Program Information - Overview
Satisfactory completion of the Lutheran School of Nursing
Diploma Program is contingent upon a student being physically,
mentally and medically able - with or without reasonable
accommodation - to successfully perform the Essential
Functions of the Student Nurse.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE STUDENT NURSE
Following appropriate instruction and supervision, the student will:
- Use their senses to observe and assess clients' needs and condition.
- Participate in the planning and evaluation of a client's nursing care,
including reading all written medical information pertaining to
the client and analyzing measurements and functions of technical
equipment pertaining to client care.
- Implement nursing measures to give safe and effective care to
a. Administering physical care that often requires moving/lifting
both adult and child clients as well as equipment.
b. Performing nursing procedures that may require standing for
extended periods and ability to stoop or bend.
- Communicate effectively with clients, families and other members of
the health care team including both written and verbal communication.
- Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for clients.
- Attend class sessions that may involve sitting for extended periods
with short breaks periodically.
- Be capable of administering emergency care including
- Pass written scheduled examinations related to course/
Before a student can be officially admitted to Lutheran School of Nursing,
he or she MUST complete and receive a grade of “C” or better in all the following
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Anatomy and Physiology I (must be completed successfully within five years prior to acceptance to LSN)
These prerequisite courses can be completed one of three ways:
- Lutheran School of Nursing offers these classes each spring and fall
semester on our campus. Applications are accepted for both Spring
and Fall enrollment.
- Transfer from a regionally accredited college or university – LSN
accepts transfer credits for these courses from a regionally accredited college
- CLEP or AP credit – LSN accepts College Level Examination for
Proficiency (CLEP) or Advanced Placement (AP) scores for Composition, Introduction to Sociology, or Introduction to Psychology if a student achieves the passing score
recommended by the American Council on Education.
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