Become a Nurse at LSC-Kingwood

LSC-Kingwood’s Nursing Information Sessions will provide important information on the program and career.
The health care profession is one that is always in constant demand for qualified and compassionate workers.

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Nursing Department invites anyone interested in becoming a nurse to attend Nursing Information Sessions this fall. The sessions are on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m., Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building.

“Our goal at each session is to inform students about the program and to adequately prepare them for the upcoming application period,” said Donna Spivey, nursing program director.

The Nursing Department offers a one-year intensive training program to become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) and two rigorous options to become a registered nurse (RN). The Associate of Degree Nursing (ADN) is a two-year transition program and the Vocational Nurse/Paramedic is a one-year program. Graduates of the programs will be prepared to begin entry-level nursing.

“Students are able to work in various areas. We have many articulation agreements in place for students to seamlessly transition to a higher level degree,” Spivey said.

LVNs provide a wide-variety of essential patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. They can pursue careers at hospitals, long-term facilities, clinics and other health care facilities. Registered nurses provide and coordinate care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Graduates of the ADN program can earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through articulation agreements with Prairie View A&M University, University of Phoenix, The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC),  Kaplan University, University of Houston at Victoria, Lamar University,  The University of Texas at Arlington, Chamberlain College, Texas Tech University, Western Governors University, Grand Canyon University and University of Texas at Tyler.

For more information on the Nursing Information Sessions, programs and requirements, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/nursing-dept-kingwood.htm.

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.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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