Nursing: LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program

Program Level: Degrees
Department: LVN to ADN Mobility
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 Spring semester.

What will I learn?

The student can learn both the art and science of nursing; both are necessary for a registered nurse to practice nursing care. A variety of learning venues include the classroom, a fully equipped simulation hospital on campus, and direct patient care in the hospital or other clinical settings provide the experiences to enable the graduate to enter the profession as a competent novice nurse.

What can I do with this course of study?

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the exam, the graduate will be a registered nurse in the State of Texas and ready to begin a career in the nursing profession. St. Philip’s College maintains relationships with several universities. If interested, the graduate may transfer to a university program to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.



Applications will be accepted from July 1 through September 30.

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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.



NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for 2020-2021 Academic Year

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.


Advisor's Corner

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 Full Approval, based on the 2020 NCLEX-RN pass rate).


2019-2020 80%
2020-2021 100%

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.

THECB Statutory Requirement




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.



Program accepts applications

July 1-September 30

Program application deadline

September 30 or next business day

Notification sent to applicants

October 30 or next business day

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 the application in order to be considered for review by the admissions committee. 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

Please review the information packet before completing the application. The application is now available online. We will not accept mail-in applications. The forms needed to apply to the program are located below. 

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:

July 1 – September 30

Notification of admission into the program will occur by October 30th.

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.

Requirements to Apply.

  1. All science courses must be completed within the last five years with a grade of “C” or higher.
  2. Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. All prerequisites must be completed prior to the submission deadline, September 30, with a grade of “C” or higher.
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges attended, including the LVN program. SPC transcripts may be unofficial.
  5. A copy of a current driver's license, state identification card, or passport photo ID. 
  6. TEAS: All applicants must take the Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) assessment exam. A level of proficiency with an overall score of 70% must be achieved for consideration of admission. No exceptions to this rule.
  7. License: License numbers will not be required for the application process. The applicant will need to provide current evidence of clear standing from the Board of Nursing. If a military applicant, submit a DD214.

        You will be required to provide a copy of your current license for full admission.

  1. Work Experience: Previous nursing work experience; mandatory one year of LVN work experience within the last 5 years.
  2. References: Provide three professional reference letters.

Selection Process:

Admission into the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility program is extremely competitive. Only complete applications will be reviewed for conditional acceptance. Admission to St. Philip’s College is required before you can apply to the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program. An ADN Admission Committee will review applicants and determine conditional admittance. Selection is based on a 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, full time, or part-time, within the last 5 years (will be verified). The LVN work experience must be completed by the application deadline. 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
  4. Required: Standardized entrance exam (ATI TEAS) overall test results (overall 70%),
  5. Required: Three reference letters. Forms provided on the website; No friends or relatives may be used. Please refer to the information packet.
  6. Previous educational experience (Additional degrees: Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral).
  7. ATI TEAS Science score
  8. ATI TEAS Reading score
  9. Completion of CHEM 1405

*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 by October 30th):

  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.

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Technical Standards
Certification Statement Form
Employment History
Reference Letter
Physical Exam
Licensure Eligibility Form

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, or persons who have opposed discrimination or participated in any complaint process on campus or before a government agency, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in employment or under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the College District. H.1.1

Contact Information

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