If you have a passion for helping others and a desire to make a difference, you might want to consider pursuing a career in Nursing by attending Lamar Community College.
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. With nurses making up the majority of the industry, the demand for skilled Registered Nurses (RNs) is greater than ever. RNs provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide guidance and support to patients and their family members.
As an RN, you will be making a difference in the lives of others, all while enjoying some of the highest starting salaries along with a wide range of employment locations and work schedules. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May of 2018 the median pay for RNs was $71,730 per year (equivalent to approximately $34.49 per hour).
LCC’s program is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program offers a five semester Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree (A.D.N.) which will prepare you for practice as an RN. With successful completion of program requirements, you will be eligible to apply to test for RN licensure through the NCLEX-RN exam. Students also have the option to test for a Practical Nursing license at the end of the first year of the Nursing Program to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Please note: The PN Exit option is not ACEN accredited. However, it is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and LCC graduates are eligible to take Practical Nursing Boards (NCLEX-PN).