The Basic Track which is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing and eligibility to take the R.N. Licensure Examination. Students who are paramedics or licensed vocational nurses may qualify for the Articulation Track.
Beginning nursing students are admitted in April and will begin their four sequential semesters of nursing courses in 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. Class/skills labs are twice per week for approximately 4 hours per day between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Clinicals are 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. Computerized exams are 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.
Information regarding this program is available through the ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta,GA 30326, 404.975.5000.
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