Many of today’s hottest careers are in the health-care field, with career opportunities and personal satisfaction unmatched by other professions. The nursing field, in particular, has huge demand and increasing shortages of qualified and licensed professionals. With an aging population of baby boomers and about one-third of all registered nurses projected to retire in the next 15 years, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 1.2 million jobs for registered nurses are expected to open before 2022.

The job pays well, usually offers great benefits, and often offers a flexible schedule. There are many opportunities for advancement, every day is different, and the field offers excellent job security. In addition, with direct patient interaction, you can feel like you are making a big difference in your patients’ well-being.

Read how Jessicka Castro became a Registered Nurse through LCCC and assists her community.

Nursing Programs at LCCC

Short-Term Certificates:

State Tested Nurse Assisting

One-Year Certificates:

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Associate Degrees:

Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)

Advanced Placement in Nursing (LPN to RN) 

Advanced Placement Certified Paramedic to Registered Nursing (P2RN)

Firelands Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)

Firelands Advanced Placement in Nursing (LPN to RN)

University Partnership Programs

Our Nursing Program courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs:

  Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from Youngstown State University

  Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) from Ohio University

  Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) from Western Governor’s University

Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.