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.

Application Procedure

The LVN to RN program accepts a limited number of students; as a result, the admittance process is deliberate and decisive

  1. Apply to Cisco College
  2. Apply to the Nursing Program (Contact Teri Brown for application procedure) 
  3. Complete the application procedures no later than May 31st. 

Selection Criteria

  • 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.

Prerequisites

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) 

About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Applied Science Degree 3 Semesters/12 Months

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Courses
    First Semester - FallSecond Semester - Spring
    RNSG 1125 Professional Nursing Concepts1Elective - Humanities or Fine Arts3
    RNSG 1128 Introduction to Health Care Concepts1RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts III1
    RNSG 1160 Clinical I1RNSG 1538 Health Care Concepts III5
    RNSG 1126 Professional Nursing Concepts II1RNSG 2360 Clinical III3
    RNSG 1360 Clinical II3
    RNSG 1533 Health Care Concepts II5
    TOTAL12TOTAL12
    Third Semester - Summer
    RNSG 1324 Concept Based Transition3
    RNSG 2138 Professional Nursing Concepts IV1
    RNSG 2361 Clinical IV3
    RNSG 2539 Health Care Concepts IV5
    TOTAL12
  • Potential Career Paths
    • Registered Nurse
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Clinical Nursing
    • Pediatric Nursing
  • Salary Information

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Meet the Faculty

Cassie Bryan

Professor of Nursing
Abilene Campus
cassie.bryan@cisco.edu

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Philip Hernandez

Nursing Retention Assistant
Abilene Campus
philip.hernandez@cisco.edu

Sean Kim

Nursing Retention Specialist
Abilene Campus
sean.kim@cisco.edu

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Diane Rickman

Adjunct Instructor - Nursing
Abilene Campus
diane.rickman@cisco.edu

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AnnMarie Schaefer

Adjunct Instructor - Nursing
Abilene Campus
annmarie.schaefer@cisco.edu

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Marvella Starlin

Director of Allied Health and Nursing
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4456 
marvel.starlin@cisco.edu

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