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Nursing Specialization AAS Degree (Integrated Curriculum)

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This program is designed for students interested in becoming a registered nurse (RN). The curriculum is organized around a series of concepts progressing from simple to complex.

Lone Star College has agreements with many colleges and universities that allow ADN graduates to earn their BSNs. The integrated programs also offer the Transition to Professional Nursing Program for articulating students designed for licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) or paramedics to become ADNs.

If you have a passion for caring for people, the nursing profession might be for you. Supportive faculty and staff are here to help you build a strong foundation for your nursing career. Student experiences include hands on laboratory, classroom, and clinical facility rotations. LSC Nursing Programs offer state of the art simulation equipment and laboratories. Dedication to the program is important as you develop the necessary knowledge and skills for degree completion.

Licensure – Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing.

Please note: This is a competitive admission program.

Program Admission Criteria

This is an application based program. Students interested in applying to the nursing program should read the latest Nursing program requirements.

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Articulation Agreements

Lone Star College has agreements with the following BSN colleges and universities that allow ADN graduates to earn their BSNs. For more information, see our University Transfer Guides

Program Accreditation

The LSC Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. ACEN website or telephone is 404.975.5000 and are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON), 333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, TX 78701. TBON website or phone 512.305.7400.

Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Nursing Assistant Certificate Level I (Integrated Curriculum) program may be applied to this degree.


Prerequisite Courses 7 Credits
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3

First Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
RNSG 1219 Integrated Nursing Skills I 2
RNSG 1361 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 1523 Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs 5
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RNSG 1229 Integrated Nursing Skills II 2
RNSG 1362 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2504 Integrated Care of the Patient with Common Health Care Needs 5

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
BIOL 2420 Medical Microbiology 4
RNSG 2361 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2514 Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex Health Care Needs 5
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
Code Humanities/Fine Arts Elective1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
RNSG 2362 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2535 Integrated Patient Care Management2 5
Nursing AAS Degree (ADN-Integrated Curriculum) Program Total 60 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $70,7331

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Registered Nurse2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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