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 the Nursing Information Session on Wednesday, May 3. The session is at 5 p.m. in the Health Science Building (HSB) room 108.
“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. Future information sessions are on June 7 at 1 p.m., July 5 at 5 p.m., Aug. 2 at 1 p.m., and Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. in the HSB.
LSC-Kingwood’s Nursing Program 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, Internet, video, TV and independent study 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
Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education/career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.