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Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements http://www.bne.state.tx.us/licensure_eligibility.asp
Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential ADN License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.” http://www.bne.state.tx.us/enlcnotice.asp
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
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 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. It is recommended that applicants have 9+ months work experience in an acute care setting. Applications to the program are available online. Prospective LVN to RN Bridge applicants must meet all general program admission requirements including attendance at a program information session.
Potential applicants can receive program information from an ADN faculty. Call 972.923.5128 and ask for a phone conference or for an appointment to meet with a faculty on one of Navarro College campuses.
For 2021 admissions, all prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the fall 2020 semester. All prerequisite courses are indicated in ADN degree plans.
Places you can work as an RN with an associate’s degree in Nursing :
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Navarro College is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Initial national accreditation was granted in 1996. The program has maintained national accreditation since that date. The last ACEN site visit was a scheduled 8th year visit in the spring of 2017. Currently, the program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria and has been granted continued accreditation. The next accreditation review is scheduled to take place in Spring 2025.
Verification of ACEN current accreditation status: http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
ACEN Contact information:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Texas Board of Nursing initial approval was when the first class graduated in 1984. BON approval has been maintained since that date. The last BON approval letter covered the period from May 2020 to May 2022. This certificate is posted in the Program Director’s office.
The Texas Board of Nursing
PO Box 430
Austin, TX 78767-0430
Site for verification of current BON Program approval:
Navarro College has a Peer Review Committee as required by the Texas Board of Nursing. This committee reviews and maintains the Peer Review Policy in addition to reviewing complaints against RNs and LVNs that work for Navarro College.
Any person who has reason to believe that an RN or LVN who works for Navarro College is not competent or has engaged in malpractice should report that licensed nurse to this Peer Review Committee. They may call:
The program has a long history of having a high pass rate for first-time NCLEX-RN candidates. Published data from the BON lists annual pass rates. Pass rate outcomes for Navarro College ADN graduates for the past seven (7) years are:
|PASS RATE - 3 YEAR MEAN||84.25%|
The ADN program outcome for our NCLEX-RN pass rate is for the annual rate to be >80% and to be equal to or greater than to the National ADN NCLEX-RN pass rate average.
|NC ADN NCLEX-RN PASS RATE||NATIONAL ADN NCLEX-RN PASS RATE|
The Navarro College ADN program outcome for traditional student completion or retention is >60% for each cohort within three (3) years. The traditional retention calculation is not final until one year after their original graduation date or 1.5 times their 2-year program length.
|YEAR||PERCENT OF TRADITIONAL STUDENTS||PERCENT OF BRIDGE STUDENTS|
|RETENTION 3-YEAR MEAN||85.33%|
The Navarro College ADN program graduate employment outcome is >95% employment within 12 months of passing the NCLEX-RN. Data is collected and documented 12 months after graduation.
|YEAR||6 MONTHS AFTER NCLEX||12 MONTHS AFTER NCLEX|
|GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT 3-YEAR MEAN||92.6%|
All sessions are open to both LVN-to-RN Bridge students and Traditional ADN students.
Guests arriving more than 5 minutes after the start time will not be allowed to enter the session.
Building C, Room 144
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A reservation is not required to attend an Information Session. However, attendees must arrive on time as information will not be repeated. Sign-in sheets will not be available once the session has begun. Questions will be answered immediately after the program.
If you are offered admission, the TENTATIVE orientation dates are as follows:
LVN-RN Bridge students = Friday, April 23, 2021.
Traditional students = Friday, July 23, 2021.
Applicants do not have to have all courses completed to apply to the ADN program but must have the pre-requisite courses completed the semester before the application deadline.
Written application instructions will be part of the Guide to Admission packet – available at information sessions and on the ADN website.
NOTE: Information Sessions for the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program are separate meetings and posted on the Navarro College LVN webpage. You must attend both LVN and ADN sessions to be eligible to send in applications to both programs.
|LVN to RN Bridge Option (AAS)||60 credit hours|
|OFFERED ON CAMPUS: Waxahachie|
|PATHWAY: Public Service|
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
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Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.5122
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