History and State of Legal Control
Dallas Nursing Institute, formerly E & K Vocational Nursing Program, Inc., was established in 1984 and has prepared thousands of graduates who have gone on to successful careers in hospitals and medical facilities throughout Texas and the nation. Originally, the institute offered Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide training.
In 1990 Parkland Memorial Hospital was instrumental in encouraging the organization to begin vocational nurse training. Approval was granted by the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners in May 1991 to offer the Vocational Nurse training program.
The school received proprietary institute status from the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges Division, in August 1999.
Institutional accreditation was granted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools the following December; and the school was approved by the U.S. Department of Education for Title IV eligibility, which allows students to receive federally-insured loans and grants.
The Institute was granted Initial Approval status by the Board of Nursing in 2009 to enroll students in an Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program and an Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) - LVN to RN Transition program.
In December 2013, Dallas Nursing Institute became an affiliate of TCS Education System, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation located at 350 N. Orleans, Suite 1050, Chicago, IL 60654. TCS Education System is sole member of the corporate entity doing business as Dallas Nursing Institute.
Certificates and Degrees
Upon successful completion of the requirements for graduation and satisfaction of all financial obligations to the Institute, DNI will award the following degrees:
Associate of Applied Science Degree - Associate Degree of Nursing
Certification of Completion - Vocational Nursing
Dallas Nursing Institute is a member of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, the National Technical Honor Society, and Texas Association of Vocational Nursing Educators.
Location and Facilities
Dallas Nursing Institute is located in Dallas, Texas, in a professional building at 12170 North Abrams Road, Suites 200, 150, and 125. The Institute occupies approximately 30,000 square feet that contains administrative offices, student break rooms, clinical skills training labs, numerous classrooms, and an academic library. The building is handicap accessible and is located in an area that offers easy access to parking, public transportation, housing, and employment opportunities. Additionally, the Institute is near several major hospitals that are utilized for clinical instruction sites for the Vocational Nursing (VN) and Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) and Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) - LVN to RN Transition programs.