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 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

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

Apply to the Transition Program

Summer Session II

Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the second Summer Semester.
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
RNSG 1229 INTEGRATED NURSING SKILLS II 2
RNSG 1300 HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 5

Fall Semester I

Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the first Fall Semester.
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
RNSG 1327 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING 3
RNSG 1162 TRANSITION CLINICAL I 1
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 4

Fall Semester II

Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the second Fall Semester.
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
RNSG 2404 INTEGRATED CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH COMMON HEALTH CARE NEEDS 4
RNSG 2161 TRANSITION CLINICAL  II 1
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 5

Spring Semester I

Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the first Spring Semester.
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
RNSG 2414 INTEGRATED CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH COMPLEX HEALTH CARE NEEDS 4
RNSG 2162 TRANSITION CLINICAL III 1
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 5

Spring Semester II

Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the second Spring Semester.
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
RNSG 1163 CLINICAL - PSYCHIATRIC NURSING 1
RNSG 2435 INTEGRATED PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT 4
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 5

Summer Session I

Courses and credit hours that need to be completed in the first Summer Semester.
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
RNSG 2462 Clinical Nursing IV  4
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 4

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.