The LCCC Nursing Program is designed for students new to patient care. This intensive four-semester program not including prerequisite courses is a balance of general education and nursing courses that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as beginning practitioners of nursing. Students receive classroom instruction and clinical experience in the nursing care of patients in health care settings under the supervision and guidance of the nursing faculty. Clinical sites are in a variety of communities and travel may be required.
Admission into the LCCC Nursing Program is competitive. Applications are accepted twice a year. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in satisfactory academic standing. Prerequisite courses must be completed with at least a “C” or better. More information on the application process is available on the Nursing webpage.
The nursing curriculum at Laramie County Community College is a leveled educational program to facilitate career mobility. The first two semesters provide a foundation for progression in the field of nursing and prepare the student to enter the second level of the nursing curriculum. At this point, after completion of the prerequisites and the first two semesters of the program, a student may choose to take the optional PN Exploration course, which will give them the ability to earn a certificate of completion and provide eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) and attain licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
The LCCC Nursing Program is part of the Statewide ReNEW consortium. As a member of this consortium, LCCC nursing students are automatically accepted into the University of Wyoming’s ReNEW baccalaureate program. Students can take online courses for their baccalaureate in nursing (BSN) degree while earning their associate degree in nursing (ADN). Students also have the option to apply for other RN-BSN programs, once they graduate from this program and pass the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN).
Students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN) in order to become a Registered Nurse after successfully completing the four semesters of the LCCC Nursing Program.
This program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Contact information is available on the Nursing program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Provide safe care within the healthcare system.
- Incorporate prior knowledge, current research, and clinical experience in decision-making.
- Demonstrate leadership skills as part of an inter-professional team to promote desired outcomes.
- Use effective communication and advocacy to provide individualized care.
- Practice within the core values, principles, and standards of the nursing profession.
- Utilize the nursing process and a broad knowledge base to maximize health.
Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.
If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.
Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.