This program is designed for students needing a flexible schedule and willing to be self-directed in completing the nursing program. There are three aspects to the program: didactic, lab skills, and clinical coursework. The didactic or classroom portion of the coursework is online with the student able to complete weekly modules and exams online. The lab skills courses include an online component plus weekly scheduled practice times on campus. The clinical courses are scheduled weekly with a faculty member at a clinical facility.
Online LVN/Paramedic Transition Program
The online transition program is for LVN’s and paramedics and is traditionally completed within one year. This will allow completion of three levels or sets of courses in three consecutive semesters. Students will need to participate in a one week orientation on campus during the first week of the program.
Online Second Degree Program
The online second-degree program is for basic track students with a prior college degree. This program is traditionally scheduled over two years, but the Quest program can be completed in a shorter time period. Students will complete this program in four (4) consecutive semesters. There are four sets of courses in the basic track program with completion expected in four consecutive semesters. Students will need to participate in a one week orientation on campus during the first week of the program.
Prerequisite courses and admission requirements are the same as for the traditional programs. In addition, applicants to the online program must have experience with online courses and have the ability to function independently. Transition students must be currently employed in a healthcare facility. Students who have no online course experience or have been unsuccessful in a traditional nursing program will not be eligible for the online program. International students have limitations on taking online courses and may be ineligible depending on immigration status.
Application ranking points will be used in selection of students. In addition, top candidates will be invited for an interview.
Applications will be available online at http://www.lonestar.edu/nursing-dept-kingwood.htm, July 9, 2012 through September 7, 2012 for the Spring 2013 program for both second degree and transition students.