CBC Now Accepting Applicants For Spring Cohort LVN to RN Bridge Program


*Editor’s Note: This post was updated on Wednesday, September 28. 

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is pleased to announce that a licensed vocational nursing (LVN) to registered nursing (RN) Bridge Program will start a new cohort of 23 students during the spring 2017 semester. Interested students should have already obtained their LVN level I certificate from an accredited college and/or university.

The application process begins with the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test. Interested students should complete the TEAS test no later than October 21, 2016. CBC offers the TEAS test at the Beeville, Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton campuses. Students should note that they must schedule a test date/time, bring a picture ID on testing day, and bring a debit/credit/pre-paid card to pay the $55 test fee. Additional information about the TEAS test can be found online at www.coastalbend.edu/TEAS_Schedule/.

In order to be eligible to receive an application to the program, a student must score a minimum score of a 70 on the TEAS exam. Applications will not be given to any person not scoring a minimum of 70. Students that met the minimum TEAS score requirement of 70, but were not selected for the fall 2016 cohort can reapply to the program for spring 2016 without needing to retake the TEAS test, however if they wish to improve their score they may retake the TEAS test.

All application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on November 4, 2016. Application materials are accepted at anyone of the four CBC campuses. The Nursing Selection Committee will screen applicants for the program on November 10, 2016. Acceptance letters will be mailed out on November 11 and November 14. The top scoring 23 students will be accepted into the spring cohort program.

The Spring RN Cohort will take RN courses during the spring 2017 and fall 2017 semesters. 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 mkrishan@coastalbend.edu. Information about the program is available online at www.coastalbend.edu/nursing.

Christus Spohn Alice Auxilary Presents Scholarships To CBC Alice Nursing Students


Photo Cutline: Three licensed vocational nursing (LVN) graduates from Coastal Bend College Alice recently received scholarships from the Christus Spohn Alice Auxilary.  Those in attendance for the scholarship presentation include (from left to right): Christus Spohn Alice Auxilary Member Joe Vela; CBC Interim Vocational Nursing Director Loana Hernandez; CBC LVN Assistant Professor Audrey Lorberau; CBC Graduate Hope Hinojosa; CBC Graduate Chelsea Torres; CBC Graduate Katy Springs; CBC Alice Site Director Dee Dee Arismendez; and Christus Spohn Alice Auxilary Member Imelda Gonzalez.  

Headline: Christus Spohn Alice Auxilary Presents Scholarships To CBC Alice Nursing Students 

The Christus Spohn Alice Auxilary recently presented three of Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) graduates with scholarships. Hope Hinojosa, Chelsea Torres and Katy Springs were awarded scholarships that will help cover the cost of their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is an examination that CBC LVN graduates must take after the successful completion of the nursing program. This is examination is utilized to determine whether a candidate is prepared for entry into the nursing profession. For more information about the nursing programs offered at CBC Alice, please contact CBC Interim Vocational Nursing Director Loana Hernandez at (361) 664-2981 ext. 3037 or via email at lhernandez@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Alice Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


Community members, faculty, staff and students kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by attending Coastal Bend College (CBC) Alice’s Diez y Seis de Septiembre event. The cultural event featured a variety of free activities for individuals to participate in including a grito contest and a sombrero toss. For more information about CBC Alice’s upcoming cultural events, please visit the College’s official Facebook account (www.facebook.com/coastalbendcollege) or Twitter account (www.twitter.com/CBCFuture).

ALERT: IRS Telephone Scam

Coastal Bend College (CBC) recently learned that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers about telephone scammers who are targeting college students and parents. The scammers are impersonating IRS representatives and demanding that students pay a fake “federal student tax”. The IRS will never call a student to demand immediate payment or ask for credit/debit card numbers over the phone.

If you do receive a suspicious call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, follow these steps from the IRS:

  • Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
  • Search the web for telephone numbers scammers leave in your voicemail asking you to call back. Some of the phone numbers may be published online and linked to criminal activity.
  • Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page or call 800-366-4484.
  • Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
  • If you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040.

For more information about the IRS Telephone Scam, please visit https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-warns-of-back-to-school-scams.

CBC Pleasanton Hosts Annual Club Day


Photo Cutline: Representatives from CBC Pleasanton’s clubs and organizations were on hand to discuss the membership criteria to prospective students. Over seven clubs and organizations were in attendance for interested students to join.

Headline: CBC Pleasanton Hosts Annual Club Day

Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Pleasanton site hosted the College’s annual Club Day on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14. The events were hosted in the foyer of the Pleasanton site with representatives from each club and/or organization available to meet with prospective members.

The clubs and organizations that are offered at CBC Pleasanton provide students with the opportunity to connect with their peers through their mutual interests. All of the College’s clubs and organizations are open to any CBC student who is currently enrolled, with the exception of certain honorary societies.

For more information about the clubs and organizations that are available at the CBC Pleasanton, please contact CBC Pleasanton’s Recruiter/Advisor Rosalinda Perez at (830) 569-4222 ext. 1225 or via email at rperez@coastalbend.edu.