Admission Requirements – Practical Nursing

 

In order to apply for this program, you must have:

  • An official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office
  • A program application form on file
  • Proficiency in basic math (MTHM 021) or equivalent with a grade of C or better
  • Recognized state tested nursing assistant (STNA) status, completion of nurse aide training program (ALHN 114) or division approval
  • A 2.0 GPA for all college coursework completed at any institution of higher education
  • Successful completion of all deficiencies shown during the placement assessment process with a grade of C or better
  • An Academic Preparedness Level of Basic on the ATI TEAS Admissions Exam
  • Program application must be on file by the following deadlines to be selected for entry consideration
    • Fall Entry – January 5

If you are transferring from another college or university, the Records office should receive all transcripts at least 12 weeks before you complete a program application. This ensures that the processing of non-LCCC transcripts is completed well in advance of specific Allied Health and Nursing program application deadlines.

If you are interested in applying to this program, you must:

  1. Complete the LCCC Application for Admission.
  2. Complete the Placement assessment.
  3. Complete all Allied Health and Nursing Program Pre-Admission Requirements as specified on the program check list. (The checklist provides you with information regarding the application requirements and admissions procedures for a particular Health & Wellness program. It can be obtained from an academic advisor.)
  4. Meet with an advisor to verify that all requirements have been fulfilled. Upon verification of requirements, you may then file a Program Application.

Currently working nursing and allied health professionals may receive credit for ALHN 112, Introduction to Medical Terminology and ALHN 113, Introduction to Patient Care through a 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.

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.

All applicants, regardless of current working status, must meet the same criteria and are considered with all other applicants in the applicant pool.
  

Important Notes for Students in this Program

  • Students applying to a program in the Health & Wellness Pathway 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.
  • Students are REQUIRED to attend lectures, college laboratories, and clinical sections.
  • 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.
  • 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.