RN Transition Program (LVN to RN)

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The Associate of Applied Science RN (LVN-RN) Transition Program was developed in 1989 to meet the unique learning needs of the experienced LVN/LPN, providing these individuals with both career and educational mobility. The RN Transition Program is a one-year, competency-based program which fosters the development of critical thinking skills in the clinical environment. Our philosophy holds that the experienced Licensed Vocational Nurse has a basic level of nursing knowledge upon which to build and has learning needs different from those of generic students.

Applications for the RN Transition Program will open beginning July 1st through September 15th. Check back here for how to apply on July 1st.

If you are applying for the January 2023 class, there will be in-person Information Sessions on July 20 and August 30 at 11:00 am in the Stark Nursing Classroom Building, Room 106, for those with questions.


PSYC 1200 Nursing Frameworks is not required for the upcoming application period. However, if students have completed the course within the last three years prior to applying to the RN program, they will receive one point add to their Admission Rating Scale. Students who have not taken the course or whose course is over three years old may still apply, but will not receive those points.


LSCO Admission
RN Program Admission Requirements
RN Program Admission Rating Scale
Graduation Requirements
Licensure Requirements

Degree Plan

RN Transition Program Associate of Applied Science (AAS)


Registered Nursing Application Information
Registered Nursing Application
Career Information
Course Equivalency
Admission Assessment (A2) Information
Financial Aid- Estimated Expenses & Scholarships
Sim Lab
RN to BSN Articulation Agreement
History, Physical and Immunization Forms
Licensing Requirements - Texas House Bill 1508

Our program is approved through:

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Texas Board of Nursing

Contact Us

For inquiries or additional information, please contact us.

MANDEE TUCKERAssociate Dean of Nursing
RN Program Director
Mandee Tucker
Phone: (409) 882-3389
Fax: (409) 883-9960
Stark Nursing Classroom Building, Rm. 104J


Administrative Assistant II
Brandy Mobbs

Phone: (409) 882-3344
Fax: (409) 883-9960
Stark Nursing Classroom Building, Rm. 104A

RN Transition Program Faculty

Susan Harris
(409) 882-3378
Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 231

Janet Lemons
(409) 882-3037
Nursing Classroom Bldg., Rm. 104H

Judson LeGrone
(409) 882-3006
Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 235

Brenda Ramsey
(409) 882-3335
Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 234

Jennifer Trotter
(409) 882-3017
Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 236