The Lone Star College System offers a multiple entry/exit program of study in Associate Degree Nursing. The Professional Nursing Program (Basic Track) and the Transition Track for Articulating Students (LVN and Paramedic) lead to an Associate Degree in Nursing and eligibility to take the R.N. State Licensure Examination. The Professional Nursing Program and Transition Track for Articulating Students are accredited by The Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The Accreditation Commission Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredits the RN track and The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) accredits the LVN program.
Professional Nursing Program - Basic Track: Beginning nursing students are admitted in April and will begin their four sequential semesters of nursing courses in July or August. Summer/Fall admission is offered at four sites: Lone Star College-CyFair, Lone Star College-Tomball, Lone Star College-Montgomery, and Lone Star College-North Harris. About 260 students enroll in the class: 50 at Lone Star College-CyFair, 50 at Lone Star College-Tomball, 40 at Lone Star College-Montgomery, and 120 at Lone Star College-North Harris. Due to Texas BON mandated teacher/student ratios, students may be accepted at a campus other than the one to which they originally applied.
The Basic Track program is a full-time, day program. You will be in class/skills labs twice a week for approximately 4 hours per day between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. You will also practice your skills in a hospital for either a one day 10-12 hour clinical, or a two day clinical for 5 hours each day. Most clinicals are in the day but some are scheduled at night based on hospital availability. We cannot guarantee which class, lab, or clinical days/times will be available when you register. Lastly, you will have computerized exams on Friday mornings or afternoons. Studying and projects require an additional time commitment.
Several exit options are available within the Professional Nursing Program track.
Option 1 - take the certification exam to become a CNA or CMA after Fall semester.
Option 2 - take the LVN licensure exam after completing Fall and Spring program classes and vocational nursing electives in the summer (if eligible).
Students may choose to exit at these points and work, or continue in the Professional Nursing Program. Students who exit will have two years to apply for readmission to the Professional Nursing Program.
Students who are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in the state of Texas may receive articulated credit for RNSG 1105, and enter directly into Nursing I.
Information regarding this program is available through the ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta,GA 30326, 404.975.5000.
Lone Star College System is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Lone Star College System does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, nationality or ethnicity in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other college-administered programs and activities.