Associate Degree Nursing, AAS
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Program Intro

The Associate Degree Nursing–A45110 curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to 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.

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SAMPLE COURSES:

  • NUR 111 – Intro to Health Concepts
    This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.
  • NUR 117 – Pharmacology
    This course introduces information concerning sources, effects, legalities, and the safe use of medications as therapeutic agents.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.
  • NUR 112 – Health-Illness Concepts
    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • HUM 115 – Critical Thinking
    This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict.
  • NUR 114 – Holistic Health Concepts
    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 275 – Microbiology
    This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment.
  • ENG 112 – Writing/Research in the Disc
    This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • NUR 213 – Complex Health Concepts
    This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

Program Requirements

Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Intent to Apply forms must be submitted by January 21, 2022. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2022.

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

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
  • 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 152, 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:

  • 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 Registrar’s Office and the Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing must approve the equivalent to BIO 168 and 169.

Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM or ACT: 
•All ADN Applicants are required to take the PSB or ACT. The score report must be submitted with your application. See Step 4 for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB or ACT test.

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.

Complete an online LCC Application for Admission. Select Pre-Associate Degree Nursing (A1030N) as the major. Select 2021 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.

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Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Intent to Apply forms will close on January 21, 2022.

Step 1 and any course prerequisites must be completed before submitting the Intent to Apply form. A confirmation email will be sent indicating your Intent to Apply form was received. If you do not receive an email within 2 business days, contact the Health Sciences Admissions Specialist: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu.

Intent to Apply

The Health Sciences Advisor will review your transcripts and a second email will be sent indicating requirements have been met for biology and math. A Health Sciences Application Packet will be sent as an attachment in the email, as well. If you have not provided proof of the math and/or biology requirements,  an email will be sent requesting you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Advisor to provide missing information: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu. If you have not take the ACT or the PSB exam, complete Step 4 now.

All ADN applicants are required to take the ACT or PSB Exam. The score report must be submitted with your application.

ACT/PSB Testing Information

Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 31, 2022, by 3 p.m. An application, official transcripts, a checklist, and an ACT or PSB score are required. 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.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

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Who to Contact

For more admissions information:
Donna Phillips Williams
Student Services Office Manager

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

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

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

For more information:
Dr. Alexis Welch, RN
Dean of Health Sciences and Nursing

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

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The Lenoir Community College Associate Degree in Nursing Program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 800-669-1656. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.