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Transition to Professional Nursing for Articulating Students AAS (Integrated Curriculum)

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Overview

Summary

The Transition to Professional Nursing Program for Articulating Students is a program designed for licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) or paramedics to become a registered nurse (RN).

Lone Star College has agreements with many colleges and universities that allow ADN graduates to earn their BSNs.

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.

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.

Accreditation

Transition to Professional Nursing for Articulating Students AAS (Integrated Curriculum) 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 websiteor phone 512.305.7400.

Contact

Please Contact the Nursing Department for more information.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses 10 Credits
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
Credits earned by PLA based upon Licensure as LVN or Paramedic 12 Credits
RNSG 1219 Integrated Nursing Skills I1 2
RNSG 1361 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1 3
RNSG 1523 Intro to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs1 5
RNSG 1229 Integrated Nursing Skills II1 2

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
RNSG 1517 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice I for Articulating Students 5
RNSG 1360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
RNSG 2361 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2514 Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex Health Care Needs 5
BIOL 2420 Medical Microbiology 4

Second Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective2 3
RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2535 Integrated Patient Care Management3 5
Transition to Professional Nursing AAS Program Total 60 Credits

Footnotes

  1. PLA Credit based upon current licensure as LVN or Paramedic.
  2. Choose from the AAS core
  3. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $65,5711

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."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

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 $792 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.