New Standalone ADN Program at LSCO Set to Address Southeast Texas Nursing Needs

June 14, 2024

ADN Nursing Students

The Texas Board of Nursing recently approved the Standalone Generic Associate Degree Nursing Program to be introduced to LSCO in January 2025. This will allow students the opportunity to complete a full two-year RN program.   

This program will educate future nurses in the classroom and provide them with hands-on experience to apply course knowledge through simulation and clinicals. These classes cover material in medical- surgical, geriatric, maternal/child health, pediatrics, and mental health nursing. It provides intensive preparation to best equip students to step into the medical field.  

The hope in introducing this new two-year degree track is to fulfill the needs of the community and nursing students. It will present a new opportunity to receive an associate's degree in nursing in Orange County. It will benefit the surrounding communities to have registered nurses stepping up to fill the current surplus of vacancies in RN positions.   

“This program is important to help reduce the nursing shortage here in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.” Dean of Nursing and Health Professions, Mandee Tucker, said. “The standalone ADN program aims to decrease these shortages and provide qualified, highly-trained nurses to our communities.”   

Applications for the ADN Program will open in Fall of 2024. Classes will begin the following January for the 2025 Spring semester. The Nursing Department is excited to see the growth this program will bring to LSCO and the communities. 

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