Nursing (ADN)

Nursing is both an art and a science. An individual must have compassion, a desire to help others and a commitment to life-long learning to succeed.

The need for nurses has surged in recent years and there is a lot of room for advancement. U.S. median pay in 2020 was $75,330 (or $36.22/ hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Lewis and Clark’s two-year program prepares ADNs who are capable of effective use of the nursing process in providing care to one or a group of individuals in order to promote health and manage health problems. The ADN functions as a team member to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families and communities in a dynamic healthcare environment.

L&C’s program includes classroom, lab, simulation instruction, and clinical experience each semester in acute care settings, extended care facilities, and community health care agencies.

Graduates meet the requirements to apply for the NCLEX-RN board exam, which they need to pass to earn their Registered Nursing license. Then, they can go right to work if they choose.

Many may decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) following the program, and L&C makes it easy with numerous transfer agreements that ensure a smooth transition. Please let your advisor know if this is the path you intend to take.


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*This is only meant as a guide. Please see an advisor when planning your courses.

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The Associate Degree nursing program at Lewis and Clark Community College located in Godfrey, Illinois is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
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Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Lewis and Clark Community College Nursing program meets the state education requirements to apply for the NCLEX-RN board exam and to apply for a Registered Nursing license in the state of Illinois and Missouri. Lewis and Clark Community College has not determined if the Associate’s in Applied Science Nursing program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Students considering licensure in other states, U.S. Territories, or the District of Columbia should contact the appropriate licensing agency in the area where you plan to be licensed prior to enrollment at Lewis and Clark Community College to ensure the coursework meets those requirements. Links to the requirements for each state can be found at the National Council for States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Student Achievement Data

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate202092%
Program Completion RateJuly 1, 2019-June 30, 2020  77%
Graduate Employment RateJuly 1, 2019-June 30, 202086%

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