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LVN-RN Track

Overview

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) may request admission to the LVN—RN Transition Track for completion of their registered nursing education. This accelerated program reduces the time from the usual 76-week (or 2 year) curriculum to a shorter 38 to 57 weeks. Our Advanced Credit LVN-RN Track has two separate tracks that are guided by Master's prepared nursing faculty. The first option is the 57 week (3 semester) Advanced Credit LVN-RN Track. The second track is a 38 week (2 semester) Advanced Placement LVN-RN track. There are specific qualifications listed below to apply to the Advanced Credit LVN-RN Program. To graduate from Covenant School of Nursing, students must be able to fully attend and successfully complete all classroom, lab and clinical components of each required nursing course. Students who successfully complete our program are eligible for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) once they pass the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN).

Graduates of CSON are then streamlined into the nursing program at Lubbock Christian University (LCU) to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This transition takes place approximately 3 months after graduation from CSON and takes 2 semesters to complete. All students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination—RN (NCLEX—RN) before entering LCU. Covenant encourages graduates to complete higher levels of education by receiving their Masters (MSN), Family Practitioner License (FNP), or even PhD in Nursing. Nursing Educators are in short supply, so think about the role of an instructor as your end goal.

LVN—RN Transition Track

For consideration into the LVN—RN Transition Track, the applicant must have a valid LVN license to practice in the state of Texas and meet all regular admission requirements, which include completion of the 12 specific college pre-requisite courses and pre-entrance testing. Refer to the Application Process for more information.

Advanced Placement LVN—RN Transition Track

Any applicant who meets all of the following criteria is eligible for the Advanced Placement LVN—RN Transition Track.

  • An advance placement exam will be offered to those applicants who have successfully completed the following:
    • received acceptance or alternate admission status
    • maintain a GPA of > 3.0 (in only the 12 specific prerequisite courses)
    • perform adequate hospital work experience at the discretion of the Admission and Progression Committee
    • purchase the advance placement exam in the business office
    • pass the advance placement exam (ATI Adult Medical-Surgical exam) with a level 2

Advanced Placement within the program is granted when a student completes all of the above and space if available in the 3rd semester. If the applicant does not meet the advance placement scores, has a final GPA < 3.0, or space is not available, the accepted applicant must begin with the second semester at CSON or may choose to reapply for the following semester.

When you're ready to make nursing your mission in life, download our admissions forms or contact us for more information.

Sample Schedules

LVN—RN Transition Track

1st Semester (Sophomores)
Classroom: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-4:30
Clinical Rotations: Tuesday, Wednesday: Hours vary
2nd Semester (Juniors)
Classroom: Monday, Friday 8:30-4:30
Clinical Rotations: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Hours vary
3rd Semester (Seniors)
Classroom: Thursday, Friday 8:30-4:30
Clinical Rotations: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Hours vary

Advanced Placement LVN—RN Transition Track

1st Semester (Juniors)
Classroom: Monday, Friday 8:30-4:30
Clinical Rotations: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Hours vary
2nd Semester (Seniors)
Classroom: Thursday, Friday 8:30-4:30
Clinical Rotations: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Hours vary