LVN/Paramedic to ADN Transition

Are you a highly-skilled, licensed vocational nurse, or licensed paramedic, ready to advance your career? Look no further than our challenging, fast-track program for experienced health care providers.

Application Deadline for Spring 2023:

Friday, September 16

For application and more program information, click the individual links (in blue) below

Application Period: July 5 - Sept 16, 2022

The LVN/Paramedic to ADN transition program at the South Campus prepares you to earn your associate degree in nursing and sit for licensure as a registered nurse, or RN. The ADN Transition program is competitive and selection into the program is by acceptance only. Our accredited curriculum prepares you not just to graduate with an Associate's degree, but to pass the NCLEX-RN on your first attempt, earning your license as an RN.

Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.  

Is this program for you?
Are you flexible? Technology-driven? After 30 credit hours of prerequisites, this fast-track program will prepare you to face the challenges of…

  • Next-level critical thinking skills
  • Confidence-building in student learning outcomes
  • Management expectations in advanced nursing performance

Choosing to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse?

Do you maintain a healthy work/life balance and have excellent time management skills?

To succeed in your investment in your education, we offer classes face to face on campus, approximately 3 days per week, including clinical rotations. Clinical assignments are scheduled in cooperation with affiliated partners, subject to change, and based on limited site availability. Professionalism, flexibility, and adaptability will assist you as you advance your skills in all areas of training.


 Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science

Are you an LVN or a certified paramedic who wants to become an RN? This program — four semesters, including one summer term — will get you there.

60 credit hours

Program Info

 South Campus

Serving students in Southeast Houston, Pearland, Clear Lake, Webster, Friendswood, and surrounding communities.

Contact Us

 281-998-6350 x3315


The ADN Transition program is approved by:

The Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701

and accredited by:

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

Application Information and Deadlines


Step 1: Meet with an Educational Planner or Admissions Advisor


Step 2: Join us with questions via a virtual information session - Click here to register




July 21st



August 18th



September 8th




Step 3: Review Program and Application Information - Click each link below

ADN Transition Admission Application - Click here to apply now

Application dates: July 5 - September 16


Step 4: Take the HESI A2 Entrance Exam - Click here to schedule until 9/15!


The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is now the accepted Entrance Exam for SJC South Campus.

  • Limited to one exam per application period with San Jacinto College.
  • Score reports are accepted from any institution.
  • Score reports are good for up to two years.
  • Scores are received internally by the program or results may be attached to the application.
  • Minimum cumulative score of 75% total in Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Math, and Anatomy & Physiology. Critical Thinking is not required. 

Pre-Exam Day:

1) Schedule as soon as possible.

2) Test your equipment.

3) Download the Chrome or Firefox extension.

4) Watch the student experience video for what to expect.


Step 5: Apply to the program. (Application period: July 5 - September 16, 2022)

The application periods are twice per year (spring and fall), and the ADN Transition program consists of four terms. Each acceptance period is cohort-based, therefore classes must be taken through the program in its entirety.

  • If you have questions about program requirements, prerequisites, transcripts, or applications, meet with an educational planner for academic advising or pathway planning ( or join our virtual information session.
  • You must check current eligibility information and submit your complete application packet with all required documentation.
  • Only two courses may be "in progress" and proof of completion is required after final grades are posted.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA to apply. All course grades must be a "C" or greater to be accepted as prerequisites for the program. We no longer accept outside institutions' RNSG courses.
  • Competitive entrance requirements Click here for Rubric

The application period is a process; selection is competitive and seating is limited. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

ADN Transition Admission Application - Click here to apply now


Step 6: Complete clinical requirements ahead of time. Upon acceptance, be prepared to provide:

  • Physical screening (upon acceptance)
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal background check*
  • Drug screening (upon acceptance)
  • Immunizations, including seasonal Flu, DT/Dtap, and TB
  • Immunity in titers to HEP B, HEP C, Varicella, and MMR
  • Compliance in current licensure and CPR-BLS or ACLS certification


*Note: Effective Jan. 1, 1996, a person who has been convicted of a felony may be disqualified from obtaining licensure as an RN. After turning in your completed application, we may email you for further information.


Step 7: Prepare for Orientation.

  • Orientation is where you will learn more about expectations and what you will need to prepare.
  • We ask that you bring questions to Orientation where Faculty and Staff will help onboard you to our program.


Step 8: Attend Mandatory Orientation - Date TBA

  • We will distribute a packet with more information on registration, uniforms, books, supplies, and requirements.


Information Sessions

Spring 2023 Information Sessions - Click here to register for a virtual session!




July 21st



August 18th



September 8th




HESI A2 Entrance Exam Registration

Click here to schedule your virtually proctored exam!

Program Outcomes

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)


We encourage you to visit the Texas Board of Nursing website. It provides excellent information for students looking to obtain licensure or further their careers as nurses in Texas.

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.