Welcome to Ivy Tech Lafayette Community College LibGuides. This guide is one of a collection of healthcare related guides and will help you locate information for research and general course assignments.
This is a selective listing of resources and should be supplemented through interaction with your instructors and the college library staff.
Lynda Logan - Department Chair
These guides are also available for other programs in the School of Health Sciences
The associate of science in nursing program is designed to accommodate two groups of students: those who are entering a nursing program for the first time and those licensed practical nurses or certified paramedics seeking educational mobility to the associate-degree level. As a graduate of the ASN program, you will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination to become registered nurses. You may seek immediate employment as nurses or choose to transfer your credits to a four-year institution offering a baccalaureate degree.
The licensed practical nurse (LPN) is an integral part of the health care team. The practical nursing program leads to a technical certificate and can be completed in approximately one year. The accredited program will prepare you to care for patients in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, convalescent centers, clinics, home care and physicians' offices. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN to become a licensed practical nurse.