LVN/Paramedic to ADN Transition Program

The ADN Transition program is a technical program, subject to change at any time, to meet the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


Effective 3/25/2020 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Jacinto College is under altered operations. In an abundance of caution to protect our community, the campuses are closed until further notice. 


**Announcement Update: July 1, 2020 - Spring 2021 Information coming soon!

San Jacinto College needs you to read the following page, search through FAQ's, and set your virtual appointment about our program with an Advisor, please click here: 



Are you a highly skilled and qualified Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Paramedic?

Ready to advance your career with a very challenging, fast-paced education for experienced healthcare providers?

Prepare to earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in Associate Degree Nursing (ADN AAS) and your eligibility to sit for licensure as a Registered Nurse! 


We offer an accredited full academic year curriculum plan that prepares the healthcare professional to exceed their goal of graduation, successfully pass the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt, and earn their licensure as a Registered Nurse.

The LVN/Paramedic to ADN Transition Program is for currently Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Licensed Paramedics. As a highly competitive "by acceptance" only program, applicants must meet all requirements for the College, as well as program-specific requirements, including pre-requisite coursework, entrance testing, and document management of clearance, immunity, vaccinations, certification, and licensure.

After completing 26 credit hours of pre-requisites, this unique plan of study is ideal for adaptable, technologically driven professionals ready to face the challenge of next-level critical thinking skills, confidence-building in student learning outcomes, and managing expectations in advanced nursing performance.  

As a small technical program, we reserve the right to make changes as needed, to meet the requirements of San Jacinto College, the SJC Advisory Board of Nursing, the regulatory bodies of the Texas Board of Nursing, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Our community and our student population's health and welfare, are our utmost priority. 

With minimum hours on campus, and a primarily weekday program, we expect well-qualified individuals to fully invest in their education, while maintaining their individual schedule and work/life balance. At this level of education, it is imperative that ownership, accountability, and personal responsibility are focused as an experienced adult learner.  Clinical rotations begin the first semester, and can be any day of the week, depending on site availability. We cannot guarantee your schedule in advance; therefore, excellent time management will be the responsibility of the student.

San Jacinto College's ADN Transition program is offered only on the South Campus, in the Allied Health and Sciences Building. Located in S-1, at 13735 Beamer Rd. Houston, TX, 77089, with easy access to I-45 and S. Sam Houston Pkwy East (Beltway 8).  

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, as of March 23, we will offer only online courses, with adapted technology to meet learning outcomes and skill completion, with limited campus access for skills, testing, and state of the art simulation lab experience. At this time, all clinical settings are unavailable, however, we have implemented a virtual simulation clinical experience until allowed to resume our regularly scheduled clinical rotations. When restrictions are released, these will be held in regional hospitals and locations within Houston, and the surrounding area.

For detailed information concerning admission requirements and deadlines for submitting applications and related documents, information will be posted below.


ADN Transition Plan of Study and Program Requirements for Fall 2020:

Our Fall 2020 application period is now closed, as of May 11, 2020.

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Check out our new virtual Information Sessions below!


The ADN Transition program is a technical program, subject to change at any time, to meet the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


Fall 2020 Applicants Only:


We are in the final selection process for choosing our next cohort!


Formal letters will be sent by email to all who submitted a complete application.




Acceptance Information:

We have application periods and entrance exams twice per year, with terms beginning in Spring and Fall. Please continue to check our website for the next application period, tentatively set to begin in July. Acceptance is set to a maximum of 60 students, as space is limited. Applications for entry into the program are not guaranteed acceptance into the program. Please see Advisors regarding academic advising or pathway planning.

It will be your responsibility to make sure your application was submitted as a complete packet, with all required documentation. Contingent applicants must provide official transcripts as proof of successful completion, grade of C or greater, for "in progress" pre-requisite courses, limited to two pre-requisites only. Upon request, we will secure certain application documents for retrieval, until the next application period, for applicants not accepted at this time.

The selection of applicants is an internal process determined by the ADN Transition Admissions Committee. Acceptance must be confirmed by each applicant. Failure to confirm acceptance may be subject to forfeiture of seat. Waitlist decisions will be determined by Admissions Committee, as necessary. Formal notice letters will be sent by email to each applicant, no later than July 31, 2020 .

Upon acceptance, continuation in the program is subject to providing proof of clear physical screening, background check, drug screen, proof of immunity in titers, and compliance in licensure, certifications, and future immunizations during program. Information regarding documentation, registration, and mandatory orientation will be released in future emails.

If you have any additional questions after viewing the Information Session and clicking on each link above, please email us at Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work remotely and respond to messages in the order received!

The ADN Transition program is a technical program, subject to change at any time, to meet the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Application Packet Submission Schedule -  Spring 2021 - DATES TBA

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday   Tuesday Wednesday Thursday



  **Deadline information for Spring 2021 will be listed here.


We highly recommend students interested in a nursing career visit the Texas Board of Nursing website. It is an excellent source of information for students looking to obtain a current license in the state of Texas. You may find this information at:


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Texas Board of Nursing approves the ADN Transition Program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and regulated by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Please Note: Effective January 1, 1996, a person who has been convicted of a felony may be disqualified from obtaining licensure as a Registered Nurse. After turning in your completed application, you may be contacted for further information by email.


Student Achievement Data:

 First Time Pass Rate on National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®): 89.87%

 Students completing the program within 150% of program length: 75%

 Graduates job placement: 90%

 -Data reported for students that completed the program during the 2018 academic year.

The ADN Transition program is a technical program, subject to change at any time, to meet the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.