ADN Transition Admission Information

Are you a licensed vocational nurse or working paramedic looking to take your career to the next level? San Jacinto College’s ADN Transition program may be just what the doctor ordered. Get the information you need to apply today.

ADN Transition Quick Guide

The ADN Transition program accepts applications twice per year. The Fall 2024 application period is open from February 1 until April 15, 2024.  The online application will close automatically at 5 p.m. on the closing date. You can find all the information you need right here to get you started quickly and easily. The application is located at the bottom of this page.
San Jacinto Student in AND Transition

Admissions Best Practices

  • If you have questions about the program requirements, prerequisites, transcripts, or application, please meet with a program advisor
  • You must complete the online application in one sitting. Have your documents ready in PDF form.
  • You may have two prerequisite courses “in progress” when you apply. However, any prerequisites not completed before applying will not be used in the scoring rubric. 
  • We do not accept outside institutions’ RNSG courses.

Steps to Apply

Use this as a checklist to make sure you're completing every step to apply. Then keep scrolling to get more information on certain steps.
  1. Attend an Information Session

    Attending an information session isn’t mandatory for admission, but they’re very helpful. You can find out more about the program and get answers to questions about the application process.

  2. Create an ATI TEAS Account

    Your entrance exam is provided by ATI TEAS. You will need to set up an account in order to take the exam. Follow these steps to set up your account.

  3. Take the TEAS Exam

    The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam evaluates basic academic knowledge in Reading, Mathematics, Science, English, and Language usage. Scores may not be older than 2 years from the deadline date.

    You can take the four-hour exam in-person at San Jac South or remote at home. Both options will be on a computer. Please follow the links below for the option you prefer.

    Sign Up for In-Person Testing
    Cost: $71 + tax

    Feb. 21, 2024 at 1 p.m.
    March 1, 2024 at 8 a.m.
    Mar. 27, 2024 at 2 p.m.
    April 5, 2024 at 2 p.m.

    Sign Up for Remote Testing (Proctored by ATI) 
    Cost: $120 + tax

  4. Apply to the ADN Transition Program

    Fall 2024 Application Period:

    February 1, 2024 - April 15, 2024 @ Noon

    Once you have completed the rest of the steps, you’re ready to apply to the program! Upload your documents and complete the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Note: You must have a San Jac Student ID - G number - to log into the link.

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information sessions

Virtual Sessions

Date Time Registration Link
Feb. 9, 2024 10 AM Zoom

Mar. 8, 2024

3 PM Zoom
Apr. 10, 2024 10 AM Zoom

 

If you plan to attend a virtual zoom information session, you must register for the session above to reserve your place.

Face-to-Face Sessions

Date Time Location
Feb. 14, 2024 4 PM S-1.117 South Campus, Bldg 1 - Allied Health
Mar. 20, 2024 4 PM S-1.117 South Campus, Bldg 1 - Allied Health
Apr. 1, 2024 4 PM S-1.117 South Campus, Bldg 1 - Allied Health

 

Required Documentation

Make sure you have the required documentation ready and you submit everything with your application. 

Request a transcript evaluation from the admissions office. This evaluation will help us to better understand your completed courses from other schools. We recommend requesting your evaluation as soon as possible to ensure you get everything you need in time to apply. Once the evaluation is complete, you can access your GPS Report through SOS. To get your GPS Report:

  1. Log onto SOS Step
  2. Click on Student Tab Step
  3. Click on Degree Evaluation
  4. Click on What If located under the first tab: Worksheets.
  5. Select Associates of Applied Science from the Degree drop down.
  6. Select desired year from the Catalog Year drop down.
  7. Select LVN: Nrsg-LVN-RN Transition AAS or Paramedic: Nrsg-Paramedic-RN Transition AAS from the Major drop down.
  8. Click the Process What-If button near the top of the screen. This process may take a few minutes to generate the request.
  9. Click Print on the top right corner. Keep a copy and submit one copy in the application packet.

Please remember that all transcripts must:

  • Have been printed within 60 days of applying
  • Be submitted in PDF format
  • Have your name visible
  • Show a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 

Log in to SOS

Request a transcript evaluation from the admissions office. This evaluation will help us to better understand your completed courses from other schools. We recommend requesting your evaluation as soon as possible to ensure you get everything you need in time to apply. Once the evaluation is complete, you can access your GPS Report through SOS. To get your GPS Report:

  1. Log onto SOS Step
  2. Click on Student Tab Step
  3. Click on Degree Evaluation
  4. Click on What If located under the first tab: Worksheets.
  5. Select Associates of Applied Science from the Degree drop down.
  6. Select desired year from the Catalog Year drop down.
  7. Select LVN: Nrsg-LVN-RN Transition AAS or Paramedic: Nrsg-Paramedic-RN Transition AAS from the Major drop down.
  8. Click the Process What-If button near the top of the screen. This process may take a few minutes to generate the request.
  9. Click Print on the top right corner. Keep a copy and submit one copy in the application packet.

Please remember that all transcripts must:

  • Have been printed within 60 days of applying
  • Be submitted in PDF format
  • Have your name visible
  • Show a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 

Log in to SOS

We use CastleBranch < https://discover.castlebranch.com/ > to document and track immunization records, drug screenings, and more. It is also a good idea to obtain hard copies of your immunizations for your own records. For your application, please create an account with CastleBranch and upload documentation for:

  • Compliance with current licensure requirements as an LVN/LPN or paramedic.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR and AED Training for Health Care Professionals Certificate card from the American Heart Association (online courses are not accepted)
  • Proof of immunizations:
    • Influenza (flu shot, must be current and updated throughout the program)
    • Tdap (within the last 10 years)
    • TB skin test or chest X ray (within the past year)
    • Titer showing proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
    • Titer showing proof of immunity to Hepatitis B
    • Titer showing negative screening for Hepatitis C
    • Titer showing proof of immunity to Varicella (chicken pox)

*Titer for MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B must be on file in your student record before the end of the first semester.

Additional Vaccine Requirements
As part of the ADN Transition program, you will be studying in facilities outside of the College. During these times, you will be required to comply with the immunization policies of each facility to be able to participate. This includes COVID-19 vaccinations. These requirements are implemented by the outside facilities and are not mandated by San Jac. Failure to meet the immunization requirements may limit your ability to complete the program. It may also delay your graduation date. San Jac does not process exemptions. You must address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the external learning site.

CastleBranch

Requirements Upon Acceptance

There are a few more requirements you must meet once you’ve been accepted. 

New student orientation is mandatory. During orientation you will:

  • Learn about the program expectations and how to prepare for the course.
  • Be able to ask questions of administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Prepare for a uniform fitting and purchase a Nurse Supply Pack.
  • Receive course materials with information on registration, books, supplies, and more.
  • Receive other resources to prepare you for the course, labs, and clinicals.

 

The drug screen, Blue Card, and physical exam are required after you are accepted into the program. You will receive information about these screenings once you’ve been accepted. You may schedule the exam with a private physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. Just make sure you use the forms the ADN Transition program provides. 

The exam:

  • Should show that you are physically and emotionally fit to perform all the requirements of direct patient care
  • Should show you are free from communicable diseases
  • Are subject to review by the department, medical opinion, or policy of hospitals and agencies that serve as extended campus sites for clinicals.

You must have health insurance when you are accepted into the program, and maintain your insurance without lapses throughout the program. The Gold Card does not count as health insurance.

San Jac doesn’t participate in a specific College-sponsored health insurance plan. You may obtain insurance through private companies. Compare companies and study the terms of their policies before buying coverage. We are offering the following providers as a resource only, not as an endorsement:

We also use CastleBranch for our background checks and drug screenings. You must have a clear criminal background to be eligible for a nursing license. If you have an issue in attaining your license, you can file a Declaratory Order. Declatory orders allow the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) to make a decision on your eligibility before you enter a nursing program. Please note:

  • You can file a Declaratory Order if you answer yes to questions 3-5 on the licensure eligibility requirements.
  • Wait to file a Declaratory Order until you receive a letter from the BON telling you to do so. If you foresee incidents on your criminal background check, you should start gathering information, such as statements and court documents. But wait to submit anything until the BON requests a Declaratory Order.
  • At the end of San Jac’s application period, our nursing office will email qualified applicants with directions for completing the background check. If the BON has approved your eligibility, you may go ahead and enroll in the program. You will need to provide proof of clearance by either the “Blue Card” or the “Outcome Letter” from the BON.

Accreditation Information

The San Jacinto College-South LVN/Paramedic to ADN Transition Program is accredited by:

State of Texas Board of Nursing

Address: 1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Website: www.bon.texas.gov 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Address: 3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Website: www.acenursing.org    

Contact the ADN Transition Department

Have questions about the admissions process? Don’t hesitate to reach out!
adn.transition@sjcd.edu  
281-998-6350 x3315