All Class Nursing Reunion

Celebrate what you’ve accomplished as Luzerne County Community College Nursing Alumni and connect with friends, old and new. In honor of 50 years of educating our community, we invite you to our Golden Anniversary of LCCC's Nursing Program. We look forward to seeing you at this event! See below to register for the 50th anniversary All Class Nursing Reunion.

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LCCC All Class Nursing Reunion

Celebrating 50 years of Excellence in Nursing.

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For those traveling from out of town to attend the 50th Anniversary Nursing Reunion, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, 242 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 570-820-8595 and requesting the LCCC Nurses Reunion Room Block or you may use the booking site: Reservations for the group rate must be made by Sunday, September 10, 2023.

Health Sciences Center: 38 East Main Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634

Nursing Timeline

Jun 5 1972

Associate Degree Nursing Feasibility study accepted by LCCC Board of Trustees.

Jan 2 1973

Appointment of the first Director of the Nursing program

Mar 20 1973

Formal approval received from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners for implementation of the Nursing program to begin fall 1973.

Jun 1973

First four nursing faculty appointed. Three area hospitals - Wilkes-Barre General, Wilkes-Barre Mercy, and Wyoming Valley contribute funding to the establishment of the program.

Sep 1973

Admission to the first class was limited to sixty-one applicants. Classes in the Nursing program were initially held in the Nurses’ Residence of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing. Standing Advisory Committee for Nursing was established with representatives from area health care agencies and hospitals.

Fall 1974

Nursing Department relocated to Building 3 of Nanticoke campus. Establishment of a Nursing Forum organization with the first officers.

March - May 1975

First Refresher Nursing course offered.

May 29 1975

First Graduation Breakfast and Pinning ceremony.

Nov 1976

Grant approval from Department Health Education and Welfare for construction of the Nursing Building.

Aug 8 1977

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Nursing Building (Building 9).

Feb 5 1978

Program receives full accreditation by the National League for Nursing. Sixteen full-time faculty are employed in the department.

Summer 1978

First curriculum revision in the program.

May 1981

Robin Lansdale, LCCC graduate selected “Nurse of Hope” by American Cancer Society. Other LCCC students selected as Nurse of Hope were Terry Mulherin, Mary Simon, and Lisa Dugan.

Sep 19 1985

Commemoration of ten years of associate degree Nursing education at LCCC. Dr. Mildred Montague, founder of Associate Degree Nursing Education was guest speaker at program held at the Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre.

Fall 1987

First articulation agreement established with Wilkes College. Currently agreement exist with Marywood University, College Misericordia, University of Scranton, University of Delaware, East Stroudsburg University and Wilkes University.

Sep 1988

Classes began at the satellite site for the LCCC Nursing Program in the Susquehanna Area Vocational Technical School (Elk Lake). Thirty students were enrolled in the first class.

Sep 1989

Evening program developed in response to critical nursing shortage. Admission limited to fifty applicants. Program funded by Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Fifty students received scholarships.

Dec 1989

Advanced placement for LPN’s initiated. Twenty-two LPN’s entered the program as second semester students.


Senior nursing students provide community outreach as part of course requirements.

Apr 9 1999

Twenty fifth anniversary celebration of the college’s nursing program honoring its 2,164 graduates.

Fall 2001

Kulpmont site located in Northumberland County established.


National League of Nursing full accreditation


12-hour clinical days started in Spring 2004 for senior students. PHEAA grants awarded to LCCC students at multiple sites: Fifty students from the Elk Lake campus and 50 students from the Kulpmont site were awarded $164,000 in PHEAA grants. Blue Cross of NEPA awarded a total of $60,000 to 44 students from the main campus. Blue Cross of NEPA awarded a total of $60,000 to 44 students from the main campus. Annual student NCLEX Bowl competition at College Misericordia initiated.

Spring 2005

Clinical agencies expanded and now include Area Agency on Aging, Berwick Hospital Center, Birchwood Nursing Center, Davis Manor, First Hospital of Wyoming Valley, Geisinger Health South Rehab Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Greater Hazleton Health Alliance, Mercy Hospital Scranton, Mercy Hospital Wilkes-Barre, Mountain View Manor, Nottingham Village, Riverstreet Manor, St. Luke’s Pavilion, Sunbury Community Hospital, United Methodist Homes-Wesley Village Campus, Wyoming Valley Health Care System.

Summer 2005

Bridge Program for LPN to RN. First class piloted at Kulpmont site at the request of local hospitals.

Fall 2005

High School cohort program established. Forty students from the main campus receive a portion of $83,000 in PHEAA grant money during the 2005-06 academic year.

Sep 23 2005

The 30th anniversary celebration of the first nursing graduating class honoring its 2,697 graduates held on the college’s main campus.


Program reaccredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission for Nursing for eight years.

Sep 2011

The Nursing Program’s Main Campus location moved from Prospect Street to the Mary Gill Carrozza R.N. School of Nursing at 38 E. Main Street, Nanticoke, PA.

Fall 2012

The Nursing Program implemented the Concept Based Curriculum


Frances S. Carrozza donated funds to the Nursing Department on behalf of his wife Mary Gill Carrozza.

Spring 2013

Nursing Students placed first in Geoffrey Allen Walp Memorial Annual Student Nurse Challenge.


The Nursing Program designated a full-time faculty member as the primary simulation laboratory instructor.

Sep 2018

The Nursing Program’s Satellite Campus in Kulpmont relocated to the Northumberland Regional Center at 2 E. Arch Street, Shamokin, PA.

Spring 2019

The Nursing Program reaccredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing for eight years.

Sep 2019

The Nursing Department switched from pencil and paper testing to computerized testing.

Dec 2021

Nursing Cohort achieved the first-time pass rate of 100% on the NCLEX-RN Examination

Spring 2023

Luzerne County Community College’s Nursing Program graduated is 4,818 students since inception of the Nursing Program in 1973.

Fall 2023

Northumberland Campus will have their first evening/weekend cohort added to the Nursing Program.