Lansing Community College

Overview

General Info and Accreditation

LCC's Career Ladder Nursing program is highly regarded in the community and has been nationally accredited for over 45 years. Students who complete the program earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Nursing, RN and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Those who pass the NCLEX and are licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

The RN program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing, and has been continuously accredited since 1971 by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020
info@acenursing.org

LCC's Nursing program is selective admission. In order to be considered as a candidate, students must meet admission requirements beyond those required for general admission to the college. There is no wait-list to enter the program; instead, acceptance is based on a point system. More information on the Selective Admissions process can be found in the "selective admission information" panel below.

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Lansing Community College's Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


Student Achievement Data

Students completing the program Fall 2017-Spring 2018: 81.62%
2017-2018 Graduates replying to our survey that were employed in less than 3 months: 90%

First time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Nurses (NCLEX):

  2017 2018 2019
National 84.24% 84.22% 88.18%
LCC 92.71% 87.73% 87.66%
PROGRAM TRACKS AND LENGTH

The Career Ladder Nursing Program offers 3 tracks to achieve the Registered Nurse (ADN) Associate in Applied Science Degree (Curriculum Code 0222). 2-Year and 2nd Degree Track students have the option of completing the Practical Nurse (PN) Certificate of Achievement (Curriculum Code 0235) before moving on to complete their RN.

Classes in all tracks meet face-to-face. The 2nd Degree and Advanced Standing options consist of hybrid courses which are a combination of face-to-face and online.

The 2-Year Traditional Track offers classes and clinical sessions meeting mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings (generally weekdays) during the fall and spring semesters. This track is designed so that the student has class 4-5 days/week and once admitted can complete the program in two years (4 semesters). This track accepts up to 128 students. 64 students will have a fall semester start and 64 students will have a spring semester start. Placement into fall or spring cohorts is random. See the current Advising Guide for application deadlines.

The 2nd Degree Track is designed for individuals who possess a Bachelor’s or higher degree in any major. Classes and clinical sessions meet mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings (weekdays or weekends). Once admitted the program is 16 months long. There are 32 seats available each year. See the current Advising Guide for application deadlines.

*International degrees must be determined as equivalent to a US Bachelor's degree by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. More information is available on our International Student Admissions page.

The Advanced Standing Track is designed for practical nurses (LPNs), respiratory therapists, and paramedics who possess a current license. Applicants must also have worked a minimum of 2,080 hours during the 24 months prior to the application deadline as an LPN, Paramedic, or Respiratory Therapist. 2,080 hours is equivalent to 1-year of full-time work or 2 years of part-time work. Classes and clinical sessions meet mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings (weekdays or weekends) for 16 months. This track accepts up to 32 students each year. See the current Advising Guide for application deadlines.

LPN OPTION (Certificate of Achievement)

Students admitted in the 2-Year and 2nd Degree tracks will complete LPN coursework during the first two semesters of the program. The Practical Nurse (PN) program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing (since November 1970). This coursework provides the basis for an in-depth study of the theory and nursing care of adults, children and families. Clinical experiences include extended care facilities, hospitals, and community agencies where students provide nursing care to geriatric, medical, surgical, maternity, and pediatric patients.

Those who successfully complete the PN program will earn an LCC Certificate of Achievement - Nursing, LPN and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). Those who pass the examination are entitled to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

After completion of the PN program, students automatically continue on to the RN program.

PROGRAM CONTENT

The courses within LCC's Nursing program provide the basis for an in-depth study of the theory and nursing care of children, adults, and families. Student learning experiences progress from simple to complex and use critical thinking skills in applying the nursing process to the care of patients. Practical and professional healthcare skills are developed in a safe and supportive environment using lectures, Skills Labs, SimLabs, and clinical experience.

Skills Labs provide students the environment to learn clinical nursing skills before entering professional facilities. Labs consist of full sized mannequins, fully functional hospital beds & headwall units, IV poles & pumps, wheelchairs, and a variety of other tools and supplies. Students practice what they have learned using mannequins and community volunteers.

NURSING SIMULATION Program (NSP)
MISSION & VISION STATEMENT

To provide high quality health care education using committed faculty, staff and healthcare simulation technology to promote synthesis and continuous improvement of clinical care and patient safety by delivering quality immersive simulation education to serve the learning needs of the changing community of LCC nursing students.

  • The LCC NSP will provide innovative, high quality simulation-based educational exercises and performance feedback activities across the continuum of nursing education that include skill development in communication, safety, assessment, and critical thinking.
  • The LCC NSP will promote patient safety and performance improvement in health care with an emphasis on Interprofessional communication and team-based patient care.
  • The LCC NSP will serve the educational needs of the Health and Human Services Division at Lansing Community College while continuing to strive to serve the needs of local regional healthcare partners through cooperative relationships.

The lab is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).

Clinical experiences include hospitals, home health care agencies, rehabilitation units, and community health organizations where students provide nursing care to mental health, medical, surgical, maternity, and pediatric patients. For increased learning potential, LCC offers small clinical groups of 8 students to every faculty member.

Students can have up to 141 hours/semester of clinical experience per a semester and will experience up to 500 hours throughout the entirety of the program. Clinical rotations are offered in a 100 mile radius of LCC’s Downtown Lansing campus.

Students provide nursing care to geriatric, medical, surgical, maternity, mental health, and pediatric patients at a variety of sites. Clinical experience includes Hospitals, Extended Care Facilities and Community Agencies. Sites can include Sparrow, McLaren, Owosso Memorial, Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and many long-term care/sub-acute rehabilitation facilities in our area.

 

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Career Ladder Nursing Program

Health and Human Services Division Office

HHS Building, 108
517-483-1410
517-483-1508 fax

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