Rio Grande Valley College in Pharr is now offering a new Associate Degree in Nursing LVN to RN Bridge Program. Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez and RGV College CEO Annabelle Palomo joined together in the public announcement, confirming the approval from the Texas Board of Nursing.
“Congratulations to RGV College, we are excited about this announcement that will offer students more opportunities to seek healthcare careers here in the Rio Grande Valley, while at the same time, helping to reduce the nursing shortage in acute care facilities in the Texas region and the Rio Grande Valley,” said Mayor Hernandez. “I know that our community and our region, as a whole, will greatly benefit from this exciting news and I cannot wait to see how it will impact our region in the future.”
The first cohort of thirty students begin classes in Jan. 2019.
“RGV College looks forward to providing more opportunities to our students and to help close the healthcare shortage gap of much needed medical personnel,” said Palomo
Programs currently at RGV College include Vocational Nursing, Nurse’s Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.