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Nursing

Nursing

DESCRIPTION

The Nursing Program 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. The mission of the Lakes Region Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is to prepare compassionate health care professionals whose practice is holistic, scientifically based and technically competent. The mission is to provide all students with a quality education that affords each graduate the opportunity to enter the healthcare profession in their community and have the ability to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

This Nursing program has the full approval of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (www.state.nh.us/nursing) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326; (404) 975-5000; http://www.acenursing.org/).

Admission Requirements for Level I applicants:

  • Submit a completed college application for admission by Feb 1. Applications completed prior to December 15 will be considered for an early action notification. If an applicant is not admitted through the early action process, their application will be reconsidered with the other regular decision applications after the February 1 application deadline. Applications completed after February 1 may only be considered on a space available basis, if the program is not at capacity..
  • Successfully complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with the following minimum score in each section. Reading – 74.5%, Math – 68.8%, Science – 55.3% and English – 66.7%. Applicants can take this test 3 times in a calendar year; no sooner than six weeks between attempts. Test scores are valid for a period of two years. Contact the Admissions Office for testing information.
  • Submit a 300 to 500 word essay to the admissions office. 
  • Official transcripts documenting successful completion of high school or college algebra, chemistry with lab and biology with lab classes all with a minimum grade of “C” or higher.
  • Applicants that meet the above requirements will be invited for an interview.

Admission Requirements for Transfer into the Nursing Program

  • All nursing courses must have been completed with a grade of B- or better within the past five years.
  • All required science courses must have been completed within the 5 years of starting the nursing program with a grade of C or better.
  • All pre-requisite and co-requisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • The program hours for each nursing course being transferred in to LRCC must meet the minimum number of required program hours determined by the LRCC nursing program. 

Transfer into the LRCC Nursing Program is available on a space available basis. Transfer credit will be based on course content, program hours, and credits earned. Prior to applying for transfer into the Nursing Program, potential transfer students must first meet with the Chair of the Nursing department. Based on the results of the meeting and/or additional review by the Chair, students may then be advised to apply for admission and for what semester.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have official transcripts from all previously attended high school and college institutions sent to the LRCC Admissions Office as soon as possible. A student who has been accepted for transfer into the Nursing Program must complete the program within 2 years. A student who has transferred into the Nursing Program and does not complete course work within 2 years may not reapply for readmission to the Nursing Program.

Admission Requirements for LPN to ADN Pathway

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) may apply to the Nursing program to earn an Associate’s degree in Nursing. Prior to applying to the Nursing Program an LPN applicant must first meet with the Chair of the Nursing department. Based on the results of the meeting and/or additional review by the Chair, the applicant may then be advised to apply for admission. To apply to the nursing program, the LPN applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet all pre-requisites for the RN program excluding completion of the TEAS exam.
  •  All nursing courses must have been completed with a grade of B- or better within the past five years.
  • Meet all the co-requisite requirements for the first semester of the nursing program.
  • Hold an unencumbered New Hampshire LPN license
  • Complete the NLN NACE I exam with a minimum grade of 74%
  • Meet all admission criteria by December 15 for admission in to the spring semester.

NURSING DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
NURS1320L Nursing I  5 12 9
BIOL1450L Anatomy and Physiology I 3 2 2
ENGL1200L College Composition 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 13 14 18
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
NURS1420L Nursing II  3 15 8
BIOL1460L Anatomy & Physiology II 3 2 4
PSYC1250L Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
PSYC1260L Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
  Total 12 17 18
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
NURS2220L Nursing III  5 12 9
BIOL2410L Microbiology  3 2 4
PHIL2270L Ethics Issues 3 0 3
  Total 11 14 16
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
NURS2320L Nursing IV  8 12 12
  Mathematics Elective (MATH2160L Statistics recommended) 3 0 3
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 12 18

Total Credits: 70

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