Nursing: LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program

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

The St. Philip’s College LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program began remote teaching, learning, and working operations on March 23, 2020, as part of a college leadership decision related to global COVID 19 situation. This remote teaching and learning and working environment are expected to remain in place through the end of the summer semesters. For courses approved for exceptions, a small group of students (no more than 5) will be allowed to perform any skills related “check-offs” for course completion.

While this situation is ever-changing, the intent of this notice is to provide some general information to current and prospective students.

NOTICE TO CURRENT LVN/Military to ADN Mobility STUDENTS

1) How will I complete my clinical hours this semester?

The St. Philip’s College LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program has completed 50% hands-on clinical requirements required by the Texas Board of Nursing. Remaining clinical hours are being completed virtually Spring 2020 in accordance with Tex. Admin. Code §214.10(e)(3) and §215.10(e)(3) relating to Clinical Learning Experiences for Vocational Nursing and Professional Nursing Education Programs:

Prior to this waiver, these rules limited clinical learning experiences for vocational nursing and professional/registered nursing students to 50% simulation activities in each clinical course. The granted waiver now allows students in their final year of a nursing education program to meet clinical learning objectives by exceeding the 50% limit on simulated clinical learning experiences.

Students are completing assignments to complete the rest of the clinical hours and will finish their semester on time.  

2) How will I do my skills check off this semester?

The St. Philip’s College LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program has no lab/skills check for the second semester Level II courses.

3) What grade will I earn if I still have clinical or lab hours to complete at the semester?

The St. Philip’s College LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program will be able to finish their clinical site requirements virtually in Spring 2020.  There is no disruption to their current curriculum and will finish the semester on time.

4) Will I be able to petition my grade for credit/non-credit?

Students in the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program will not be able to petition my grade for credit/non-credit. The courses are sequential, and some are co-requisites. This is a licensure program and successful completion of courses is required to move forward.

According to the Student Handbook under Student Grade Changes and Appeals, it states:

  • You (student) have a maximum of one year from the end of the term in which the final grade was issued to request a review of the grade or petition for a grade change. Judging the quality of academic performance rests with the instructor assigned to the course. If you believe that the grade is incorrect, you should schedule a conference with the instructor or, if the instructor is not available, the department chair. If you still are not satisfied with the grade, you can file an Academic Grievance within five days of the instructor’s decision. See Academic Grievance Procedure in the “District, State and Federal Regulations” section of the e‐catalog.
5) Are any of my summer classes going to be changed or cancelled?

The current cohort will begin their final semester in Fall 2020. The program will follow the 16-week semester with pinning occurring in the second week of December.

6) Who should I contact if I still have questions?

For questions or concerns, please contact the Program Director, Valerie Moke via email or office phone. The email address is vmoke@alamo.edu. The phone number is 210-486-2546.

NOTICE TO INTERESTED HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

1) Are applications still being accepted?

Currently, applications for the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program are not being accepted.  The program will begin a new cohort in Spring 2021.  Information packets and applications will be available by May 15, 2020. The applications are due by October 22, 2020, no later than 4:00 pm.  Please see the Application and Selection process on the webpage: https://www.alamo.edu/spc/academics/programs/health-and-biosciences/lvn-adn-mobility-program/.

Please click on the + to open the section and click on the Apply Now button for the application.

2) What do I do if I don’t have my TEAS score yet?

Students will need their TEAS score within one year from the application deadline for admission consideration.  Currently, due to COVID-19, testing sites and seating availability is limited. Please check their website and call them for any questions related to testing. Applications may be accepted prior to students taking the TEAS exam, however, consideration for admission will not be granted until the TEAS score is provided.

Remote testing for TEAS will begin May 1. Please call testing centers for information.

3) What do I do if I can’t complete my physical exam and immunizations before I submit my application?

There is time after acceptance to the program to obtain all clinical requirements.  These are outlined in the student handbook and reviewed with students at the program orientation.  Currently, most physician offices are open and students should have no problem in obtaining the requirements for the application.

For any questions, please contact the program director at vmoke@alamo.edu.

4) Are new students going to start on time for August 2020?

The LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program will not have a Fall cohort. Our new cohort will begin in the Spring of 2021.

5) How will I find out if I am accepted to the program?

Students accepted to the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program will be contacted via their SPC student email accounts and a letter to their home address listed on the application. No acceptance letters will be emailed to an applicant’s personal email address. Please make sure the information you provide is current and legible.

There is a time limit to accept. If the department receives no response from the student, the department will take that as declination and will move on to another applicant.

6) Who should I contact if I still have questions?

All questions related to the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program should be directed to the following personnel: 

Valerie Y. Moke, MSN, RN, CCM
Assistant Nursing Professor
LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program Nursing Director
St. Philip's College
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78203
Office: CHP 230 L
Phone: (210) 486-2546
Email: vmoke@alamo.edu

Or

Eve Garza
Administrative Services Specialist
1801 Martin Luther King Drive/ San Antonio, Texas 78211
Direct: 210-486-2720 / Alt: 210-486-2055
Email: egarza21@alamo.edu

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 http://www.bon.texas.gov/contact_us.asp.

Licensure: 

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.

 

NOTICE TO STUDENTS REGARDING LICENSING


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 http://www.bne.state.tx.us/licensure_eligibility.asp

 

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.”  http://www.bne.state.tx.us/enlcnotice.asp

 

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 Deliver 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 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:

APPLICATION PERIOD:
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 3.0 or higher,
  3. All prerequisites must be completed prior to 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 ATI TEAS test with an overall score of 70% or higher within one year of 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 application submission date. An 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 applicant has accepted their admission invitation. The drug screen has a deadline once 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 required clinical hours.

 

 

 

Information Packet  Apply Now

Contact Information

Program Director:
Valerie Y. Moke, MSN, RN, CCM
vmoke@alamo.edu
210-486-2546
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 100E