Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2400

Effective May 2018

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities ordered by the physician; and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Note: LPNs and Paramedics will be given prior learning credit and advanced placement for the ADN Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Preadmission CoursesHours
BIOG 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 1,2 4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3 3
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1,2 3
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 1,2 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 4 1
 Hours14
Semester II
ALHN 113 INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE 1
BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 1,2 4
NURS 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 2 4
NURS 121 NURSING CONCEPTS I 1,2 4
NURS 123 PHARMACOLOGY I 1,2 2
 Hours15
Semester III
NURS 116 MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING 1,2 2
NURS 118 GERIATRIC NURSING 1,2 1
NURS 122 NURSING CONCEPTS II 1,2 4
NURS 124 PHARMACOLOGY II 1,2 1
PSYH 251 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 1,2 3
 Hours11
Semester IV
CHMY 161 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 1,2 4
NURS 221 NURSING CONCEPTS III 1,2 4
NURS 223 PHARMACOLOGY III 1,2 1
NURS 224 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING 1,2 3
 Hours12
Semester V
BIOG 251 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 1,2 4
NURS 222 NURSING CONCEPTS IV 1,2 4
NURS 225 MANAGER OF CARE/CAPSTONE 1,2 4
NURS 226 NURSING CONCEPTS SYNTHESIS 1,2 1
 Hours13
 Total Hours65

Note: LCCC offers its Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN (formerly NLNAC)) accredited associated degree nursing (ADN) program at the BGSU-Firelands College campus providing nursing education to the Huron, Ottawa, Erie and Sandusky country residents. The satellite program provides the opportunity for residents of the area to earn the associate of applied science degree in nursing from LCCC. All support courses taken at Firelands College will transfer to LCCC. The clinical courses are offered at regional health care agencies.

Program Contact(s):

Patricia Schrull
440-366-7209
pschrull@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising Team.

More program information can be found on our website.

Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Nursing

  1. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.
  2. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses).
  3. Have completed BIOG 121 with a grade of C or better.
  4. Have completed ENGL 161 with a grade of C or better.
  5. Have completed PSYH 151 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  6. Have completed MTHM 168 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  7. Obtain a score of PROFICIENT on the ATI TEAS Exam. 

Learn more about Allied Health program requirements 

For the LPN to RN and the Paramedic to RN pathways see list of entry requirements below:

Advanced Placement Nursing Program (LPN TO RN)

The Access program allows licensed practical nurses advanced placement in the associate degree nursing (RN) program. Through this program, the licensed practical nurse will receive credit for prior nursing coursework, thereby eliminating excessive course repetition.

Admission Requirements for Advanced Placement Nursing Program (LPN to RN):

  1. Be a graduate of a state board approved practical nursing program.
  2. Be licensed as an LPN in the United States or U.S. territory without restrictions or conditions.
  3. Have completed all practical nursing courses with a grade of C or better.
  4. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses).
  5. Have completed BIOG 121 with a grade of C or better.
  6. Have completed ENGL 161 with a grade of C or better.
  7. Have completed PSYH 151 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  8. Have completed MTHM 168 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  9. Obtain a score of PROFICIENT on the ATI TEAS Exam. 
  10. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records office.

Once admission requirements have been completed, students are eligible to register for NURS 101 ADVANCED PLACEMENT LPN TO RN. Upon successful completion with a grade of C or better of NURS 101 students will be given credit for: NURS 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING, NURS 121 NURSING CONCEPTS I, NURS 123 PHARMACOLOGY I, NURS 118 GERIATRIC NURSING. The Accelerated students will substitute NURS 116 MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING with NURS 138 MATERNAL-PEDIATRIC NURSING which is a blended course with no required clinical practice. The remainder of the support courses must be completed as REQUIRED in the associate degree nursing program NURS 101 may not be repeated if failed.

Advanced Placement Paramedic to RN Program

The paramedic to RN program allows certified paramedics advanced placement in the associate degree nursing (RN) program. Through this program, the certified paramedic will receive credit for prior paramedic coursework, thereby eliminating excessive course repetition.

Admission Requirements for the Advanced Placement Paramedic to RN program:

  1. Be a graduate of an approved EMT-paramedic program.
  2. Be certified as an EMT-paramedic through the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services.
  3. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses).
  4. Have completed BIOG 121 with a grade of C or better.
  5. Have completed ENGL 161 with a grade of C or better.
  6. Have completed PSYH 151 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  7. Have completed MTHM 168 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  8. Obtain a score of PROFICIENT on the ATI TEAS Exam. 
  9. Submit verification of two years of employment as a paramedic.
  10. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records Office.

Once admission requirements have been completed, students are eligible to register for transition to NURS 130 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CERTIFIED PARAMEDIC TO RN. Upon successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of NURS 130, students will be given credit for NURS 100, NURS 123 and ALHN 113. The remainder of the support courses must be completed as REQUIRED in the associate degree nursing program. NURS 130 may not be repeated if failed.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge from physical, biological, behavioral and nursing sciences when providing technically competent care in a variety of health care settings
  2. Synthesize information effectively to support critical thinking and clinical nursing judgments and decisions
  3. Safely performs nursing skills through the use of evidence-based practice and knowledge of integrated studies
  4. Organize care and manage time effectively when directing care for clients.
  5. Collaborate as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team and promote client advocacy in the health care environment
  6. Apply the nursing process in managing care for individuals, groups and families to promote, maintain and/or restore health
  7. Assume legal and ethical responsibility for nursing decisions and actions and accept accountability for own nursing practice which includes continued learning
  8. Utilize effective written and oral communication strategies to establish relationships with clients, families, colleagues and health team members.
  9. Design strategies to implement principles of diversity for clients and families, acknowledging the influence of age, gender, developmental level and culture.