The LVN-Bridging Advanced Placement Track of the ADN Program prepares the Licensed Vocational Nurse to make the transition into the professional nursing role. Upon completion of this program, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and are qualified to apply for the state licensing examinations for registered nursing.
The ADN program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, www.bon.state.tx.us, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 404-975-5000, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 33026
Details of the program are presented in information sessions offered the first Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center. No appointment is necessary.
Our nursing students must be available for day, evening, and possibly weekend clinicals.
Students are expected to have basic keyboarding & computer literacy operation skills.
Students desiring admission to the LVN Bridging program must:
- Apply to Temple College and complete the admission process. All college requirements must be met, including TSI and bacterial meningitis if applicable.
- Complete the following prerequisite courses:
- BIOL 2401
- BIOL 2402
- ENGL 1301
- PSYC 2301
- VNSG 1160
- VNSG 1423
- VNSG 1231
- VNSG 1509
- These courses must be completed by the end of the Fall semester. VNSG courses will be equated to basic courses that the applicant completed in their Vocational Nursing program. VN course descriptions may be required to identify basic content.
- Take the HESI Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2). ONLY math, reading, and vocabulary can be tested. A minimum score of 80 is required in each of the three areas tested in order to be considered for admission. The exam will be given at the TC Testing Center between October 30, 2017 and December 18, 2017. Test scores are valid for one year. If you wish to use scores from a testing facility other than Temple College the test must be the exact same three areas tested (no more, no less) and be submitted with your application packet in a letterhead sealed envelope from the testing facility.
- Complete the LVN-Bridging application process. Beginning October 30, 2017 the application packet will be available online at the Temple College Nursing Website Print out and complete the application according to the instructions provided and submit complete application packet to the Dell Martin Nursing Education Center room 1009 by December 19, 2017 at noon. Incomplete packets will not be accepted.
Financial Aid is available for qualified LVN Bridging students. Contact the Financial Aid office at (254) 298-8321.
|Tuition & General Fees (Does not include fees for Internet courses)||$5,216||$8672|
|Professional Liability Insurance*||$ 50||$ 50|
|Textbooks (Nursing only)||$1,600||$1,600|
|Uniforms & Nurse Pack||$ 300||$ 300|
|Comprehensive Level Exam Fee||$ 55||$ 55|
|Assessment Test Fee||$ 55||$ 55|
|NCLEX-RN Exam Fee||$ 300||$ 300|
|Misc. expenses (CPR, supplies, pin, immunizations, criminal background check, CastleBranch document management and drug screen, etc.)||
*Professional liability insurance will be purchased by the student at the time of registration. Additional expenses incurred as part of the program are the responsibility of the student.
For out-of-state tuition, see TC Catalog.
All candidates will be required to complete a comprehensive exam before graduating from the Associate Degree Nursing program.
All students seeking licensure as a registered nurse must pass the Jurisprudence exam and NCLEX-RN administered by the Texas Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing may delay or refuse to admit persons to their examination or refuse to issue a license or certificate of registration. Review the licensure questions carefully to determine if filing a Declaratory Order is warranted.
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE
LVN Bridging Program for Summer, 2017
(Must be a Licensed Vocational Nurse)
________BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
________BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
________ENGL 1301 Composition I
________PSYC 2301 General Psychology
________VNSG 1423 Basic Nursing Skills (credit transferred from VN program)
________VNSG 1160 Clinical (credit transferred from VN program)
________VNSG 1231 Pharmacology (credit transferred from VN program)
________VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health & Illness II (credit transferred from VN program)
Summer Semester I
________RNSG 1517 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice I for Articulating Students
________RNSG 1146 Legal & Ethical Issues for Nurses
Summer Semester II
________RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing
________RNSG 1163 Clinical-Nursing III-Registered Nurse Training*
2nd Fall Semester
________PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
________RNSG 1347 Concepts of Clinical Decision-Making
________RNSG 2201 Care of Children & Families
________RNSG 2121 Professional Nursing: Leadership & Management
________RNSG 2460 Clinical-Nursing IV-Registered Nurse Training*
2nd Spring Semester
________RNSG 2331 Advanced Concepts of Adult Health
________RNSG 1251 Care of the Childbearing Family
________RNSG 2461 Clinical Nursing-V-Registered Nurse Training*
________Elective 3 credits from one of the core curriculum courses listed below**
**ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, HIST 2311, 2312, HUMA 1301, SPAN 1411, 1412, ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, 2356, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1301, 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310 These course descriptions may be found at the following link under 040 or 050: http://catalog.templejc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=218
* Clinical courses generally require 12 contact hours per week. Clinical courses may include day, evening and weekend hours.
Any general education course (non-RNSG) may be taken prior to the assigned semester, but must be completed with a minimum C grade no later than the end of the assigned semester. Biology courses must be taken within the past 10 years. Official transcripts for all courses must be on file in the Admissions and Records office and the ADN Department.
Curriculum changes may occur. Verify requirements that may affect your application.