Associate of Applied Science in Nursing


Program Description

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

The associate degree nursing program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities ordered by the physician; and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.


Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the role of the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs (patient-centered care).
  2. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. (EBP)
  3. Prioritize data to monitor the outcomes of care processes in order to ensure patient safety and minimize the risk of harm.
  4. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. (informatics and technology)
  5. Interact effectively with patients and families and within nursing and inter-professional teams, to foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision- making, to achieve quality patient care and positive health outcomes, and to enhance patient satisfaction.(communication, teamwork & collaboration)
  6. Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles. (leadership & professionalism)

Preadmission Courses Hours

  • BIOG 121: Anatomy and Physiology I (1),(2) - 4 hours
  • ENGL 161: College Composition I (2),(3) - 3 hours
  • MTHM 168: Statistics (1),(2) - 3 hours
  • PSYH 151: Introduction to Psychology (1),(2) - 3 hours
  • SDEV 101: College 101 (4) - 1 hour

Hours: 14

Semester II

  • BIOG 122: Anatomy and Physiology II (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 100: Fundamentals of Nursing (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 121: Nursing Concepts I (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 123: Pharmacology I (1), (2) - 2 hours

Hours: 14

Semester III

  • ALHN 112: Introduction to Medical Terminology - 1 hour
  • NURS 122: Nursing Concepts II (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 124: Pharmacology II (1), (2) - 1 hour
  • NURS 224: Behavioral Health Nursing (1), (2) - 3 hours
  • PSYH 251: Human Growth and Development (1), (2) - 3 hours

Hours: 12

Semester IV

  • CHMY 161: General, Organic and Biochemistry I (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 116: Maternal-Newborn Nursing (1), (2) - 2 hours
  • NURS 119: Concepts in Pediatric Nursing (1), (2) - 1 hour
  • NURS 221: Nursing Concepts III (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 223: Pharmacology III (1), (2) - 1 hour

Hours: 12

Semester V

  • BIOG 251: General Microbiology (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 222: Nursing Concepts IV (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 225: Manager of Care/Capstone (1), (2) - 4 hours
  • NURS 226: Nursing Concepts Synthesis (1), (2) - 1 hour

Hours: 13

Total Hours 65

(1) Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
(2) Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
(3) Students are encouraged to also take ENGL 162 if they are considering pursuing the BSN.
(4) A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Note: LCCC offers its Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited associated degree nursing (ADN) program at the BGSU-Firelands College campus providing nursing education to the Huron, Ottawa, Erie and Sandusky country residents. The satellite program provides the opportunity for residents of the area to earn the associate of applied science degree in nursing from LCCC. All support courses taken at Firelands College will transfer to LCCC. The clinical courses are offered at regional health care agencies.


Tuition and Costs

How much does it cost to attend LCCC?

Many factors are considered when determining how much it costs to attend college.

When determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid, many factors are taken into account including enrollment status, residency status, dependency status, cost of attendance, etc. A student’s Cost of Attendance for financial aid determination includes directly billed expenses (tuition and fees) and “indirect” expenses for items such as books, supplies, transportation to and from campus, normal monthly household expenses and a small amount for personal expenses. These amounts are estimated per year at LCCC as:

  • Tuition and Fees:
    • Lorain county resident: $134.04 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-county resident: $159.22 per credit hour.
    • Out-of-state resident: $310.79 per credit hour.
  • Books and supplies: $ 350 – $1,500
  • Transportation: $ 1,000 – $1,600
  • Monthly Household expenses: $ 2,200 – $3,800
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $ 1,000

Where laboratory, special facilities or services are required to accommodate instructional needs, a special fee may be assessed.

Last updated Jun 2020

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Founded in 1963, Lorain County Community College has been helping local people get the training and education they need to live their best life for more than 50 years.

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