When you’re training to become a nurse, there’s simply no substitute
for hands-on experience. At Covenant School of Nursing (CSON), you’ll
not only learn in the classroom—you’ll participate in skill-oriented
labs and work in clinical situations at nearly 20 different health care
facilities in the Lubbock area. In fact, you’ll begin working directly
with patients early in your training and spend two or more days each week
in clinical settings for the entire two-year program.
Our program is a full-time, 64-week hospital-based diploma program that
follows the completion of 8 specific prerequisite courses at an accredited
college or university of your choice. Guided by a Master’s prepared
nursing faculty, students who successfully complete our program are eligible
for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). An LVN-RN Track is also offered
to licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN)
for completion of their registered nursing education.
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. They must also sit for the National Council
Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam.
Graduates of CSON are then streamlined into the nursing program at Lubbock
Christian University’s (LCU) to complete a Bachelor of Science in
Nursing. This transition takes place approximately 3 months after graduation
from CSON and takes 2-3 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,
or even PhD in Nursing. Nursing Educators are in short supply, so think
about the role of an instructor as your end goal.