Texas State Technical College West Texas graduated a new class of LVN to ADN students on Aug. 17, 2012. However, the students' studies did not conclude with graduation, the class continued to prepare for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) test. As of Oct. 1, 2012, the graduating class earned a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam.
The one-year concentrated program includes three 15-week terms of intense study. TSTC West Texas President Gail Lawrence said, “TSTC is tremendously proud of this group of dedicated students. These students serve a noble profession at a time of a critical national shortage in nursing. This fast-paced and rigorous program required concentration, dedication, commitment and hard work. We look forward to continuing to train and place highly qualified nurses in the West Texas workforce for many years to come.”
Program Director, Donalyn Alexander indicated that, based on the most recent graduates NCLEX-RN 100% pass rate, the Texas Board of Nursing voted to place the program back on initial status for the upcoming year. The LVN to ADN program will accept 30 students in January 2013 and an additional 20 students in May 2013.
Applications for the program will be available online Oct. 23, 2012 at westtexas.tstc.edu. Questions may be directed to Shawntay Sparks-Hubbard, Program Chair, at 325-641-5961.