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Registered Nursing

CIP Code - 513801

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Monroe Campus Applications ONLY:

Traditional Track Application (Digital)

Traditional Track Application (Print out)      

Winnsboro, Tallulah, and Monroe:

LPN to RN Track Application (Digital)

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Mission

The mission of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program at Louisiana Delta Community College supports the mission of the parent institution. The purpose of nursing is to offer an effective and efficient program of study that produces competent and safe entry-level graduates prepared to function within the roles of an associate degree nurse. 

Nursing Program Description

The Associate of Nursing (ASN) program is structured for future nurses to have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary for continuous improvement in giving caring, quality, and safe healthcare. The curriculum is organized systematically with the steps of the nursing process. Specific need-based priorities are established. Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs provides the organization for the needs sequence of priorities.

Accreditation and Membership

The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Louisiana Delta Community College at the Monroe campus located in Monroe, Louisiana is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The ASN program at LDCC has been placed on probation for non-compliance with the 80% Pass Rate Standard. LAC 46:XLVII.3535.B from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), 17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. The ASN program also holds membership in the National League of Nursing (NLN), a professional but non-accrediting agency, 2600 Virginia Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037. 

Learning Outcomes

Adopted March 6, 2018

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community College Associate of Science in Nursing program will be able to:

  • Organize patient-centered care across the lifespan with respect to patient’s values culture and beliefs.
  • Demonstrate continuing competence, growth, and development in the practice of the profession of nursing to minimize risk of harm to patients.
  • Identify the use of quality measures to improve performance and patient outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, (individuals, patients, families or communities), to achieve quality patient care.
  • Utilize technology, resources and information systems to deliver safe, effective patient care.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem- solving skills in developing an evidence-based plan of care.
  • Demonstrate accountability for legal, moral, and ethical consideration within current standards of professional practices.

Program Outcomes

Adopted February 6, 2018

  • Eighty percent (80%) of the Louisiana Delta Community College nursing program graduates will successfully complete the Licensure examination on the first attempt. 
  • The Louisiana Delta Community College traditional student will complete the nursing program within 6 semesters and the LPN to RN students will complete the track within 4 semesters.
  • The Louisiana Delta Community College nursing graduates will be employed as an RN within 12 months. 

Student Achievement Data:

Fall 2019 Graduates

 

NCLEX Pass Rate

95%

2018-2019 Program Completion Rate

82%

Admission

Admission to LDCC ASN program is granted on a competitive basis. Criminal background checks and drug screenings are required for all students applying to an RN nursing program as required by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN). Entrance into or continuation in a nursing program is dependent upon the LSBN’s action for each student. LSBN Rule 3331 (2012) provides for LSBN to have the duty to exclude individuals who pose a risk to public safety, and will now deny applicants who have been convicted (or similar plea) of felony crimes of violence, sex offenses, crimes involving the distribution, manufacture and production of drugs, and certain felony property crimes such as Medicaid Fraud and Identify theft. LSBN will deny applicants for a minimum of five (5) years following the final disposition of the criminal case for other felony convictions or for two or more misdemeanor crimes or following a misdemeanor conviction and the existence of aggravating circumstances which reflect the inability to practice nursing safety. Delay of admission to clinicals may result if there is a recent diagnosis or treatment for substance use disorders.

If LSBN has not approved a student's clinical license for any reason, entry to the program will not be permitted until the clinical license is approved. 

LDCC ASN program includes a traditional track and a transition track for current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to enter the ASN program and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN testing to be a registered nurse (RN).

Admission Criteria are explained in the Curriculum information. (Admission is not based upon attainment of minimum requirements in the required pre-requisite courses). Application dates for the LPN – RN Track and Traditional Track are February 26th – March 22nd. Applications for LPN-RN and traditional students will be accessible only during prospective program application cycle and completed online. *no incomplete nor late applications will be accepted. Students admitted to the ASN Program must meet requirements based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention for Health Care Workers related to  immunizations and/or titers as evidence of immunity.

Curriculum

The LDCC ASN curriculum consists of 37 credit hours of required co-curriculum courses and 33 credit hours of nursing program courses. This includes fine art, humanity elective, English compositions, mathematics, anatomy and physiology lectures and labs, microbiology lecture and lab, psychology, pharmacology, and introduction to nursing. Science courses cannot be over five (5) years old.

Nursing 100 and HSCI 115 (Pharmacology) courses must be completed at LDCC.

The Traditional Track requirements for admission includes a completed LDCC ASN Student Application Form, LDCC ASN Curriculum sheet/degree audit, Rubric Admissions Score Sheet, and an unofficial copy of transcript(s) with six (6) pre-nursing classes and grades highlighted (ENGL 101, MATH 110, PSYC 201, and BIOL 221 & 223); only two (2) attempts of all curriculum sciences (BIOL 221, 223, 222, 224, 210, 211) are allowed and the latest attempt is the grade considered in calculations. A withdrawl is considered an attempt.

Any student applying to LDCC ASN Program who has a previous degree from an accredited institution of higher education has to provide a transcript and a copy of the diploma noting the degree awarded.

The LPN – RN Track application must include successful completion of required thirteen (13) pre-requisite courses as listed on audit sheet; one copy of license verification obtained from the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurses Examiners; and a letter from a current employer as verification that one year of work experience has been completed.

Students accepted into the LPN – RN track will be awarded credit for nursing courses as mandated by the Louisiana Nursing Education Articulation Model (Adopted 2005, Revised 2014). Credit will be awarded when appropriate examination and skill return demonstrations are successfully completed.

Students whose English is their second language must demonstrate competency in writing, reading, and speaking English as evidenced by a standard passing score greater than or equal to 84 AND a minimum speaking score of 26 on the Test of English as Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT). Per the recommendation regarding the English proficiency passing standard of 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26 for TOEFL iBT: this is “consistent with the previous passing standard recommended for TOEFL and the level of English proficiency needed to perform entry-level nursing safely and effectively” (NCSBN, 2009)

As a nursing student, adaptability in scheduling is essential. Although we strive to adhere to the timetable provided by the registrar, adjustments may be necessary due to clinical site availability, resulting in potential changes to our schedule.

ASN Policies

Students will adhere to the ASN handbook which can be found here.

Partners

Pathways

University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM)
Some or all program credits transfer

Northwestern State University (NSU)
Some or all program credits transfer

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