Allied Health and Nursing Admissions

Admission Requirements

Allied Health and Nursing

If you are interested in applying to an Allied Health and Nursing program you must:

  1. Complete the LCCC Application for Admission.

  2. Complete the Compass assessment (See details under LCCC admission requirements).

  3. Complete all Allied Health and Nursing Program Pre-Admission Requirements as specified on the program check list. 

  4. Meet with an academic advisor or counselor to verify that all requirements have been fulfilled.  Upon verification of requirements, you may then file a Program Application.

Associate of Applied Science - Allied Health and Nursing

The successful completion of the following programs leads to the conferral of the associate of applied science degree. See the Curriculum Guides for individual program requirements. The Allied Health and Nursing division offers the following programs: 

  • Associate Degree Nursing (RN) 
  • Clinical Laboratory Science Technology 
  • Dental Hygiene 
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
  • Medical Assisting
    - Administrative Focus
    - Clinical Focus 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant 
  • Physical Therapist Assisting 
  • Radiologic Technology 
  • Surgical Technology

In addition to the associate of applied science degree, the following allied health and nursing programs are available:

Associate of Technical Studies 

  • Nuclear Medicine Technology (in cooperation with The Nuclear Medicine Institute at the University of Findlay).

One-Year Technical Certificate

  • Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (#2-3-005)
  • Medical Assisting 
  • Practical Nursing

Short-Term Technical Certificate 

  • Hemodialysis Technology for the LPN 
  • Phlebotomy 
  • Surgical Technology Accelerated Alternate Delivery

In all associate of applied science and certificate programs, students are REQUIRED to attend lectures, college laboratories and clinical sections. Students applying to an Allied Health and Nursing program must successfully complete all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better prior to the submission of a program application. Transportation to and from the agencies hosting clinical sections is the responsibility of students. Transportation is not provided. Clinical sections may be held during the day, in the evening and on weekends. Clinical section assignments are subject to change depending upon enrollment, student needs and agency requirements. Standardized examinations prepared by state and/or national organizations may be given. The cost of these examinations is the responsibility of the student. Students are REQUIRED to have their own health insurance and may be REQUIRED to show evidence of insurance for specific clinical agency placement.

Note: To assure compliance with specific state licensure or certification agency examination eligibility, students who have been previously convicted of a felony must schedule an appointment with the appropriate program coordinator (program director) and division dean prior to enrollment (entry or re-entry) into any Allied Health and Nursing program. Certain programs require students to be fingerprinted and/or drug tested prior to program entry.

Allied Health Program Checklist
Students interested in applying for admission to an Allied Health and Nursing program should meet with a counselor or academic advisor to review an allied health checklist for their desired allied health program. Each checklist provides students with information regarding the application requirements and admissions procedures for a particular allied health program.

Student Transfer Evaluation
Transfer student information: To ensure that the processing of non-LCCC transcripts is completed well in advance of specific Allied Health and Nursing program application deadlines, the Records office should receive all transcripts at least 12 weeks prior to the time in which the student intends to complete a program application.

Admission Requirements for Clinical Laboratory Science Technology

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Program application form on file. 
  3. High school algebra or equivalent. 
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.0 on all college-level course work (includes transfer/transient work).

Admission Requirements for Dental Hygiene 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Program application form on file. 
  3. High school algebra, biology and chemistry or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.5 on all college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient work). 
  5. Complete a three-hour observation of a dental hygienist.

Note: The official high school (or GED), college/program transcript and program application must be on file by February 1 each year to be considered for fall program admission. Students entering directly from high school who have not completed any college-level courses are required to have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Admission Requirements for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Beginning fall 2014 (admission into program spring 2016): 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Program application on file. 
  3. Satisfactory completion with a grade of C or better of the pre-admission courses on the diagnostic medical sonography curriculum guide which includes the following college or post-secondary education coursework: PHYC 115, Physics for the Allied Health Sciences (or equivalent); BIOG 121, Anatomy and Physiology I (or equivalent); MTHM 121, Technical Mathematics I (or equivalent); ENGL 161, College Composition I (or equivalent); ALHN 113, Introduction to Patient Care; ALHN 112, Introduction to Medical Terminology; and ALHN 107, Career Explorations in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 
  4. Program application form on file by September 5 of each year to be considered for program admission the following year. 
  5. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for college-level courses including transfer/transient work (excludes developmental education and more than two physical education courses). 
  6. Completion of HESI A2 test with a minimum composite score of 75 (vocabulary and general knowledge, reading comprehension, grammar, basic math, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, critical thinking and the learning style inventory). Can be taken after completion of BIOG 121, MTHM 121 and PHYC 115. May remediate and wait one month to repeat and must be completed within six months of initial test date. Scores will be valid for a three year period; therefore a three year wait is required prior to the third attempt. A composite score below 75 on the retest will disqualify the program application.

Allied health professionals: Applicants from a patient care related allied health/nursing background may transfer credit or receive credit through prior learning assessment for the following diagnostic medical sonography preadmission courses: 

  • ALHN 112, Introduction to Medical Terminology. 
  • ALHN 113, Introduction to Patient Care.

This will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the program director.

Radiologic technologists who are graduates of an appropriately accredited college-based degree radiologic technology program would be eligible for receiving credit for all of the diagnostic medical sonography preadmission and support courses plus SONO 122, Imaging Modalities. Graduates of a hospital-based certificate radiologic technology program may receive credit for ALHN 112, Introduction to Medical Terminology; ALHN 113, Introduction to Patient Care; PHYC 115, Physics for Allied Health Sciences; and SONO 122, Imaging Modalities through prior learning assessment. College equivalent credit courses must be obtained for other program preadmission and support courses.

Nursing and other allied health professionals may receive credit for ALHN 112, Introduction to Medical Terminology and ALHN 113, Introduction to Patient Care through prior learning assessment. These applicants would be REQUIRED to complete all other program preadmission and support courses unless a previous equivalent course was completed through an appropriately accredited college or university.

Applicants with prior professional experience/training not specifically cited here may be eligible for exemptions/substitutions and are strongly encouraged to contact the program director for an individual evaluation.

All applicants must meet the same criteria and are considered with all other applicants in the applicant pool.

Please note: Selection for program entry is competitive and based on a combination of factors including grade point average, performance in selected science courses, interview, composite score of an allied health admission test, completion of program support courses and a writing sample. Only selected candidates (initially based on support coursework completed, GPA, science course performance and allied health admission test performance) will be asked to interview and submit a writing sample. The College reserves the right to modify selection criteria and to consider additional information or criteria, so that priority will be given to students who in judgment of the selection committee demonstrate the greatest potential to be successful in the program and in the work place.

Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Nursing

  1. 1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Program application form on file. 
  3. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses). 
  4. High school chemistry or equivalent (CHMY 161) with a grade of C or better. 
  5. Have completed BIOG 121, Anatomy and Physiology I with a grade of C or better. 
  6. Have completed PSYH 151, Introduction to Psychology or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  7. Have completed MTHM 168, Statistics or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  8. Obtain a minimum composite score of 75 on the HESI (A2) exam.

Admission Requirements for Occupational Therapy Assistant

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Attend informational meeting at EHOVE Career Center. 
  3. Completion of three prerequisite courses with C or better: ALHN 120, Career Exploration in Occupational Therapy; ALHN 110, Medical Terminology; and ENGL 161, College Composition I. 
  4. Program application submitted to EHOVE Career Center. 
  5. Submit background check (BCI). 
  6. Minimum GPA of 2.5 on all college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient work).

Admission Requirements for Physical Therapist Assisting 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 if 15 credit hours of college-level work have not been completed or a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher if 15 credit hours of college-level program supporting coursework have been completed (includes transfer/transient work). 
  3. High school biology or college-level biology course (including lab) with a grade of C or better. 
  4. One year of high school of college-level algebra with a grade of C or better. 
  5. Program application form on file by November 15 in the fall semester in order to be considered for the next class. A student not offered admission into program for the fall semester must submit a new physical therapist assisting program application.

Please note: Selection for program entry is competitive and based on a combination of factors including grade point average, interview, completion of volunteer/observation hours, observation of professional behaviors, recommendations from the clinical site, a self-narrative and completion of program supporting non-technical courses. Only selected candidates (initially based on support coursework completed and GPA) will be asked to interview and submit a narrative form, along with volunteer-hour documentation. The physical therapy assisting program provides the forms after the initial selection process occurs. The College reserves the right to modify selection criteria and to consider additional information or criteria, so that priority will be given to students who in judgment of the selection committee demonstrate the greatest potential to be successful in the program and in the work place.

Admission Requirements for Radiologic Technology 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Program application form on file. 
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses). 
  4. 18 years of age on or before October 1 of their first year in the major coursework of the program. 
  5. High school algebra (Compass test), laboratory science (biology, chemistry or physics) or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  6. Attend program information session.

Please note: Selection for program entry is competitive and based on a combination of factors including grade point average, performance in selected math and science courses, interview, completion of program support courses and a writing sample. Only selected candidates (initially based on support coursework completed, GPA and Math and Science course performance) will be asked to interview and submit a writing sample. The College reserves the right to modify selection criteria and to consider additional information or criteria, so that priority will be given to students who in judgment of the selection committee demonstrate the greatest potential to be successful in the program and in the work place.

Admission Requirements for Surgical Technology

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. High school algebra or equivalent. 
  3. Successful completion of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better. 
  4. 2.0 GPA for all college coursework completed at any institution of higher education. 
  5. Program application form on file.

Admission Requirements for Surgical Technology Accelerated Alternate Delivery Surgical Technology Certificate Program for Current Surgical Technologists 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. High school algebra or equivalent. 
  3. Current or previous work experience as a surgical technologist. 
  4. Satisfactory score on college administered examination. 
  5. Division approval granted by surgical technology program director.

Admission Requirements for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Successful correction of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better. 
  3. Current certified EMT or certified AEMT in Ohio. 
  4. Valid State of Ohio driver’s license. 
  5. Program application form on file. 
  6. Minimum GPA of 2.0 for all college-level coursework completed at any higher education institution.

Admission Requirements for Nuclear Medicine 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Completion of 39 credit hours of college courses as outlined on the curriculum guide completed with a 2.0 GPA.

Note: This course is conducted in partnership with the University of Findlay’s Nuclear Medicine Institute. The student is responsible for applying to the Nuclear Medicine Institute for the actual didactic and clinical portion of the program. At the successful completion of the Nuclear Medicine Institute program, the student will apply for graduation to LCCC and receive an associate of technical studies degree.

Admission Requirements for Medical Assisting 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Program application form on file.

Admission Requirements for Practical Nursing 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Proficiency in basic math (MTHM 021) or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  3. Recognized state tested nursing assistant (STNA) status, completion of nurse aide training program (ALHN 114) or division approval. 
  4. 2.0 GPA for all college coursework completed at any institution of higher education. 
  5. Successful completion of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better. 
  6. Program application form on file. 
  7. Obtain a minimum composite score of 70 on the HESI (A2) exam.

Admission Requirements for Emergency Medical Technician 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable). 
  2. 18 years of age upon entrance to the course. 
  3. Valid State of Ohio driver’s license.

Admission Requirements for Phlebotomy 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Program application form on file. 
  3. Individuals employed as phlebotomists and/or those who have completed 10 credit hours of college work with overall GPAs of 2.00 or higher will be given admission priority. 
  4. Graduates of the practical nursing and medical assisting programs at LCCC need only to complete CLSC 111, PHBT 111 and PHBT 121.

Admission Requirements for Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program (TCEP) 

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  2. Program application on file. 
  3. Health physical admission packet turned in at the Allied Health and Nursing division, HS 223 and criminal background clearance. 
  4. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider course is strongly recommended. 
  5. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

Requirements for Medication Aide Training Program (MA-C) 

  1. High school diploma or GED on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. Demonstrated math, written and verbal communication skills. 
  3. Health physical admission packet turned in at the Allied Health and Nursing division in HS 233 and criminal background clearance. 
  4. Current first aid and CPR card valid through end of the course. 
  5. Valid STNA card active status on The Nurse Aide Registry (must not be expired). 
  6. Program application on file.

Malpractice Insurance
All students in Allied Health and Nursing programs are REQUIRED to have malpractice insurance. This insurance is provided by a blanket policy. Students are assessed when paying tuition. Students are not to obtain their own malpractice insurance.

Grading Policies 

  1. A grade of C or better is required in all clinical laboratory courses of all allied health and nursing programs. 
  2. A grade of C or better is required in all courses in the practical nursing program. 
  3. A grade of C or better is required in the nurse aide training program. 
  4. A grade of C or better is required in the medication aide training program.

Allied Health and Nursing Course Repetition Policy 

  1. Students in clinical laboratory science technology, diagnostic medical sonography, physical therapist assisting or surgical technology may fail and repeat one clinical course in their major in the first year of the program and may fail and repeat one clinical course in their major in the second year of the program. A second clinical course failure, in either year of the program, will result in dismissal from the program.
  2. Students in associate degree nursing and radiologic technology may fail and repeat one NURS or RDTC course in the curriculum. A second failure will result in dismissal from the program. A withdrawal from any NURS or RDTC course after 50 percent of the course is completed with an unsatisfactory status is regarded as a failure of that course. Passing a course means a minimum of a C and satisfactory performance in clinical and college laboratory settings. 
  3. Students in emergency medical services, medical assisting or phlebotomy may fail and repeat one clinical course in the program. A second course failure causes the student to be dismissed from the program. 
  4. Students in nurse aide training program may fail and repeat the course one time. 
  5. Students in practical nursing may fail and repeat only one practical nursing course in the program. A second course failure causes the student to be dismissed from the program. 
  6. A student who receives a grade of D or F in a dental hygiene course or withdraws unsatisfactory from a dental hygiene course because of a failing lecture or clinic grade must reapply and have their name placed into the applicant pool. Students are only permitted to reapply one time. Students are required to make an appointment with the program director prior to reapplying to the program. Re-applying does not automatically guarantee re-admission.

Course Withdrawals
Students who initiate withdrawal from an Allied Health and Nursing division core program course (i.e. NURS, PRNS, CLSC, etc.) will be REQUIRED to submit a withdrawal status report form from the course instructor to the Records office. This form reports if students are failing or passing the course at the time of withdrawal. If the student is failing the course at the time of withdrawal, the failure counts as if they received a failing grade in the course and the course repetition policy will be in effect. However, if the student re-enters the respective program, a completed clinical progression request form must be completed and can be obtained by an academic advisor or counselor.

Associate degree nursing (ADN) or practical nursing (PN) students who withdraw from a NURS or PRNS course who wish to re-enter their respective program must meet with a counselor or an academic advisor and complete a clinical progression request form. If withdrawal occurs within the first semester, the completion of a new program application will be required (depending upon the course that is needed, a student may also need to complete a clinical progression request form).

Program Pre-Admission Checklists and Program Application Forms
Available from the Enrollment, Financial and Career Services division.

Health Requirements
A health examination by a physician is REQUIRED prior to entrance into an Allied Health and Nursing program. The form will be made available at the time of acceptance to the first clinical course. This examination must be completed no earlier than three months prior to acceptance into the program.

The following reports must accompany the health form: 

  1. Proof of varicella immunity. 
  2. Two-step Mantoux results (Tine tests not acceptable). 
    • If student is a positive reactor to the Mantoux test, then a chest x-ray is REQUIRED. 
    • Upon review of a health examination, a statement from a physician may be requested for purpose of clarity. 
  3. Diphtheria and tetanus immunization documented within the past 10 years. 
  4. An MMR vaccine or proof of mumps, rubella and rubeola screening indicating immunity. 
  5. Hepatitis B vaccine. 
  6. All students are required to have the influenza vaccine each year. 
  7. Some clinical sites require drug testing and this may have a cost associated that the student must pay. 
  8. Students will be required to have a background check and meet clinical facility requirements.

(If a student chooses not to receive the hepatitis B vaccine, they must sign their refusal on the health form). Dental hygiene students are REQUIRED to have the hepatitis B vaccine. Surgical technology students are REQUIRED to have hepatitis B series and drug screen.

Note: Healthcare professionals are considered high risk for hepatitis B because of the possibility of contact with blood products.

Students entering the EMSB 101, EMS-Basic course are REQUIRED to provide the following documentation two weeks prior to the beginning clinical practice: 

  1. Diphtheria and tetanus immunization documented within the past 10 years.
  2. Two-step Mantoux results (Tine tests not acceptable). 
    • If student is a positive reactor to the Mantoux test, then a chest x-ray is REQUIRED.
    • Upon review of a health examination, a statement from a physician may be requested for purpose of clarity. 
  3. Hepatitis B vaccine (if a student chooses not to receive this vaccine, he/she must sign their refusal on the health form).

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Requirement
Students must complete the healthcare provider course through an American Heart Association training center. The Allied Health and Nursing division accept the American Heart Association’s healthcare provider course only. LCCC offers several healthcare provider course offerings. For additional information, contact the Allied Health and Nursing division at (440) 366-7701.

Students are responsible to keep current as an American Heart Association healthcare provider throughout the program. Students whose currency has expired will be withdrawn from clinical practice and any absences will be considered unexcused.

Note: Students entering the nurse aide-training program are not REQUIRED to complete an American Heart Association healthcare provider course, but it is highly recommended.

Access to Nursing Program (LPN TO RN)
The Access program allows licensed practical nurses advanced placement in the associate degree nursing (RN) program. Through this program, the licensed practical nurse will receive credit for prior nursing coursework, thereby eliminating excessive course repetition.

Admission Requirements for Access to Nursing Program: 

  1. Meet associate degree Access to nursing admission requirements. 
  2. Be a graduate of an approved practical nursing program. 
  3. Be licensed as an LPN in the United States or U.S. territory without restrictions or conditions. 
  4. Have completed all practical nursing courses with a grade of C or better. 
  5. Have completed BIOG 121, Anatomy and Physiology I with a grade of C or better. 
  6. Have completed PSYH 151, Introduction to Psychology or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  7. Have completed MTHM 168, Statistics or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  8. Obtain a minimum composite score of 75 on the HESI (A2) exam. 
  9. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office. 
  10. High school chemistry or equivalent (CHMY 161) with a grade of C or better.

Once admission requirements have been completed, students are eligible to register for NURS 101, Transition to Registered Nursing I and NURS 103, Transition to Registered Nursing II. Upon successful completion (a grade of C or better) of NURS 101 and 103, students will be given credit for NURS 114, NURS 115 and NURS 128. The Access students will substitute the NURS 126, Maternal-Newborn Nursing and NURS 127, Child-Health Nursing with NURS 136, Maternal-Newborn Nursing – Access and NURS 137, Child Health Nursing – Access which are lecture only and require no clinical practice. The remainder of the support courses must be completed as REQUIRED in the associate degree nursing program. NURS 101 and NURS 103 may not be repeated if failed.

Allied Health and Nursing/Fire Science Program
The successful completion of the following program leads to the conferral of the associate of applied science degree. See the curriculum guide (page 67) for individual program requirements. Fire science is available through the Allied Health and Nursing division.

In all associate of applied science and one-year technical certificate programs, students are REQUIRED to attend lecture, college laboratories and off-campus facilities. Transportation to and from off-campus facilities is the responsibility of students and is not provided by the College.
The fire science curriculum is offered in the evenings and online. The program is arranged for part-time students employed in the field and/or working in another field and retraining for fire science. All REQUIRED courses are rotated through the evening offerings.

Paramedic to RN Program
The paramedic to RN program allows certified paramedics advanced placement in the associate degree nursing (RN) program. Through this program, the certified paramedic will receive credit for prior paramedic coursework, thereby eliminating excessive course repetition.

Admission Requirements for the Paramedic to RN program: 

  1. Meet associate degree paramedic to RN admission requirements. 
  2. Be a graduate of an approved EMT-paramedic program. 
  3. Be certified as an EMT-paramedic through the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services. 
  4. Have completed BIOG 121 with a grade of C or better. 
  5. Have completed PSYH 151 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  6. Have completed MTHM 168, Statistics or equivalent with a grade of C or better. 
  7. Obtain a minimum composite score of 75 on the HESI (A2) exam. 
  8. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records Office. 
  9. High school chemistry or equivalent (CHMY 161) with a grade of C or better.

Once admission requirements have been completed, students are eligible to register for transition to NURS 131, Registered Nursing for the Certified Paramedic. Upon successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of NURS 131, students will be given credit for NURS 114 and NURS 115. The remainder of the support courses must be completed as REQUIRED in the associate degree nursing program. NURS 131 may not be repeated if failed.

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