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).
The Upward Mobility Nursing Program provides an opportunity for the LVN/LPN to advance to the RN level with minimal duplication of basic nursing education and skills courses.
The courses in the program encourage the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and values that will enable graduates to succeed in the healthcare field.
Applicants must be currently Licensed Vocational Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses to be admitted to the program.
The program begins with the second summer session each year. The number of students admitted to any class is governed by
the requirements of the Board of Nurse Examiners.
The goal of the Upward Mobility Nursing Standards Committee is the selection of the best qualified applicants.
The Admission Criteria Rating Form was developed to aid in the objective selection of the class. Applicants are ranked according to their score on the Admission Criteria 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 LSC-PA Upward Mobility Nursing Program does NOT guarantee that a graduate may take the NCLEX-RN. Students who do not satisfactorily complete the program exit exam will not be allowed to graduate.
The Board of Nurse Examiners 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 with 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, please submit a request for a Declaratory Order Petition to the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. Processing your petition may take 6 to 12 months, or longer, after you provide all required documentation and depending on your circumstance.
Are you a Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse who resides outside of Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties? Do you have a busy schedule but are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse?
If you answered yes to all the above questions you may want to check out LSC-PA's on-line Academic Partnership LVN to RN Program.
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