National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission

LCC’s Nursing program was approved by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) in April 2012 and is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing and the Colorado Community College System. The program completed a thorough NLNAC accreditation process, including a site visit in September 2011. For more information contact Kathy Henderson at 719.336.1597.

NLNAC accreditation is a voluntary peer review process intended to enhance quality
Improvement in nursing education.The benefits of accreditation by the NLNAC are:

  • Provides recognition that a nursing education program has been evaluated and periodically re-evaluated by a qualified, independent group of respected and competent peers who have found it to be meeting appropriate postsecondary and higher education purposes in a satisfactory manner.
  • Assures professional development opportunity and validation for faculty.
    Is a gateway to licensure, certification, and eligibility for entitlement programs.
  • Identifies areas needing development.
  • Fosters ongoing self-examination, re-evaluation, and focus on the future.
  • Aids in student recruitment and retention.
  • Assists employers seeking graduates who are competent nurses.
  • Facilitates career and education decision-making.
  • Promotes professional and educational mobility of program graduates.
  • Enables student eligibility for funding support from federal and state agencies, and foundations for those programs that do not have regional or national accreditation.
  • Fulfills the eligibility requirement for applicants seeking advanced certification.

For further information, see the NLNAC Accreditation Manual.


News Release: Lamar CC Nursing Earns National Accreditation, April 2, 2012