Lakeland Community College’s nursing program was granted full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing for five years.
Approval followed an on-site visit and comprehensive document review to confirm that the program complies with state requirements for nursing education.
“This approval reflects the outstanding work of our faculty to provide Lakeland students with the best nursing education possible,” said Connie Bowler, RN, DNP, nursing professor and program director.
Lakeland offers an associate of applied science degree in nursing in both a traditional (RN) and LPN to RN track, as well as a dual enrollment program with Ursuline College for RN to BSN.
Deborah Hardy, associate provost for teaching and learning, dean of faculty and dean of health technologies, said Lakeland nursing program graduates are highly regarded and sought after by area health care employers.
“Students, employers, patients, and the community can be assured that Lakeland nursing graduates are highly skilled and ready to provide excellent care,” said Hardy.
The Associate Degree nursing program at Lakeland is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The most recent decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.