Covenant School of Nursing

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Covenant School of Nursing, formerly known as Methodist Hospital School of Nursing was founded in 1918 in Lubbock, Texas and in South Plains, this school is the oldest running nursing school. The school has graduated above 3,700 nurses and continuously preparing and offering competent and quality nurses to the region since last 93 years.

The school offered 76-week duration program, which is a hospital based program assist students for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). The nursing students get an opportunity to get trained in classroom learning, lab and clinical sites at more than 20 different health care settings around Lubbock, Texas. Various financial aid programs and scholarships, and Health Traxx program from Covenant Health System is offered to qualified students to ease their program cost burden.

The graduating students from Covenant School of Nursing gets practicing opportunities in numerous health care settings, such as Surgical, Emergency, Flight Nurse, Hospice, Mental Health, and many more.

The students aiming to enroll in the school for the nursing programs, must complete 9 prerequisite college courses from any accredited or approved college or university as a pre-nursing student, which offer them eligibility to get admission for nursing programs of the school.

Covenant School of Nursing offered Nursing programs include

  • 76-week hospital-based diploma program for RN Licensure
  • An Advanced Credit program for licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN)

The completion of courses allows student to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam.

The prerequisite for the admission in the school includes

  • High school diploma/or
  • A General Educational Development (GED) certificate
  • Nine specific college courses including English or 1 beginning Spanish, Chemistry with lab, Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab, Introduction to Psychology, Nutrition, Microbiology with lab and, Human Growth and Development (Lifespan).

To pass the prerequisite test, a grade of”C” or above in each course is essential and 2.5 average grade point or higher is necessary.

The Accreditation to Covenant School of Nursing is granted by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Texas Board of Nursing. The school is also a member of the Council of Diploma Programs of the National League for Nursing.


Covenant School of Nursing
2002 W. Loop 289 (Wayland Plaza), Suite 120
Lubbock, Texas 79407-1704