The associate degree nursing training program readies graduates to provide high-quality care to promote, and/or maintain and restore overall healthiness. Emphasis of this training program will be educating men and women to perform holistic nursing healthcare in hospitals and other health businesses.
Graduates who receive an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing meet the requirements to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Success on this examination meets the requirements for a nurse to practice as a licensed professional nurse (RN).
The ADN training program at Lehigh Carbon Community College preserves provisional authorization status with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The program is certified by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN)
About The School
Lehigh Carbon Community College is a two (2) year community college situated in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, United States. The institution serves as the main grantor of associate degrees in the Allentown region.
Total estimated program cost is USD $18,576
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Admission to the Nursing Program is selective due to the limited number of spaces available in courses that require clinical practice in hospitals and other health care settings. Selection is based on an objective point system. All students who meet the admission criteria are ranked according to: grades earned in general education courses required for the A.A.S. degree. Applicants will be awarded five points for each A grade; three points for each B grade and one point for each C grade. No points awarded for D and F grades. The cumulative score earned from completed course work is added to the overall ATI-TEAS score. Applications are rank ordered and the most qualified candidates are offered a seat for admission into the nursing program. ATI-TEAS is required.
- High school diploma or GED and successful completion of appropriate high school or postsecondary courses.
- Completion of a high school program or the equivalent, which includes:
- 4 units English
- 3 units social studies
- 2 units mathematics (one of which is algebra, with a “C” or better grade).
- 2 units of science with a related laboratory or equivalent (one of which is chemistry, with a “C” or better grade).
If these were not successfully completed in high school, they may be taken at LCCC or another accredited college. These requirements must be completed before enrolling in any nursing course.
- Acceptable scores (as set by the college) on LCCC assessment testing.
- Completion of the ATI – Test of Essential Academic Skills. Student is responsible for the cost of this exam (www.atitesting.com).
- Completion of an online Application for Admission to the college.
- Submission of all official transcripts from previous education (high school, trade, technical, college) to LCCC is required.
- Any student who has successfully completed, with a “C” or better, Anatomy and
Physiology I and II (BIO 163 and 164) or Microbiology (BIO 220), or equivalent more than seven years before admission (or readmission) will be required to repeat the courses.
- The health care agencies for clinical experiences have specific health requirements that must be met by each student before attending.
- To participate in required clinical experiences a “no record” status must be reported on the PA Child Abuse History Clearance. The PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI fingerprinting background check results must fall within the guidelines of the law, as set forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Admission to the program may be revoked based on these results. (See Prohibited Offenses policy on website.)
- The deadline for submission of the Application for Admission to the Nursing program, completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills, and receipt of all required documents by February 1st, for fall admission to nursing.
- ADN 173 is offered every summer. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who wish to
enter the ADN program with advanced standing must meet the LCCC admissions
criteria, complete the regular admissions process, and submit proof of a current, unencumbered Practical/Vocational Nursing license.
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Address: 4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, PA 18078, USA
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