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LSC-Montgomery Nursing Department

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LSC-Montgomery offers training to become a Vocational Nurse (LVN), and two options to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Vocational Nursing – Always in high demand, vocational nurses provide a wide variety of essential patient care, under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.  Graduates are eligible for licensing as an LVN and typically pursue careers at hospitals, long-term facilities, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

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Associate Degree Nursing  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. Two options are available to achieve an ADN at LSC-Montgomery.  Students can earn their ADN in the Transition program which is designed to transition LVN and Licensed Paramedic (LPM) in earning their ADN. An ADN is also achievable through the Basic Track program, a two-year program designed for students with no previous nursing or paramedic education.

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Programs Offered

Nursing AAS Degree (Integrated Curriculum)
Transition To Professional Nursing For Articulating Students AAS Degree (Integrated Curriculum)
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Vocational Nursing Certificate

If you are interested in one of the Non-Credit Fast Track programs listed below, please visit the Continuing Education Office on the second floor of the Administration Building (Bldg. E).

Clinical Medical Assistant
Nurse Aide (CNA)
Patient Care Technician

The Lone Star College System now offers an RN to BSN program which allows students who have graduated with their Associate Degree in Nursing, are currently licensed RNs, and have completed all of their prerequisites, to receive their Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. For more information and program contacts, see this page.


Nursing Programs General Information

For more information on our nursing programs follow the links below.

Vocational Nursing
LVN/LP Transition to ADN
ADN/Basic Track

Health Occupation Programs Admissions Policy dictates that programs do not consider applications from prospective students not at least 18 years old at the time of the program application’s deadline. Any applicant that willfully misrepresents material information on the application regarding age will not be accepted or be allowed to conditionally remain in a Health Occupation Program.


Program Outcomes

2019 LSC Montgomery Program Outcomes

ACEN 6.2  Graduate Achievement on Licensure Exam

Expected Level of Achievement (ELA): – a score at or above state & national levels


Official NCLEX Program Pass Rate:


ACEN 6.3 Graduate Achievement in Program Completion

ELA: 80% of the students will complete the program in 150% of the time.

Basic Track:           75%  (30/40)*

Transition Track:    95%  (19/20)*

ACEN 6.4 Graduate Achievement in Job Placement 

ELA: 80% of the graduates will report securing a job in nursing at the time of the new grad survey

ADN & Transition:

95% report jobs within nursing


Printable Outcomes

ADN Outcomes
LVN Outcomes


Information Sessions

It is strongly recommended for prospective nursing students to attend an information session to learn more about the profession and requirements of each of the nursing programs. No reservations are needed to attend an information session on the LSC-Montgomery campus.  See the table below for scheduled information sessions. 

A prerecorded information session is also available here.
List of forms mentioned in information session.
Upcoming Continuing Education Biology Refreshers
Upcoming Online HESI Study Workshops

Date Time Location

Monday, April 13, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020 CANCELLED B-102 

Nursing Programs Informational PowerPoint

NOTE on CPR certification: Students are required to show proof of a valid certificate of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Certification through an online course will not be accepted.


Nursing Program Application Periods

The following dates reflect the application periods for each nursing program we offer.  The deadline to take the HESI exam is one to two weeks prior to each programs application deadline.  The deadline to turn in all paperwork is 4 p.m. on the last day of the application period.  The online application can be found on the Lone Star College Nursing page at https://webapps1.lonestar.edu/HealthOccupationsOnlineApp/.

Nursing Program Application Period
LVN 3/1/2021 - 5/27/2021
LVN/LP Transition to ADN 1/4/2021 - 4/9/2021
RN Basic Track (ADN) 1/4/2021 - 4/16/2021


HESI Information

HESI cannot be taken during finals weeks or during the Winter Mini-mester.  The HESI is only offered on Montgomery campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

HESI (A2) Information  
Practice HESI (A2) Tests
Schedule Your Test Here - Scheduling for the HESI currently unavailable until testing centers are reopened.

HESI Review Materials:
A&P HESI Review
Respiratory, Urinary, and Reproductive Systems
Lymphatic and Digestive Systems
Bones, Muscular, and Nervous Systems
Endocrine and Cardiovascular Systems


Accreditation & Approval

Lone Star College System’s Nursing Programs are approved and regulated by the Texas Board of Nursing, https://www.bon.texas.gov/, whose mission is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the State of Texas is competent to practice safely.  Questions, comments, or concerns can be forwarded to the Executive Director, Katherine Thomas, MN, RN.  Contact information for the Texas Board of Nursing is below.
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe Street, Suite #3-460
Austin, Texas  78701
Office: (512) 305-7400
Fax:    (512) 305-7401

The Associate Degree Nursing and Transition to Professional Nursing Program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) https://www.acenursing.org/.  The purpose of the ACEN is to provide specialized accreditation for all types of nursing programs, including clinical doctorate/DNP specialist certificate, master’s/post-master’s certificate, baccalaureate, associate, diploma, and practical nursing programs. The ACEN accredits nursing programs in secondary, postsecondary, and hospital-based governing organizations that offer certificates, diplomas, or degrees.  Questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to the ACEN at: https://www.acenursing.org/contact-us/ or through the contact information below.   

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
Phone: 404.975.5000       
Fax: 404.975.5020



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