The Associate degree of Nursing Program will educate students the art of caring and prepare them with evidence-based knowledge and clinical practicum to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination upon graduation. This fundamental level of nursing will help them to earn a solid career foundation in the health care field and provides opportunities to work in entry-level nursing positions.
Specialized Program Accreditation and State Approval
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is a national, specialized accreditation authority for all types of nursing programs, including ADN. LCOOCC’s ADN program is not currently accredited by the ACEN. ACEN accreditation is not a requirement by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Some colleges that offer advance degree programs in nursing, beyond the ADN level, may only consider those students who graduated from an accredited program. Please talk to a program advisor or nursing department faculty member if you have any questions about accreditation.
To practice as a licensed nurse in Wisconsin, you must pass the NCLEX exam. The Wisconsin State Board of Nursing sets standards for and approves schools that can train nursing students to be eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam. LCOOCC is not yet Board approved but the College is authorizedto admit students, who, when they graduate, are authorized to sit for the NCLEX licensing exam.
As an Associate Degree of Nursing student, you should:
Students who complete the Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood should be able to:
The latest report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of registered nurses will jump 26 percent from 2010 to 2020. The typical careers that are available after graduation include: