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Associate Degree Nursing–A45110

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended industrial, and community health care facilities.

Students will be required to attend courses on campus to complete this program.

BEFORE applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program, an applicant must satisfy the math, biology, and PSB prerequisites. Students must also complete any needed developmental Reading or English courses before applying to the ADN Program.

MATH
An applicant must have completed one of the following before receiving the ADN application packet:

  • An unweighted high school GPA of 2.8+ from a College Prep Curriculum valid within 10 years of enrollment
  • Qualifying placement scores
  • MAT 080 with a grade of “C” or higher within the past 10 years.
  • RISE placement or transition studies showing mastery of Units 1-12 (Tier 2) within the past 10 years.
  • Students who have completed a college approved math course such as MAT 122, MAT 141, MAT 151, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 263 with a “C” or better may meet the math requirement.

BIOLOGY
An applicant must have completed the following before receiving the ADN application packet:

  • Biology 168 and 169 with a “C” or higher within 5 years of admission.
    • If BIO 168 has not been completed with a grade of “C” or higher within 5 years of admission, the applicant must be enrolled in BIO 168 during the fall semester. Documentation of enrollment is required when submitting the INTENT TO APPLY. An official transcript with grade of “C” or higher will be required when submitting the Health Sciences application.
    • If BIO 169 has not been completed with a “C” or higher within 5 years of admission, applicant must complete BIO 169 before or during the spring semester prior to enrollment. Proof of enrollment is required when submitting the Health Sciences application.
    • Proof of completion of BIO 169 with a “C” or higher within 5 years of admission must be submitted with an official transcript at the end of the spring semester.

The equivalent(s) to BIO 168 and 169 must be approved by the Registrar’s Office and the Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing.

Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM:

  • All ADN Applicants are required to take the PSB EXAM. The score report must be submitted with your application. Please visit the PSB link below for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test. (See STEP 4)

If you have satisfied the math and biology prerequisites, you are ready to begin the COMPETITIVE APPLICATION PROCESS.

NOTE: Currently enrolled LCC students skip to step 2. If you are currently not attending LCC and you are applying to a second Health Sciences Program and have already completed step 1, skip to step 2.

STEP 1 – Application for General College Admission:
Complete an online LCC Application for Admission. Select Pre-Associate Degree Nursing (A1030N) as the major. Select 2020 FA as the start term. As part of the general admissions process, you must submit an official high school transcript, official transcripts from all other colleges attended, and placement scores if applicable. You will also need to set up your LancerLOGIN Account so that you can access your Lancer Email. Acceptance into a Pre–Health Sciences Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Health Sciences Program.

Application for General College Admission
Setup Lancer Account

STEP 2 – INTENT TO APPLY:
INTENT TO APPLY will open September 2019 for all 2020FA programs.
INTENT TO APPLY will close January 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. to allow time for review. Applications are due January 31, 2020 by 12 noon.

You must complete Step 1 before submitting the INTENT TO APPLY form. You must satisfy any course prerequisites before submitting the INTENT TO APPLY form. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days indicating that your INTENT TO APPLY was received. If you do not receive an email, contact the Health Sciences Admissions Specialist at dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu.

Intent to Apply

STEP 3 – Eligibility Review:
The Health Sciences Admissions Specialist will review your transcripts. You will receive a second email indicating you have met the math and biology requirements. You will also receive your Health Sciences Application and Checklist as an attachment to the email. If you have not provided proof of the math and/or biology requirements, you will receive an email requesting that you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Specialist to provide missing information at dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu. If you have not taken the PSB exam, complete step 4 now.

STEP 4 – Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Exam:
Most Health Sciences Applicants are required to take the PSB EXAM. The score report must be submitted with your application. Please visit the PSB link below for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test. DO NOT wait until the last minute to take this important exam. If you are not satisfied with your score, you must wait 30 days before retaking the exam.

Learn about the PSB

STEP 5 – Submit the signed Health Sciences Application and signed Checklist:
Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 31, 2020 by 12 Noon. An application, a checklist and a PSB score are required for each program of interest.

NOTE: If you did not complete BIO 168 and BIO 169 prior to receiving the Health Sciences application and checklist and you attended another college, you must submit an official transcript showing your grades for these courses. If you are enrolled in BIO 169 at another college for the spring semester, you must submit proof of enrollment.

Additional ADN Documents and Links:
Course and hour requirements

Semester–by–Semester Plan

Essential Functions

Point Count Worksheet

NCFON–The Future of Nursing

The Lenoir Community College Practical Nursing Program and Associate Degree in Nursing Program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2526. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, NLN CNEA Administrative Coordinator, no later than November 11, 2019.

For questions about admission into a Health Sciences Program:
Donna Phillips Williams
Student Services Manager

Administration (Building 3), Room 140F
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 385
Fax: (252) 233-6897
Email: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu

For Health Sciences Program information:
Vicki Barker, RN,MSN,CNE
ADN Program Chair

Health Sciences (Building 13), Room 228
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 806
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: vpbarker75@lenoircc.edu

Dr. Alexis Welch, RN
Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing

Health Sciences (Building 13), Room 214
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 801
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: abwelch27@lenoircc.edu