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Thank you for your interest in the Lee College nursing programs. The Lee College administration, faculty, and staff are committed to student success and strive to help students become nurses. We continuously review and assess program outcomes and student achievement, utilizing data to drive decision-making within the nursing programs. We have a variety of ways student achievement is measured, and we recognize that variables exist, affecting student outcome data. The student achievement measures include graduates’ success on the licensure and/or certification examination, students’ completion of the nursing program within 150 percent of the program length, and graduates’ ability to obtain a job. For more information regarding the student achievement data, please contact the nursing office at 281.425.6229.

The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to prepare students with beginning competencies to practice as registered nurses upon successful writing of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.

It is recommended that the applicant complete some or all of the general education courses in the curriculum prior to entry into the program. After successful completion of this program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Upon passing the examination, the graduate is licensed as a Registered Nurse. Job opportunities include hospitals, clinics, home health care facilities, long-term care facilities, industry, and specialty health care hospital units. The registered nurse works within the scope of nursing as defined by the Nursing Practice Act in the State of Texas.

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Lee College Nursing Division is committed to lifelong learning and encourage students to continue their education. Lee College Nursing Division has articulation agreements for RN-BSN programs with Lamar University, Texas Tech University, and Chamberlain University. Once the Associate Degree Nursing graduate passes the NCLEX-RN exam, they are eligible to transition to a BSN program. Articulation agreements make this transition seamless. Students interested in pursuing RN-BSN programs should contact the nursing admissions or the counseling office for more information.

Degree plans information and admission criteria can be found in the current edition of the Lee College catalog or contact the nursing admission office at 281.425.6229.

Please view the handout on each of the nursing programs. Under DOCUMENTS, please click on the handout of the program you are interested in exploring.

In addition to the Vocational Nursing program, there are two entry paths for students pursuing an ADN Degree:

  • The Generic Entry ADN program helps students who have no background in nursing and are not Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) earn their ADN degree in two years and become eligible to take the NCLEX exam for licensure as an RN.
  • The Transition Entry ADN program is available for students who are currently Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) who want to further their education to become an Registered Nurse (RN) through completion of the ADN degree.