Program: Registered Nursing

Overview

Associates Degree (RN) Program

The Associate Degree Registered Nursing (RN) program provides a high-quality nursing education to qualified and diverse students for the development of entry-level nurses who are prepared to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. The faculty strives to create a student-centered environment of collaboration, lifelong learning, and mentorship to promote academic excellence and compassionate nursing care.

Career Opportunities

The program is designed to be completed in two years (after completion of pre-requisites) and qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination given by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The program satisfies the requirements for an Associate degree and/or a Career Certificate. The graduate is qualified for immediate employment in acute care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. 

This Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of healthcare settings following successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. The RN also serves as a foundation for specialization. 

Graduates of the Associate Degree Registered Nursing program are also eligible to transfer into the upper-division nursing courses in RN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and RN to master’s degree nursing programs.

Accreditation Statement & Contact Info

The Associate Degree Registered Nursing program at LBCC has held accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the NLN-AC, since 1966. ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, is the primary national accreditation body for Associate Degree Registered Nursing program. The program is also approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Our Accreditation status with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing can be confirmed by viewing the August 1, 2014 ACEN letter of accreditation. The college’s accreditation status is confirmed through Spring 2022.

ACEN LBCC Accreditation Letter

VIEW COURSES & CURRICULUM

 

Associate in Science (AS), Registered Nursing Degree 

The program is designed to be completed in two years (after completion of pre-requisites) and qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. The graduate is qualified for immediate employment in acute care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. The RN also serves as a foundation for specialization. Graduates of the Associate Degree Registered Nursing program are also eligible to transfer into the upper division nursing courses in RN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and RN to master’s degree nursing programs. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Synthesize the theories and principles that encompass the nursing process and pathological conditions. 
  • Manage all aspects of the nursing process to achieve positive patient outcomes.