Nursing A.A.S. (ADN)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

Please Note: This program is Selective. Any student interested in becoming a candidate for this program must complete the requirements found in the following documents. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the PDF document.

National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015
Pass Rates for the Nursing Programs at Lehigh Carbon Community College
Pass Rate Average Pass Rate Average
RN / ADN program: LCCC: 71 graduates attmepted and 62 passed, for an 87.32% pass rate. PA: 87.17% U.S.: 84.18%
LPN / NUR program: 29 graduates attempted the NCLEX-PN and 29 passed on first attempt, for a 100% pass rate. PA: 82.08% U.S.: 81.18%



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The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to deliver quality care to promote, and/or maintain and restore health and well-being. Emphasis of this program will be educating persons to perform holistic nursing healthcare in hospitals and other health agencies.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will receive clinical instruction. Persons who earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Success on this examination qualifies a nurse to practice as a licensed professional nurse (RN).

This program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission For Education In Nursing Inc. (ACEN)

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Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Synthesize information from nursing, biological, social and behavioral sciences into the delivery of nursing care.

  • Promote, maintain and restore health integrity of assigned clients by utilizing evidence based practice, technology and resources for the achievement of quality patient/client outcomes.

  • Use the nursing process to provide safe, cost effective, quality care to individuals, families and communities across the lifespan.

  • Communicate therapeutically to ensure safe, quality care to individuals, families, and communities.

  • Provide inter-professional, evidence based care that is socially responsible, environmentally sound, and culturally/spiritually sensitive to diverse populations within select health care delivery systems.

  • Demonstrate accountability, advocacy and professionalism within the framework of legal and ethical standards of the nursing profession.

  • Develop attitudes, values and personal qualities that reflect a commitment to lifelong learning as a professional nurse and member of the health care team.

Nursing A.A.S. (ADN)
First Semester   Credits
ADN 150 Introduction to Basic Human Needs 9
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 105 College English I 3
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
  Semester Total 19*
   *With approval of Dean of Students or Director of Enrollment  
Second Semester    
ADN 160 Meeting Adult Health Needs 8
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 145 Human Growth and Development – The Life Span
MAT 150 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
or MAT 121 Mathematics for Allied Health 3
  Semester Total 18
Summer Semester    
ADN 173* Advanced Transition into Associate Degree Nursing 5

**Prerequisite: BIO 163, 164; PSY 140, ENG 105
Corequisite: PSY 145, MAT 150

Third Semester    
ADN 205 Meeting the Expanding Family’s Needs 5
ADN 215 Meeting the Developing Family’s Needs 5
BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology 4
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology
or SOC 151 Modern Social Problems  3
  Semester Total 17
Fourth Semester    
ADN 225 Meeting Human Psychosocial Needs 5
ADN 235 Meeting Complex Adult Health Needs 5
ADN 245 Meeting the Changing Role in the Evolving Health Care System 2
ENG 106 College English II 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
 or ENG 111 Speech
  Semester Total 18
  Credit Total 72

*Advanced Placement students (LPNs) must successfully complete ADN 173 Transition to Professional Nursing with a “C” or better in lieu of ADN 150 and ADN 160. ADN 173 will be offered in the summer semester and must be completed to progress to ADN 205 or 215. All requirements for progression to third semester must be met prior to third semester admission. This advanced placement course may not be repeated.

For continuation in the program, the students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.20 and earn at a “C+” or better in all nursing and other required courses.

Students who have earned a “D” or “F” or have withdrawn are readmitted on a space-available basis only, according to the readmission procedure.

A student may repeat only one nursing course (prefix ADN) in which a “D” or “F” grade has been earned. Requirements of the program will be the requirements at the time of readmission.