Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission, Widens Pathway to Become a Nurse


(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College Nursing Program is waiving the requirement of the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam as a requirement for admission into the program for the Fall 2020 semester.

All other requirements remain in effect, including the successful completion of all prerequisite coursework and GPA of 2.5 or greater.

“Now is the best time to become a nurse and an essential employee,” said program director Kathy Henderson. “Machines and robots will never be able to take the place of the care a professional nurse can provide a patient. If you like to care for people and have a desire to be able to work in many different environments, now is the time to start nursing classes at Lamar Community College.”

This decision is made in the wake of COVID-19. Waiving this requirement for admission allows continued social distancing throughout the summer.

For more information, contact Shealynn McCracken at (719) 336-1594 or

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About Lamar Community College: Founded in 1937, Lamar Community College (LCC) is a

learner-centered, open enrollment, two-year post-secondary institution serving approximately 1,000 students annually. As part of the Colorado Community College System, LCC is located on the golden plains of southeastern Colorado. LCC is focused on the educational needs of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Counties. Yet its unique programs, NJCAA/NIRA athletics, small class sizes, dedicated staff, innovative spirit, and idyllic setting also make it a destination college for students of all ages from across Colorado, the nation, and the world. For more information about LCC visit