LC had what was the best program in the Northwest. Their NCLEX pass rates have fallen below WWCC across the river. They shortened the program by a year and have not figured out how to fix it. They are still flying by the seat of their pants.
LCSC is even tougher to get into now. The college has beefed up the number of instructors for core classes so there are more students to apply each semester. The bonus is that they accept a new class each semester.
There is good and bad at LC Nursing. Some of the instructors are the finest you will ever find and a few others are less than one would hope. You will be surprised at the academic nepotism (some call it academic incest) as they prefer to hire their own graduates as instructors. This would be a huge academic no-no at every other college or university I have attended.
The newest instructors are required to work toward a masters degree to keep their teaching jobs. Sometimes your grades are a lower priority than theirs.
Another bad is that you are not allowed to have your tests to keep. They give you a long story about how difficult it is to develop their NCLEX style questions, but it seriously amounts to laziness. What better way to learn from your mistakes than to spend a few hours figuring what you got wrong and why? Heaven forbid they have to come up with new questions for every exam. All of the real professors that teach the prereqs do new questions.
The worst of the instructors are technologically challenged individuals and extremely disorganized. You won't know what is going on because they don't know themselves.
I won't say this is good or bad, but if you do not believe in God you will hear plenty about Him. A few of them keep their religion to themselves and others do not. I seem to recall something about the church and state in the Constitition.
Clinical sites are limited since there is a lot of competition for them. Too many schools in the area ramped up their programs. Your clinical RN may be fresh out of school and you will suffer for it.
The biology courses you take as prereqs are taught by some fantastic people. You are much better off if you aren't a transfer student applying to the program. The earlier complaint about the genetics course was valid. I hated that course with a passion. Two-thirds of the the information is taught by a biologist that is given one-third of the semester to teach it. The rest of the class was a casual stroll through the nursing implications of genetics. The class has been "fixed". The biology portion is now a prereq and the nursing portion is taught in the nursing program
Since they are still trying to fix their new program, they change the requirements for graduation at will. This is another academic no-no.
Still a good school, but not the school it used to be. Make sure they disclose the current NCLEX pass rates before you apply.