Hill College

Nursing - LVN to ADN Transition

Health and Community Services Program Application


LVN-ADN Transition degree plan

The first step in the Nursing application process is the completion of the Health and Community Services department application.  Once submitted the applicant will receive a welcome email with important application/program information.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to review this information. Submission of this application does not guarantee selection.  Each program has specific entry/documents/deadlines. 

 It will be the applicant’s responsibility to contact the program of choice for further application information/completion.

Applications submitted will be kept on file for 1 year.

The Summer 2018 LVN-ADN Transition program will be held on the Johnson County Campus.

Important deadline dates
Application/HESI Testing block - September 1, 2017 -Noon March 20, 2018.
Deadline:  4pm March 21, 2018
HESI test fee $50.00

Beginning March 21, 2018 the nursing department will begin using the TEAS test for all Summer 2019 Hillsboro program.

TEAS testing fee - $70.00

Hill College Nursing requirements
Hill College application (Apply Texas) - Free
Health and Community Services application - Free
TEAS test fee - $70.00
Texas Board of Nursing fingerprinting - $37.00 (if applicable)
Immunizations - cost varies
CPR (American Heart Association for Health Care Provider) - cost varies
Official college transcripts - cost varies
TSI status - cost $39.00 (must be complete/exempt or in progress)
High School transcript or GED/TOEFL  - Contact department for further information
3 professional references
Clear background

This transition program is an upward educational mobility option for LVN's currently licensed in the State of Texas who maintain good standing with the Texas Board of Nursing (LVN) or the Texas Department of State Health Services (Paramedic) and meets all the selection criteria as defined by the Hill College Professional Nursing Program.

The first course, RNSG 1327 Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing, is a 5-6 week nursing course designed to evaluate the selected LVN's theory base in nursing content and skills as well as introduce nursing theory not presented in the traditional vocational nursing curricula. Successful of this first course progresses the student to the next semester of student in this integrated curricula for ADN Transition students.

The second semester contains content and clinical learning experiences associated with comprehensive nursing care of diverse clients/patients across the life span with complex health care needs including childhood/adolescent diseases, complicated perinatal care, acute mental illness, complex perioperative care, serious adult health medical issues and health concerns related to aging.

The third semester provides content and clinical learning experiences to prepare the student to apply client assessment skills, critical thinking skills and independent nursing interventions to care for diverse clients/families throughout the life span whose health care needs may be difficult to predict. Topics include nursing leadership skills, client/patient management skills, trends in nursing and health care issues, legal and ethical concerns and the significance of continued professional development.

 Location for the program is at the Johnson County Campus, Cleburne.

Professional Nursing Student Handbook

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Interim Associate Degree Nursing Coordinator
Lori Moseley, MSN, RN Office Hours
Dean of Instruction, Health and Community Services
Interim Associate Degree Nursing Coordinator
(254) 659-7621 or (817) 760-5920

Jan "Olivia" Sanders-Patrick, MNA, RN, 254-659-7982, jsanders-patrick@hillcollege.edu
Paula Hutchings, MSN, RN, 254-659-7922, phutchings@hillcollege.edu 
Chad Schoen, MSN, RN, 817-760-5928, cschoen@hillcollege.edu 
Katina Castro, BSN, RN, 817-760-5925, kcastro@hillcollege.edu 

Administrative Support
Julie Britton, Administrative Assistant,  (817) 760-5921, jbritton@hillcollege.edu
Teresa Palinkas, Administrative Assistant, (254) 659-7920, tpalinkas@hillcollege.edu

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