CSON accepts applications for fall classes. Applications are only processed
during the designated application period.
To Apply for
Prerequisite must be completed by
April 1 - May 13, 2022
April 1 - May 12, 2023
Requirements to Apply
Every Applicant must have
one year work experience as an LVN.
* If an applicant graduated from LVN school more than 2 years ago, they
must have completed at least one year of experience as a LVN within the
* CSON awards credit for the LVN Texas Licensure but not the program previously attended.
For consideration into the LVN—RN 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 specific college
Licensed vocational nurses may request admission to the LVN-RN Track for
completion of their registered nursing education. This accelerated track
is 27-weeks in length and includes a 14-week integrated didactic instructional
module followed by a 13-week instructional module dedicated to clinical
experiences in advanced medical-surgical and specialty populations including
pediatrics, mental health, and obstetrics/gynecology.
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).
After completion of high school or obtaining a General Educational Development
(GED) certificate, eight specific prerequisite college courses must be
completed from a Regionally Accredited College or University (National
Accreditation is not accepted without approval) before beginning training
at Covenant School of Nursing.
Prerequisite courses must be from a regionally accredited college or university
with a minimum grade of "C". To qualify to apply, you must have
a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the required prerequisite courses.
The most recent prerequisite grade will be used to calculate the prerequisite
GPA. CLEP credit is accepted in English I, English II, Chemistry, and
Human Growth and Development only and has to be on the official transcript.
Dual Credit, AP, or CLEP is accepted for the applicable courses if the
grade meets school requirements. Please make sure that all Dual Credit,
AP or CLEP credit is on the official transcript. If you have questions
in regards to a prerequisite course that you have taken please contact
our office. The Admissions and Recruitment offices are available by appointment
to applicants for academic guidance during the pre-nursing phase of completing
these required courses.
To make an appointment, please call and ask for the Admissions Officer
at 806-725-8902 or Recruiter at 806-725-8949.
Covenant School of Nursing LVN-RN Prerequisite Chart
If you have additional questions in regards to the courses listed above
please contact us.
A&P I and A&P II* must have been completed within the last ten years.
Please note that application requirements for the LVN-RN Track have changed
effective Fall 2018 Application Cycle.
Step 1: One or more years experience with LVN license.
Step 2: HESI Fundamentals Assessment
Important notice: LVN’s that are interested in applying to Covenant
School of Nursing will be required to take the HESI Fundamental Assessment
prior to applying. The minimum score CSON will accept is 850 or higher.
*The HESI Fundamentals Assessment will be available starting on April 1
and ending during the deadline week of the LVN to RN application cycle.*
Click here for detailed instructions on Step 2.
Step 3: Online Application (click here to apply)
*All applicants must complete an online application. If you have Healthcare
Certificates or Military experience, please provide a copy of certificate
or DD 214 for Military Experience in your application packet.
Click here for detailed instructions on Step 3.
Step 4: Application Checklist
Click here to download Application Checklist form.
Step 5: Acknowledgement Form
Click here to download Acknowledgement form.
Step 6: Official High School Transcript or GED Verification
Click here for detailed instructions on Step 6
CSON requires an Official sealed high school transcript, verified GED or
successful completion of an approved home school program.
Step 7: All Official unopened college/university transcript
Click here for detailed instructions on Step 7
Official sealed transcripts
from all colleges and universities attended to date must be submitted with the Application for Admission. If a student
applies before all prerequisites are completed, all final official transcripts
that reflect any outstanding course work are due by the date stated in
the admission packet. Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health will
give consideration of credit from other institutions accredited by an
agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation for
prerequisite courses only. Please make sure that the all official transcripts
are recent and are not more than a semester old (please see detailed instructions).
Step 8: Healthcare Form(Click here to download)
Please fill out and submit the healthcare experience form with your application.
If you have more than two healthcare experiences, print out and include
Step 9: Immunization Verification Form
Click here to download form
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Please be aware that all of our students are required to have completed
the bacterial meningitis (if 22 or under) and HEP B series before the
start of school. If you have not yet begun to receive this series, or
if you will not have it completed before classes begin, you will not be
eligible for admission.
Step 10: A photocopy of your Driver’s License or ID
Step 11: Proof of LVN Licensure
Applicants must provide a valid LVN license verification, printed off the
Texas Board of Nursing website.
Step 12: Application Fee
Click here for detailed instructions on Step 12
An application fee of $50 must be turned in along with your application.
The application fee must be paid by check, credit/debit card, or money
order. Cash is not accepted for this fee.
Items turned in separately will not be accepted, unless indicated below.
Failure to submit required items will make your application incomplete.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS:
Step 13: If Applicable
Click here for detailed instructions on Step 13
Proof of Permanent Residency
Unfortunately Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health is not equipped
to accept foreign students. Therefore all applicants must be U.S. Citizens
or have established Permanent Residency. If you were born outside the
United States you will be asked to provide proof of citizenship or permanent
residency. Example of identification accepted would be permanent residency
card, certificate of naturalization, or a United States Passport.
Letter of Standing
If you have begun a program of nursing or allied health in the past and
not successfully completed it, you will need to request a letter of standing
from that program. This letter simply states that you are eligible to
apply to their program again in the future. The letter must be mailed
directly to the school.
Letter of Eligibility
CSON requires a letter of eligibility from the Texas Board of Nursing if
a petition for Declaratory Order is required related to any criminal charges
or convictions including misdemeanors (with the exception of simple moving
violations). Contact the Board of Nursing for details about submitting
a declaratory order to obtain your Letter of Eligibility
http://www.bne.state.tx.us/. CSON will not require a background check until the applicant has been
accepted for admission.
Submit your application packet
You can deliver your application packet in person. Please note that it
is not possible for our office to review your application packet at the
time it is submitted.
Please make sure to submit your documents in a manila envelope (click
here to view an example).
If mailing your application packet please be aware it must be received
by the deadline (postmark by the deadline will not qualify your application).
To ensure we receive it by mail we recommend you send it certified.
Covenant School of Nursing,
Attn: Admissions Office,
1919 Frankford Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79407
REQUIRED ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Students are required to have a personal electronic device. The following
specifications are required for the device to be compatible with the Learning
Management System, ExamSoft, and HESI Resources
.•PC: Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Windows 10.(Alternate versions of Windows 10, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 S,are
NOT supported at this time). Only genuine, U.S.-English versions of Windows Operating Systems are
supported.oCPU: 2.0 ghz Intel i3 processor or higheroWindows: Chrome (latest
version) and/or Firefox (latest version)
•Mac:OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), OS X 10.14 (Mojave), macOS Catalina
(10.15). Only genuine versions of Mac Operating Systems are supported.oCPU:
Intel processoroMac: Safari 11 (or latest version)
•RAM: 4GB or higher
•Hard Drive: 1GB or hgher available space
•Microsoft Office 2010 or higher (Office 365 recommended)
•Adobe Flash enabled
•ExamSoft does not support Tabletdevices other than Surface Pro.
After the application deadline, Covenant School of Nursing will consider
all qualified applicants whose application files are complete and up to
date. Selected applicants are then sent an email regarding their status
as accepted, alternate, disqualified or declined admission. Notices are
sent 4 weeks after the application deadline. We cannot give any admission
status updates over the phone or to family members. Accepted and alternate
candidates will be required to complete all of the requirements according
to the deadlines listed in their admission packet.