Apply to the Program

Applications are available for submission in February 2017 for the class beginning in August 2017. 

Applicants can view LCCC's non-discrimination statement to learn more. Applicants must be able to meet the essential functions of a nurse as found below.

Essential Functions of a Nurse

  • Lift 10-25 lbs Frequently
  • Lift 26-50 lbs Occasionally
  • Carry 10-25 lbs Occasionally
  • Push/Pull up to 50 lbs Occasionally
  • Squat/Kneel Occasionally
  • Wrist Pronation/Supination Constantly
  • Wrist Flexion/Extension Constantly
  • Sit Occasionally
  • Stand/Walk Constantly
  • Crawl Infrequently
  • Back Flexion Constantly
  • Back Extension Occasionally
  • Back Rotation Constantly
  • Neck Flexion Constantly
  • Neck Extension Occasionally
  • Neck Rotation Frequently
  • Reaching Above Shoulder Frequently
  • Use of Fingers and Hands Constantly
  • Repeated Bending and Reaching Frequently
  • Ability for Rapid Mental and Muscular Coordination Simultaneously Constantly
  • Near Vision Required
  • Hearing (aid permitted)

LCCC Nursing Program Technical Standards
Please read the following information as you will be required to abide by its content. All nursing students admitted to Laramie County Community College Nursing Program must be able to meet these standards with or without accommodation(s).

Students must be able to observe demonstrations and learn from experiences in the basic sciences, including but not limited to, anatomy, physiology and microbiology laboratory situations. Students must be able to observe and learn from experiences in the clinical nursing laboratory such as the following example: accurately read gradients/calibrations on a syringe; measure medications accurately; accurately recognize color changes on chemical reaction strips; assess heart, breath, abdominal sounds; assess normal and abnormal color changes in the skin; observe pupil changes; and observe digital or waveform readings.

Communications include not only speech but also reading, writing and computer usage, including handheld digital access. Students must be able to communicate accurately and effectively with patients, caregivers, physicians, other health professionals, clinical facility staff, faculty and staff, peers, and the community in general in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications.

Students should have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other diagnostic maneuvers. Students should be physically able to collect specimens and perform basic tests (such as glucose finger stick, urine dipstick). Students should be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients. Example of emergency treatment reasonably required of nurses are cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), administration of intravenous (IV) medication, application of pressure to stop bleeding, and assist in moving and lifting patients using proper body mechanics. Such actions require coordination of both gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium and using tactile and visual senses. 

Students must be able to comprehend and interpret documents written in English. Students should have cognitive abilities including measurements, calculation, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis. Critical thinking is the ability to synthesize knowledge and integrate the relevant aspects of a client's history, physical exam findings and diagnostic studies. Problem solving, the critical skill demanded of nurses, requires all of these intellectual abilities. In addition, the student should be able to comprehend three dimensional relationships and to understand the spatial relationships of structures in order to understand normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology.

Students must possess the emotional health required to utilize their intellectual abilities fully, exercise good judgment, complete all responsibilities attendant to the nursing diagnosis and care of patients promptly, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with patients and their families. Students must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads and to function effectively under stress. They must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal communication skills, interest and motivation are all personal qualities that should be assessed during the education process. As a component of nursing education, a student must demonstrate ethical behavior including adherence to the professional nursing code and the LCCC Nursing Program students conduct codes. 

  

Students who believe they have what it takes to be successful in the nursing program at LCCC can review and complete the requirements below. 

Steps for Applying to the Nursing Program 

Apply for admission prior to applying for the nursing program.

It is the student's responsibility to request official transcripts of high school and college courses to be sent to the Admissions Office. 

COLS 1000: Introduction to College Success
Verify satisfaction of completion of this course as indicated by Admissions. (Some students may qualify for an exemption from this course. See Page 37 of the catalog.
ENGL 1010: Freshman English Composition I
Students must either be enrolled or able to verify satisfactory completion (with a minimum grade of "C") of this course at the time of submitting the application. An incomplete or grade lower than "C" is not acceptable.
MATH 1400: College Algebra or higher
Students must either be enrolled or able to verify satisfactory completion (with a minimum grade of "C") of this course at the time of submitting the application. An incomplete or grade lower than "C" is not acceptable. The math course must be MATH 1400 - College Algebra or higher. Statistics, Theory of Arithmetic or Clinical Calculations courses will not fulfill this requirement. If students do not have a math course which will meet this criterion, they must take the math placement test. This placement test tells students the math course for which they should register.  
ZOO 2015 Human Anatomy (or A&P I)
Students must either be enrolled or able to verify satisfactory completion (with a minimum grade of "C") of this course at the time of submitting the application. An incomplete or grade lower than "C" is not acceptable. If students take Human Anatomy, they must complete the sequence with Human Physiology. If students take A&P I, they must complete the sequence with A&P II. Taking one course from each sequence will not fulfill the requirement.
Achieve a 70 percent or higher on the Kaplan Test with a reading score of 73 percent on the same test. Students can contact the Testing Center for details. Appointments are required.
 
Note: The test may be taken a maximum of two times in one year with at least a three-week interval between the tests. The score is acceptable for three years.  

Download and complete the Nursing Program’s Application and submit it to the LCCC Nursing Department.

Begin the immunization process. 
Hepatitis B Process: Receive the first Hepatitis B injection. One month later, receive the second Hepatitis B injection. Five months later, receive the third Hepatitis B injection.  
Rubella/Rubeola/Mumps Process: Verify two doses of the MMR vaccine or have the titers drawn. If immunity isn't indicated by the titers, then students must either start the two-dose series or have a booster and another MMR titer drawn in six weeks. 
Varicella Process: Verify two doses of the varicella vaccine or have the titer drawn to verify immunity. Having had the Chicken Pox disease, doesn't mean students have immunity. 
PPD: All students are required to obtain a two-step TB (PPD) skin test and update it annually.
Other: A current tetanus booster (within 10 years), Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers and an annual flu shot
Note: If students have had two titers drawn for these immunizations and they are still not immune, then students are exempt from any further attempts to become immune. Students should keep all copies of their immunizations for their records. Any student found out of compliance with these responsibilities will be sent home from clinical and may be dismissed from the program.