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.



Welcome to the San Jacinto College

South Campus

LVN/Paramedic to ADN Transition Program


**Announcement: Now accepting Fall 2021 applications until May 31, 2021

Register below for the virtually proctored HESI LPN-ADN Specialty Entrance Exam through ProctorU until 4/30


Fall 2021 Application Deadline: May 31, 2021



Are you a highly skilled and currently 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 and earn your eligibility to sit for licensure as a Registered Nurse! 


First Steps:

Read how San Jacinto College's altered operations may affect you:


Meet with an Educational Planner for more information:

View our virtual Information Session:


HESI Entrance Exams: Schedule now until April 30, 2021

LPN-ADN Specialty Entrance Exam by ProctorU - click on link to schedule now!

  1. Limit one exam per application period with San Jacinto College (verified at the time of application)
  2. All applicants take the LPN-ADN Entrance Exam-1st Time Tester
  3. Score reports are good for up to two years from first day of the semester accepted into
  4. No minimum score requirement
  5. Your exam is available by virtual proctor at your convenience and on your own schedule
  6. Last day to schedule will be 4/30/2021 by 10:00pm
  7. HESI Entrance Exam Score report may be obtained through applicant's account at Evolve by Elsevier at after exam window closes on April 30, 2021 
  8. Full score reports must be submitted with complete application by the deadline of May 31, 2021

Application Information for Fall 2021:

Financial Assistance:

Childcare Assistance through Workforce Solutions:



Program Information:


We offer an accredited 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 30 credit hours of pre-requisites, this accelerated 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 management 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. 

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 clinical site placement to accommodate 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, 2020, we will offer only online courses, with adapted technology to meet learning outcomes and skill completion, with possible campus access for skills, testing, and state of the art simulation lab experience. At this time, clinical settings are limited for some courses as we continue to monitor the situation. We have implemented a virtual simulation experience until we are allowed to resume safe, 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.

We have application periods twice per year, with 4 terms beginning in either Spring or Fall. Please continue to check our website for the next application period. Space is limited to a maximum of 60 students per cohort. Applications for entry into the program are not guaranteed acceptance into the program.

Please note: We no longer review program requirements, documents, including transcripts, or applications, with applicants. Please schedule to meet with an Advisor or Educational Planner regarding pre-requisites, academic advising, or pathway planning.

It will be the applicant's responsibility to be aware of current eligibility information to submit complete packet with all required documentation. A minimum requirement of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is expected to apply. All course grades must be a "C" or greater to be accepted as a pre-requisite for program. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The selection of applicants is an internal process determined by the Admissions Committee. The Committee withholds the right to make selections and will not be available to discuss outcomes with applicants. Acceptance must be confirmed in a timely manner by each applicant. Failure to confirm acceptance may be subject to forfeiture of seat.

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 respond to messages in the order received.

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.

Report Year

NCLEX RN Pass Rate

Report Year

Completion Rate

Report Year

Job Placement Rate



Fall 2018-Spring 2019


2019 (For 2017-2018)




Fall 2017-Spring 2018


2018 (For 2016-2017)




Fall 2016- Spring 2017


2017 (For 2015-2016)




Fall 2015-

Spring 2016


2016 (For 2014-2015)




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.