The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) is designed for licensed Registered Nurses seeking to advance their professional qualifications. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the nursing profession and will bring that understanding to the practice of nursing in their places of employment.
Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership and management roles. The program will prepare registered nurses to care for patients in a variety of settings, including acute, long-term care, community and public health clinics.
Program Learning Outcomes
Synthesize knowledge from the disciplines of nursing, sciences, and humanities to address the health care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan in diverse and global health care systems and environments.
Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to provide care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations to design, manage, and deliver high quality and safe patient-centered care.
Acquire knowledge and apply management skills necessary to be effective and professional leaders through the delivery of socially, ethically, and financially responsible care while embracing the concept of life-long learning.
Engage in a systematic process incorporating clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice outcomes as the basis for decision-making and the delivery of safe comprehensive patient care.
Utilize current research and the scientific process to collect and analyze physical, genetic, psychological, spiritual, socio-economic, and environmental data related to patients and communities.
Use technology and information systems to communicate, manage information, and support decision making to improve patient outcomes within the healthcare delivery system.
Admission is competitive, based on GPA, school and work history, and leadership potential. Refer to the RN to BSN Student Handbook (PDF) for additional information.
RN to BSN MISSION STATEMENT
We, the nursing faculty of Lone Star College RN to BSN Program, concur with the mission, vision, values, and philosophy of Lone Star College. We aim to provide quality, affordable, RN to BSN education through a focused, year-round program which supports the working nurse.
RN to BSN VISION STATEMENT
To be the go-to college for comprehensive, affordable, nursing education mobility from LVN to BSN.
RN to BSN PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING EDUCATION
As an integral component of Lone Star College, the RN to BSN Program subscribes to the mission, vision, and values of the College. The faculty recognizes that students differ in abilities, learning styles, educational and cultural backgrounds, and goals. Therefore, a variety of learning modalities to facilitate the educational needs of students will be provided. The faculty's responsibility is to challenge and support students by structuring learning activities/situations that require inquiry, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Learning is optimal when faculty and students develop a dynamic professional relationship fostered by mutual respect and when they engage in critical reflection. As a result of this learner-focused approach to education, the student develops cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills that can be used in diverse life situations.
The faculty believe learning is a continuous lifelong process and a personal responsibility. Students must be actively engaged in the learning process to acquire clinical proficiency and to be socialized into professional roles. Learning experiences are implemented to achieve sequence, continuity, synthesis of knowledge, and expertise as defined by the educational outcomes. Teaching and learning are dynamic processes involving curriculum evaluation and revision based on research evidence, the needs of a multicultural society, and the changing health care system. The educational process facilitates the development of each person's potential and promotes cultural competence and assimilation of ethical principles
Faculty and students foster an educational climate of mutual respect, honesty, intellectual inquiry, creativity, and effective communication. We contribute to the development of our profession through the conduct of research, implementation of advanced technology, and the dissemination and application of evidence-based knowledge. Faculty and students provide service to the community through clinical practice and leadership.
The RN to BSN Program prepares competent, self-directed Registered Nurses who can assume increasing responsibility and leadership in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care.
Accreditation & Approval
Lone Star College RN to BSN Program is 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. 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 http://www.bon.state.tx.us/
Effective February 21, 2020, the RN to BSN nursing program at Lone Star College-The Woodlands located in The Woodlands, Texas is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on February 21, 2022.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Fax: 404.975.5020 http://www.acenursing.org/
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Who qualifies to apply to Lone Star RN-to-BSN?
Registered Nurses (RN) who are core complete can apply and be reviewed. The application process is competitive. Minimum GPA is 2.25
How do I apply?
RN-to-BSN has two applications that need to be completed. The first one is through www.applytexas.org and is currently open and the second application will open in February through the health occupations applications.
Is there an application fee?
How long does the program take?
This is a one-year program. The next session starts in Fall 2021
Is summer included?
Yes, summer is part of the program.
How many classes do I take per term?
Classes are offered through 8-week terms where you take two classes per 8 weeks, so 4 classes per semester.
Can I apply for financial aid toward the bachelor's degrees?
Yes, Lone Star College bachelor's degrees are approved for financial aid.
Is the program offered in online modality?
The current cohort is hybrid but starting Fall 2021, there will be a hybrid and an online cohort available. The hybrid cohort meets twice a week (one time for each class).
Which campuses offer the program?
The program is currently housed at LSC-Montgomery campus. As the program expands, it will offer classes at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball.