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About the LCCC Nursing Program
This is a four-semester program that includes a balance of general education and nursing courses that assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skills to function as beginning practitioners of nursing.
Applicants must be able to meet the essential functions of a nurse as found on the nursing web page.
The program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students receive classroom instruction and coordinated clinical experience in the nursing care of patients in health care settings under the supervision and guidance of the nursing faculty. Upon completion of the program, the graduate earns an Associate of Applied Science degree and is eligible to write the qualifying examination for registered nurse licensure.
The first level provides a foundation for progression in the field of nursing and prepares the student to either enter the second level of the nursing curriculum or take alternative course work that will provide a certificate and eligibility to write the qualifying examination for practical nurse licensure. Upon completion of the second level of nursing, the graduate earns an Associate of Applied Science degree and is eligible to write the qualifying examination for registered nurse licensure.
Applications to the program are available the semester prior to admission and are submitted according to the application.
All students admitted to the nursing program are expected to carry their own personal health insurance.
ReNEW Common Statement
- More and more nurses are completing their baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) in order to enhance their employment opportunities, facilitate career advancement and/or prepare for graduate education.
- ReNEW is a shared statewide curriculum providing a streamlined bridge from the associate degree in nursing to the BSN.
- The ReNEW program plan is a four-year, eight semester (not including summers) baccalaureate curriculum.
- You can start at one of the Wyoming community colleges and be dually enrolled at the University of Wyoming.
- Upon successful completion of the five-semester ADN benchmark, you are awarded an associate degree in nursing. Upon completion of the eight semesters, the BSN degree is awarded.
- The courses/clinical experiences needed to complete the BSN in year four are available through the university online so you do not have to leave home.
- At Laramie County Community College, ReNEW will start in Aug. 2016.
View the associate degree in nursing plan of study document.
For questions about ReNEW, please contact the Health Science Advisor in the Advising Center at 307.778.1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a Health Science advisor.
The nursing program has been developed in accordance with criteria established by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. (ACEN) with assistance from the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (WSBN).
The program has received approval as a nursing education program by the WSBN, 130 Hobbs Ave., Suite B, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307.777.7601 and is accredited by the ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000.
This program is articulated with the University of Wyoming and Park University.
Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks
Acceptance into the program is conditional based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and drug screening. Instructions for completion will be provided once a student is accepted into the program.
Students will also be subject to random and for cause drug screening throughout the program. Testing positive on the drug screening or evidence of tampering with a specimen will disqualify a student from participation from clinical assignment.
Certain criminal activity, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from clinical participation.
Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. These circumstances may prevent acceptance into and/or continuance in the program. For more information, please see the complete Health Sciences and Wellness Division Policy (pdf) for allied health students.
Cost of Attendance
For general college expense, view LCCC’s tuition and fees. Students in the Nursing program have additional estimated clinical course fees of $500* a semester. This is an estimate and may change at any time. Course fees may be higher for nursing when compared to other programs.
Examples of how those fees are used include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Kaplan Integrated Testing Services
- Equipment and supplies for Skills Laboratory
- Equipment and supplies for the Simulation Laboratory
- Other costs unique to the nursing program