Nursing (RN) (9330)

Lakeland's Nursing degree program (traditional, dual enrollment, or LPN to RN track) prepares students to function effectively as entry-level registered nurses in a variety of healthcare settings.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing1 and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing2.  Upon program completion, graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination which leads to state licensure and registration as an RN. A background check is required prior to the NCLEX examination. Any student who has been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor drug violation, a misdemeanor in the course of practice, or crime involving gross immorality or moral turpitude, may be denied licensure by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Students requiring further clarification are encouraged to visit the Ohio Board of Nursing website at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov.  The site lists 11 offenses that are automatic bars to obtaining a nursing license.

All students enrolled in a nursing or allied health program/certificate must complete a criminal background check. In accordance with clinical site requirements, students with a criminal record may be ineligible to participate in a clinical course/rotation/practicum resulting in ineligibility to complete the nursing program. Delays, for any reason, in obtaining background results may cause an interruption in course sequence and/or inability to complete program requirements. Additional background screening may be required.

Drug testing is required in accordance with clinical affiliation requirements.

Daytime or Evening/Weekend Program Options are available. Clinical experiences for both options may require a combination of day, evening and weekend times.

Advanced placement for LPNs through the ACCESS to Registered Nursing (Daytime) option is available. 

Students must be admitted to the Nursing program to enroll in NURS courses. Non-nursing courses may be taken prior to admission to the program.

A dual enrollment option with the Ursuline College Breen School of Nursing is available (see Option 4).

Advanced placement for veterans with equivalent military education is available.

1

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: 3343 Peachtree Rd., N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone 404.975.5000, http://www.acenursing.org/

2

Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High St., Suite 660, Columbus, OH 43215, phone: 614.466.3947, http://www.nursing.ohio.gov

ADMISSION PROCEDURES - Traditional Student

Students must meet the following admission requirements for the Nursing Program:

Option 1: High School Option

The High School Option is for new first time in college applicants with strong academic preparation in high school.  Option 1 students must complete the program within five semesters.  Admission to the nursing program is conditional, based on student completion of all requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • An overall high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Meets or exceeds Ohio’s college readiness standards prior to their initial enrollment into Lakeland (See Counseling Department for additional information)
  • Completed high school chemistry and biology (within five years) with a "C" grade or higher OR passing score on biology placement test/CLEP test
  • Attend the Health Information Session offered by the Counseling Department

Students admitted into the High School Option need to complete the following courses in their first semester (exceptions with permission of nursing program director or counselor):

To maintain admission using the High School Option, the above courses need to be completed with a "C" grade or higher with the exception of BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I which needs to be completed with a "B" grade or higher.  Students must also have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 higher while enrolled in the nursing program.

Students who do not successfully complete the required or approved courses within the first semester (meeting the stated criteria), attend a mandatory nursing program orientation, and complete non-academic program requirements by the stated deadline will have their admission revoked and will need to reapply to the College Option for admission into the nursing program.

Option 2: College Option

The College Option is for students who do not qualify for admission under the High School Option or who prefer a part-time program.  Please note that students must complete the nursing courses in the required sequence and time frame.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of any required developmental courses based on college readiness standards (See Counseling Department for additional information)
  • Passing score on the required program pre-admission test (the TEAS exam)
  • Attend the Health Information Session offered by the Counseling Department
  • Complete BIOL 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies with a "C" grade or higher, if high school chemistry and biology were completed more than five years ago OR successful completion of equivalent college-level science course with a "C" grade or higher OR passing score on biology placement test/CLEP test
  • Complete the following four courses (or equivalent courses from a regionally accredited college) prior to applying for admission into the nursing program:

All courses need to be completed with a “C” grade or higher with the exception of BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I which needs to be completed with a “B” grade or higher.  

BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I and MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences or MATH 1550 Statistics may be taken a total of two times each.  Students must also have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 higher.

Students will apply to the nursing program upon completion of the four courses and placement will occur on a space available basis.

Option 3:  Advanced Education Option

The Advanced Education Option is for students who have an Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, or a bachelor’s degree.  Option 3 students must complete the program within five semesters.

Admission Requirements

  • An overall college GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the most recent degree granting institution OR a passing score on program pre-admission test
  • Satisfy prerequisites for MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences (or MATH 1550 Statistics) and BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I (or passing score on biology placement test/CLEP test)
  • Attend the Health Information Session offered by the Counseling Department

Students admitted into the five semester Advanced Education Option must complete the following course requirements in their first semester or request transfer credit through the Counseling Department and permission of nursing program director or counselor:

The above courses need to be completed with a “C” grade or higher with the exception of BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I which needs to be completed with a “B” grade or higher. Students must also have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 higher while enrolled in the nursing program.

Students who do not successfully complete the required or approved courses within the first semester (meeting the stated criteria), attend  a mandatory nursing program orientation, and complete non-academic program requirements by the stated deadline will have their admission revoked and will need to follow the College Option for admission into the nursing program.

Option 4:  Dual Enrollment Option (with Ursuline Breen School of Nursing) Effective Fall 2017

The Dual Enrollment Option is for students who intend to enroll concurrently in both the Lakeland Community College and Ursuline Breen School of Nursing programs. Students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination upon completion of the associate degree in nursing.  The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing can be completed in as little as two semesters post-licensure for the full-time student or second-degree student with appropriate transfer credit.

Admission Requirements

  • An overall college GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from the most recent degree granting institution (high school or college)
  • Meets or exceeds Ohio's college readiness standards prior to their initial enrollment into Lakeland (see Counseling Department for additional information)
  • Satisfy prerequisites for MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences (or MATH 1550 Statistics) and BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I (or passing score on biology placement test/CLEP test)
  • Attend the Health Information Session offered by the Lakeland Counseling Department

Students admitted into the Dual Enrollment Option must complete the following course requirements in their first semester or request transfer credit through the Counseling Department and permission of nursing program director:

The above courses need to be completed with a "C" grade or higher with the exception of BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I which needs to be completed with a "B" grade or higher. Students must also have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 higher while enrolled in the Lakeland nursing program.

Students who do not successfully complete the required or approved courses within the first semester (meeting the stated criteria), attend a mandatory nursing program orientation, complete a required shadowing experience if no evidence of healthcare experience, and complete non-academic program requirements by the stated deadline will have their admission revoked and will need to follow Option 2: College Option for admission into the Lakeland nursing program.

The Ursuline RN to BSN coordinator will work with students to develop an individualized curriculum plan for Ursuline courses. The Lakeland course of study is the same for all students.

2018-19 Curriculum Plan for Traditional Nursing Students

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 2
or English Composition I (B)
3
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences 3 3
PSYC 1500 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
BIOL 2220 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NURS 1020 Introduction to Nursing 3
NURS 1060 Pharmacology Fundamentals and Drug Dosage Calculations 2
NURS 1090 Nursing Care of Adults I 4
 Credit Hours13
Third Semester
BIOL 2700 Microbiology 4
NURS 1250 Nursing Care of Adults II 9
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Semester
HLTH 1310 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 2
PSYC 2100 Lifespan Development for Nursing 4 3
Weeks 1-5, Weeks 6-10, Weeks 11-15 5  
NURS 2160 Nursing Care of Chronic and Vulnerable Populations 3
NURS 2210 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families 3
NURS 2260 Nursing Care of Children and Families 3
 Credit Hours14
Fifth Semester
SOCY 1150 Principles of Sociology 3
NURS 2360 Nursing Care of Adults III 9
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours66
1

Prerequisite course may be required

2

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

3

Students may choose to take MATH 1550 Statistics for transfer to a BSN program. 

4

Students must have PSYC 2100 Lifespan Development for Nursing Lifespan Development for Nursing completed prior to, or taken concurrently with NURS 2160 Nursing Care of Chronic and Vulnerable Populations NURS 2210 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families and NURS 2260 Nursing Care of Children and Families

5

Students will be assigned a schedule for completing these five-week courses.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.

Admission and Advanced Standing Procedures - ACCESS (LPN to RN) Option

Students in the ACCESS program receive advanced standing based on the following criteria: The transition course, NURS 1560 Access to Registered Nursing, must be completed with a "C" grade or higher. Students are also required to take NURS 1610 Transition to the Nursing Care of Adults II as a co-requisite to NURS 1560 Access to Registered Nursing. Students who have earned a  "C" grade or higher in both NURS 1560 Access to Registered Nursing and NURS 1610 Transition to the Nursing Care of Adults II and who have demonstrated proficiency in required competencies in NURS 1560 Access to Registered Nursing will receive credit for NURS 1020 Introduction to Nursing, NURS 1060 Pharmacology Fundamentals and Drug Dosage Calculations, NURS 1090 Nursing Care of Adults I, and one elective clinical credit.  ACCESS students are admitted to Lakeland’s associate degree daytime nursing program on an advanced placement space-available basis.

This advanced placement does not relieve the student of completing any other additional courses necessary for completion of the associate degree nursing program at Lakeland Community College.

LPNs must maintain a non-restricted licensure status throughout enrollment in the program.

Students must meet the following admission requirements for the ACCESS (LPN to RN) Nursing Program:

Option 1: College Ready Option for ACCESS (LPN to RN) Applicants

The College Ready Option for ACCESS (LPN to RN) is for new, first time in college applicants with strong academic preparation.  Option 1 ACCESS students must complete the program in four semesters.  Admission to the nursing program is conditional, based on student completion of all requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • An overall high school GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) OR passing score on program pre-admission test
  • Official copy of high school transcript with the graduation date or a copy of GED
  • Official copy of LPN transcript with graduation date
  • Successful completion of LPN program with "C" grades or higher in all classes
  • Valid Ohio LPN licensure with no restrictions to practice as an LPN
  • Meets or exceeds Ohio’s college readiness standards prior to their initial enrollment into Lakeland (or at any other college/university) (See Counseling Department for additional information)
  • Completed high school chemistry and biology with a "C" grade or higher in the last five years OR passing score on biology placement test/CLEP test
  • Attend the Health Information Session offered by the Counseling Department

Students admitted into the College Ready Option for ACCESS (LPN to RN) need to complete the following courses in their first semester (exceptions with permission of nursing program director or counselor):

To maintain admission using the College Ready Option, the above courses need to be completed with a "C" grade or higher with the exception of BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I which needs to be completed with a "B" grade or higher.  Students must also have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 higher while enrolled in the nursing program.

Students who do not successfully complete the required or approved courses within the first semester (meeting the stated criteria) will have their admission revoked and will need to reapply to the College Option for admission into the ACCESS to Registered Nursing program.

Option 2: College Option for ACCESS (LPN to RN) Applicants

This option is for students who do not qualify for admission under the College Ready Option or who prefer a part-time program.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of any required developmental courses based on college readiness standards (See Counseling Department for additional information)
  • Official copy of high school transcript with the graduation date or a copy of your GED
  • Official copy of LPN transcript with graduation date
  • Successful completion of LPN program with "C" grades or higher in all classes
  • Valid Ohio LPN licensure with no restrictions to practice as a LPN prior to end of first semester coursework
  • Complete BIOL 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies with a "C" grade or higher, if high school chemistry and biology were completed more than five years ago OR successful completion of equivalent college-level science courses with a "C" grade or higher OR passing score on biology placement test/CLEP test
  • The TEAS exam is waived for LPNs
  • Attend the Health Information Session offered by the Counseling Department
  • Complete the following four courses (or equivalent courses from a regionally accredited college) prior to applying for admission into the nursing program:

All courses need to be completed with a "C" grade or higher with the exception of BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I which needs to be completed with a "B" grade or higher.

BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I and MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences or MATH 1550 Statistics may be taken a total of two times each.  Students must also have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 higher while enrolled in the nursing program.

Students will apply to the nursing program upon completion of the four courses and placement will occur on a space available basis.

2018-19 Curriculum Plan for LPN to RN Students

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 2
or English Composition I (B)
3
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1330 Statistics for the Health Sciences 3 3
PSYC 1500 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
BIOL 2220 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NURS 1560 Access to Registered Nursing 3
NURS 1610 Transition to the Nursing Care of Adults II 5
PSYC 2100 Lifespan Development for Nursing 4 3
Upon successful completion of NURS 1560 and 1610, the following credits are granted for advanced standing:  
NURS 1020 Introduction to Nursing 3
NURS 1060 Pharmacology Fundamentals and Drug Dosage Calculations 2
NURS 1090 Nursing Care of Adults I 4
NURS ELEC Nursing Clinical Elective I1
 Credit Hours25
Third Semester
BIOL 2700 Microbiology 4
HLTH 1310 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 2
Weeks 1-5, Weeks 6-10, Weeks 11-15 5  
NURS 2160 Nursing Care of Chronic and Vulnerable Populations 6 3
NURS 2210 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families 3
NURS 2260 Nursing Care of Children and Families 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
SOCY 1150 Principles of Sociology 3
NURS 2360 Nursing Care of Adults III 9
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours66
1

Prerequisite course may be required.

2

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

3

Students may choose to take MATH 1550 Statistics for transfer to a BSN program.

4

Students must have PSYC 2100 Lifespan Development for Nursing completed prior to, or taken concurrently with NURS 2160 Nursing Care of Chronic and Vulnerable Populations, NURS 2210 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families, and NURS 2260 Nursing Care of Children and Families

5

Students will be assigned a schedule for completing these five-week courses.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.