The department director's office is your primary source for all program, course and transfer questions.
The department director approves all coursework exceptions and prior learning experiences for credit courses toward your degree or certificate.
CE-to-Credit linked courses can also be verified by contacting the department director or dean.
Lone Star College Associate Degree Nursing and Transition to Professional nursing for Articulating Students programs are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Information regarding this program is available through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000
Lone Star College Vocational Nursing programs are approved by Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, Texas 78701, 512.305.7400
Title IV Statement and Professional Licensing Disclosure
Graduates of the Lone Star College Nursing Programs are eligible to take the credentialing board exam owned and developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The NCSBN is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which nursing regulatory bodies act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations. It is not a licensing board. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada administered through Pearson VUE. Credentials earned by taking the NCLEX are nationally recognized and students who take the exam are eligible for licensure in Texas as well as other states within the Nurse Licensure Compact. See member NLC states here.
Please note that while a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program's ability to meet any new educational requirements
Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure in a state or territory outside of Texas are strongly encouraged to check that state or territory information in this link to the NCSBN website. If you are unsure if you will be eligible for licensure, contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance before enrolling in the program of study.
Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the program. If students are considering relocating, they should contact their program director to check for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.
RN to BSN Articulation Agreements with LSC Nursing Programs
Lone Star College has agreements with the following BSN colleges and universities that allow ADN graduates to earn their BSNs. For more information, see our University Transfer Guides.
University of Phoenix
University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC)
University of Texas Health Science: Early Decision Program