LVN to RN Transition Program


The ADN Nursing program offers a revised 12 month LVN to RN Transition Program. This program is an accelerated program that reduces the number of clinical hours while including the same didactic courses as the generic program. Transition learners can expect to use the Leo & Mabel Scott Health Science Center with its Simulation Center for many of the clinical learning experiences.

Course content will be blocked in 8 week segments with the bulk of clinical learning experiences provided as a concentrated practicum at the end of the program. Each group of students will start the program each July and complete the program at the end of June the following year. At the end of the program, learners should expect and plan to attend clinical learning experiences 5 days a week during the last 5 weeks.

Applications for the RN Transition Program will be accepted from February 1 through February 28. The program description, programmatic outcomes and admission process is the same as the generic program.

Degree Plan

Prerequisite courses and credit hours that must be completed before applying to the LVN to RN Transition Program
Prerequisite Courses (must be completed prior to application to the Transition Program)
BIOL 2401 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 credit hours
BIOL 2402 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4 credit hours
MATH 1342 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS 3 credit hours
BIOL 2420 MICROBIOLOGY 4 credit hours
PSYC 2314 LIFESPAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 3 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
CORE LANG/PHIL/CULTURAL or ARTS ELECTIVE 3 credit hours

Apply to the Transition Program

Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the second Summer Semester.
Summer Session II
RNSG 1229 INTEGRATED NURSING SKILLS II 2 credit hours
RNSG 1300 HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3 credit hours
Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the first Fall Semester.
Fall Semester I
RNSG 1327 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING 3 credit hours
RNSG 1162 TRANSITION CLINICAL I 1 credit hours
Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the second Fall Semester.
Fall Semester II
RNSG 2404 INTEGRATED CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH COMMON HEALTH CARE NEEDS 4 credit hours
RNSG 2162 TRANSITION CLINICAL  II 4 credit hours
Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the first Spring Semester.
Spring Semester I
RNSG 2414 INTEGRATED CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH COMPLEX HEALTH CARE NEEDS 4 credit hours
RNSG 2161 TRANSITION CLINICAL III 4 credit hours
Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the second Spring Semester.
Spring Semester II
RNSG 1163 CLINICAL - PSYCHIATRIC NURSING 1 credit hour
RNSG 2435 INTEGRATED PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT 4 credit hours
Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the first Summer Semester.
Summer Session I
RNSG 2462 FINAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 4 credit hours

All coursework must be completed with a "C" or better. Failure to successfully complete the Clinical Math Exams will result in a clinical failure and dismissal from the nursing program. Students must also complete a state mandated jurisprudence exam with a score of 75 in order to take the NCLEX-RN.

Admission Process

Transition students must follow the same admission process as new Associate Degree in Nursing students. Documentation of current licensure as a vocational/practical nurse is required. 

About Transfer Credit

Admission by Transfer is considered on a space available basis. Applicants must meet all requirements of the nursing program in addition to those of North Central Texas College. All college credits from other institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine their possible application to the nursing curriculum requirements. A letter grade of "C" (75) or better is required for transfer for all previous nursing courses and academic support courses. Students who have not been academically successful in other nursing programs will not be considered for transfer. Previous nursing courses must be from an accredited program of nursing. A transfer will not be considered if the student has missed a full semester of enrollment in a nursing program. The student must submit:

  • A letter stating the reason for transfer.
  • Course descriptions and/or course syllabi for previous nursing courses.
  • Resume of previous clinical experience to include documentation of skills provided by the faculty of the transferring school.
  • Letter of recommendation from the Department Head of the school from which the applicant is transferring.

Students will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Division Chair to determine their level of entry.