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A Career in Nursing. Lone Star College - Cy Fair Associate Degree Nursing Information Session. A nurse’s function is defined by the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) and controlled by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

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a career in nursing
A Career in Nursing
  • Lone Star College -

Cy Fair

  • Associate Degree Nursing

Information Session

role of the nurse

A nurse’s function is defined by the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) and controlled by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

RNs supervise the on-going care of patients and families with a focus on wellness utilizing the nursing process.

LVN’s practice under the supervision of the RN

Role of the Nurse
where do nurses work
Where Do Nurses Work?
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Home Care
  • Long-Term Care Center
  • Occupational Settings
  • Community
current nursing job market
Current nursing job market
  • Some nurses have had difficulty getting the job of their choice in the Houston market.
  • Upon graduation, may need to consider jobs in areas outside of Houston
  • This is directly related to: National goal of 80% BSNs by 2020.
  • We have many ADN to BSN articulation agreements in place.
    • PVAM
    • UTEP
    • University of Phoenix
    • UTHSC
    • Capella University
    • Kaplan University
    • TWU
    • UHV
    • UTA
    • Lamar University
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nursing education

RN

    • Associate Degree
    • Baccalaureate Degree
  • LVN
    • Certificate after one year of classroom & hospital training
Nursing Education
application steps for lone star college system

Go to: http://www.lonestar.edu/admissions.htm

  • Have official transcripts sent to LSC-CF; Student Services (not Nursing Office)
  • Meet with an Advisor
  • Make sure you declare your major
  • Go over Nursing Degree plan
Application Stepsfor Lone Star College System
program application information

Applications & information are found

On Lone Star College System (LSCS) website

http://www.lonestar.edu/nursing-requirements.htm

or

LSC-CF Nursing Program website

http://www.lonestar.edu/nursingcyfair.htm

Program Application Information
hesi entrance exam information

Instructions and form at: http://wwwappskc.lonestar.edu/cgi/nurse-cyfair/index.cfm

  • Assessment Center- controls exam (not Nursing Dept)
    • must make an appt through link above
    • walks-in not able to test
  • Resources
    • Bookstore, Library, or online - Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Review by HESI
  • Cost - $35 (subject to change)
HESI Entrance Exam Information
hesi exam information cont
HESI Exam Information– cont.
  • 5 sections:
    • Math
    • Reading
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
    • A & P
  • Passing scores (on each of the 5 exams)
    • ADN= 75%
    • Can’t submit application if required scores (on all 5) not attained
  • If not successful in any section, must retake all 5 parts of exam – not just section where passing score not attained
  • Maximum of 5 hours to take all parts of exam
hesi exam information cont1
HESI Exam Information – cont.
  • Available to retake every 60 days
  • Good for 1 calendar year
  • Only most recent scores used
    • Must be completed no later than one week prior to application deadline- test closes
  • If not taken at LSCS, must be sent from HESI (check their website)- $15 fee
adn programs available through lscs
ADN Programs available through LSCS

*evening/weekend program

* Quest program (online with prior bachelor’s degree)

Application Periods

Fall Enrollment – mid January to early March

Spring Enrollment – early July to early September

nursing curriculum

Integrated Curriculum vs. Blocked Curriculum

  • LSC-CF offers a Blocked Curriculum. Other LSCS colleges offer an integrated curriculum.
  • Integrated curriculum= program organized around series of concepts that progress from simple to complex.
  • Blocked curriculum = program courses divided by content area such as pediatrics, obstetrics, and medical-surgical nursing.
Nursing Curriculum
admissions criteria adn

Lone Star College System & Nursing Program application

TSI/SSI Complete

Math 0310 required for admission

BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301 with a 2.5 GPA or better

All academic courses must be “C” or better; overall GPA 2.5

Biology courses must be completed within 5 years of application- may take refresher course (Biol 2404)

Admissions Criteria – ADN
ranking for placement of applicants

GPA in BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301 & PSYC 2301 only

  • Score on English Composite HESI Pre-entrance test
  • # of non-nursing credits completed in Degree Plan
    • 27 - 31 hrs – 4 points
    • 23 - 26 hrs – 3 points
    • 16 - 22 hrs – 2 points
    • 10 - 15 hrs – 1 point
Ranking for Placement of Applicants
co requisite courses aas in nursing degree

BIOL 2402 A&P II

BIOL 2420 Microbiology

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development

SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology

SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication (or SPCH 1311)

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

PE (Actual physical activity)

Co-Requisite Courses AAS in Nursing Degree
example of adn rank score

GPA of pre-reqs 3.7

Points for courses within

degree plan (co-reqs) 4.0

English Composite Score (HESI)

Compositescore of 90/25 = 3.6

Total Ranking Score 11.30

Example of ADN Rank Score
final acceptance into adn program contingent on the completion of

Clear Criminal background check & possible drug screening

  • Hepatitis B immunizations series must be complete-must submit proof of first immunization at time of application
  • Current TB Status & documentation of childhood immunizations (or titers)
  • Current CPR certification (must be for health care provider)
  • Proof of current Health Insurance
  • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL); if required
Final Acceptance into ADN Program contingent on the completion of:
english proficiency requirement

Accepted students and alternates to a LSCS nursing program who completed high school outside the United States of America must provide proof of English language proficiency.

  • Can be done by submitting one of the following:
    • Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) with score of 530 or higher on a paper exam, 197 or higher on a computer exam and 71 or higher on an Internet based exam.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS ) Academic Test with an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all of the four modules for the Academic Test.  
    • Provide documentation of graduation from high school from an English speaking country such as Canada (other than Quebec), Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland (inclusive).   
  • NEW:If graduated from English speaking high school in a country not listed above in #3, provide official transcripts and a notarized letter from the headmaster/principal of the high school stating that English was the primary language of the courses taught.
  • NEW:Provide documentation of graduation from a college or university in the United States, or other English speaking countries such as Canada (other than Quebec), Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland.  
English Proficiency Requirement
ssns or visas

“Lone Star College System Policy is consistent with Texas law as to requirements and admission of any resident or non-resident student. 

  • For admission and tuition purposes, residency is defined within Texas Education Code §54.052.
  • LSCS will notify students prior to, but not as a condition or requirement of admission, that health care facilities require students to have a valid Social Security number or a valid International Visa as a condition of being assigned to a clinical facility. 
  • Students who are unable to complete the LSCS health program clinical skills requirement will not be able to complete the program due to a lack of clinical placement.”
SSNs &/or Visas
what can i expect
What can I expect?
  • Busy Schedule – Cannot work full-time! No more than a few hours part-time/week
  • Will attend class/clinical/lab 4-5 days per week, clinical generally starts at 6:30am
  • Clinicals may be on off-shifts as well as weekends
program costs adn in district
Program Costs- ADN (In district)
  • Pre-reqs Estimate- subject to change
  • 10 hrs tuition= $ 610
  • Immunizations = $150-varies with insurance & provider
  • Fingerprinting & background check= $44
  • CPR = $40-50
  • Infrastructure fee=$20
  • (co-reqs = $1281)

Total = $2145

  • RNSG semester 1 Estimate- subject to change
  • Tuition = $774
  • Malpractice insurance = $12-19
  • Books = $550
  • Nursing packs = $170
  • Infrastructure fee=$20
  • Distance Learning fee= $15
  • Lab fees = $54

Total = $1595

program costs adn in district1
Program Costs- ADN (In district)
  • RNSG semester 2 Estimate- subject to change
  • Tuition= $ 563
  • Malpractice insurance = $12
  • Books & Resources = $555
  • Uniforms = $200
  • Infrastructure fee = $20

Total = $1350

  • RNSG semester 3 Estimate- subject to change
  • Tuition = $720
  • Malpractice insurance = $12-19
  • Books = $128
  • Infrastructure fee=$20
  • Distance Learning fee= $15
  • HESI mid-curricular exam = $33

Total = $928

program costs adn in district2
Program Costs- ADN (In district)
  • RNSG semester 4 Estimate- subject to change
  • Tuition= $838
  • Malpractice insurance = $19
  • Books = $525
  • Distance Learning fee= $15
  • Infrastructure fee=$20
  • HESI Specialty Exams = $42

Total = $1459

  • RNSG semester 5 (and after) Estimate- subject to change
  • Tuition = $838
  • Malpractice insurance = $12-19
  • Books = $90
  • RN HESI Review Book = $64
  • Online HESI Review =- $125
  • Exit HESI exam = $45
  • NCLEX registration fees = $340
  • Graduation pin = $70-400
  • Jurisprudence prep course =$25
  • Fingerprinting = $40
  • Passport picture = $15
  • Nursing license (after passing NCLEX) = $60
  • Distance Learning fee= $10
  • Infrastructure fee=$20

Total = $1754

Program Total = $9231

need more information

Website:

www.lonestar.edu/nursingcyfair

Email:

cfnursing@lonestar.edu

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