University description (as per official university website)
The Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health has a long and distinguished history of educating health care professionals. The School of Nursing founded in 1895, was called the College Training School. It was a twenty-four month hospital-based program under the direction of the County Hospital and the College of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
The training program shifted from the College of Medicine to the County Hospital and was officially approved by the County Board of Supervisors in 1901 and titled the Los Angeles County Hospital College of Nursing. With the re-titling of the hospital as the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center in 1968, the School was renamed the Los Angeles County Medical Center School of Nursing. The name, the Los Angeles County Medical Center School of Nursing, was retained when the college was granted initial accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1995 and was authorized to grant Associate Degrees.
In 1998 the School of Nursing and the Nursing Education and Consulting Services division of the LAC+USC Medical Center merged to form the Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health. The Board of Supervisors approved renaming the institution to reflect its expanded educational role. The School of Nursing has a main campus at the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center and offers clinical rotations at other Department of Health Services (DHS) facilities including Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. County School of Nursing graduates now number almost ten thousand. These nurses have practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings and continue to do so. County graduates have served with distinction and are recognized nationwide as outstanding practitioners in nursing.
To provide learning centered educational programs and career development opportunities for healthcare students in support of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
The College of Nursing and Allied Health supports the educational needs of the LAC+USC Healthcare Network, the Department of Health Services, and the healthcare community by providing learning centered educational programs and career development opportunities for healthcare students.
The College prepares students for employment, professional development, and/or advancement within Los Angeles County. The College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The School of Nursing division is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide a prelicensure nursing program. The Education and Consulting Service division is approved by the BRN as a provider of continuing education for nursing. The College offers:
* Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program
* Continuing education programs and classes for nursing professionals and ancillary staff
* Credit and noncredit programs and classes for allied health personnel
In support of its program and classes, the college operates the Educational Resource Center (ERC). The ERC consists of the library, which houses a collection of books, journals, instructional modules and videos; skills labs with simulation manikins; and computer labs with assisted instruction programs and internet connection.