Welcome to the LASC Nursing Department
Nurses Week: May 10, 2016 9am-1pm (at the GYM) and Academic Village for simulations
Our 5th Annual Nurses Week Event
- Come get your blood pressure checked
- Cholesterol and blood sugar checks
- Get HIV & Hepititis Sceening
- View nursing simulation and your nursing students in action
- Take a tour of the nursing department
- Poster displays, nutritional and health education, and much more
National Nurses Week also known as National Nurses Day, is celebrated annually May 6-May 12. May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing
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.
Advanced Placement (LVN-ADN) Program:
Students that have completed an accredited VN program and have obtained licensure are eligible to petition for Advanced Placement into the ADN (RN) program. Students must complete Nursing 518: Transition Course for Advanced Placement Students and the Advanced Placement Exam with a passing grade/score in order to be eligible for admission into the ADN (RN) program.
Additionally, a 30-unit option is offered to the Licensed Vocational Nurse. However, it is important to note that LVNs choosing to take the 30- unit option can never be qualified as graduates of Los Angeles Southwest College or of the Los Angeles Southwest College Associate Degree Nursing Program and will permanently be referred to as having a Nursing Non-Degree/Non-Graduate Status. Students who choose this pathway are not required to take Nursing 518: Transition Course for Advanced Placement Students or Advanced Placement Exam.
Military Personnel Advance Placement
Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military-Trained Health Care Personnel Policy:
In compliance with Senate Bill 466, individuals who have documented military education and experience in health care occupations may be eligible for advanced placement. Please read and review the policies below.
1. Individuals who have documented military education and experience in health care occupations may be eligible for advanced placement into the nursing program.
2. 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.
3. Applicants must meet all general entrance requirements of the Associate Degree Nursing program, including completion of designated prerequisites and achievement of required cut score on nursing readiness entrance examination (Test of Academic Skills (TEAS)).
4. Acceptance of military challenge/advanced placement students into the Associate Degree Nursing program is contingent upon space availability.
5. Applicants must adhere to the challenge policy and procedure, as stated in the Student Handbook, and College Catalog for the specific program to which they are applying.
6. Applicants must adhere to LACCD Administrative Regulation E-10 and the nursing program progression policy, as stated in the Student Handbook.
Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military-trained Health Care Personnel Procedure:
1. Submit application to college.
2. Submit application for Associate Degree Nursing program. Refer to specific nursing program for admission policy, application, and required documentation.
3. The application will be reviewed for appropriate educational and experience requirements,completion of pre-requisites, and other admission requirements.
- The applicant must take the nursing readiness entrance examination (TEAS) on the date specified by the nursing program.
- Upon recommendation from the program Director, the nursing application, official transcripts, and documentation of military health care occupation experience will be forwarded to the nursing program Admission Committee.
- The Admission Committee will determine if the candidate meets the military education and experience requirements for challenge to advanced placement.
- The applicant will be notified of the committee’s decision.
- The course syllabus will be available to the student once challenge confirmation is made. The applicant will follow the specific course challenge policy of the nursing program, as stated in the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
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 12-1 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