LVN to RN Programs in Houston

Licensed Vocational Nursing To Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program ​

LVN to ADN Program

Transform your Nursing Career: LVN to RN Programs in Houston

Welcome to Texas Health School, where we believe nursing is more than just a profession – it’s a calling. If you’re a vocational nurse who’s ready to take the next step in your career, we’re here to help you become a Registered Nurse.

Our LVN-to-ADN program is designed exclusively for currently licensed LVNs, like you. It’s a transitional pre-licensure program that spans 64 weeks, divided into eight, 8-week sessions. We know your time is valuable, so we’ve made sure that this program is efficient and effective.

When you successfully complete our program, you’ll earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. Even better, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.

At Texas Health School, we’re committed to helping you achieve your career goals. Let us help you answer your calling and take the next step in your nursing career.

LVN to ADN01

LVN-to-ADN Program Curriculum

Our Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is an accelerated course of study that builds upon the previous education and experience of established VNs. Our curriculum includes a combination of hybrid and face-to-face classes, simulation labs, skill performance, and clinical experience that will prepare you for work in a range of healthcare settings.

Students in our LVN-to-ADN program will take courses in the following subjects:

General Education

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II labs
  • Lifespan Growth and Development
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology lab
  • English
  • College Algebra


The nursing courses offered in our program integrate the five learning outcomes required by the Texas Board of Nursing. Within each of these five subjects, the emphasis of pedagogy is on health promotion, prevention, rehabilitation, maintenance and restoration of health, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

  • Medical-Surgical
  • Mental Health
  • Maternal/Child Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics

As graduates of our LVN-to-ADN program, you will meet the following objectives consistent with the most recent Differentiated Essential Competencies of the Texas Board of Nursing. You will have the knowledge and experience required to:

  1. Take the NCLEX-RN examination.
  2. Provide safe and effective care consistent with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and its regulations, policies, and procedures.
  3. Provide effective and compassionate care to patients based upon the nursing process, clinical judgment, and appropriate evidence.
  4. Coordinate, collaborate, and communicate effectively with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals.
  5. Improve your nursing skills through reflection, self-analysis, and life-long learning.
  6. Communicate and manage information using technology to support decision-making.
  7. Integrate health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction into safe care.
  8. Consider legal, ethical, and cultural principles when planning and implementing care.
  9. Taking the needs, abilities, and preferences of patients into account while using the relevant evidence as basis. This can include physical and psychosocial status, culture, spirituality, ethnicity, and social diversity of patients and families in your care.
  10. Develop, implement, and evaluate, teaching plans for patients and their families in the subjects of health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.
  11. Evaluate and report patient outcomes and responses to therapeutic interventions, comparing them to benchmarks from evidence-based practice.
  12. Serve as an advocate for patients, referring patients and families to the appropriate resources throughout the healthcare system.
  13. Accept, create, and delegate tasks that take into consideration patient safety and organizational policy.
  14. Supervise nursing care provided by others using management principles, an analysis of patient/unit need, and the Nurse Practice Act.

Program Hours and Schedules

We understand that juggling work, family, and education can be a challenge. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our new hybrid learning format, which gives you the opportunity to complete your general education courses online. However, nursing-specific courses will still be held in classroom environments, clinics, or labs. This ensures that you receive the necessary hands-on training to lead you to success in your future career as an RN.

Program Length
64 weeks
Program Hours
Lecture Clinical Lab Total
708 384 256 1348
Program Schedules
Nursing Courses General Education Courses
Daytime In-Class Online
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Texas Health School holds accreditation from the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), which is a nationally accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. For more information about COE, please visit their website at

Texas Health School is approved and regulated by:

  • Texas Board of Nursing, Vocational Nursing Program
  • Texas Health and Human Services, Nurse Aide Training Program
  • Texas Health and Human Services, Medication Aide Training Program
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Massage Therapy Program
  • Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, Texas (to grant degrees)
  • Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans Education

Texas Health School is recognized by:

  • The United States Department of Education (DOE) for participation in Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student and Parent Loans)
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [select programs only] for providing educational training services.
  • Title 38, United States Code for approved programs by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Approved for training of veterans and other eligible persons. (including VA vocational rehabilitation programs.)
  • Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS)

A copy of the school’s accreditation, licensure, and approvals are on file and available for review upon written request to the School Director.

Additional Information

If you’re ready to take the next step in your nursing career, we invite you to join us. Have any questions? Call us at 713-932-9333. Or contact us online.

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