Can an LVN still complete the transition program with the LCU partnership?
Answer: Yes, LVN students apply within the same application period as our regular students. Then according to acceptance, LVN's receive credit the first and possibly second semester (if eligible) at CSON. Those students will continue with the program as any other student in the partnership.
Do LVN's need to complete all 12 prerequisites prior to beginning Covenant School of Nursing?
Answer: Yes, LVN's must complete all 12 prerequisites before beginning classes at CSON, but classes do not need to be completed by the application deadline.
Will my nutrition class from LVN school count as the nutrition prerequisite?
Answer: No, the LVN nutrition course is considered a vocational class and cannot count as the required academic nutrition prerequisite
Do my science prerequisites expire?
Answer: Anatomy and Physiology have a 10 year expiration date from the semester start date at CSON. Chemistry and Microbiology do not have an expiration date. Can I work as an LVN while attending CSON? Answer: Covenant does not prohibit students from working while in school. Most students who choose to maintain a job only work a few hours each week, but it is on an individual basis. Your education schedule will not be changed to accommodate any work hours. How many hours can students work as a RN in the last few semesters while completing the LCU requirements?
Answer: Once completed with Covenant School of Nursing you can obtain employment and pass your state board exam. Within 2-3 months you begin the seamless transition to BSN at LCU. At this point most students work full time and complete their courses as a full time student. These courses are adapted to shorter periods with less classroom meeting time to allow for the working student.
Will it take me longer to get my BSN at LCU then at another college or university?
Answer: No. By completing the program designed by CSON and LCU you have, on average, 15 fewer hours to complete the degree plan. These unnecessary courses are: History 1302, Government 2302, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Sociology. This means you could graduate 1 semester earlier if you complete this program.