The shortage of qualified and skilled nurses and LVNs is putting a bigger demand on the health care industry.
To keep up with this demand, Lone Star College-Kingwood invites potential and current students to its Nursing Information Sessions this fall. The sessions will be in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) room 125/126 on Sept. 6 and Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 4 and Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.
“The purpose of the information session is to meet with potential students and give them a detailed overview of the Nursing Program and the courses and certifications that we offer, said Nickie Loftin, interim director of nursing. “We also inform them of program requirements and fees necessary for registration.”
The Nursing Program recommends potential students to attend the information sessions before applying for the program. The session lasts one to two hours and students do not have to reserve a spot.
LSC-Kingwood’s Nursing Program students offers training to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and two options to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) is one of the most in-demand, high-growth career tracks in the industry. Graduates are eligible to become registered nurses, who provide and coordinate care for patients. LVNs provide a wide-variety of essential patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Career options for both paths include hospitals, long-term facilities, clinics, and other health care facilities.
“The mission of LSC-Kingwood’s Nursing Program is to provide flexible and innovative educational opportunities to accommodate working adults, and to facilitate their nursing goals and student success,” Loftin said.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional and online formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.