When you’re training to become a nurse, there’s simply no substitute for hands-on experience. At Covenant School of Nursing, you’ll not only learn in the classroom – you’ll participate in skill-oriented labs and work in clinical situations at nearly 20 different health care facilities in the Lubbock area. In fact, you’ll begin working directly with patients early in your training during the 64-week program.
Our program is a full-time, 64-week hospital-based diploma program that follows the completion of eight specific prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university of your choice. Guided by a Master’s prepared nursing faculty, students who successfully complete our program are eligible for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). An LVN-RN track is also offered to licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) for completion of their registered nursing education.
To graduate from Covenant School of Nursing, students must be able to fully attend and successfully complete all classroom, lab and clinical components of each required nursing course. They must also sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam.
Graduates of CSON are then streamlined into the nursing program at Lubbock Christian University (LCU) to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This transition takes place approximately three months after graduation from CSON and takes two to three semesters to complete. All students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN) before entering LCU. Covenant encourages graduates to complete higher levels of education by receiving their Master's (MSN), Family Practitioner License, or even PhD in Nursing. Learn more about our partnership with LCU.
Affiliation with Covenant Health
Covenant School of Nursing is a member of Covenant Health, the region’s largest health system, servicing 62 counties throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Covenant is home to more than 5,500 employees, with 4,500 of those working in Lubbock.
In addition to its four hospitals in Lubbock, the Covenant network includes 20 regional facilities, 450 active physicians, 14 home health locations, one home infusion facility and Hospice of Lubbock.
Learn more about Covenant Health's Mission, Vision and Values.