Admission to the Nursing Program

In the sections below, you will find a general overview of the LCC Nursing Program’s admission requirements.  For more detailed information or to print the requirements, see the LCC Associate Degree Nursing Program Admission Requirements document.

Apply to LCC

Admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process from admission to Lamar Community College.  To apply to the Nursing Program, you must first be complete the LCC Admissions application and be accepted.  You can apply to Lamar online or by completing a paper application and returning it to the Admissions Office.

Take Prerequisite Courses

Complete prerequisite coursework as listed on the A.A.S. Nursing Degree Plan. Acceptance into the Nursing Program is contingent upon attaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on all prerequisite course work.

Take an Admission Assessment Exam

Schedule to take an Admissions Assessment Exam

LCC Offers admission based on the following exams and scores:

The HESI (HESI A2) Admission Assessment Exam – 75 cumulative score or higher

The Kaplan Admission Exam – 63 cumulative score or higher

The exam may be taken before you have completed the prerequisite courses. Applicants may repeat either exam every two weeks and up to a total of three times.

To schedule an exam complete the below form.  Students will be required to pay appropriate fees ($75 for HESI or $30 for Kaplan) to the LCC Cashier in Student Services.

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Apply to the LCC Nursing Program

Upon successful completion of prerequisite coursework, submit the Nursing Program Application.

Prior to admission into the Nursing Program, the following components must be submitted to the LCC Office of Admissions:

  • Official transcript(s) documenting completion of prerequisite course requirements and cumulative GPA requirement.
  • Results of HESI Admission Assessment 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.
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Complete Documentation After Admission

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)
    • Students will be required to receive a flu shot each fall semester and provide documentation
  • Copy of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card (must keep current throughout nursing program)
  • Confirmation that you have ordered and paid for your Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen.  Please go to
  • Random Urine Drug Screen (results must be negative). A dilute drug screen result is considered a positive result (administered randomly on campus).
  • Laptop computer with Internet capabilities.
  • Health Insurance card or some other proof of health insurance.

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