LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Aug 13, 2022  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023

Nursing, ADN


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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

Contact information is available on the Nursing program website.

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. 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Provide safe care within the healthcare system.
  2. Incorporate prior knowledge, current research, and clinical experience in decision-making.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills as part of an inter-professional team to promote desired outcomes.
  4. Use effective communication and advocacy to provide individualized care.
  5. Practice within the core values, principles, and standards of the nursing profession.
  6. Utilize the nursing process and a broad knowledge base to maximize health.

Prerequisites


Milestones


  • Students are eligible to apply to the Nursing program upon completion of this semester.

Semester Total: 13 Credits


First Semester


Milestones


  • Students begin clinical learning.

Semester Total: 14 Credits


Second Semester


Milestones


  • Students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN and become a Licensed Practical Nurse upon completion of NURS 1200 .

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Third Semester


Semester Total: 13 Credits


Fourth Semester


Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of Associate Degree in Nursing.
  • Students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become a Registered Nurse.

Semester Total: 13 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 70 Credits


Program Comments

Students planning to apply to a specific closed program should work closely with their Advising Team regarding course sequence options required for completion prior to program application. Some program applications are points based.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Nurses work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in outpatient clinics and schools, or serve in the military. Students are required to pass the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN) licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).

Additional information on careers in Nursing is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The Associate Degree in Nursing is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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