academics

Nursing Program

The Nursing Program at Lakes Region Community College offers the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, in preparation for the licensing 

exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse. This Nursing program has the full approval of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Questions about accreditation of the nursing program should be addressed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtreee Rd, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000. ACEN@ACENursing.org

Graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  1. Deliver safe, legal and ethical individualized care to culturally and developmentally diverse patients using the nursing process.
     
  2. Practice collaboratively throughout the health care system on a multi-professional healthcare team to achieve shared goals using principles of communication, leadership and management.
     
  3. Support a culture of continuous evidence-based quality improvement by using data to monitor outcomes and identify and report actual or potential problems.
     
  4. Use health care system resources and technology to coordinate and deliver individual and/or population-focused care that is safe, effective, and efficient.
     
  5. Demonstrate professional accountability using legal, ethical and regulatory guidelines.
     
  6. Participate in activities that contribute to life-long learning.

The New Hampshire State Board of Nursing may restrict licensing of candidates who have been involved in civil or criminal legal action. Questions about licensing restrictions should be addressed to the Board of Nursing.

Students admitted into the Nursing Program must achieve a minimum grade of C in all science courses, B- in all nursing courses and a grade of satisfactory in the clinical component in order to continue in the program.

Graduates of the program are encouraged to pursue the Bachelor and/or Master of Science in Nursing. Students of the Community College System of New Hampshire have the opportunity to pursue further nursing education through a collaborative program at Granite State College and Southern New Hampshire University. Articulation agreements are maintained with Rivier College for further education. Students planning to continue their education toward the Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing should plan their program of study with an academic advisor from the Department of Nursing.