The Upward Mobility Nursing Program leads to the Associate of Applied Science degree
and prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination
(NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
This Upward Mobility Nursing Program was developed to meet the unique learning needs of the LVN/LPN. It is designed to provide sound educational experience, ensure competence in nursing, and achieve the LVN/LPN goal of career advancement to the Registered Nurse level with minimal duplication of educational preparation.
The Lamar State College – Port Arthur Upward Mobility LVN to RN Nursing Program will begin Spring 2016, pending program approval by the Texas Board of Nursing at the October 2015 Board Meeting. The number of students admitted to any class is governed by the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing. The goal of the Upward Mobility Nursing Standards Committee is the selection of the best qualified applicants.
The Program Admission Rating Form was developed to aid in the objective selection of the class. Applicants are ranked according to their score on the Program Admission Rating Form. In any given admission period, those applicants having the highest scores are the ones admitted to the program.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open access institution. All available slots are filled with the most qualified applicants available in any given admission period.
Successful completion of the Lamar State College – Port Arthur Upward Mobility Nursing Program does NOT guarantee that a graduate may take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701-394, (512) 305-7400, has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas. The Board provides individuals the opportunity to petition the Board for a Declaratory Order as to their eligibility in accordance with Article 301.257 of the Nursing Practice Act.
If you are required to answer "YES" to any of the following questions, you must complete the Petition for Declaratory Order process. Processing your Petition for Declaratory Order may take 4 to 12 months, or longer, after you provide all required documentation and depending on your circumstance. Once all requested documents have been received, you will be notified that the Petition has been transferred to the Enforcement Department for review.
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