LVN to RN Bridge Option

Program LengthSix semesters


Potential Salary Range$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 64 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 eight (8) pre-requisite courses including Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I), Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P II), Microbiology, College Algebra, and five (5) other degree plan courses.


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


Application for Traditional/Bridge Admission



LVN to RN Bridge Option

Guy Featherston, Dean
Bain Center, Room 226
Betty Shumate, RN, Coordinator
Bain Center, Room 218



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**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2014-2015 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 2014 tuition chart here .