Apply to the Program
Generally, applications become available in November with a February deadline for
the class that begins in August. Applications become available in April with a September
deadline for the class that begins in January.
If you believe that you have what it takes to be successful in the nursing program
at Laramie County Community College, below is an outline of requirements that will
be the next step for you in realizing your dream.
Please take a moment to read about the time commitment
(Word doc) required to go to nursing school at LCCC.
Verify English and math competency. If you do not have college credit, take the placement
tests in the Testing Center
You must place in ENGL 1010 – English I, or have an S in ENGL 1001 – Fundamentals
of English, or have a minimum grade of “C” from a prior college-level English Composition
This does not mean that you have to have ENGL 1010 completed at the time of application,
but if you place in a lower level English course, that course must be completed before
you will be accepted to the Nursing Program.
If you have an equivalent English course with a minimum grade of “C” verified by college
transcript, you do not need to take the English placement test.
You must successfully complete MATH 1400 - Precalculus Algebra or higher or be currently
enrolled in MATH 1400 - Precalculus Algebra at the time you submit your application.
The math course must be MATH 1400 - Precalculus Algebra or College Algebra or higher.
Statistics, Theory of Arithmetic, or Clinical Calculations courses will not fulfill
this requirement. If you do not have a math course which will meet this criterion,
you must take the math placement test. This placement test only tells you the math
course for which you should register.
Verify computer literacy skills.
Achieve a 70% or higher on the Kaplan test with a reading score of 73% on the same
test. Contact the Testing Center
for details. Appointments are required.
Note: The test may be taken a maximum of three times in a two-year time frame, but
the test can be taken only twice during a semester, with at least a three-week interval
between the tests. The score is acceptable for three years.
Be enrolled, have completed or verify transfer credit for A&P I or Human Anatomy for
four credit hours with a minimum grade of “C”. If you take A&P I, you complete the
sequence with A&P II. If you take Human Anatomy, you must complete the sequence with
Human Physiology. Taking one course from each sequence will not fulfill the requirement.
If you have been employed in the health care field, or have had patient-care contact
through a health program, submit supporting documentation with the Nursing Application.
Download and complete the Nursing Program’s Application and submit it to the LCCC
Begin the immunization process.
Hepatitis B Process: Receive the first Hepatitis B injection. One month later, receive the second Hepatitis
B injection. Five months later, receive the third Hepatitis B injection.
Rubella/Rubeola/Mumps Process: Verify two doses of the MMR vaccine or have the titers drawn. If immunity is not
indicated by the titers, then you must either start the 2-dose series or have a booster
and another MMR titer drawn in six weeks.
Varicella Process: Verify two doses of the varicella vaccine or have the titer drawn to verify immunity.
Having had the Chicken Pox disease, does not mean you have immunity.
Note: If you have had two titers drawn for these immunizations and you are still not immune,
then you are exempt from any further attempts to become immune. Please keep all copies
of your immunizations for your records.
In addition to the above-listed titers, all students are required to obtain a yearly
TB skin test, a current tetanus booster, and maintain current BLS Health Care Provider
CPR certification through the American Heart Association, valid through May 31, 2015.
Students may also be required to get an annual flu shot. Any student found out of
compliance with these responsibilities will be sent home from clinical and may be
dismissed from the program.