La Guardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Nursing Program, coordinated by the Health Sciences Department,
offers the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Graduates
are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Licensure
The RN Program is approved by the NYS Education Department
(www.op.nyed.gov) and fully accredited by the National League for
Nursing. Information regarding the accreditation status of the RN
Program may be attained by contacting the National League for
Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. 61 Broadway, 33rd floor, New
York, NY 10006, (212) 363-5555 (www.nlnac.org).
The Program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in
structured care settings, using the nursing process to provide direct
care to clients. The curriculum contains a balance of nursing and general
education courses to enable the graduate to provide direct client
care within the legal and ethical framework of nursing. Classroom
instruction for nursing courses is complemented by supplemental
learning through online collaborative activities, and clinical courses
also contain laboratory experiences and clinical practice in area
health care facilities.
LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing Program, coordinated by the Health Sciences
Department, offers a certificate in Practical Nursing. Graduates will be
eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards Licensure
Examination for Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).
This certificate program is approved by the NYS Education
Department (www.op.nyed.gov) and divided into two phases, preclinical
and clinical. The Program is a 48-credit, certificate-bearing
program organized to be rigorous, but supportive of adult learners
from diverse cultural and literacy experiences. It provides students
with the opportunity to complete the course of study in 12 months
after completion of the pre-clinical phase. The program prepares men
and women to function as practical nurses, performing tasks and responsibilities within the framework of case finding, health teaching, health counseling, and the provision of supportive and restorative care in health care facilities that offer chronic and acute care services within the scope of the Nursing Practice Act. The classroom instruction for each nursing course is complemented by campus laboratory experience and clinical practice in area health care facilities. A variety of teaching-learning strategies are employed to help insure students’ learning including the use of E-portfolio, collaborative group activities, and writing intensive assignments.
The curriculum is designed for students with a high school
diploma or GED. Students must move through a prescribed curriculum
and may not take courses out of sequence. Students admitted into this program are considered to be in the “preclinical” phase of the major. To progress to the “clinical” phase, students must meet specific criteria. Admission to the clinical phase of the program is competitive due to the program’s limited capacity; therefore students should strive for a high GPA in all required courses. Achievement of the progression standards does not guarantee advancement to the clinical phase.