Access to Nursing - LPN to RN
Allied Health and Nursing
Presented by LCCC at Medina County University Center, Medina
Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio and the University of Akron, Medina County University Center, Medina (MCUC) are offering a unique opportunity that rings an associate degree (RN) program to residents of Medina County.
The ACCESS (Achieving Continuing Career Education for Success and Satisfaction) program is designed for current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who aspire to the RN degree. Although offered jointly, nursing courses are held at MCUC and the clinical component of the program is completed at health care facilities in Medina, Akron or Cleveland. ACCESS students receive advanced placement into clinical, an advantage which is earned by the successful completion of an LPN program.
The Nursing program has three main components: support coursework, first-year courses and second-year courses. Support coursework consists of courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, writing, psychology, sociology and mathematics.
Some of these courses may be waived dependent upon a student’s academic achievement in high school. A nursing academic advisor is available at MCUC for students wanting to inquire about their support coursework status.
First-year courses are offered in Behavioral Health Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, and Child Health Nursing. Second-year courses are offered in Comprehensive Adult Nursing, Professional Concepts, and Advanced Concepts in Nursing. Following completion of the Transition course, students receive credit for their LPN coursework.
Nursing faculty from LCCC teach the nursing courses of the program at MCUC. Those needing support courses to enter this program may complete those courses at MCUC or at LCCC. Prerequisite or support courses are offered both days and evenings at the LCCC campuses for the convenience of working paramedics. The associate of applied science degree in nursing is earned from LCCC.
LCCC’s associate’s degree in nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Those who successfully complete the Nursing Program are eligible to take the Ohio State Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. LCCC graduates consistently score higher than the national average on the NCLEX. LCCC’s Nursing Program boasts a 100 percent placement rate.
For More Information
For more information about the LCCC Registered Nursing Program offered at MCUC, please contact Eddie Henson at (800) 995-5222, Ext. 7863 or Pat Schrull at Ext. 7209.
This program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities offered by the physician and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
To enter the program, a student must possess Ohio licensure to practice as an LPN and be a graduate of an approved LPN program. A student must have completed all LPN courses and all science coursework with a “C” or better, as well as have a 2.5 grade point average in all prerequisite coursework. Must have one year of work experience.
Students should be aware that some or all of these courses may be waived, depending on courses completed for their respective LPN programs. Students must have worked as an LPN for one year before entering the program.
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