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 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.

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