Lewis Clark State College
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho 83501
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Through a dynamic and innovative curriculum, the Lewis-Clark State College nursing faculty stimulates a commitment to lifelong learning, challenging you to pursue academic excellence and to provide high-quality, professional nursing care. The BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing.
To accommodate working professionals, we offer flexible scheduling and the option for course delivery in an online format. All nursing and support courses needed for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree are available online. We are connecting learning to life and strive to make the courses meaningful for practicing RNs. There are two clinical courses and you should be able to complete the clinical requirements at an agency near your local area.
LPN Program Details
Established in 2003, the Practical Nursing program is approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing and the Idaho State Board of Education. The program is the first in the state of Idaho from which students graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.).
LPNs are sought locally, state-wide, and nationally to work in acute care, outpatient clinic, and long term care settings. The Idaho Statewide Survey of Health Workforce Vacancies, August 16, 2001 report verifies a state-wide shortage of LPNs. This semi-annual survey identified 47 unfilled LPN positions during a one year time frame. In June 2001, twenty-one local facilities that employ LPNs responded to a LCSC Division of Nursing survey indicating an average of 1.8 open LPN positions each, for a total of 38 openings among them. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing states that given current trends, the U.S. will experience a 20% shortage of nurses by 2020.
The purpose of the program is to educate nurses who will provide patient care as licensed practical nurses in structured healthcare settings. Such practice may include bedside care of acutely ill patients, care to residents in long term care facilities, or care of clients in a clinic or medical office. In addition to basic preparation, students receive advanced education in intravenous therapy techniques.
Potential practical nursing students must complete or be enrolled in the prerequisite classes to apply for admission into the program. November 1 is the application deadline; students begin in the AAS-PN program the following spring semester. The program is completed in 16 months of full-time attendance. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination: Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).