Nursing: LVN/Military to ADN Mobility Program

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 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 including 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.

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.

What can I do with this course of study?

Upon successfully completing 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.

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Official Application Filing Periods

Fall Term: March 21- June 14th

Spring Term: July 1st -  October 16

Currently accepting applications for Spring 2024 Cohort.

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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.


NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for the 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).


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

Please review the information packet thoroughly before completing the application. 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.
  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

    *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.

Application deadlines:

Fall: March 21st to May 31st
Spring: July 1st to September 30th

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. See webpage for these dates.

Applicants will be ranked by the points earned. Should several applicants have the same points, the 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.

Note: If a military candidate is a licensed vocational nurse, they are applying as an LVN candidate, not a military candidate. If the military candidate is not an LVN, a JST must be sent to the RN program director before applying or taking courses toward the LVN/Military to ADN program.                    

After Selection:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. All applicants must meet the health and physical requirements, including immunizations, to complete the required clinical hours.

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Contact Information

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

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