ADN night or night/weekend program in Houston area

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by kconne4 kconne4 (New) New

Hi!

I am a teacher and would like to continue working full time while pursuing a nursing BSN. As quitting my job is not an option, I'm interested in night ADN programs in the Houston area. I'll return to school online to complete the BSN.

I'm particularly interested in HCC, Kingwood College (I heard there is a night/weekend program), San Jacinto (hybrid program), and Lee College. I would mostly like to know how clinicals are scheduled (once a week? weeknights? weekends?). Thanks for your responses in advance. :nurse:

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 11 years experience. 2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

As far as I know there are not any night/weekend nursing programs in Texas. All days, all full time programs and are scheduled in the M-F timeframe. Lectures are held during the day, as are skills labs and clinicals. It would be very difficult to continue teaching while attending nursing school due to the schedule. You might be able to take the pre-requisites at night or on the weekends though and utilize that time to then plan for nursing school and how to make it work for you. Good luck!

Bonnie86

Bonnie86

56 Posts

I agree. Nursing school is NOTHING like any other degree program. I was a 4.0 before nursing school and thought I would be able to work full-time. Quitting wasn't an option for me either as I'm single. I learned really fast it wasn't do-able. I broke the lease on my apt and moved in with family. All I can say is, you're going to have to do what you're going to have to do to get by while in nursing school. Good luck!

If it helps, I think HCC has a night program and from what I understand it's a much easier program than most.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 11 years experience. 2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

But definitely check out their attrition rate and NCLEX pass statistics (BON website) before enrolling. Any program that is "easier than most" tends to do poorly when it comes to preparing its students for NCLEX.

soso

soso

77 Posts

I graduated from Kingwood College in Dec 09. It was a night/weekend program. I attended classes MW evenings and clinical on Saturdays. I do believe this is still an available option. I worked full time during the day and commuted an hour to classes but managed to do fine. Not to say that this wasn't hard; the amount of reading was totally RIDICULOUS!!! Anyway, good luck to you!

NCLEXEATER

NCLEXEATER

Specializes in L&D. Has 1 years experience. 137 Posts

Congratulation SoSo, Do you have any advise for me, am so care right now. Am in Level 2. Any suggestion on what review book to use to study for the program?

CloCloo

CloCloo

1 Post

To the person that created the post, did you pursue the nursing degree?

Mr.NurseMan

Mr.NurseMan

1 Post

No wonder there is a so-called shortage. Today most people need to work during the day and nursing schools are not offering programs during the evening after work hours (5pm on and weekends) like many other careers.

lkelly123

2 Posts

Hello, has there been any new info on weekend/ evening programs?