LVN to RN Bridge Option- A.A.S.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: A mobility curriculum with summer bridge courses that can allow LVNs to “bridge” the gap between the Vocational Nursing Program and the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. This one-year curriculum completes the 60 hours required for an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S. A.D.N. Bridge). LVNs must have 9-12 months of full-time acute-care work experience, must satisfy all of the general education requirements of the first year of the ADN program as well as meet other specific program admission requirements. Upon successful completion of the bridging courses, the student is eligible for entry into the sophomore year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Applications to the program are available on-line and at nursing information sessions.  All students wishing to apply to the program must attend an information session. Information session dates are posted on the Navarro College Web site in the Fall. ACCEPTANCE TO NAVARRO COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE LVN TO RN BRIDGE OPTION. (See Associate Degree Nursing Program information for admission, licensure and accreditation information).

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing - LVN to RN Bridge Program

Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. 

The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. http://www.bne.state.tx.us/licensure_eligibility.asp.


Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential LVN License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”

http://www.bne.state.tx.us/enlcnotice.asp


This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. 


Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.


Freshman Year

Fall

PSYC 2301General Psychology

3

BIOL 2401Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL 2420Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

4

Total Credit Hours:11

Spring

PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth and Development

3

SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication

3

OR

SPCH 1315Public Speaking

3

ENGL 1301Composition I

3

BIOL 2402Anatomy & Physiology II

4

Total Credit Hours:13

SPCH 1315 preferred

First Summer Session

RNSG 1417Concepts of Nursing Practice I For Articulating Students

4

RNSG 1262Clinical - Nursing Practice I For Articulating Students

2

Total Credit Hours:6

Second Summer Session

RNSG 1442Concepts of Nursing Practice II For Articulating Students

4

RNSG 1263Clinical- Nursing Practice II For Articulating Students

2

Total Credit Hours:6

Sophomore Year

Fall

BIOL 1322Nutrition and Diet Therapy

3

RNSG 2514Integrated Care of the Patient With Complex Health Care Needs

5

RNSG 2461Clinical- Nursing Care of Clients With Complex Health Care Needs

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring

Approved Language / Philosophy / Culture or Creative Arts

3

RNSG 2213Mental Health Nursing

2

RNSG 2161Clinical- Mental Health Nursing

1

RNSG 2435Integrated Client Care Management

4

RNSG 2262Clinical- Integrated Client Management

2

Total Credit Hours:12

Language / Philosophy / Culture OR Creative Arts – PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy, PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions, PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics, ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation, or MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation are preferred. (Ethics preferred by the ADN Program) With approval, a core curriculum Language / Philosophy / Culture course or Creative Arts course may be substituted.