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 beginning 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.

Announcements

Official Application Filing Periods

  • Fall Term: Apply: March 21 to May 31st
  • Spring Term: Apply: July 1st to 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 RNs in the modern healthcare system.

100%

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for 2020-2021 Academic Year

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).

LICENSURE PASS RATES

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 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.

THECB Statutory Requirement

 

 

 

Admissions and Prerequisite Requirements

Admission to the LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program is held twice each academic year. Students may apply to either the Fall or Spring admissions cohorts.

Deadlines

Date

Program accepts applications 

Fall - March 21 to May 31st

Spring - July 1st to September 30

Program application deadline

Fall - May 31st or next business day

Spring - Sept. 30 or next business day

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

All applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam and submit results along with the completed application packet. 

Requirements to Apply:

  1. Applicant must be an accepted student to the Alamo Colleges. Applicants must have SPC as their home school for application review. This will be the applicant’s responsibility.
  2. Individuals need to be 18 years or older to apply for the Nursing Program.
  3. Applicant must be an LVN in clear standing OR if military; must have training as Army Combat Medics, Navy Corpsmen, or Air Force Medics within the last 10 years.
  4. Official Transcripts. An unofficial transcript is acceptable for courses taken at St. Philip’s College only.
  5. Applicants must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (this is not rounded).
  6. Pre-requisites: These are required to be completed prior to admission. Please see information packet for additional information. The candidate must have received a grade of “C” or higher on all pre-requisite courses for admission.
  7. 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 70% must be achieved for consideration. Testing must be within 1 year from date of examination used for admission.
  8. Provide three professional reference letters. Recommendations should be from persons who can comment on the applicant’s professional or academic abilities.
  9. Previous work experience in health care, including mandatory one-year LVN work experience (part time or full time) within the last five years.
  10. License numbers will not be required for the application process. Applicant will need to provide current evidence of clear standing from the Board of Nursing.
Prerequisite Courses

Course

Title

Grade Required

Expiration

*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

*BIOL 2421   

Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health

Microbiology for Science Majors

“C” or higher

5years*

PSYC 2301

General Psychology

“C” or higher

None

PSYC 2314

Lifespan Growth and Development

“C” or higher

None

PHIL 2306

Introduction to Ethics

“C” or higher

None

ENGL 1301

Composition I

“C” or higher

None

*Seven years if completed at St. Philip’s College.

Application and Selection Process

All applicants for nursing studies MUST be fully admitted into St. Philip’s College. Submit your application through the Apply Texas website and verify that you are applying for the semester that you will be entering.

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

All applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam and submit results along with the completed application packet. 

 

Official Application Filing Periods

Fall Term: Apply: March 21 to May 31st

Spring Term: Apply: July 1st to September 30

 

Selection Process

Admission to the nursing program is competitive, with applicants providing evidence of previous successful educational accomplishments awarded higher standing in admission consideration. The admission committee will review applicants and determine conditional acceptance based upon multicriteria that includes: Degree required prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

  1. Science courses must be completed PRIOR to applying with minimum grade of “C” or higher. GPA calculation of science courses for admission includes repeated science courses.
  • BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - BIOL 2401 must have been completed within 5 years if transferred from another college or university or seven years if completed at SPC.
  • BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II - Prerequisite is completion of BIOL 2401. BIOL 2402 must have been completed within 5 years if transferred from another college or university or seven years if completed at SPC.
  • BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health or BIOL 2421 - Microbiology for Science Majors: Prerequisite is completion of CHEM 1405 OR CHEM 1305 and 1105. BIOL 2420 must also include a lab component. If transferring from another college or university, completion must be NO more than 5 years old or seven years if completed at SPC.
  1. General education courses required: at least 3 of the 4 courses must be completed PRIOR to applying. Any remaining prerequisite courses need to be completed prior to starting the nursing program. Applicants must be successful with a minimum grade of “C” or higher for any remaining courses. The courses required are:
  • ENGL 1301 Freshman Composition I
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
  • PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics
  • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
  1. Required: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (this is not rounded)
  2. Required: Mandatory minimum 1-year LVN work experience (part time or full time), within the last 5 years (will be verified). LVN work experience must be obtained by start of the program. 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 (score 70%),
  5. Required: Three reference letters (forms provided on website/No friends or relatives)
  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.

Note: If a military candidate is a licensed vocational nurse, then they are applying as an LVN candidate and not a military candidate.

Only applications that are complete will be reviewed for conditional acceptance. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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 at the time the breach is discovered. Students are strongly encouraged to retain original copies of all documents submitted as part of the application packet.

After Selection:

  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

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FORMS:

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
vmoke@alamo.edu
210-486-2546
MLK Center for Health Professions (CHP), 100E