEX-RN passing rate is 100%, giving LC an overall grade of A. notes that “Laredo College educates tomorrow’s nurses through a traditional ADN and an ADN transition program geared toward LVNs and other medical personnel looking to enter registered nursing,” the nursing website states. “These programs prepare students to provide direct patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.”


Moreover, selected their top 10 picks for the best nursing schools in the state that offer ADN Programs by analyzing 134 nursing schools approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The website used a ranking methodology that primarily focused on four broad areas–academic quality, NCLEX-RN exam performance, affordability and the school’s overall reputation.


The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the healthcare industry in our nation, and the dire need for more qualified nursing professionals is more evident than ever before. With this substantial increase in demand, Laredo College is proud to continue its legacy of training new generations of healthcare professionals through its multiple award-winning nursing programs, which have again garnered the stellar ranking of top nursing program in Texas.


For the past four years, the Laredo College nursing programs have showcased nursing excellence and high academic standards, translating into hundreds of new nursing professionals entering the workforce each year.


The celebration of this achievement happened during National Nurses Week, a weeklong observance in which Laredo College recognized and celebrated the invaluable work of nurses in our community and throughout the nation. The college looks forward to continuing its collaboration with area school districts to foster a healthcare career pathway that supports high-demand, high-skilled jobs.


For additional information about Laredo College’s top-ranked and award-winning nursing programs, please email or call (956) 721-5252.