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; www.acenursing.org.

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

The Nursing Associate Degree program maintains full approval status with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.


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 health care 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.

Applications are accepted from September to February 1 for the upcoming fall admission.​ Complete the online nursing application.  When prompted, login to the myLCCC Student Portal and choose the application for the program to which you wish to apply.

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.
  • 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.
  • Special Admission Requirements

    Admission to the Nursing Program is selective due to the limited number of spaces available in courses that require clinical practice in hospitals and other health care settings. Selection is based on an objective point system. All students who meet the admission criteria are ranked according to: grades earned in general education courses required for the A.A.S. degree. Applicants will be awarded five points for each A grade; three points for each B grade and one point for each C grade. No points awarded for D and F grades. The cumulative score earned from completed course work is added to the overall ATI-TEAS score. Applications are rank ordered and the most qualified candidates are offered a seat for admission into the nursing program. ATI-TEAS is required. 

    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.

    • Applications are accepted from September to February 1 for the upcoming fall admission.​
    • Complete the online nursing application.  When prompted, login to the myLCCC Student Portal and choose the application for the program to which you wish to apply.