A Career in Nursing - Lone Star College System

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A CAREER IN NURSING
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Lone Star College Cy Fair
Associate Degree Nursing
Information Session
ROLE OF THE NURSE
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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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RNs supervise the on-going care of patients
and families with a focus on wellness utilizing
the nursing process.
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LVN’s practice under the supervision of the RN
WHERE DO NURSES WORK?
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Hospitals
Clinics
Offices
Schools
Home Care
Long-Term Care Center
Occupational Settings
Community
CURRENT NURSING JOB MARKET
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Some nurses have had
difficulty getting the job of
their choice in the
Houston market.
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We have many ADN to BSN
articulation agreements in
place.
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Upon graduation, may
need to consider jobs in
areas outside of Houston
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This is directly related to:
National goal of 80%
BSNs by 2020.
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PVAM
UTEP
University of Phoenix
UTHSC
Capella University
Kaplan University
TWU
UHV
UTA
Lamar University
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NURSING EDUCATION
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RN
 Associate Degree
 Baccalaureate Degree
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LVN
 Certificate after one year of classroom &
hospital training
APPLICATION STEPS
FOR LONE STAR COLLEGE SYSTEM
Go to:
http://www.lonestar.edu/admissions.htm
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Have official transcripts sent to LSC-CF; Student
Services (not Nursing Office)
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Meet with an Advisor
 Make
sure you declare your major
 Go over Nursing Degree plan
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
HESI ENTRANCE
EXAM INFORMATION
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Instructions and form at:
http://wwwappskc.lonestar.edu/cgi/nurse-cyfair/index.cfm
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Assessment Center- controls exam (not Nursing Dept)
 must make an appt through link above
 walks-in not able to test
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Resources
 Bookstore, Library, or online - Evolve Reach Admission
Assessment Review by HESI
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Cost - $35 (subject to change)
HESI EXAM INFORMATION– CONT.
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5 sections:
 Math
 Reading
 Vocabulary
 Grammar
 A&P
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Passing scores (on each of the 5 exams)
 ADN= 75%
 Can’t submit application if required scores (on all 5) not
attained
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If not successful in any section, must retake all 5 parts of
exam – not just section where passing score not attained
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Maximum of 5 hours to take all parts of exam
HESI EXAM INFORMATION – CONT.
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Available to retake every 60 days
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Good for 1 calendar year
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Only most recent scores used
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Must be completed no later than one week prior to
application deadline- test closes
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If not taken at LSCS, must be sent from HESI (check
their website)- $15 fee
ADN PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
THROUGH LSCS
North Harris
Kingwood
Tomball
Montgomery Cy-Fair
Fall
Spring
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*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
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Integrated Curriculum vs. Blocked Curriculum
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LSC-CF offers a Blocked Curriculum. Other
LSCS colleges offer an integrated curriculum.
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Integrated curriculum= program organized
around series of concepts that progress from
simple to complex.
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Blocked curriculum = program courses divided
by content area such as pediatrics, obstetrics,
and medical-surgical nursing.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA – ADN
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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)
RANKING FOR PLACEMENT OF
APPLICANTS
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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
CO-REQUISITE COURSES
AAS IN NURSING DEGREE
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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)
EXAMPLE OF ADN RANK SCORE
GPA of pre-reqs
 Points for courses within
degree plan (co-reqs)
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3.7
4.0
English Composite Score (HESI)
Composite score of 90/25 =
3.6
Total Ranking Score
11.30
FINAL ACCEPTANCE INTO ADN PROGRAM
CONTINGENT ON THE COMPLETION OF:
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Clear Criminal background check & possible drug
screening
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Hepatitis B immunizations series must be completemust submit proof of first immunization at time of
application
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Current TB Status & documentation of childhood
immunizations (or titers)
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Current CPR certification (must be for health care
provider)
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Proof of current Health Insurance
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Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL); if required
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
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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.
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Can be done by submitting one of the following:
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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).
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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.
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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.
SSNS &/OR VISAS
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“Lone Star College System Policy is consistent with Texas law
as to requirements and admission of any resident or nonresident 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.”
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
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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)
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Pre-reqs Estimate- subject to
change
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10 hrs tuition= $ 610
Immunizations = $150-varies with
insurance & provider
Fingerprinting & background check= $44
CPR = $40-50
Infrastructure fee=$20
(co-reqs = $1281)
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change
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Total = $2145
RNSG semester 1
Estimate- subject to
6.
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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 DISTRICT)
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RNSG semester 2
Estimate- subject to change
Tuition= $ 563
Malpractice insurance = $12
Books & Resources = $555
Uniforms = $200
Infrastructure fee = $20
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change
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Total = $1350
RNSG semester 3
Estimate- subject to
5.
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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 DISTRICT)
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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
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Total = $1459
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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
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INFORMATION???
Website:
www.lonestar.edu/nursi
ngcyfair
Email:
[email protected]

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