Come see what Lee College has to offer to prepare you to practice as a registered nurse. In Texas registered nurses have a starting salary of $42,620 with 138,000 projected jobs in the Gulf Coast area by 2010. Job opportunities include hospitals, clinics, home health care facilities, long-term care facilities, industry and specialty health care hospital units.
Upon successful completion of the Generic Program an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is awarded. Graduates are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The generic program can be completed in two years (six semesters), but most students take three years to complete the program.
If you are a licensed vocational nurse, work experience and required academic courses will be credited for the Transitional Entry Program. The transitional program can be completed in three clinical semesters.
Students who wish to transfer any nursing courses must make an appointment with the ADN program director (281.425.6229).
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling
The program is approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
The Lee College degree program provides 435 hours of approved curriculum in chemical dependency specific/related education including HIV training required for licensure/certification, and 352 hours of approved supervised field work practicum.
Health Information Technology
This Tech-Prep degree program is a professional program which is designed to lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, in cooperation with the Council on Accreditation of the American Health Information Management Association. Students are eligible to apply to take the national examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician(RHIT). In the academic study program, students study anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic disease processes, medical transcription and word processing, record storage and retrieval, medicolegal aspects, quality improvement, data processing, health record science, hospital statistics, and human resource management.
This program offers preparation for a technical area of service in hospitals, clinics, and related health facilities. Students are trained in assembling, analyzing, coding, abstracting, transcribing, filing, and maintaining health records. Part of the learning experience will include working in the health information management department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the national examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.
The purpose of the Vocational Nursing program is to prepare individuals to perform basic nursing skills as defined by the Texas Nursing Practice Act. Lee College Vocational Nursing Program is accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, Licensed Vocational Nurses in Texas have an average starting salary of $33,719 with 60,500 projected jobs in the Gulf Coast area by the year 2012. Job opportunities include hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, home health care facilities, and long-term care facilities.