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.

Applicants can view LCCC's nondiscrimination statement to learn more. Applicants must be able to meet the essential functions of a nurse as found below.

Essential Functions of a Nurse

  • Lift 10-25 lbs Frequently
  • Lift 26-50 lbs Occasionally
  • Carry 10-25 lbs Occasionally
  • Push/Pull up to 50 lbs Occasionally
  • Squat/Kneel Occasionally
  • Wrist Pronation/Supination Constantly
  • Wrist Flexion/Extension Constantly
  • Sit Occasionally
  • Stand/Walk Constantly
    • Crawl Infrequently
    • Back Flexion Constantly
    • Back Extension Occasionally
  • Back Rotation Constantly
  • Neck Flexion Constantly
  • Neck Extension Occasionally
  • Neck Rotation Frequently
  • Reaching Above Shoulder Frequently
    • Use of Fingers and Hands Constantly
    • Repeated Bending and Reaching Frequently
    • Ability for Rapid Mental & Muscular Coordination Simultaneously Constantly
    • Near Vision Required
    • Hearing (aid permitted)


Students who believe they have what it takes to be successful in the nursing program at LCCC can review and complete the requirements below. Students should also take a moment to read about the time commitment (Word doc) required to go to nursing school at LCCC.

Steps for Applying to the Nursing Program 

Apply for admission prior to applying for the nursing program.

Verify English and math competency. If students don't have college credit, they can take the placement tests in the Testing Center.

English Competency
Students 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 course.
This doesn't mean that students have to have ENGL 1010 completed at the time of application, but if they place in a lower level English course, that course must be completed before students will be accepted to the Nursing Program.
If students have an equivalent English course with a minimum grade of “C” verified by college transcript, they don't need to take the English placement test.
Students must successfully complete MATH 1400 - College Algebra or higher or be currently enrolled in MATH 1400 - College Algebra at the time they submit their application.  
The math course must be MATH 1400 - College Algebra or higher. Statistics, Theory of Arithmetic or Clinical Calculations courses won't fulfill this requirement. If students don't have a math course which will meet this criterion, they must take the math placement test. This placement test only tells students the math course for which they should register.  
Achieve a 70 percent or higher on the Kaplan Test with a reading score of 73 percent on the same test. Students can 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 Human Anatomy or A&P I for four credit hours with a minimum grade of “C”. If students take A&P I, they must complete the sequence with A&P II. If students take Human Anatomy, they must complete the sequence with Human Physiology. Taking one course from each sequence won't fulfill the requirement.

If students 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 Nursing Department.

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 isn't indicated by the titers, then students must either start the two-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, doesn't mean students have immunity. 
PPD: All students are required to obtain a two-step TB (PPD) skin test and update it annually.
Other: A current tetanus booster (within 10 years), Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers and an annual flu shot
Note: If students have had two titers drawn for these immunizations and they are still not immune, then students are exempt from any further attempts to become immune. Students should keep all copies of their immunizations for their records. Any student found out of compliance with these responsibilities will be sent home from clinical and may be dismissed from the program.