Jun 15, 2024  

Nursing Transition (LVN-to-ADN), A.A.S.

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(CIP 51.3801)


Purpose: The transition program is to provide a pathway from Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) to Associate Degree Nursing (ADN). The program seeks to prepare graduates who are critical thinkers and competent practitioners. As Associate Degree Nursing graduates, they will practice within the defined roles and competencies of the Associate Degree nurse. In response to community and societal needs, they will be prepared to care for individuals and families in structured settings. Courses are presented according to their content and effectiveness toward successful fulfillment of state board competencies.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to make application to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Program Requirements: A new class will begin each summer semester. Qualified applicants will be admitted according to space available. To be considered for admission to the Transition pathway of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the applicant must:

  1. Apply to Alvin Community College and fulfill the admission requirements of the college.
  2. Apply to the ADN Program during an application period and meet admission and program requirements for that program.
  3. Hold a license to practice vocational nursing in the State of Texas by the nursing application deadline, or be scheduled to graduate from the ACC/VN program. Current students must take and pass NCLEX-PN prior to enrolling in Fall semester courses.
  4. Have recent work experience, preferably in an acute care setting, as a licensed vocational nurse, or:
    1. scheduled to graduate from the ACC/VN program.
    2. graduated within one year from a state approved vocational nursing program.
  5. Complete prerequisite courses before the start of the nursing program.
  6. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in nursing and nursing curriculum courses.
  7. HESI-A2 exam within 5 years of nursing application deadline. Minimum scores: 78 on reading, 78 for cumulative score.

Selection for Admission: Admission to the LVN-to-ADN program is competitive. After the application deadline, applicants are ranked primarily according to the number of completed courses in the ADN curriculum, the GPA of those courses, and HESI A2 test scores. Priority admission is given to applicants who: 1) achieved high standardized test scores (HESI A2); 2) earned a high grade point average in the ADN curriculum academic coursework; 3) complete ADN curriculum courses without repeating or withdrawing from courses in the last five years from the application deadline; 4) complete ADN curriculum courses at ACC; 5) hold a Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university; and 6) reside in the ACC tax district. Additional Program details can be found on the “Nursing” Catalog pages.

Semester Credits: 21

Semester Credits: 7

Semester Credits: 12

Second Semester

Semester Credits: 12

Third Semester

Semester Credits: 8

Total Credits Required for A.A.S. Nursing Transition: 60

+ Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Pathways Advisor for proper course selection.

** May be taken prior to admission to the ADN program.

* Capstone Course

Δ Field of Study curriculum course

Statutory law (Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53) requires the Alvin Community College nursing and allied health programs to notify prospective applicants and future healthcare professionals a licensing/credentialing authority may suspend or revoke a license/credential, disqualify a person from receiving a license/credential, or deny to a person the opportunity to take a licensing/credentialing examination on the grounds that the person has been convicted of certain criminal behavior.

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