RN Program Admission Requirements

RN Transition (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science RN Transition Program at Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) is a competency-based course of study designed to prepare its graduates to take the state board examination (NCLEX-RN®) to become Registered Nurses. The student must maintain a "C" or better in ALL courses included on the degree plan and an overall 2.0 Grade Point Average to graduate and be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).


To be considered for admission to the RN Transition Program students are responsible for submitting ALL of the following to the Nursing Department by the application deadline:

  • An application to the Associate Degree RN Transition Program dated within the last current year.
  • Degree Plan from Degree Works showing transcript evaluation and course equivalency.
  • Evolve Reach Admission Assessment (A²) Exam profile taken within one year of application deadline indicating a composite score of 75 or higher with an 80 or higher in reading, and a 75 or higher in anatomy and physiology.
  • Verification of VN license printed from the Board of Nursing site.

The application is located on the LSCO website and MUST be submitted online. The remaining documents (degree plan from Degree Works, A2 scores, and LVN license) may be submitted either online (preferred) or hard copy to the nursing department.