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LSC-North Harris Nursing Department

MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

We, the nursing faculty of LSC-North Harris, concur with the vision and values of the LSC system and the LSC system nursing philosophy. LSC-North Harris has the privilege of having the most diverse student population. As nursing faculty we acknowledge and embrace this diversity and choose to focus on commonalities versus differences. The faculty is committed to educating this diverse group of students focusing on a common goal of producing safe, ethical, caring, and competent nurses.


2015-2016 Nursing Student Handbook


LSC-North Harris offers two options to become a Registered Nurse (RN).   Combining the art of caring with the science of nursing, the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is one of the most in-demand, high-growth career tracks in the industry.  Graduates are eligible to become a registered nurse (RN), providing and coordinating care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings.  Students can earn an ADN through the Basic Track program which is designed for those with no previous nursing or paramedic education.  An ADN is also achievable through the Articulation Track program which is designed to transition Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Licensed Paramedics (LPs) in earning their ADN.  The LSC-North Harris Nursing Program offers an integrated nursing curriculum whereby both classroom and clinical content are organized around a series of concepts that progress from simple to complex.   (See further below for more information on these professional nursing programs.)

Spring 2017 Application Period Information

 


Application Period
 


HESI Deadline


HESI Testing Ticket
 


Type of Application

 

Basic & Transition Tracks

1/23/17 - 3/27/17

3/20/2017

LSC - North Harris Test Ticket

Online Application

 

The critical thinking portion of HESI A2 entrance exam will be required starting with the July 2016 application period. A minimum of 750 will be required in this section for the application to the Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

HESI A2 entrance exam scores are valid for one year from the date taken. If applicants have successfully completed HESI A2 entrance exam after January 2015, prior to scheduling a new exam, they must contact the Nursing Department of their choice for guidance.

**Please read through all Application and Testing Information.**

Fall 2016 Nursing Advisor's General Schedule


Monday

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Health Professions Building

HPB-200C

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

LSC-North Harris, Winship Building
WNSP-174F

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

LSC-North Harris, Winship Building
WNSP-174F

Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Health Professions Building  HPB-200C

Friday-Sunday

 Closed

 

**Please be advised that this is a general schedule and is subject to change.  If advisor is not available at a particular location during a set day/time, it is encouraged that you call or email Nursing Advisor, Juanita Garcia, at 281-943-6906 or Juanita.Garcia@lonestar.edu

General Nursing Program News

Update: The LSC- North Harris Nursing program is now housed in the new Health Professions Building (HPB) located at Red Oak Drive, Houston, Texas 77090. All North Harris RNSG courses will take place at this location.

Please make sure to review the link titled "Additional Nursing Program Requirements" on the left-hand side for a complete list of all nursing program requirements and ranking criteria.

Make sure you register for APPROVED Biology refresher/review courses if any of your Biology courses are more than five years old. Please review the options discussed in the Biology Refresher Course Information Sheet.  If opting to refresh any Biology course through Continuing Education (CE), you will need to register for these CE classes in person at any LSCS CE Department and show proof of prior successful completion (grade "C" or better) in each individual course you are attempting to register for.

    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I SCITC 2100701 (6 weeks)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology II SCITC 2100801 (6 weeks)
    • Workplace Microbiology SCITC 2101301 (12 weeks)

Continuing Education Schedule

The HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Pre-Entrance exam is available at LSC-North Harris year round. The HESI ticket is available on the website.  You can purchase the HESI A2 Study Guide by ordering online through the LSCS Bookstore or at other retailers.

The Nursing Programs at LSC-North Harris are full-time, day programs.  No evening, weekend, or online programs are available. For more program, admissions, and selection information, please click on the link for the track you need (Basic or Articulation).

Vocational Nursing (LVN) programs are available at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-Montgomery. If you would like to pursue Vocational Nursing as an option, check with the nursing departments at those campuses for requirements and deadlines.

A list of acceptable Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be found on page 114 of the 2015-2016Lone Star College Catalog. You must choose from the list on page 114 of the current catalog.


TOEFL

          Students who are are accepted or placed on the Alternate List of the Basic Track or Transition for Articulating Students Track must show English proficiency before acceptance into their respective program.


Professional Nursing Programs

The Basic Track is designed for students with no previous formal training in nursing and currently holding no state licensure. This is a two-year program with fall and spring semester classes and an early-exit option.

Click on Basic Track (left) for selection and admissions information.

The LVN/Paramedic to RN Bridge Program is designed for students currently holding Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Paramedic certification and who are currently working in their field. This is a three-semester program: summer, fall, and spring.

We do not offer any accelerated programs for students who already hold certificates or degrees in areas other than Vocational Nursing and Paramedic studies. All students that are not Paramedics or Vocational Nurses will follow the admissions and testing requirements for the Basic Track. Requests for transfer of academic credits will need to be submitted to the admissions department for review.

Students who have completed actual nursing coursework (not academic prerequisites) and wish to transfer from another nursing school will need to provide copies of your transcripts, course descriptions, a letter from the Director/Dean of your nursing school, and a personal letter of appeal to our Director of Nursing. You can submit these materials to the Nursing Advisor who will present them to the Director for review.

Accreditation

The Lone Star College-North Harris Associate Degree Nursing Program received continued accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2013. A follow-up report is due in 2016. Next visit will be in 2021 pending acceptance of the report by the Board of Commissioners. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing may be contacted at:

ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404.975.5000
acenursing.org/

The Lone Star College-North Harris Associate Degree Nursing Program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).  The Texas BON can be contacted at:

Texas BON
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
512.305.7400
webmaster@bon.state.tx.us