LVN to RN Bridge Option
$40,000 – $80,000
Thank you for your interest in the LVN to RN Bridge program at Navarro College. We are committed to promoting the best possible educational experience for our students. Navarro College nursing faculty have evidence-based practices, attend annual nursing education training, and comply with nationally recognized professional and ethical standards. We are proud of our high student and customer satisfaction scores. The Navarro College LVN to RN Option program has
- High pass rates of graduates on the NCLEX-RN Licensure Examination
- Experienced and credentialed faculty
- Preparation of students for higher nursing education
- High retention rates of students
The Bridge entry is based on a mobility curriculum with summer bridge or transition courses that allow LVNs (Licensed Vocational Nurses) to “bridge” the gap between Vocational Nursing Education and the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. This one-year curriculum completes the 60 hours required for an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S. A.D.N. Bridge). Bridge applicants must have a current LVN license and >9 months work experience in an acute care setting. Applications to the program are available at nursing information sessions, which are conducted at various times starting each October or November. Prospective LVN to RN Bridge applicants must meet all general program admission requirements including attendance at a program information session.
LVN to RN Bridge applications have seven (7) pre-requisite courses including:
- BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I)
- BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P II)
- BIOL 2420 Microbiology
- PSYC 2301 General Psychology
- PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development
- SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315 Speech
- ENGL 1301 Composition
There are two (2) additional non-RNSG degree plan courses that can be completed while in the program:
- BIOL 1322 Nutrition & Diet Therapy
- Approved Fine Art/Humanities elective
Potential applicants can receive program information from an ADN faculty. Call 903.875.7590 and ask for a phone conference or for an appointment to meet with a faculty on one of Navarro College campuses.
Two hour Information Sessions are scheduled several times each fall semester. Schedules will be posted on the website each September.
Commonly asked questions:
- How can I take the TEAS entrance test?
Call the Navarro College Testing Center at 903.875.7457 or 972.923.6429
- May I apply before taking all the pre-requisities?
Yes. Just have a plan for completion of pre-requisities prior to the admission date.
- How many points do I need to be admitted to the ADN program?
The points are used only to break ties for admission. Ties for admission occur only for the applicants with the lowest TEAS scores and lowest Grade Point Average (GPA) that are eligible for admission. For example, if you score 80 or more on the reading comprehension section of the TEAS and pass all other sections of the TEAS, points are usually not a factor. If your TEAS reading comprehension score is 70.5-79, then points are likely to be important.)
COURSES RELATED TO THE BRIDGE RNSG DEGREE PLAN
RNSG 1262 Clinical – Nursing Practice I For Articulating Students
RNSG 1263 Clinical – Nursing Practice II For Articulating Students
RNSG 1417 Concepts of Nursing Practice I for Articulating Students
RNSG 1442 Concepts of Nursing Practice II for Articulating Students
RNSG 2161 Clinical – Mental Health Nursing
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing
RNSG 2262 Clinical – Integrated Client Management
RNSG 2435 Integrated Client Care Management
RNSG 2461 Clinical – Nursing Care of Clients with Complex Health Care Needs
RNSG 2514 Care of the Client with Complex Health Care Needs
FORMS FOR 2015 LVN TO RN APPLICANTS
ADN Guide to Admission
ADN Information Sessions Schedule
Application for Admission
ADN Student Handbook
Estimated In-Program Expenses
Physical Exam Form
DPS Instructions for Driving Record
TEAS Test Publisher Information & Instructions
DECs (Pub. 2010)
UTA Equivalency Chart
Public Info Regarding Reporting Unprofessional Conduct or Malpractice
Guy Featherston, Dean
Bain Center, Room 226
Betty Shumate, RN, Coordinator
Bain Center, Room 218
Certified Nurse Aide
Certified Medication Aide
**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Cost does not include labs, fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2015 tuition chart here .