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Texas LPN to RN (ADN/BSN) Programs
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Nursing requires unique intrinsic skills and a high degree of education. If you have achieved your LPN or LVN and are considering a transitional program for an ADN, you may find an unexpected ease as you move into the role of a professional nurse. Advanced nursing education is designed in an accelerated program to recognize your existing knowledge and prepare you for a wider-base of nursing concepts.

If you are a busy professional looking for LPN to RN programs that can fit your schedule, request information from multiple programs to make the best decision. BestNursingDegree.com is here to help you advance in your nursing career.

If you want more career opportunities than you have as an LVN, becoming an RN in Texas is a great option. The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (2012) estimates that by 2020 the demand for RNs in Texas could rise by as much as 86 percent. The largest state in the lower 48 has 176,000 working RNs earning a mean wage of over $66,000, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012). Both Houston and the Dallas metro area have some of the highest employment levels for RNs in the U.S. Most nurses in the state work in hospitals (about 64 percent), states the BLS. Other popular places for employment are doctors' offices (about 7 percent) and ambulatory care settings (about 4 percent).

LVNs have many choices to further their education, particularly in metropolitan areas. Both traditional and online/hybrid programs are available. Financial aid is available to those who qualify in the form of tuition assistance from your employer, loans, grants, or scholarships. Both the Texas Nurses Association and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More information about being an RN can be found at the Texas Board of Nursing.

Transition to an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

An ADN can prepare you with advanced education in nursing science, nursing theory and sociology courses to broaden your field of expertise for the care of diverse cultural groups. Professional nursing requires an in-depth and wide scope of practice that goes beyond bedside nursing. Assessments that define a patient’s care require the comprehension of how all body systems, mental health and lifestyle affect the diagnosis and treatment of a unique individual. Courses that provide an exceptional nursing education include the following:

  • Advanced studies in anatomy, physiology and biology
  • In-depth training in mental health, pediatric and medical-surgical nursing
  • Infectious disease and related pathology and microbiology
  • Professional nursing practice and ethical issues
  • Pharmacology and related medication math for providing dosages

An accelerated or transitional program generally takes an experience LPN less than he required two years to complete. Many transitional programs may grant the nurse credit for what they have already learned, and apply any pre-requisites to their ADN credit total. A clinical practicum may take 16-20 hours weekly for a total of approximately 20 weeks.

RN Opportunities in Texas

The opportunities for Texas RNs include some of the following:

  • RNs are needed for outpatient surgery and emergency clinics
  • Corporations, such as Honeywell, hire RNs to treat and educate their employees in occupational nursing
  • Work with legendary cardiac hospitals such as Baylor, Parkland Memorial or St. Josephs
  • Find a position at the University of Texas for a progressive career in patient care
  • Take travel assignments and work all over Texas and abroad
  • Seek certifications in cardiac intensive care, mental health nursing or radiology

In addition, Texas offers exciting opportunities in home health nursing. Coordination of care with a physician is a specialty for those who are detailed oriented. If you are looking into administration or management positions, Texas has a high amount of nursing administrators that oversee skilled nursing homes, patient clinics and hospitals.

The Outlook for RNs in Texas

RNs in Texas enjoy a great salary and a lower than average cost of living. RNs are severely needed due to the aging population and the constant development of new technologies and specialty training required in medicine. Nurses can find extraordinary opportunities in the great state of Texas. According to the Texas Nurses Association, ‘Over the past decade, both in Texas and nationally, there has been an escalating demand for RNs that exceeds the current RN-supply.’

Use BestNursingDegree.com to request information from multiple programs. Consider the benefits of online learning, which can help you continue moving forward without putting your career on hold.

Some LVN to RN programs to consider:

Central Texas College (Killeen, TX). CTC's LVN to ADN program requires three semesters to complete. Some prerequisites can be completed online.

Houston Baptist University (Houston, TX). HBU is a Christian University that's been around since 1960. Their LVN to BSN program is traditional in structure, and all prerequisite and nursing classes can be completed on one campus.

West Texas A & M University (Canyon, TX). Advanced status for LVNs who want to enter the BSN program will be determined after transcript evaluation. Some nursing classes may be waived.

Programs from Texas Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited LPN to RN programs with campus locations in Texas.

Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
Online Program Name: Nursing Transition (LVN-to-ADN) Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 96.0% (data from 2010)
Amarillo College (Amarillo, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN Advanced Placement Option
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 93.0% (data from 2010)
Angelina College (Lufkin, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to ADN
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 85.0% (data from 2010)
Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN (LPN) - RN Alternate Mobility Track
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 70.0% (data from 2010)
Blinn College (Bryan, TX)
Online Program Name: Associate Degree Nursing - LVN Transition Option
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 89.0% (data from 2010)
Central Texas College (Killeen, TX)
Online Program Name: Nursing Option for LVN - Associate of Applied Science Degree
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 89.0% (data from 2010)
Cisco College (Abilene, TX)
Online Program Name: VN to RN Program
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 78.0% (data from 2010)
Coastal Bend College at Beeville (Beeville, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN Bridge Program
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 57.0% (data from 2010)
College of the Mainland (Texas City, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN Transition
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 96.0% (data from 2010)
Collin College (McKinney, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN/Paramedic Bridge Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 97.0% (data from 2010)
Dallas County Community College District (Dallas, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN-RN Advanced Placement Bridge Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 87.0% (data from 2010)
Del Mar College (Corpus Christi, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 80.0% (data from 2010)
El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)
Online Program Name: LPN to RN Completion
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)
Online Program Name: LPN to RN Completion
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 78.0% (data from 2010)
Galveston College (Galveston, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to ADN Transitional Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 91.0% (data from 2010)
Grayson County College (Denison, TX)
Online Program Name: Transitional Entry Into Associate Degree Nursing (LVN to RN)
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 97.0% (data from 2010)
Houston Baptist University (Houston, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to ADN/BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 100.0% (data from 2010)
Kilgore College (Kilgore, TX)
Online Program Name: LPN TO RN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 88.0% (data from 2010)
Lamar State College-Orange (Orange, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN Upward Mobility Program
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 87.0% (data from 2010)
Lamar State College-Orange (Port Arthur, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN Upward Mobility Program
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 67.0% (data from 2010)
Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN Articulation Track
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 84.0% (data from 2010)
Lee College (Baytown, TX)
Online Program Name: Transitional VN-RN program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 82.0% (data from 2010)
Lone Star College System - Kingwood (Kingwood, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 91.0% (data from 2010)
Lone Star College System - Montgomery (Conroe, TX)
Online Program Name: LPN Transition to AAS
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 90.0% (data from 2010)
Lone Star College System - North Harris (Houston, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN Articulation
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 92.0% (data from 2010)
Lone Star College System - Tomball (Tomball, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN TO RN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 91.0% (data from 2010)
McLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
Online Program Name: Advanced Placement for LVNs
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 89.0% (data from 2010)
Midland College (Midland, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN or LPN to RN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 90.0% (data from 2010)
Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN-RN Bridge Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 91.0% (data from 2010)
North Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX)
Online Program Name: Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 97.0% (data from 2010)
Northeast Texas Community College (Mt. Pleasant, TX)
Online Program Name: VN to RN Mobility
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 88.0% (data from 2010)
Odessa College (Odessa, TX)
Online Program Name: Transition Option for the LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
Panola College (Carthage, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to RN Transition (online)
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 87.0% (data from 2010)
Prairie View A&M University (Houston, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN - BSN Program
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 98.0% (data from 2010)
San Antonio College (San Antonio, TX)
Online Program Name: Career Mobility Program of Study
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 84.0% (data from 2010)
San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN-RN Transition AAS Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 91.0% (data from 2010)
South Plains College (Levelland, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN RN Transition Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 93.0% (data from 2010)
South Plains College (Lubbock, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN RN Transition Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
Temple College (Temple, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN to ADN BRIDGING PROGRAM
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 91.0% (data from 2010)
Texarkana College (Texarkana, TX)
Online Program Name: Vocational Nursing (LVN) Transition Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 95.0% (data from 2010)
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (Brownsville, TX)
Online Program Name: Nursing-LVN-Advanced Placement Program
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 88.0% (data from 2010)
Trinity Valley Community College (Kaufman, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN-TO-ADN TRANSITION PROGRAM
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 94.0% (data from 2010)
Tyler Junior College (Tyler, TX)
Online Program Name: LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE TO ADN (RN) TRANSITION PROGRAM
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 90.0% (data from 2010)
Vernon College (Vernon, TX)
Online Program Name: LVN Transition Program
NCLEX Pass Rate (RN Program): 78.0% (data from 2010)

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