Nursing Transitional Entry

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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.

Lee College Nursing Divi­sion is committed to life­long learning and encour­ages students to con­tinue their education. Lee College Nursing Division has articu­lation agree­ments for RN-BSN pro­grams with Lamar Univer­sity, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Texas Women's Univer­sity, and Chamber­lain Univer­sity. Once Asso­ciate Degree Nursing grad­uates pass 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.

Students are re­quired to apply to Lee College before apply­ing to the nur­sing pro­gram. Students are respon­sible for furnish­ing official transcript(s) to the Admissions and Records Office. Nursing appli­cant tran­scripts are evaluated during the review and selec­tion process. Students who have foreign tran­scripts should plan ex­tended time for tran­script evalua­tion.

A current Texas LVN license, in good stand­ing with the Texas Board of Nursing, is required.

Appli­cations for the Nursing program are avail­able online at Dead­lines and details of the appli­cation process and admis­sions require­ments are listed on the Nursing appli­cation.

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, Georgia 30326.

What Will I Learn?

Each semester students will be enrolled in theory and clinical courses. In addition, skills courses are taught in the first year of the program. During the last semester capstone course, students spend approximately half of the semester in a preceptors (mentored) experience. 

Upon acceptance into the ADN program, you will learn:

  • Theory and clinical laboratory skills
  • Ethics and standards of practice
  • Patient care technologies
  • How to identify problems and develop plans of care for patients and their families
  • How to delegate, manage and lead others
What Can I Do with This Course of Study?
Degree and Certificates
Nursing Transitional Entry (AAS) Degree Plan
US Department of Education regulation related to professional licensure