NURSES’ WEEK: LBWCC offers several options

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Those wishing to become nurses can do so right here in Covington County.

There are options to become a licensed practical nurse and registered nurse.

April Wise, nursing division chair at LBWCC, said that the job placement for these programs is extraordinary.

It’s 97 percent for LPNs and 100 percent for the associate degree in nursing track.

“What I really like about our program is we are hometown-based,” she said. “We do a lot of training here. A lot of them work here.”

Wise said that LBWCC has smaller class sizes and a more specialized program.

“We have a lot of non-traditional students,” she said. “We have people who have gotten laid off or knew that nursing was their life.”

Wise said instructors teach with the mindset that one day any of their students could be caring for them.

The minimum admission standards include:

  • Unconditional admission to the college;
  • Original transcripts from all colleges;
  • A completed nursing application by deadline;
  • A minimum of 18 ACT composite score, national or residual;
  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required on a 4.0 scale based on the nursing required academic core courses. The core college courses are English composition I, intermediate college algebra, anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology, human growth and development, speech and ethics.
  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required for high school students without prior college work. GED is acceptable;

There is an associate degree in nursing curriculum or an associate degree in nursing mobility program.