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, our department on campus is closed. 


Welcome to the San Jacinto College South Campus

LVN/Paramedic to ADN Transition Program


**Announcement: September 28, 2020 - Now accepting pdf application packets at If you will need to take the required HESI ADN Transition (RN Mobility) entrance exam, please apply and we will let you know by email when this is available for you. Apply today, the deadline to apply is Thursday, November 5!




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, 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.


First Steps:

San Jacinto College would like you to thoroughly review links, read FAQ's, and set your virtual appointment with an Advisor: 


For more information on Financial Assistance:

For more on Childcare Assistance through Workforce Solutions:


Virtual Information Session - Spring 2021

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 Information:

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.



Acceptance Information:


We have application periods twice per year, with terms beginning in Spring and 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, check documents, including transcripts, or applications with applicants. 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.

The selection of applicants is an internal process determined by the 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.

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!


Application Packet Submission Period -  Spring 2021

Monday, September 7 through Thursday, November 5, 2020

Email complete PDF application packet w/required documents to Please read entire application information packet in link above.

Enter in subject line of Email: Last name, First Name G#____________________ You must be highly competitive to be selected by the Admissions Committee.  

*Note: We do not review requirements, documents, including transcripts, or applications prior to submission. You will receive auto-reply receipt by email.

  Deadline for Spring 2021 is November 5, 2020!


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.