Moving to Texas? LVN to RN programs

  1. Considering a move to Texas.....either Dallas or Houston....I am currently an LVN with almost all of my pre reqs complete, how difficult is it to get into a bridge program and where are my chances better? When i am done with pre reqs here will have to wait at least a year (CALIF) chances better there.....At first I was going to wait to move until I finished school...now I dont know if it is worth the wait?????
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    I am currently an LVN who moved to Texas last year from California. In addition, I am in the process of taking my prerequisite classes for local LVN-to-RN programs in and around DFW, Texas. Your chances are exponentially better if you are willing to travel to an outlying school versus an inner-city school. Not everyone is willing to make the commute to school, but the outlying schools tend to have less applicants.

    My coworker recently got accepted to an LVN-to-BSN program with a 2.9 grade point average. The inner-city schools in Dallas, Fort Wort, and Arlington claim to admit applicants with 2.5 grade point averages, but there are thouands of applicants so the cutoff usually ends up being a 3.8 gpa for the city schools. My coworker travels to a rural university located 80 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    By the way, here are all the LVN-to-RN programs in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that I can think of at this moment.

    1. Tarleton State University LVN-to-BSN, Stephenville
    2. Brookhaven College LVN-to-RN, Farmers Branch
    3. El Centro College LVN-to-RN, Dallas
    4. Weatherford College LVN-to-RN, Weatherford
    5. North Central Texas College LVN-to-RN, Gainesville
    6. Grayson County College LVN-to-RN, Denison
    7. Trinity Valley Community College LVN-to-RN, Kaufman
    8. Tyler Junior College LVN-to-RN, Tyler
    9. Hill College LVN-to-RN, Cleburne
    10. Navarro College LVN-to-RN, Corsicana
    11. Paris Junior College LVN-to-RN, Paris
    12. McLennan College LVN-to-RN, Waco

    I'm sure you are knowledgeable enough to seek out the prerequisite requirements for each of these schools. Some schools have up to 36 credit hours of prerequisite classes, whereas others have only 12 hours of prerequisites. The outlying schools tend to be more lenient.
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    I am a LVN and was accepted to Tarleton State University's LVN to BSN program. I had a 3.0 and all my classes done but algebra. I failed algebra and it stopped me from starting . But I got in on my first try. Now I also applied to weatherford at the same time and did not get in, the cut off was something like 3.5. Well good luck to you..




    Quote from mrincc
    Considering a move to Texas.....either Dallas or Houston....I am currently an LVN with almost all of my pre reqs complete, how difficult is it to get into a bridge program and where are my chances better? When i am done with pre reqs here will have to wait at least a year (CALIF) chances better there.....At first I was going to wait to move until I finished school...now I dont know if it is worth the wait?????
  6. by   plantinsmiles
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I am currently an LVN who moved to Texas last year from California. In addition, I am in the process of taking my prerequisite classes for local LVN-to-RN programs in and around DFW, Texas. Your chances are exponentially better if you are willing to travel to an outlying school versus an inner-city school. Not everyone is willing to make the commute to school, but the outlying schools tend to have less applicants.

    My coworker recently got accepted to an LVN-to-BSN program with a 2.9 grade point average. The inner-city schools in Dallas, Fort Wort, and Arlington claim to admit applicants with 2.5 grade point averages, but there are thouands of applicants so the cutoff usually ends up being a 3.8 gpa for the city schools. My coworker travels to a rural university located 80 miles southwest of Fort Worth.


    Which are the outlying schools and do you mind if I ask which school your co worker got into ? I did look at Weatherfords website but from reading on here it seems to be hard to get into. Thanks
  7. by   rcor32RN
    Wow, congratulations on getting your RN 5/12/10! what is the salary for LVN's and RN's in Texas??
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from rcor32RN
    Wow, congratulations on getting your RN 5/12/10! what is the salary for LVN's and RN's in Texas??
    Which part of Texas? There's Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and many other cities with strikingly different pay rates based on the region.
  9. by   rcor32RN
    San Antonio.. would you recommend a better school over another? I am looking into a Bridge program LVN-RN.. Galen vs Baptist..

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