The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is designed for Licensed Registered Nurses seeking to advance their professional qualifications. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the nursing profession and will bring that understanding to the practice of nursing in their places of employment.
Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership and management roles. The program will prepare registered nurses to care for patients in a variety of settings, including acute, long-term care, community and public health clinics.
When will the Bachelor's Degrees be offered at Lone Star College?
Applications will be available beginning February 3, 2020 and registration for classes will open along with all other Lone Star College Fall 2020 classes on April 3, 2020.
When can I apply?
Applications will be available beginning February 3, 2020
Do I have to compete to get in?
The Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN-BSN) is selective entry. Students will have to have completed their Core (42 SCH), have earned an AAS in Nursing (ADN), and hold a current RN license.
How can I get more information about the bachelor's programs offered?
Stay tuned for further updates or sign up to be notified. More information will be posted soon.
How is financial aid being handled? After 90 credit hours completed?
Lone Star College will begin the process of applying for financial aid eligibility for the bachelor degree programs now that we have SACSCOC approval. We cannot confirm that financial aid will be available for the Fall 2020 start, but will keep students updated on the process. Once LSC is approved for financial aid for these 3 programs, students will be eligible for Financial Aid under the rules for any bachelor's degree. The 150% rule which caps at 90 SCH for an associate degree becomes 180 SCH when a student is pursuing a bachelor's degree.
When does this program begin and at which campus?
This program will be starting its first cohort of students at LSC-Montgomery in Fall 2020.
Do you need to have your associate degree finished before applying? If students get an AA/AS/AAS will they be automatically accepted?
A point system will be used in selection of applicants. Applicants will need to have completed the Texas Core Curriculum. In addition to the Core courses built into an AAS Nursing degree, please find recommendations for CORE Course selections below:
In what format will the classes be taught (ONLINE, etc.)
All programs will be taught in 8-week terms so students can take only 2 classes at a time and finish their bachelor’s in 2 years. The RN to BSN program has additional prerequisites of the Core Completion, so students will be able to complete their BSN in 12 months after entry. Primary delivery for courses will be hybrid, combining face to face class time, often in the evenings, with online work to accommodate the working student.
Are there prerequisites before being eligible to apply?
For the RN to BSN: YES, as stated in the table above.
Is the BSN program going to allow 1st-year students?
Students will need to have earned their AAS and be registered nurses holding an unencumbered nursing license. Students will also need to be Core complete prior to acceptance.
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