CBC’s Nursing Department accepting applications for spring LVN to RN Bridge Program

­­Headline: CBC’s Nursing Department accepting applications for spring LVN to RN Bridge Program

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Nursing Education Department is providing interested students with an LVN to RN Bridge Program option at the Beeville campus. Students who have already obtained their licensed vocational nursing (LVN) level I certificate will have the opportunity to gain the education and hands-on training necessary to begin a career as a registered nurse (RN).

Students who are interested in CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program should note that the program is scheduled to take place at CBC’s Beeville campus located at 3800 Charco Road. The program is scheduled to last one year (two semesters).

In order to be considered for CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program, students must submit their application no later than Friday, October 30. The application process consists of taking the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and completing an LVN to RN Bridge Program Application Packet.

The TEAS test will be offered every Friday at all CBC locations including Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton. Students should note that they must bring their picture ID as well as a debit, credit or pre-paid card to pay the $55 test fee. Information about the TEAS test can be found online at www.coastalbend.edu/TEAS_Schedule/.

A Nursing Selection Committee will screen applicants for the program based on their grade point average (GPA), TEAS score, previous coursework, recommendations and employment history. Students who are admitted into the program will receive an acceptance letter.

Upon successful completion of the two semester long program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students will then be required to pass their state board examinations in order to legally practice the nursing profession in the state of Texas. Graduates from CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program had a high pass/success rate on their state board examinations. The state licensure exam pass rate for the 2014-2015 nursing cohort was 100%.

For more information about CBC’s LVN to RN Bridge Program, please contact CBC’s Nursing Support Specialist Mona Krishan at (361) 354-2768 or via email at mkrishan@coastalbend.edu. Information about the program is available online at www.coastalbend.edu/nursing.

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