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Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

Registered nurses (RNs) perform basic duties that include treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients? medical histories and symptoms, help to perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illness or injury, including post-treatment home care needs, diet and exercise programs, and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. RNs can specialize in one or more patient care specialties.

LCCC's Mary Gill Corrozza, R.N. School of Nursing is designed to prepare competent associate degree nurses who are eligible to meet licensing requirements for registered nurses and can practice nursing in acute care, long-term care homes, clinics, physician?s offices, or other agencies established to meet the health needs of individuals.

Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence listed as content and skills build from simple to complex. A minimum grade of 'C' must be earned in all courses required in the nursing curriculum in order to receive an A.A.S. Degree in Nursing. Nursing students must comply with the rules and policies as presented in the nursing student handbook in addition to those listed in the Catalog.

Admission to the Nursing Program is selective and limited to the number of clinical facilities available and program accreditation standards. General admission to the College and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the Nursing program.

Nursing Programs available at LCCC:

  • Main Campus - day classes - yearly
  • Main Campus - evening classes - every odd numbered year
  • Northumberland Campus - day classes - every odd numbered year
  • Northumberland Campus - evening classes - every even numbered year

* Clinical times for all Nursing Programs are based on availability

LPN-RN Programs are available to current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN?s) in the following formats:

  • Main Campus - day classes - yearly
  • Main Campus - evening classes - every even numbered year**
  • Main Campus - evening classes - every odd number year
  • Northumberland Campus - day classes - every odd numbered year
  • Northumberland Campus - evening classes - every even numbered year

* Clinical times for all Nursing Programs are based on availability
** Reserved for LPN-RN Student only

Students taking Nursing courses (NUR) at off-campus sites are charged out-of-county tuition rates.

The Nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649 (717) 783-7142 and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000.

The program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • Obtain the necessary competency and ability to practice in an entry-level nursing position.
  • Gain the knowledge to successfully pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, NCLEX-RN examination.

The graduate of the program is able to:

  • Integrate principles from the humanities and natural and social sciences as a foundation for nursing knowledge and skill competency.
  • Utilize the nursing process as the basis for clinical decision-making and critical thinking in the provision of care for individuals in diverse health care settings.
  • Implement caring interventions incorporating evidence-based practices for individuals in diverse health care settings.
  • Incorporate informatics in formulating documented best clinical practices using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.
  • Practice professional nursing behaviors of caring, responsibility and accountability by maintaining competence and continued professional growth.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively and foster collaboration with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the inter-disciplinary healthcare team.
  • Follow the legal and ethical standards of the nursing profession.
  • Develop teaching plans for individuals and members of the health care team utilizing appropriate teaching and learning principles.

The Nursing Program has a pass rate on the NCLEX-RN examination for 2020 of 96.04%. The Nursing program completion rate for 2020 was 42%. Luzerne County Community College tracks the employment status of graduates via surveys of former students. Surveys are sent to Nursing students at six months and three years following graduation. Results of our most recent surveys indicated that 70% of LCCC's former Nursing students responding to the 2020 survey were employed.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
NUR-100 - Introduction to the Nursing Profession, 1 credits
BIO-135 - Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
NUR-110 - Nursing Concepts I, 9 credits
PSY-103 - General Psychology, 3 credits
SPE-210 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communications, 3 credits
BIO-136 - Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
NUR-120 - Nursing Concepts II, 9 credits
PSY-217 - Developmental Psychology, 3 credits
BIO-251 - General Microbiology, 4 credits
NUR-220 - Pharmacology/Pathophysiology for Health Care Professionals, 3 credits
NUR-230 - Nursing Concepts III, 9 credits
ENG-102 - Advanced Composition: Contemporary Issues, 3 credits
or ENG-104 - Advanced Composition Writing About Literature, 3 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
NUR-240 - Nursing Concepts IV, 9 credits
NUR-250 - Contemporary Concepts in Nursing, 1 credits
SOC-101 - Principles of Sociology, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 73

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