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MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

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Location: Building 1-C123


LVN to RN Mobility Program

Building Careers in Healthcare!

Apply for admissions to the SPC Vocational Nursing Program. For more information, call 210-486-2055.

Vocational Nursing Admissions Extended

Building Careers in Healthcare!

Apply for admissions to the SPC Vocational Nursing Program. For more information, call 210-486-2055.


LVN to RN Mobility Program 


       The LVN to RN Mobility Program at St. Philip’s College is a one-year program consisting of three consecutive semesters utilizing online, face to face and lab/clinical experiences to meet the educational requirements for the students to become Registered Nurses.

        Admission to the LVN to RN Program is held once each academic year, with admitted students to begin studies in the Fall semester. 

       An Admission Committee will review applicants and determine conditional admittance based upon criteria that will include:  standardized entrance exam (TEAS), degree requirements, prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher, previous education, and past work experience. All supporting documentation (excluding official transcripts) should be copies of originals and submitted with application in order to be considered for review by the admissions committee. Official transcripts may be delivered to the Nursing department in a sealed envelope with the applicant’s name and Banner ID. Only complete applications will be reviewed for conditional acceptance.

* Revised Information Packets and Applications for the RN to LVN 2018 Applicants are below. Please read thoroughly, updates have been made.  


LVN to RN Mobility Program Information Packet

LVN to RN Mobility Program Application Packet


The steps for admission to the LVN to RN Mobility program include the following:

  1. Applicants for nursing studies must apply first to St. Philip’s College (SPC).  Applications are submitted at on the appropriate type of student you will be. You will then receive a series of emails with directions on how to log-in to your Alamo College Education Services (ACES) account to view the “Start Here” Tab for next steps and required GO FAARR and TEST PREP modules if requested. The St. Philip’s school code is 003608.


    • Admission to St. Philip’s College is required before you can apply to the Nursing Program. The apply Texas application is for admission to the college, not for admission to the nursing program. You will have to complete a separate application for the nursing program.


(2)  Once admitted to SPC, the degree-requirement courses essential for admission are:

Course      Title Expiration     

Biol 2401

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

10 years

Biol 2402

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

10 years

Biol 2420 or 2421

Microbiology for Nursing & Allied Health


Microbiology for Science Majors



10 years

Psyc 2301

General Psychology


Psyc 2314

Lifespan Growth and Development


Phil 2306

Introduction to Ethics


Engl 1301

Composition I



     If completed at other colleges or universities, these courses must be transferred to St. Philip’s College and posted to the student's academic record by the Office of Admissions & Records. This can be done by providing an official college or university transcript to the office of Admissions and Records for evaluation. The Biology degree-requirement courses cannot be older than ten years from the date of admission to the Nursing program. Allow up to six weeks for the processing of transfer credit.  Having all course work posted to the applicant’s record will allow nursing program admissions officials to access course grades for the consideration of the applicant.  Lack of grades for required course work means the applicant will not be considered for admission.   It is the applicant's responsibility to make certain all transcripts reflecting degree-requirement courses are evident in the admissions record.

(3) Admission to the nursing program is competitive, with applicants providing evidence of previous successful educational accomplishments awarded higher standing in admission consideration.  Applicants need to provide evidence of:

              a)   Official high school and college transcripts should be submitted to the nursing department in sealed envelopes with applicant’s name and Banner ID written on the envelope.  

  b)    Satisfactory scores on the Testing of Essential Academic Skills TEAS VI (Nursing) entrance examination. Testing must be within 2 years current of application to the St. Philip’s College LVN to RN Program. TEAS VI (Nursing) assessment test, how to prepare, dates to take the test, and fees can be found at:

   c)    Previous work experience in health care occupation documentation. This will be addressed within the online application. Please refer to this document for further instructions.

 (4)  Applicants to the Career Mobility Track will need to provide evidence of current Texas vocational nurse licensure or certification of medical military specialties.  

(5) Military mobility applicants must provide official military training transcripts indicating completion of programs for Army Combat Medics, Navy Corpsmen, or Air Force Medics within the last ten (10) years.  In addition, official documents which validate clinical experiences in military medical-technical roles advantage the applicant for consideration.    

(6)  Please review the Nursing website for further information and for the dates and times of upcoming information sessions regarding the LVN to RN Mobility Program.


        Thank you for your interest in the LVN to RN Mobility program. If you have any further questions, please visit us at the Nursing Education Department located in the Center for Health Professions, room 100, or call us at 210-486-2720.


Contact Information

LVN to RN Nursing Program Director/Chair
Melissa N. Arthur, MSN, Ed., RN

Administrative Services Specialist
Danielle Ramos

Center for Health Professions Building
Room 100
Phone: 210-486-2720
Fax: 210-486-9120