RN Transition Program

RN Transition Program (LVN to RN)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Registered Nursing Transition Program at Lamar State College Orange is an integrated course of study designed to prepare graduates to take the state board examination (NCLEX-RN®) to become Registered Nurses. Experienced LVNs have a basic level of nursing knowledge that can be built upon through this year-long pathway to become an RN, providing them with career and educational mobility. The LSCO LVN to RN program is led by accomplished nursing educators and is approved through the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460 ; Austin, TX 78701.

Registered Nursing Transition Program

Registered Nursing Transition Program, AAS

Explore the degree plan for this program, which encompasses the LVN to RN curriculum, prerequisites, course requirements, and the total number of credit hours needed per semester.

RN Transition Program, AAS

Program Requirements and Resources

Enhance your understanding of the LVN to RN transition pathway by exploring the following program-specific requirements and resources.

Admissions Requirements

The RN transition program is selective — our admission scoring process considers professional behavior, academic achievement, consecutive applications, and residency points. Learn more about our deadlines and additional requirements.

RN Program Application

The RN program application is available online and opens from January 1st to March 15th and from May 1st to May 31st. Upload any required documents and submit your application.

Cost and Financial Aid

See a comprehensive list of all estimated expenses for the program, as well as LVN to RN-specific financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Nursing Simulation Center

The LSCO Nursing Simulation Center allows degree-seeking nursing students the opportunity to master skills in a controlled learning environment. Students are able to apply information learned in the classroom setting to a real-world patient scenario.


Explore our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the LSCO LVN to RN transition program to make sure that your questions are answered.

RN Program Admission Rating Scale

View the RN program admission rating scale.

Additional Services

Contact Info

Academic Advising

For registration and admission information, please contact:

Academic Advising
Email: Advising@lsco.edu
Phone: (409) 882-3340
Ron E. Lewis Library

Nursing Division Chair

For additional program information, please contact:

Sherri Foreman
Email: Sherri.Foreman@lsco.edu
Phone: (409) 882-3912
Stark Nursing Classroom Building, Room 104L

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