Cisco College offers optional pathways to a career in nursing. LVN's can obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) in one year. The LVN to RN program is a 12 month Health Sciences program beginning in the Fall semester of each year. Not an LVN yet? Cisco College can help!
Once licensed as an RN, an option to progress on to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing of Abilene is offered in as little as two more semesters of online coursework. Students seeking to begin their nursing career at the BSN level can complete all of their general education courses at Cisco College.
The LVN/RN Bridge option prepares the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Licensure as a registered nurse must be granted by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas.
The LVN to RN program accepts a limited number of students; as a result, the admittance process is deliberate and decisive
- Apply to Cisco College
- Apply to the Nursing Program (Contact Teri Brown for application procedure)
- Complete the application procedures no later than May 31st.
- Score of 75% or higher on the HESI A2 (Health Education System, Inc.)
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in all pre-requisite courses
- Completion of all pre-requisite courses prior to starting the program
- Up to date on all immunizations
- Must be a licensed LVN in the State of Texas
- Interview for placement
Selection of candidates takes place in the summer semester for placement in the fall program.
BIOL 2421 Microbiology (4 Hours)
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Hours)
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Hours)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology (3 Hours)
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development (3 Hours)
ENGL 1301 Composition I (3 Hours)
HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology (3 Hours)
What Can This Program Do For You
First Semester - Fall Second Semester - Spring RNSG 1125 Professional Nursing Concepts 1 Elective - Humanities or Fine Arts 3 RNSG 1128 Introduction to Health Care Concepts 1 RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts III 1 RNSG 1160 Clinical I 1 RNSG 1538 Health Care Concepts III 5 RNSG 1126 Professional Nursing Concepts II 1 RNSG 2360 Clinical III 3 RNSG 1360 Clinical II 3 RNSG 1533 Health Care Concepts II 5 TOTAL 12 TOTAL 12 Third Semester - Summer RNSG 1324 Concept Based Transition 3 RNSG 2138 Professional Nursing Concepts IV 1 RNSG 2361 Clinical IV 3 RNSG 2539 Health Care Concepts IV 5 TOTAL 12
Potential Career Paths
- Registered Nurse
- Nurse Practitioner
- Nursing Assistant
- Clinical Nursing
- Pediatric Nursing
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It’s challenging and that’s beneficial because when you get out there in the real nursing world, it’s not like you’re bombarded because you’ve been coddled. That’s really important for us and our prospective patients.
– Rebecca Kennedy