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RN Transition Nursing FAQs
To be considered for admission into the RN Transition Program, you must be a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse, achieve the required score for each section on the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment (A2), complete all prerequisites prior to the start of the program and submit the completed application by the due date.
While there may be a wait to be admitted to the RN Transition Program after completing all admission requirements, the program does not have a "waiting list."
Yes. The nursing department will keep your application for one year. However, to be considered for the next application period, you must submit a new application with current contact information, work history and required documents. Applications with no activity for 12 months will be destroyed.
RNSG 1300 Health Assessment and RNSG1311 Nursing Pathophysiology must be completed within five years of entering the RN Transition Program.
The decision to repeat courses is up to the individual candidate.
The total number of students that can be admitted to a class is determined by rules and regulations mandated by the Texas Board of Nursing. The rule governing class sizes states: "The number of students admitted to the program shall be determined by the number of qualified faculty, adequate educational facilities and resources, and the availability of appropriate clinical learning experience for students." (Rules & Regulations 215.15a)
Students awaiting admission into the RN Transition Program are encouraged to complete all non-nursing co-requisite courses from the degree plan during the waiting period. All prerequisites and co-requisites on the degree plan which are completed by the application deadline are considered in the admission rating scale.
Courses taken in Texas should have the same reference number. For additional information, please contact the transcript evaluator at (409) 882-3398 or by e-mail.
Sempteber 15th is the application due date for the RN Transition Program. .
The number of days students must devote to the program varies each semester. Each semester has a clinical component which is completed at facilities in the Golden Triangle area. The program lasts three semesters.
The cost of the program is available on our website. For information regarding financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (409) 882-3317 or by financial aid office e-mail. Scholarships for health care professionals are available throughout the program. The nursing department shares scholarship information with the students as it becomes available.
Students who plan to transfer to a BSN program should contact that program and get a commitment in writing that this course is transferable. All courses are transferable to any other Texas College that has the same Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course number. Students need to inform their academic advisor of their educational goals so that the student can register for the most appropriate courses.
Lamar State College Orange does not offer a BSN program. However, we have RN to BSN articulation agreements with several Texas colleges. For additional schools offering ADN-BSN online programs, see this link: RN-BSN program.
RN Transition program Math 1342 (Statistics) is require Statistics.