Lower Columbia College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 88.09%
Average number of students tested annually: 111
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Lower Columbia College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 112 91.07 92.83
2011 129 89.2 90.32
2010 92 84 89.66
2009 122 86 90.11
2008 74 90 88.28
2007 95 82.1 87.91
2006 80 92.5 91.59

LPN Program

The Lower Columbia College Nursing Program prepares students to offer holistic service for all. The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The program offers several entry points:

  1. The Nursing Assistant Certificate: The Nursing Assistant Certificate equips students for basic nursing care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse culminating in a Certificate of Completion. Students don’t need to be admitted to the Nursing program to earn this certificate.
  2. Practical/Registered Nurse: This program offers students admitted for the Applied Science Degree program an opportunity to qualify for the Practical Nurse Certificate of Proficiency after being enrolled in the program for four quarters. Students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam to be licensed as a Practical Nurse. Students are able to exit the program can at this point.

Students seeking to complete the Applied Science Degree to become Registered Nurse can do so by completing the remaining 3 quarters of the nursing curriculum. Students who complete the curriculum are eligible to take the state exam to become a licensed RN.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Applicants seeking to enroll in the LCC Nursing program are required to have a Nursing Assistant certification from Washington or Oregon States
  3. Program specific requirements such as physical examination, criminal background check and drug screening are applicable for enrollment.
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 100%
Average number of students tested annually: 65
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Lower Columbia College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 62 100 92.83
2011 50 100 90.32
2010 81 100 89.66
2009 52 100 90.11
2008 52 100 88.28
2007 43 100 87.91
2006 66 100 91.59

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 88.09%
Average number of students tested annually: 111
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Lower Columbia College as reported by Washington state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 112 91.07 92.83
2011 129 89.2 90.32
2010 92 84 89.66
2009 122 86 90.11
2008 74 90 88.28
2007 95 82.1 87.91
2006 80 92.5 91.59

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Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632