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.
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.
Schedule to take an Admissions Assessment Exam
LCC Offers admission based on the following exams and scores:
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.
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.
- 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.
- Results of Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam.
- 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.
Prior to participation in nursing clinical courses, students must provide to the Nursing and CTE Coordinator, Shealynn McCracken, 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 http://cccs.certifiedbackground.com.
- 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. (See nursing student handbook for more information regarding health insurance)
* Proper documents can be obtained form the Nursing and CTE Coordinator, Shealynn McCracken. (Email email@example.com, phone: (719) 336-1594)
** If you have history of the Chicken Pox, Mumps or Measles, you will still need to do a titer lab to prove this.
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.