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.
Challenge - Advanced Placement into the Nursing Education Program for Military Personnel
Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military-Trained Health Care Personnel Policy:
Individuals who have documented military education and experience in health care occupations may be eligible for advanced placement. The veteran must have been discharged under “honorable” conditions. Please review and follow the policies below.
A. Individuals who have documented military education and experience in health care occupations may be eligible for advanced placement into the LACCD nursing programs.
B. Documentation of education and clinical experience for military health care occupations must demonstrate satisfactory completion of education and experience. Official transcript(s) and documentation of experience (on official letterhead) must be submitted.
C. Applicants must adhere to LACCD Administrative Regulation E-10 (as stated on the LACCD webpage) and the LASC nursing program Progression and Retention policy,
D. Acceptance of military challenge/advanced placement students into the Associate Degree Nursing Program is contingent upon space availability.
E. Applicants must adhere to the challenge policy and procedure, as stated in the Student Handbook (Petition for Credit by Examination) and as stated below:
LASC Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military-Trained Health Care Personnel Procedure:
- The petitioner must:
- Satisfy the rules and regulations established in the LASC policy for petitioning for credit for examination (refer to current LASC catalog for the established criteria)
- Have satisfactorily completed the pre-requisites of the nursing course/s being challenged
- Submit to the Department Chair documentation of all previous course work and /or experience/s the petitioner believes qualifies him/her for course credit by examination
- The petition, document and recommendations of the Chair will be presented and discussed with the Nursing Program’s Policy/Admission committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
- The Policy/Admission committee will determine eligibility.
- Qualified applicants will be contacted by the examiner following the decision of the Policy/Admission committee advising:
- The date the course materials will be available
- Suggested dates and location of the examination
- Dates of scheduled clinical experiences that include development of nursing care plans;(nursing care plans will be grades as Pass/Fail)
- A letter grade will be given upon completion of the theory and clinical examination. The student will be notified of the grade achieved for the course.
- The petitioner will be informed of his /her grade and the grade will be submitted to the Admissions Office.
Approved by the Nursing District Discipline Committee: 04/13/16; revised to add “honorable conditions”
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 1-2 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