Nursing: LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program

Program Level: Degrees
Department: Health and Biosciences
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SPC

What is the LVN/Military to A.D.N.  Mobility Program?

The  LVN/Military to A.D.N.  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/Military to A.D.N.  Mobility Program is held once each academic year, with admitted students to begin studies in the Fall semester.

What will I learn?

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.

What can I do with this course of study?

Registered Nurse

What's special about the program?

The LVN/Military to A.D.N.  Mobility Program is an accelerated pathway to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nursing. Nursing courses are taught over three consecutive semesters. Those eligible for entry include the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The co-requisite clinical courses are held face to face in San Antonio Texas. Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) meet the LVN to A.D.N entry requirements by virtue of their graduation from an accredited Vocational Nursing program and licensure as an LVN. This program has been successful in meeting the evolving challenges presented to RN’s in the modern healthcare system.

The LVN/Military to A.D.N.  Mobility Program is an accelerated pathway to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nursing.
Program Information and Licensure

The St. Philip’s College LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to award the Associate degree in Nursing* (*Board action by the Texas Board of Nursing, per Rule 215 changed the program approval status to Conditional Approval, based on the 2019 NCLEX-RN pass rate).

Contact information for the Texas Board of Nursing is William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone (512) 305-7400 or at


Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) through the Texas Board of Nursing. Passing this exam certifies the graduate to practice as a Registered Nurse.



Effective September 1st, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.


The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements


Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential ADN License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”


This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.


Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.




Admissions and Prerequisite Requirements

Admission to the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program is held once each academic year, with admitted students to begin studies in the Spring semester.

An Admission Committee will review applicants and determine conditional admittance based upon criteria that will include:  standardized entrance exam (TEAS), degree requirements, cumulative 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 Applications for the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program are below. Please read thoroughly.

Application and Selection Process

Review the INFORMATION PACKET below and then click "APPLY NOW" to download and complete the application packet. The completed application packet and required documents must be placed in a 9 x 12 brown envelope and must be submitted by mail to the St. Philip’s College Nursing Education Department.

Mail Delivery to:
Dept. of Nursing Education ADN Program
Center for Health Professions, Room 100
1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78203

All applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam and submit results along with the completed application packet.  The college offers on-campus TEAS testing at its MLK Campus. Information on registration and preparation for the TEAS Exam can be found here.

Additional Information:

06/01/2020 – 10/22/2020 by 4:00 pm,
Spring 2021

The LVN-Associate Degree Nursing Program may be completed by the Licensed Vocational Nurse in one year. Designed to prepare students for employment as an entry-level Registered Nurse, graduates earn an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Application Requirements:
(Must have all components prior to application submission. Incomplete applications are ineligible for consideration).

  1. All science courses completed within the last 5 years with a grade of “C” or better,
  2. Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  3. All prerequisites must be completed prior to the submission deadline,
  4. High school diploma (copy), high school transcripts (official or unofficial),
  5. Official College Transcripts, including LVN program, (must be sent to Admissions & Records, directly from college to college),
  6. Copy of LVN License from the Texas BON. Applicants to the Associate Degree Program must possess an Active, Unencumbered Texas Vocational Nursing License.
  7. One year of full-time LVN work experience within the last 5 years,
  8. Employment history (form provided),
  9. ATI TEAS – completed prior to applying:
    1. Students must complete the current version of the ATI TEAS test with an overall score of 70% or higher within one year of the application deadline: October 22, 2020. No exceptions to this rule.

Selection Process:
SELECTION is based on the Multi-criteria points system in the following areas:

  1. Required: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (this is not rounded),
  2. Required: Mandatory minimum 1-year LVN work experience, within the last 5 years (will be verified). The LVN work experience must be completed by the application submission date. Employment history will be filled out.
  3. Required: If discharged from the military, you will be required to show proof of 1-year work experience in a civilian or military healthcare-related job by application submission date.
  4. Required: Standardized entrance exam (ATI TEAS) overall test results (overall 70%),
  5. Required: Three reference letters (forms provided),
  6. Previous educational experience (other college degrees),
  7. ATI TEAS Science score
  8. ATI TEAS Reading score

*Applicants with the highest points will be selected. Should several applicants have the same points, the reference letters will be used in the selection process.

After Selection (Notification will occur November 30-December 4, 2020):

  1. Provisionally selected applicants and alternates will be notified by student ACES email and required to attend the Mandatory Orientation Meeting.
  2. Once applicants are provisionally selected, each applicant is required to complete a background check using the assigned Background Check system, including a drug screen exam. This process will be explained in further detail once the applicant has accepted their admission invitation. The drug screen has a deadline once the applicant has accepted. No exceptions will be made for this screen. If the deadline is missed, the applicant forfeits their slot and another applicant will be offered the invitation.
  3. All applicants must meet the health and physical requirements in order to complete the required clinical hours.

Information Packet  Apply Now

Contact Information

Program Director:
Valerie Y. Moke, MSN, RN, CCM
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 100E