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About the LCCC Nursing Program
This is a four-semester program that includes a balance of general education and nursing courses that assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skills to function as beginning practitioners of nursing.
The program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students receive classroom instruction and coordinated clinical experience in the nursing care of patients in health care settings under the supervision and guidance of the nursing faculty. Upon completion of the program, the graduate earns an Associate of Applied Science degree and is eligible to write the qualifying examination for registered nurse licensure.
The first level provides a foundation for progression in the field of nursing and prepares the student to either enter the second level of the nursing curriculum or take alternative course work that will provide a certificate and eligibility to write the qualifying examination for practical nurse licensure. Upon completion of the second level of nursing, the graduate earns an Associate of Applied Science degree and is eligible to write the qualifying examination for registered nurse licensure.
Applications to the program are available the semester prior to admission and are submitted according to the application.
All students admitted to the nursing program are expected to carry their own personal health insurance.
The nursing program has been developed in accordance with criteria established by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) with assistance from the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (WSBN).
The program has received approval as a nursing education program by the WSBN, 130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307.777.7601 and is accredited by the ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000.
Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks
Acceptance into the program is conditional based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and drug screening. Instructions for completion will be provided once a student is accepted into the program.
Students will also be subject to random and for cause drug screening throughout the program. Testing positive on the drug screening or evidence of tampering with a specimen will disqualify a student from participation from clinical assignment.
Certain criminal activity, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from clinical participation. See division policy at www.lccc.wy.edu/academics/divisions/HSW
Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. These circumstances may prevent acceptance into and/or continuance in the program.