Lee College Nursing Program Review

Lee College (LC) was established in 1934, and graduated its first four students the following year. The college grew and expanded over the next few decades, increasing enrollment and programs offered. Today over 9000 students are enrolled in degree, vocational, and continuing education programs. Lee College is considered one of the nation’s fastest growing community colleges.

Students can take classes from Lee College at the main campus, the McNair Center, Liberty County school district sites, the San Jacinto Mall, and through the Texas Department of Corrections.

Nursing Programs

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

This program prepares students for beginning practice in patient care. Students that complete this program successfully will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Graduates will then be able to take the state licensing exam for Registered Nurses (RNs).

This program takes a total of five semesters to complete once students have taken the prerequisite courses.

To apply to the ADN program, students need to be admitted to Lee College and submit all transcripts. They must not have any grades of D or lower, and must have a GPA of at least 2.5 in their prerequisites and in their science courses. They must also have a background check, and be up to date on their immunizations.

The prerequisites for this program are Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Pharmacology, English Composition I and Introduction to Psychology. It is also recommended that students take as many general education courses as possible prior to applying to the ADN program.

For graduation, students must earn at least a C in all courses, and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA throughout the program.

Since 1987, Lee College has had an agreement with the University of Texas, Galveston, for ADN graduates who wish to transfer and earn their Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

RN Transitional Entry

The Transitional Entry program is designed to facilitate the continuing education of Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), allowing them to earn their AAS degree and become licensed as RNs. This program takes four semesters to complete once students have taken the prerequisite courses.

In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the traditional ADN program, students must also have a current LVN license. The prerequisite courses for the Transitional Entry program are Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Integrated Software Applications I, English Composition I and Introduction to Psychology.

After being admitted into the program, students will take Complex Concepts of Adult Health, Care of Children and Families, and two Registered Nurse Training Clinicals. After successfully completing these courses, students will receive 10 credit hours for past nursing education and experience.

Vocational Nursing

This one year program trains students in basic patient care. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Completion, and will be eligible to take the state Practical Nurse licensing exam, to become LVNs.

Students applying to this program need to be high school graduates or have a GED, and have a 13th grade reading level. They will need to take Allied Health Math with a grade of C or higher, and attend a mandatory applicant information session for the Vocational Nursing program.

It is recommended that students take the following classes prior to starting the program: The Human Body, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Medical Terminology, Integrated Software Applications I, and College Study Skills. All science courses must be taken with a grade of B or higher, and all others must have a grade of C or higher.

Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)

This is a 96 hour classroom and clinical program offered through Continuing Education. Students will learn basic care of patients in long term care facilities. To be eligible to enroll, students must have a Social Security number, be able to read and write English, and have an online background investigation. They will also need to be current on immunizations, and bring proof of their shots when registering.

Students will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing, and will be able to take the state nurse aid exam, offered by the Nurse Aid Competency Evaluation System.

Lee College
200 Lee Drive,
Baytown, TX 77520



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