LVN-to-ADN Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Texas Health School (THS) LVN-to-ADN Program builds upon the Mission of the THS Vocational Nursing Program currently in operation and is as follows:
The mission of the Texas Health School’s LVN-to-ADN Program is to provide quality education to a diverse student population necessary to contribute to the nursing profession through development of competent, safe, and empathetic novice RNs. The curriculum of the LVN-to-ADN Program will expand students’ competence as LVNs by emphasizing knowledge, skills, and aptitudes necessary to make appropriate clinical judgments consistent with the RN scope of practice in a variety of clinical settings. Graduates will be committed to life-long learning, using reflection and self-evaluation to continue their professional development.
The Texas Health School LVN-to-ADN Program is a 16 -month course of study for LVNs desiring to become an Associate Degree-prepared RNs. The course of study is composed of eight sessions lasting 8 weeks each. The credits taken each session range from 5 to 10 with eight credits being the most common. The curriculum plan includes foundational general education courses including Anatomy & Physiology I and II, with labs, Lifespan Growth/ Development, Microbiology with a lab, English, and College Algebra. The Nursing courses integrate the five Texas Board of Nursing required content areas of medical-surgical, mental health, maternal/child health, pediatrics, and geriatric nursing. Within each of the five content areas health promotion, prevention, rehabilitation, maintenance and restoration of health, palliative, and end of life care are emphasized. Processes for using relevant knowledge to make appropriate clinical judgments are also included.
Upon completion of the program, the graduates will meet the following objectives consistent with the 2021 Associate Degree Nursing Differentiated Essential Competencies of the Texas Board of Nursing.
- Assume responsibility and accountability for providing safe and effective care consistent with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and regulations, policies, and procedures of the employing practice settings.
- Assume responsibility for the quality of care they deliver and continued competences through reflection, self-analysis, and life-long learning.
- Communicate and manage information using technology to support decision-making to improve patient care.
- In a variety of clinical settings, provide and evaluate safe, compassionate patient-centered care within the RN scope of care to patients, families, and significant others, based upon the nursing process, clinical judgment, and appropriate evidence.
- Integrate health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction into safe care, considering legal and ethical principles, culture and potential health disparities into the plan of care.
- Analyze findings from comprehensive assessments of physical and psychosocial status, needs, and preferences of culture, spirituality, ethnicity, and social diversity of patients and families into care, using relative evidence as the basis.
- Develop, implement and evaluate, teaching plans for patients and their families to address current and future healthcare needs relative to health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.
- Evaluate and report client outcomes and responses to therapeutic interventions in comparison to benchmarks from evidence-based practice, and plan follow-up nursing care.
- Access education or training, as necessary to ensure safe, quality care to clients.
- Serve as an advocate for patients, referring patients and families/significant others to appropriate resources and assisting in the transition of patients throughout the healthcare system, particularly in trauma, emergency, and pandemic situations.
- Use evidence, organizational evaluation data and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure the safety and quality of care.
- Accept and make assignments and delegate tasks that take into consideration patient safety and organizational policy.
- Coordinate, collaborate, and communicate effectively and in a timely manner, with the patients, their family/significant others and the interprofessional team to plan, deliver and evaluate care.
- Supervise nursing care provided by others using management principles, analysis of patient or unit need and Nurse Practice Act.
- Prepare to take the NCLEX-RN examination.
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Texas Health School is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, COE, a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. www.council.org
Texas Health School is approved and regulated by:
- Texas Board of Nursing, Vocational Nursing Program https://www.bon.texas.gov/
- Texas Health and Human Services, Nurse Aide Training Program
- Texas Health and Human Services, Medication Aide Training Program
- Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Massage Therapy Program
- Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin, Texas (to grant degrees)
- Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans Education
Texas Health School:
- Is recognized by the United States Department of Education for participation in Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student and Parent Loans)
- Provides educational training services for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (select programs only)
- Is approved for training of veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code for approved programs by the Texas Workforce Commission including VA vocational rehabilitation programs
- Is an approved vendor of the Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS)
A copy of the school’s accreditation, licensure, and approvals are on file and available for review upon written request to the School Director
To be employed as a registered nurse (RN), individuals must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in his or her state of residence. All 50 states require the graduate to pass the NCLEX-RN to work as an registered nurse.
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