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LVN - RN Transition Program
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Antonio Jayoma
  Mailing Address:
TSTC Harlingen
1902 Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
Allied Health Building (Building U room 197).
  Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat., Sun.: Closed

June 16, 2015 (Tuesday)


Hello Prospective Applicants,

Currently, the application deadline date for the next admission of students will be after October 1st.
Please check back on this page for any new updates.

Jean Lashbrook,RN
Allied Health Division Director
Interim Contact
(956) 364-4797



June 16, 2015

Greetings from TSTC Harlingen..!!

(Disclaimer: Some required and much-needed changes to the application process and requirements will be instituted anytime between now and the last day of application period. All interested applicants must check this webpage for updates every so often. Thank you.)

Information sessions are being held biweekly in the Allied Health Building "U" in Room 204. The time varies from 4-7pm. The schedule will be posted in this webpage once available.  All LVN students hoping to enroll in the RN program next year could attend an information session but not a requirement to pick up an application form. See Information Session tab for more info.

For clarification, this “full” program of study is being offered to current LVN licensees only. It will lead to an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nursing. While it is possible for "seasoned/ experienced" LVNs to be admitted into the program, please keep in mind all course prerequisites, academic and major sciences, must be taken prior to submitting the application form, and passed them with minimum grades of "C" to be considered for acceptance into the program. Working an outside job of more than 12 hours a week is heavily discouraged while in the program. Applicants must pass the criminal background and drug screen test prior to attending clinicals. Students without blue cards and other proofs of cleared criminal background check (CBC) from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) will not be allowed to register.

Again, all applicants must be licensed LVNs by the entrance date to enter the LVN - RN Transition program at TSTC Harlingen. The successful RN graduate will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX- RN exam to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Texas Board of Nursing the following summer.

The list of prerequisite courses are posted on the left side of this page under AAS Degree tab. The current information posted is under review awaiting approval of the new set of prerequisite courses listed in the Program Requirements tab. 

Taking the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate level 1 and subsequently the Vocational Nursing (LVN) certificate level 2 prior to applying to the RN program thereafter is strongly recommended but not required. This is to strengthen nursing skills and cognitive nursing knowledge base prior to joining the RN program.

Because we want you to succeed and graduate, it’s in your interest (and ours too) to make sure that you know the challenges you will be facing once you become a part of the program. Attending an information session prior to application will alleviate some feelings of uncertainties you might have.  

Jean Lashbrook,RN
Allied Health Division Director
Interim Contact
(956) 364-4797


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