Alumni Profile: Amanda Adams – Lone Star College…Keeping Houston healthy

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LoneStar_Amanda_AdamsOne of the hottest industries today is the health care industry, including everything from nursing, dental hygiene and Electrocardiology, to training for Emergency Medical Technicians.

With nursing, the United States is experiencing a shortage of qualified nurses, a need that is expected to grow as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. The Texas Workforce Commission projects the number of nursing jobs to increase 28 percent through 2020.

Amanda Adams

Amanda Adams

“I went to one semester of college then decided I didn’t need college so I had a desk job for four years. One day I realized that wasn’t fulfilling for me and I needed to do more,” said Amanda Adams, LSC nursing graduate, who currently works for a group of gastroenterology physicians in the Tomball area.

The nursing program at LSC offers a hands-on education for a vocational nursing certificate, or an associate of applied science degree in nursing. With state-of-the-art equipment, LSC nursing students are able to learn with real-world experience.

“The nursing knowledge acquired during the Lone Star College RN program is invaluable,” said Adams. “LSC’s program also prepared me for my RN to BSN program that I completed through Lamar University in December of 2015.”

In addition to nursing, LSC offers health care programs including dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonography, electrocardiography, medical radiologic technology, occupational therapy assistant and surgical technologist. Lone Star College also has agreements with numerous universities that allow ADN graduates to earn their BSN degree in a seamless and easy transition pathway.

“Lone Star College had flexible classes for your prerequisites, you could take online classes, you could take night classes, and you could take mini-mesters – so it worked with where I was with life at that point,” said Adams.

“I wanted to find a career where I could be fulfilled personally, but also give something back to my community. I also wanted to find a field where there would be job security,” said Adams.

To learn more about how Lone Star College can train you to be ready to join the health care workforce of today, visit LoneStar.edu/Cluster-Health-Science.

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