The Department of Nursing Educations offers the Associate of Applied Science Degree to students interested in upward mobility. The four (4) semester course of study is designed to prepare the graduate to function safely and effectively as a provider of care, a coordinator of care and as a member of the profession of nursing. The curriculum includes a transition course as a bridge to second year of an Associate in Applied Science in nursing, didactic and clinical nursing courses, and general education courses in selected humanities, biological, social, and physical sciences. The curriculum reflects the significant and on-going changes in the health care delivery system. The curriculum provides a progressive more complex series of learning experiences to assist the student in developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Professionalism, ethical and legal issues, communication, and nursing psychomotor skills are integrated throughout the curriculum. The curriculum consists of 25 credit hours of general educations courses and 35 hours of nursing education courses. Classroom and laboratory experiences are held on the St. Philip’s College campus. The clinical component is provided in a variety of public and private health care settings.
This program is liable for all state mandates under the Texas Success Initiative, and is fully accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and by the Texas Board of Nursing. St. Philip’s College ADN Mobility Program is a member of the National League for Nursing (NLN). The student who successfully completes the program is eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Classes for the ADN Mobility begin each Fall Semester in August and end in August. Application Deadlines: Fall Program: First Friday in June by 5:00 PM
The LVN to ADN Mobility Program student with two failures in nursing courses will be dismissed from the nursing program and is ineligible for readmission.
The LVN to ADN Mobility Program applicant who has failed two courses in another nursing program will be ineligible for transfer or admission to the St. Philip’s College LVN to ADN Mobility Program. All students requesting admission to the Department of Nursing Education must follow this sequence:
All applicants seeking admission to the St. Philip’s College LVN to ADN Mobility Program must pass a required entrance examination established by the program.
In an effort to admit students that are adequately prepared in skills and knowledge, assessed by the entrance exam, the entrance exam is required by the program and will not be waived. Individuals with college degrees regardless of the degree must still qualify for admission by taking the entrance exam and must pass with the qualifying scores established by the program for admissions. Applicants must meet the entrance exam requirement before the application for admission is requested.
- Apply to St. Philip’s College for admission. Application to the College is made in the Sutton Learning Center, Records and Registration Office in Room 100. The phone number is 210-486-2700.
- Send official copies of ALL college work to the Records and Registration Office.
- Applicant must carry copies of all official transcripts including the official transcript from the LVN program to the Nursing Education Department, prior to applying for admission to the ADN Mobility Nursing Program. Applicants must be present when the transcripts are evaluated.
- Applicant shall contact the nursing education department and schedule nursing pre- entrance exam.
- A scheduled interview will be required for applicants seeking admission.
- Request an application packet and submit completed packet by the posted deadline with all official transcripts. After items 1-6 have been completed, the application packet and transcripts will be evaluated by the following criteria:
After items 1-6 have been completed the application packet and transcripts will be evaluated by the following criteria:
- Applicant holds a current license to practice Vocational Nursing in the State of Texas, or be eligible for reciprocity.
- All the required general education courses with a grade of “C” or above.
- A minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 or above for acceptance into the program and a 2.0 grade point average for all prerequisites.
- (3) letters of reference; (1) letter of reference must be from a registered nurse (RN). A letter from a direct supervisor is preferred.
- Applicants must submit proof of one year full time LVN clinical work experience within the last three years..
- Provide evidence of recent immunizations (Tetanus, Hepatitis A series, Hepatitis B series (must be completed) MMR (if born on or after January 1st, 1957, you must have a second measles vaccine), (2) varicella (chickenpox), Tuberculosis skin Test (PPD) with negative results or chest x-ray report confirming no active case of tuberculosis. Serum titersconfirming immunity are accepted for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella and MMR.
- Proof of current CPR Certification (infant, child, & adult) from the American Red Cross or Red Cross for Health Care Providers. (Internet CPR courses and Heart Saver Cards are not accepted).
- Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen. All applicants must pass a criminal background check and return with a negative drug screen before final acceptance into the program. The criminal background check and drug screening is performed by Alamo Colleges Contracted vendors.
- A required scheduled interview for applicant seeking admission to the Nursing Mobility Program.
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