Welcome to the LASC Nursing Department
About Nursing at LASC
Our nursing program has a history of excellence in the preparation of competent Registered Nurses. The Associate Degree Registered Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). In 2012, the BRN granted continuing approval for the maximum length of time allowed. LASC School of Nursing offers quality education with an emphasis on critical thinking skills needed to apply theoretical concepts to clinical nursing practice. LASC offers extensive support services.
ADN (Registered Nursing) Program:
The ADN (RN) program at LASC was established in 1968 and received its first California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval in 1968. The ADN (RN) program has a strong foundation in the sciences and general education. The program emphasizes the use of the nursing process and critical thinking to make clinical nursing judgments and employs leadership principles. Clinical experiences are across the lifespan and in a variety of healthcare settings. The ADN program graduate has a basic foundation of nursing knowledge and skills for entry-level practice. The learning experiences in the program are designed to encourage students to take responsibility for independent, self-regulated, life-long learning. The ADN (RN) preparation focuses on a strong medical-surgical foundation, leadership skills and application of the nursing process in a variety of community-based settings with patients across the life span. Upon completion of the ADN (RN) program, the graduate is eligible for the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. Graduates who complete the ADN (RN) curriculum earn an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing.
Advanced Placement (LVN-ADN) Program:
Students that have completed an accredited VN program and have obtained licensure are eligible to petition for Advanced Placement into the ADN (RN) program. Students must complete Nursing 518: Transition Course for Advanced Placement Students and the Advanced Placement Exam with a passing grade/score in order to be eligible for admission into the ADN (RN) program.
Additionally, a 30-unit option is offered to the Licensed Vocational Nurse. However, it is important to note that LVNs choosing to take the 30- unit option can never be qualified as graduates of Los Angeles Southwest College or of the Los Angeles Southwest College Associate Degree Nursing Program and will permanently be referred to as having a Nursing Non-Degree/Non-Graduate Status. Students who choose this pathway are not required to take Nursing 518: Transition Course for Advanced Placement Students or Advanced Placement Exam.
Location: Academic Village Room 104
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Friday 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
Closed for lunch M-Th 12-1 p.m.
Phone: (323) 241-5461
The LASC Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by:
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244