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Practical Nursing Certificate (NURC)

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.

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) 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2016 Pass Rates for the Nursing Programs at Lehigh Carbon Community College
 
Pass RateAverage Pass RateAverage
LPN / NUR program: For the report period noted, LCCC's LPN program had a pass rate of 81.82% PA: 83.9% U.S.: 83.78%
2014-2015 NCLEX- PN pass rate:  100%
2013-2014 NCLEX- PN pass rate: 88.89%



Admission to the NURC Program is selective due to the limited number of spaces available in courses that require clinical practice. Selection is based on an objective point system. All students who meet the admission criteria are ranked according to: Pre admission test results and previous academic achievement. 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. 

Please note - LCCC testing dates are for applicants to our Healthcare Science programs.  We are not an open ATI-TEAS site.

The purpose of Lehigh Carbon Community College's certificate in Pratical Nursing is to prepare qualified person for entry-level positions as practical nurses who can function in a variety of health care settings under the direction of licensed physician, licensed dentist, or licensed professional nurse. 

Graduates who earn a Practical Nursing Certificate are elligible for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN). Success on this examination qualifies a nurse to practice as a licensed practical nurse (PN). The NURC program at Lehigh Carbon Community College maintains full approval status with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. 

  • Applicants must complete the free online college application and the program application. Deadline for the nursing program application is February 1 of the year prior to enrolling in NUR prefix nursing courses.
  • Applicants are notified by USPS mail of their admission to the LPN program; in late spring.


Register for the ATI-TEAS test. 

Accreditation Commission For Education In Nursing Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org

Rewarding work experiences is available in skilled nursing centers, extended care facilities, private homes, public health agencies, offices, and clinics. The graduate’s performance of select nursing acts is under the direction of a licensed physician, licensed dentist, or professional nurse. Advanced standing is available for those students who fulfill the necessary requirements. This advanced standing is awarded for NUR 106 only.

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

  • integrate the concepts of person, environment, health, nursing, and basic needs to assist with the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of individuals, families, and groups across the life span.
  • understand the cultural/spiritual needs of a diverse population within a dynamic healthcare system.
  • utilize critical thinking to implement the nursing process as a framework for the delivery of cost-effective, outcome-based nursing care to individuals, families, or groups.
  • develop the ability to use therapeutic communication and technology to promote, restore, or maintain the health of individuals, families, or groups.
  • recognize the need for lifelong learning and the active participation in continued professional development.
  • demonstrate the core competencies of a graduate of practical nursing as set forth by the NLNAC.
  • practice within the ethical/legal standards of nursing care developed by the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses Inc. and according to the state wherein employed.
  • assume the roles of caregiver, interdisciplinary team member, manager, and community partner, as well as the responsibilities inherent in the scope of practical nursing as defined by the state wherein employed.
  • employ the teaching-learning process to promote the optimum health of individuals, families, or groups within a framework of prevention and wellness care.
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
NUR 106 Nursing I 11
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester Total 18
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
NUR 116 Nursing II 11
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 145
or ECE 120
Human Growth and Development – The Life Span
Children's Growth and Development
3
Semester Total 18
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
NUR 126 Nursing III 12
SOC 150
or SOC 151
Introduction to Sociology
Modern Social Problems
3
Semester Total 15
Credit Total 51

The student must earn at least a “C+” in all courses required for the Practical Nursing program to progress and graduate. Students who have failed or withdrawn are readmitted on a space-available basis. A student may repeat only one nursing course (prefix NUR) in which a “D” or “F” grade has been earned. Requirements will be the requirements at the time of readmission.

Practical Nursing (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Sponsored        
Books: 1,600 Fees: 765 Tuition: 4,500
Nonsponsored        
Books: 1,600 Fees: 1,170 Tuition: 9,000
Out of State        
Books: 1,600 Fees: 1,575 Tuition: 13,500
Schuylkill County        
Books: 1,600 Fees: 1,170 Tuition: 6,750

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 12 months