Clinical is a required part of the nursing curriculum.

Students must meet the following criteria to attend clinical:

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For specific degree requirements click the above button. Select the 'Nursing' tab, then click on the Program Planner for the degree you are interested in.

Nursing Assistant

Students must pass a criminal background check before beginning the course. Because LCC must comply with health care agency requirements, a positive finding or a pending charge in a background check may exclude the student from completing the nursing assistant course. Some crimes disqualify a person from giving patient care. Clinical agencies retain the right to refuse placement to a student with a history of certain offenses. For additional information, see Disqualifying Crimes»

Required Expenses - applicant's responsibility

  • Criminal background check
  • TB test or chest X-ray
  • Current First Aid and American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification

Recommended Vaccinations

While vaccinations are not required at this time for our nursing assistant rotation, the clinical agencies our program works with highly recommend the following:

  • Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination and boosters per current CDC guidance.
  • Vaccinations against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and varicella.

For nursing assistant students planning to pursue admission to the nursing program, please review the clinical requirements for the nursing program below.


Nursing

Please Note:

Vaccination against COVID-19 is required of all students admitted to any healthcare program at LCC. No currently available accommodations will allow for clinical placement of unvaccinated students, thus unvaccinated students will not be able to enroll in healthcare program cohort courses (those courses taken once admitted to a healthcare program).

Clinical is a required part of the nursing curriculum.

Students must meet the following criteria to attend clinical:

Click any item below to scroll to the specific information. Click the 'Up Arrow' located at the bottom right of every screen, to return to the top.

 

For specific degree requirements click the above button. Select the 'Nursing' tab, then click on the Program Planner for the degree you are interested in.

Students must pass a criminal background check and drug screen before beginning the nursing coursework. Because LCC must comply with health care agency requirements, a positive finding in a background check or drug screen may exclude the student from enrolling or completing the nursing program. Some crimes disqualify a person from giving patient care. Clinical agencies retain the right to refuse placement to student with a history of certain offenses. For additional information, see Disqualifying Crimes»

Students must also provide documentation of selected immunizations, show a Social Security card, present a current first Aid card and Healthcare Provider CPR card (American Heart Association) prior to registering for nursing courses. Expenses incurred are the responsibility of the student. Admission to the nursing program is contingent upon compliance with all clinical requirements prior to beginning cohort courses (those courses restricted to students who are admitted to the program). Students will be asked to attest to the intent of clinical compliance prior to being registered for cohort courses.

Required Expenses - applicant's responsibility

  • Comprehensive criminal background check - See Nursing Program Disqualifying Crimes
  • Two (2) step tuberculin (TB) skin test, Quantiferon Gold blood test, or chest x-ray (with previous reaction to skin test)
  • Two (2) doses of MMR vaccine or titer showing individual immunity to all three components (measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine or titer showing immunity
  • Hepatitis B vaccination series and titer
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (TDAP) adult vaccination within the past ten (10) years
  • Urine drug screen within 60 days of beginning program
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification
  • Current first aid certification (not required for LPN-entry)
  • Personal healthcare insurance coverage
  • ACEMAPP (clinical placement management system) annual fee
  • Vaccination against COVID-19*

* At this time, clinical agencies are recognizing full vaccination as two (2) weeks following of the these primary series dose schedules:

  • Two (2) doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine given at least three weeks apart
  • Two (2) doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine given at least four weeks apart
  • A single dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

Currently, students are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination boosters per the current CDC guidance.


Contact Nursing Programs

We are located on the second floor of the Health & Science Building. Stop by during regular office hours, or call (360) 442-2860 to make an appointment. For a full list of all nursing faculty and staff, please see our Contact Us page.

General Healthcare Program Inquiries

  Health & Science Building, 2nd floor
   (360) 442-2860
Fax: (360) 442-2879

Nursing Program Inquiries

  Bev Ylen, Program Coordinator
  (360) 442-2860
  bylen@lowercolumbia.edu

Pre-Nursing Education Planning/Advising

  Alejandra Sanchez, Health Careers Specialist
  (360) 442-2355
  asanchez@lowercolumbia.edu

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