If caring is your calling, the Baptist School of Health Professions offers an Advance Placement for students transitioning LVN-to-RN into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program that provides the additional education and training needed for a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to prepare to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Applicants to the Advance Placement program are required to have:

  • A valid Texas LVN License

Texas Board of Nursing – Requirements

In today’s challenging healthcare environment, a shortage of RNs has created the incentive for LVNs to advance their career to the next level. The LVN-to-RN Advance Placement option allows licensed LVN students to enter the AAS in Nursing in second semester. Overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment and geographic setting. Employment is expected to grow by 19% between 2012 and 2022 (2014, Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor). The median salary for RNs is $65,470 Actual salaries and employment opportunities may vary depending upon geographic location, market employment trends by local area, employer size, employee experience, and employee credentials. Prospective students should research the local employment opportunities as a part of their decision-making processes.


  • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab, 8 credit hours
  • Microbiology with Lab, 4 credit hours

Length: 3-4 Semesters

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