Nursing A.A.S. (ADN)

Attention 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.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Lehigh Carbon Community College at the Main Campus located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, and the Morgan Center Site located in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Ga. 30326; 404-975-5000;

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

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 care in a variety of healthcare settings. In addition to classroom instruction, students will receive clinical instruction. Persons who earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing must successfully complete the Virtual ATI NCLEX-RN  review course to be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). Success on this examination qualifies a nurse to practice as a registered/licensed nurse.

Complete the appropriate online nursing application. 
ADN Application for Summer 2024 admission (Deadline: February 1, 2024)
LPN to RN Application for Spring 2024 admission (Deadline: October 1, 2024)
Applications deadlines are as follows:

Program Entrance Semesters Summer & Fall Spring, Summer & Fall
Program Application Deadlines February 1 for Summer
June 1 for Fall
October 1 for Spring
February 1 for Summer
June 1 for Fall
Introductory Course SDS 110: Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing SDS 111: Introduction to LPN to Associate Degree Nursing

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 healthcare 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 healthcare team
  • LPN to ADN Information
    For those with an LPN license, interested in getting their ADN, we offer LPN Transition to ADN program with a summer semester start. View the program's details and requirements.  Applicants to Transition (LPN to RN) do not need to take the ATI-TEAS test.

    Applications for LPN to ADN are due February 1 for Summer Admission, June 1 for Fall Admission, and October 1 for Spring Admission to begin SDS Courses.
  • Special Admission Requirements

    Nursing is a restricted program. Students are accepted on a competitive basis based on available seats and meeting requirements for program entrance. Students interested in applying for Nursing should enter the Health Science A.S. program and complete the prerequisites listed in the Nursing Program Sequence. See the Admission Requirements for details on admission to the program.

    To continue in the program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.20 and earn a C+ or better in all nursing courses. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in required general education requirements to graduate. Students who have earned a “D” or “F” or have withdrawn are readmitted on a space-available basis only. 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

    PA Dept. of State, Title 49, Chp 21: State Board of Nursing

    §21.01 Selection and admission standards.

    (c) Applicants shall have completed work equal to standard high school course with a minimum of 16 units, including 4 units of English, 3 units of Social Studies, 2 units of Mathematics (1 of which is Algebra) and 2 units of Science with a related laboratory or the equivalent.

Special program costs include health examinations, supplies, uniforms, standardized examinations, insurance and SNAP membership (optional).