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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.

There are numerous career opportunities that come with graduating from the Lewis and Clark Nursing program. The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare an associate degree nurse who is 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 associate degree nurse functions as a team member to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families and communities in a dynamic healthcare environment.

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.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
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)

The Associate Degree Nursing program can be completed in two years. The program includes classroom, lab, simulation instruction, and clinical experience each semester in acute care settings, extended care facilities, and community health care agencies. Transportation to clinical agencies is the responsibility of the student.

Upon graduation from the program, an Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded and the graduate is eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN for licensing. Graduates passing the exam are then able to apply for a license to practice as a registered nurse.

The Associate Degree Nursing program has transfer agreements in place with many universities. Please contact the Nursing department for further information. 

Student Achievement Data

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


Nursing | AAS degree

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