Coastal Bend College (CBC) is pleased to announce that a licensed vocational nursing (LVN) to registered nursing (RN) Bridge Program will start classes during the upcoming spring 2017 semester. Interested students should have already obtained their LVN level I certificate from an accredited college and/or university.
The application process for the program consists of taking the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam and completing an LVN to RN Bridge Program Application Packet. Interested students should complete the TEAS test no later than Friday, October 21, 2016. Students who have applied for the program previously and scored a 70 or greater on the TEAS exam will have the opportunity to reapply for the program.
Applicants who are interested in retaking the TEAS exam should keep in mind that they only have three chances to improve their exam scores. The College offers the TEAS exam at the Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton locations. Students should note that they must schedule an exam date/time, bring a picture ID on exam day, and bring a debit/credit/pre-paid card to pay the $55 test fee. Additional information about the TEAS exam can be found online at www.coastalbend.edu/TEAS_Schedule/.
All paperwork and application are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016. Prospective students should keep in mind that only 20 students will be accepted into the spring 2017 cohort. Once all of the nursing applications are received, a Nursing Selection Committee will screen applicants for the program on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Acceptance letters will be mailed out on to accepted students on Friday, November 11 and Monday, November 14.
The spring 2017 LVN to RN Bridge Program cohort will begin classes in the spring 2017 semester followed by the fall 2017 semester. No nursing courses will take place during the summer, which gives students in the program an opportunity to work on completing their core courses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the program is available online at www.coastalbend.edu/nursing.