Admission to the Nursing Program is a separate process from admission to Lamar Community College. To apply to the Nursing Program, you must first be complete the LCC Admissions application and be accepted. You can apply to Lamar online or by completing a paper application and returning it to the Admissions Office.
After submitting your application to Lamar Community College, we ask for you to fill out our nursing program application. This helps us get in contact with you and get you on the right track towards admission into the LCC Nursing Program.
You must complete the prerequisite coursework as listed on the A.A.S. Nursing Degree Plan. Acceptance into the Nursing Program is contingent upon attaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on all prerequisite course work, with preference given to those students whose science GPA is 2.75 or higher.
LCC Offers admission based on the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam. The Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam consists of four sections which are Reading, Math, Writing, and Science, with a total of 91 questions.
To be eligible for admission into the LCC Nursing Program, applicant must score the following:
The Kaplan Admission Exam – 63 cumulative score or higher
The exam may be taken before you have completed the prerequisite courses. Applicants may repeat either exam every two weeks and up to a total of three times.
Students will be required to pay appropriate fees to the LCC Cashier in Student Services for the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam.
KAPLAN ADMISSION ASSESSMENT EXAM DATES:
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All of the testing dates will begin at 9 AM in our testing center. Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, only a maximum of 6 students will be allowed to test during each test date. If you are wanting to test during any of the dates above, please contact Shealynn McCracken at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (719) 336-1594.
Prior to participation in nursing clinical courses, students must provide to the Nursing and CTE Coordinator, Shealynn McCracken, documentation* of the following:
- Health Questionnaire / Immunization Record completion. This includes:
- PPD or Chest X-ray (negative) (yearly)
- Hepatitis B series
- Varicella immunization**
- Immunization records documenting MMR/Tetanus (within 10 years)**
- Students will be required to receive a flu shot each fall semester and provide documentation
- Copy of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card (must keep current throughout nursing program)
- Confirmation that you have ordered and paid for your Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen. Please go to http://www.castlebranch.com
- Random Urine Drug Screen (results must be negative). A dilute drug screen result is considered a positive result (administered randomly on campus).
- Laptop computer with Internet capabilities.
- Health Insurance card or some other proof of health insurance. (See nursing student handbook for more information regarding health insurance)
* Proper documents can be obtained form the Nursing and CTE Coordinator, Shealynn McCracken. (Email email@example.com, phone: (719) 336-1594)
** If you have history of the Chicken Pox, Mumps or Measles, you will still need to do a titer lab to prove this.
Students who choose the PN Option are eligible to take the NCLEX- PN Licensure Exam. Students who complete the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam.
The Board of Nursing in each state regulates licensure. Contact the Board of Nursing in Colorado for eligibility requirements for licensure at www.dora.state.co.us/nursing.