Nurse’s Dream Leads to Career Opportunities for Klein ISD Students
During the October meeting, the Klein ISD Board of Trustees recognized Catherine Gray, Director of Nursing for Lone Star College – Tomball, as the October Stand Up for Texas Public Schools honoree.
“It is our honor to recognize Lone Star College – Tomball for their unwavering commitment to public education and to Catherine Gray for her vision,” says Bill Pilkington, Klein ISD Board President.
Gray had a dream to establish a dual credit LVN transition to RN program, and shared it with Klein ISD. Her dream became a reality in the fall of 2017 with the creation of the Advanced Nursing Pathway Dual Credit Nursing Program, a one of a kind pathway that allows Klein ISD high school students multiple choices when entering the field of nursing. Students will be eligible to earn the Certified Nurse Assistant Level 1 Certificate and Associate of Arts Degree from Lone Star College before graduating high school. Students also have the opportunity to complete up to 18 credit hours toward the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Level 2 Certificate. After they successfully complete their coursework, within 4 semesters after high school graduation, students will be able to apply for an Associate of Applied Science program to be dual degreed, apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) and then articulate to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and so far has been successful, with 90% of the first cohort completing their junior year.
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Klein ISD has an established 84-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.
About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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