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LVN to RN Bridge Program

LVN-to-RN Program

LVN-to-RN Accelerated Program is only for current Licensed Vocational Nurses

Nursing Program Courses are offered at the McKinney Campus.

NOTICE TO POTENTIAL STUDENTS – Effective January 1, 2022, all Collin College clinical affiliates now require the COVID 19 vaccine.  If you apply to our program, and you are not vaccinated, and do not plan on becoming vaccinated, we cannot guarantee program completion.  You may also be requested to provide a positive titer of your immunization showing it is still effective.  Please understand this is not a policy of Collin College. This is a requirement of our clinical affiliates.  

 

This is an accelerated program that assists you to advance your career from LVN-to-RN.  LVNs completing this program will be prepared to perform the following duties:

  • Assess patients’ conditions
  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Observe patients and record their observations
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute information to existing plans
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Some registered nurses oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and home health aides.

 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Students will need to plan to have all transcripts available to submit with the application. 

Because this program is an accelerated program, applicants needs to have the prerequisite courses completed (see Degree Plan) prior to the start date in Summer.  Satisfactory completion (grade of "C" or better) of the prerequisite courses is required for admission. 

Applicants must also have a culumative GPA of at least a 2.5 or higher on the three prerequisite science courses (Biology 2401, Biology 2402 and Biology 2420).

LVN-to-RN DEGREE PLAN

Due to the large number of applicants, the LVN-to-RN Bridge program is not able to accept any students that have been unsuccessful in another nursing program.  

**Immunization records are NOT to be submitted at the time of application.  Accepted students will be provided instructions on how to submit immunization records. Since since some immunization are given over time, you are strongly encouraged to carefully review immunization requirements before submitting an application. 

Upon acceptance into the LVN-to-RN program, students are required to:

Purchase Liability insurance - provided through the school (included in your tuition)
Purchase school-approved uniforms for clinical experiences.
Obtain current CPR certification (Healthcare Provider) - must be from the American Heart Association.
Have a Physical Form completed by your physician.
Complete all required immunizations and provide copies of immunization records.
Complete a TB (Tuberculosis) skin test and provide a copy of the results annually.
Agree to a criminal background check.
Complete drug screening at the student’s expense on a date specified by the Director of Nursing.
Health Insurance documentation - All nursing students must provide documentation of having a health insurance policy.    
 

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The nursing student should anticipate other costs in addition to books, tuition and fees paid to the college for courses taken.

 A few general additional fees include: 

  • Uniforms and/or lab coat (as applicable to the specific program)
  • Collin College Nursing Student I.D.
  • CPR Certification
  • Skills packet or medical equipment (as applicable to the specific program)
  • Drug testing
  • NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN Registration (as applicable to the specific program), State Board of Nursing fee (as applicable to the specific program)
  • FBI fingerprints and background check
  • Health insurance
  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Online instructional resources

This list is not necessarily all inclusive and nursing students should contact the Collin College Nursing Division office for the most current pricing information.  Special fees and charges may be added as necessary and as approved by the Board of Trustees of Collin College.

The next application deadline is March 31, 2023. 

The application for Summer 2023 will be posted in February 2023.

Due to the large number of applicants, the LVN-to-RN Bridge program is not able to accept any students that have been unsuccessful in another nursing program. 

 

For information purposes only.  Do not submit this form with your application:

LVN-to-RN Selection Criteria

Applications to the Nursing program will be considered if the total composite score on the TEAS is a minimum of 56%.

The TEAS exam can be taken twice between the application deadline dates. The date of the submitted TEAS score must be within 1 year of the application deadline date.

Here are the current TEAS test dates for Collin College:

July 26, 27

August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31

To register for the TEAS, please go to www.ATITesting.com or call 800-667-7531.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes (EPSLO):

EPSLO #1: 

The students will demonstrate the knowledge to serve as a member of the profession. 

EPSLO #2: 

The students will demonstrate the ability to serve as a member of the profession. 

EPSLO #3: 

The students will demonstrate the knowledge to serve as a provider of patient-centered care. 

EPSLO #4: 

The students will demonstrate the ability to serve as a provider of patient-centered care using clinical judgment. 

EPSLO #5: 

The students will demonstrate the knowledge to serve as a patient safety advocate by reducing patient risks of harm, including safe medication administration. 

EPSLO #6: 

The students will demonstrate the ability to serve as a patient safety advocate by reducing patient risks of harm, including safe medication administration. 

EPSLO #7: 

The students will demonstrate the knowledge to serve as a member of the health care team through teamwork and collaboration. 

EPSLO #8: 

The students will demonstrate the ability to serve as a member of the health care team through communication.

 

Immunizations for Clinical

NOTICE TO POTENTIAL STUDENTS – Effective January 1, 2022, all Collin College clinical affiliates now require the COVID 19 vaccine.  If you apply to our program, and you are not vaccinated, and do not plan on becoming vaccinated, we cannot guarantee program completion.  You may also be requested to provide a positive titer of your immunization showing it is still effective.  Please understand this is not a policy of Collin College. This is a requirement of our clinical affiliates.  

 

 

 

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