Nursing: LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program, A.A.S.

Program Type: Face-to-Face
Program Level: Degrees
Department: Nursing Education
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 accepts licensed vocational nurses and military medics with evidence of equivalent training as an LVN. A copy of military candidates' J.S.T. is needed to confirm the training.

The program is one year long and awards nine credit hours after the accepted students complete the first semester of RNSG coursework. The program is three consecutive semesters utilizing online, face-to-face, and lab/clinical experiences to meet the educational requirements for the students to become Registered Nurses. Upon successful completion of the nursing education program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), authorized by and administered through the Texas Board of Nursing.

Admission to the LVN/Military to A.D.N. Mobility Program is held twice each academic year, with admitted students beginning studies in the Fall or Spring semester.

What will I learn?

By attending an RN (Registered Nurse) program, a student will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become a licensed registered nurse. This includes a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, patient care, medical and surgical interventions, and communication and critical thinking skills. Additionally, RN programs provide clinical experiences where students can apply their knowledge and skills in real-world healthcare settings under the supervision of experienced nurses. Upon completion of an RN program, graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed as a registered nurse.

What can I do with this course of study?

An RN course of study prepares you to become a professional registered nurse. As a licensed RN, you will be qualified to provide direct patient care, advocate for patient rights, and educate patients and their families on health and wellness. You will also be equipped to work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and schools. With further education and experience, you can specialize in different areas of nursing, including emergency care, pediatrics, critical care, and oncology. As an RN, you can make a real difference in people's lives and play a vital role in the healthcare industry.

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.

What are the benefits of becoming an RN?

There are many benefits to becoming a registered nurse (RN). RNs have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others every day, providing care and comfort to those in need. Additionally, RNs enjoy a high level of job security and stability, as there is always a demand for skilled healthcare professionals. RNs also have the opportunity for career advancement and specialization, with options to become nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, or nurse midwives, among others. Finally, RNs typically enjoy competitive salaries and benefits packages, making it a financially rewarding career choice as well.

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Interested Cohort-Admission Deadline

LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Track

Fall Priority Admission February 10 – April 10
Fall Regular Admission April 11 – June 30
Spring Priority Admission July 1 – August 10
Spring Regular Admission August 11 – October 11

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Effective June 15, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on June 15, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

How much can RNs make in the state of Texas?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses (RNs) in Texas earn an average annual salary of $81,220 as of May 2022. However, salaries can vary depending on factors such as location, experience, and specialty. RNs can also earn additional income through overtime, bonuses, and shift differentials.

What's unique 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 classes 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 RNs in the modern healthcare system.

Tuition and Fees


  • Texas In-District Per Semester Credit Hour $109
  • Texas Out-of-District Per Semester Credit Hour $225
  • Non-Texas/International Non-Resident Per Semester Credit Hour $476

Student Activity Fee:

  • Student Activity Fee of $3 per credit hour will be assessed to all students.

Student Support Service Fee:

  • $25 per semester with a maximum of $50 per Academic Year which is non-refundable.
  • SPC Nursing – RN $165 per semester credit hour
ADN End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes


Perform the role of the nurse using knowledge, judgement, and skills in providing health care for clients & families.


Participate in activities that promote the development and practice of professional nursing.


Utilize critical thinking to provide safe, quality, comprehensive nursing care to multiple clients and their families across the life span.


Utilize effective communication techniques, when providing, coordinating, and advocating for quality health care with clients, their families, and the health care team.


Integrate the concepts of health, illness, and teaching-learning process to meet the health promotion, maintenance and/or restoration needs of clients and their families throughout the lifecycle.


Collaboration with clients and their families within diverse communities and the interdisciplinary health care team for the provision of quality health care.


Coordinate resources and manage environmental factors within society when providing holistic health care for multiple clients and their families.


Assume accountability and responsibility for provisions, coordination, documentation, and delegation of health care for multiple clients and their families within the legal and ethical nursing framework.


NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Program Information and Licensure

The St. Philip’s College LVN/Military to ADN Mobility and Generic A.A.S. Programs are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to award the Associate Degree in Nursing

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

The application is available online. To be eligible to apply for admission to the Nursing Program, you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission. Admission to the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program is held twice each academic year.

Prospective students must complete the following steps:

  1. Accepted student at St. Philip’s College (Go to
  2. Complete SPC Nursing​ program prerequisites prior to applying to the RN program.



    Grade Required 


    *BIOL 2401

    Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    “C” or higher

    5 years*

    *BIOL 2402

    Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    “C” or higher

    5 years*

    *BIOL 2420 or
    *BIOL 2421  

    Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health

    Microbiology for Science Majors

    “C” or higher


    PSYC 2301

    General Psychology

    “C” or higher


    PSYC 2314

    Lifespan Growth and Development

    “C” or higher


    PHIL 2306

    Introduction to Ethics

    “C” or higher


    ENGL 1301

    Composition I

    “C” or higher


    *Seven Years if completed at St. Philip's College.

  3. All applicants must take the ATI Testing of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) Nursing assessment exam. A level of proficiency with an overall composite score of 65% must be achieved for consideration. Testing must be within 1 year from date of examination used for admission.
  4. Complete the following forms and submit through the online application:
    • Academic Advising Evaluation Form
    • ADN Immunization Form
    • Certification Statement
    • Employment History Form
    • Licensure Eligibility Form
    • Physical Examination Form
    • Reference Letter Form
    • Technical Standards and Essential Functions Form
  5. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended with the online application.
  6. Overall GPA of 2.8.
  7. A copy of LVN license.
  8. Previous work experience. (6 months)
Application and Selection Process

Admission to the nursing program is competitive, with applicants providing evidence of previous successful educational accomplishments. The admission committee will review applicants and determine conditional acceptance based on a multicriteria scoring system, including GPA, TEAS score, previous work experience, pre-requisite courses, and references.

Acceptance letters are sent to each applicant in order of rank until all available seats in the class are filled. Applicants who do not respond to letters of acceptance will be removed from the applicant pool and lose all review points.

Each applicant selected for admission will be notified via email and given a deadline to accept or decline the invitation to join the upcoming class.

New classes start each Fall and Spring semesters. Admission reviews are conducted twice each year. All applications turned in during an admission cycle are reviewed and ranked to compile the current ranking list.

Applicants will be ranked by the points earned. Should several applicants have the same points, reference letters will be used in the selection process.

Only applications that are complete will be reviewed for conditional acceptance. Submitting incomplete, misleading, or fabricated information on the student admission application or any admission document is reason for dismissal of the student from the nursing program when the breach is discovered. Students are strongly encouraged to retain original copies of all documents submitted in the application packet.

The first electronic application submission will be the one evaluated for admission.      

After Selection:

Selected applicants will be notified by student ACES email and required to attend a Mandatory Orientation. A separate email will be sent with the date and time.

Each applicant is required to complete a background check and a drug screen. This process will be explained in further detail once the applicant has accepted their admission invitation. The drug screen has a deadline. No exceptions will be made for not completing. If the deadline is missed, the applicant forfeits their slot, and another applicant will be offered the invitation.

All applicants must meet the health and physical requirements, including immunizations, to complete the required clinical hours.

Interested Cohort-Application Review

LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Track

Summer Priority  
Summer Regular  
Fall Priority April 11–18
Fall Regular July 1–5
Spring Priority August 12–16
Spring Regular October 14–18

Interested Cohort-Acceptance Notification

LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Track

Summer Priority  
Summer Regular  
Fall Priority April 19
Fall Regular July 8
Spring Priority August 19
Spring Regular October 21

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Contact Information

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

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