The nursing ADN program in Lower Columbia College prepares students for licensure and employment as a registered nurse (RN), as well as for continuing nursing education for a baccalaureate degree in nursing in the university. Students who complete this degree and pass the registered nurse license examination (NCLEX-RN) may enter participating Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs in Washington State as seniors. The Nursing Training program is endorsed by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and certified by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
About the school
Lower Columbia College (LCC) is a public, two (2) year institution of higher education situated in Longview, Washington, USA. The college offers degrees in vocational and technical education and also worker retraining. It also offers university transfer programs. It is an associate of the Washington Community and Technical Colleges system developed by the Community College Act of 1967.
Lower Columbia College was founded in 1934 as Lower Columbia Junior College. Students registered for classes at Dahlman Hardware in Castle Rock, Korten’s Music Store in Longview, and the Orr Furniture Store in Kelso. Classes were conducted at R.A. Long High School. The very first class to graduate with an Associate degree was in 1936; the class consisted of 7 students.
Total tuition cost is USD $6,200
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
It is recommended that the communications courses, NUTR& 101, and the 10 credits of humanities (5 of which must be DIV) be completed prior to beginning the nursing coursework.
Admission is competitive. Grade of C or higher is required in all courses.
- 10 credits – ENGL& 101 English Composition I AND ENGL& 102 English Composition II OR SPCH 110 Intro to Public Speaking.
5 credits – MATH 210 Elements of Statistics
- 15 credits – *HUM 150, 250, 251: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare I (1 cr), II (2 cr), & III (2 cr) (taken after admission to Nursing Program); 10 credits selected from at least two disciplines on the distribution list for transfer degrees. No more than 5 credits in foreign language at the 100 level, no more than 10 credits from any one discipline. No more than 5 credits in performance/skills courses are allowed. Five of these credits must also meet the DIV requirement.
- 30 credits – BIOL& 160, BIOL& 241, BIOL& 242, BIOL& 260, CHEM& 121, NUTR& 101
- 15 credits – PSYC& 100 General Psychology; PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology; *PSYC 150 & 250: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I (2 cr), & II (3 cr) (taken after admission to Nursing Program)
- 5 credits. Must be met by a course on both the Humanities distribution list and the DIV course list.
Lower Columbia College
Address: 1600 Maple St, Longview, WA 98632, USA
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