AAS – Nursing: Tech Prep

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program – Tech Prep

The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing Tech Prep 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 Board of Nurse Examiners for the state of Texas and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Information regarding the program can be obtained from the NLNAC at 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, 212.363.5555, extension 153.

It is recommended that the applicant complete some or all of the general education courses in the curriculum prior to entry into the program.

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.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Admission Requirements

Applications are taken year-round, students are strongly encouraged to turn in applications by Feb. 1 for consideration for admission. Students are responsible to make application to Lee College before applying to the nursing program. Students are responsible for furnishing official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office. The student is required to request transcript evaluation of transfer courses, once admitted into the program. The ADN Admission Committee informs applicants of admission status. Students selected may enter the program provided admission requirements are satisfied.

  • No grade of “D” or below in degree plan courses
  • Prerequisite courses GPA of 2.5 (RNSG 1301, BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301)
  • Science GPA of 2.5 in degree plan courses completed
  • Criminal background checks. See Allied Health office for details
  • Texas Department of Health and Human Services required immunizations (see Allied Health Admission)

Admission requirements are monitored continuously and may change between catalogs. Contact the Allied Health office for most current requirements including:

  • Overall GPA in degree plan
  • GPA of prerequisite courses
  • GPA of natural science courses completed in the degree plan
  • Number of courses completed in degree plan
  • Non-degree plan science courses completed, such as chemistry, biology, life science, pathophysiology and nutrition
  • Non-degree plan academic courses such as Sociology, History, Government, Statistics
  • Previous unsuccessful degree plan attempts may impact admission.

The Board of Nurse Examiners for the state of Texas requires schools to inform enrolled student, (verbally and in writing), about eligibility requirements and to maintain students’ signed receipt of the required information.

The Board of Nurse Examiners has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas. The Board provides individuals the opportunity to petition the Board for a Declaratory Order as to their eligibility in accordance with Article 301.257 of the Nursing Practice Act.

If you are required to answer “YES” to any of the following questions, please request a Declaratory Order Petition from the Board of Nurse Examiners, P.O. Box 430, Austin, TX 78767-0430, and return it to the Board’s office. Processing your Petition may take 6 to 12 months, or longer, after you provide all required documentation and depending on your circumstance. Once all requested documents have been received, you will be notified that the Petition has been transferred to the Enforcement Department for review.

  1. Have you been convicted, adjudged guilty by a court, plead guilty, not contest or nolo contendere to any crime in any state, territory or country, whether or not a sentence was imposed, including any pending criminal charges or unresolved arrest (excluding minor traffic violations)? This includes expunged offenses and deferred adjudications with or without prejudice of guilt. Please note that DUIs, DWIs, PIs must be reported and are not considered minor traffic violations. (One time minor in possession [MIP] or minor in consumption [MIP] do not need to be disclosed, therefore, you may answer “No.” If you have two or more MIPs or MICs, you must answer “Yes.”)
  2. Do you have any criminal charges pending, including unresolved arrests?
  3. Has any licensing authority refused to issue you a license or ever revoked, annulled, cancelled, accepted surrender of, suspended, placed on probation, refused to renew a professional license, certificate or multi-state privilege held by you now or previously, or ever fined, censured, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined you?
  4. Within the past five (5) years have you been addicted to and/or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug?*
  5. Within the past five (5) years have you been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized for schizophrenia and/or psychotic bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder? If “YES” indicate the condition: [ ] schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorder, [ ] bipolar disorder, [ ] paranoid personality disorder, [ ] antisocial personality disorder, [ ] borderline personality disorder.
Subj. Cat. # Title Cr Hrs
First Semester Prerequisites
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester Total 13
It is suggested that the * courses be taken prior to program admission if schedule allows. (Once admitted into the program, all courses must be taken in the sequence listed at the time of admission.) If any RNSG course must be repeated, the lab/clinical corresponding course must be repeated also.
Second Semester
PSYC 2314 Life Span Growth and Development * 3
RNSG 1209 Introduction to Nursing 2
RNSG 1205 Nursing Skills I 2
RNSG 1341 Common Concepts of Adult Health 3
RNSG 1361 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 3
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II * 4
Semester Total 17
Third Semester
RNSG 1343 Complex Concepts of Adult Health 3
RNSG 1362 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 3
RNSG 2201 Care of Children and Families 2
RNSG 2161 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 1
BIOL 2421 Microbiology * 4
Semester Total 13
Fourth Semester
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I * 3
– – – – – – – – Humanities/Fine Arts * 3
ENGL 1302 English Composition II * 3
– – – – – – – – Oral Communications * 3
Semester Total 12
Fifth Semester
RNSG 1251 Care of the Childbearing Family 2
RNSG 1162 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing 2
RNSG 2160 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 1
SPNL 1301 Health Care Spanish * 3
Semester Total 9
Sixth Semester
RNSG 2331 Advanced Concepts of Adult Health 3
RNSG 2121 Management of Client Care 1
RNSG 2362 Clinical – Nursing – Registered Nurse Training 3
RNSG 1146 Legal and Ethical Issues for Nurses 1
Semester Total 8
Total Semester Credit Hours for Degree 72


Progression requires

  • Overall 2.0 GPA in degree plan
  • No grade of “D” or below in degree plan courses

Graduation requires:

  • Completion of RNSG prefix courses within 5 years of graduation
  • Overall GPA of 2.0 in degree plan
  • No grade of “D” or below in degree plan courses