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The process of admission to the nursing program is a separate process from admission to Lamar Community College.
Schedule to take the Pre-Admission RN Exam (PAX-RN). This may be taken before you have completed the prerequisite courses. Students must register for the exam at the National League for Nursing website, www.nlnonlinetesting.org.
Prior to admission into the Nursing Program, the following components must be submitted to the LCC Office of Admissions:
- Submit official transcript(s) documenting completion of prerequisite course requirements and cumulative GPA requirement.
- Results of PAX-RN Exam.
- If you have not completed MAT 050 (or higher) provide documentation of Accuplacer Score EA 61 or above or SAT/ACT score exempting you from Accuplacer testing.
- Licensed Practical Nurses applying for entry into the second year of the program must provide a copy of your active, unencumbered practical nursing license. LPN’s who did not complete NUR 150 Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing or equivalent course as part of the PN program must provide documentation of completion of NUR 189 Transition from LPN to ADN to qualify for entry into the second year of the program.
Admission to Lamar Community College Nursing Program is on a first come, first served basis. In the event that the program is not full by June 15, provisional admission may be offered to students who have successfully completed the PAX-RN and are currently enrolled in the last of the required prerequisite courses. These students must attain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. on all prerequisite courses to qualify for admission to the nursing program.
Prior to participation in nursing clinical courses, students must provide to the Office of Admissions documentation of the following:
- Health Questionnaire / Immunization Record completion. This includes:
- PPD or Chest X-ray (negative) (yearly)
- Hepatitis B series
- Varicella immunization
- Immunization records documenting MMR/Tetanus (within 10 years)
- Copy of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card (must keep current throughout nursing program)
- Criminal Background Check and 10-Panel Drug Screen completion. Complete at www.healthcareex.com – Package 5*.
- Random Urine Drug Screen (results must be negative). A dilute drug screen result is considered a positive result. Paid for with Package 5 above – administered randomly on campus.
- Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) with required program downloads.
- Laptop computer
Students who choose the PN Option are eligible to take the NCLEX- PN Licensure Exam. Students who complete the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam.
The Board of Nursing in each state regulates licensure. Contact the Board of Nursing in Colorado for eligibility requirements for licensure at www.dora.state.co.us/nursing.