Please Note: The current format for the Associate Degree Nursing Program is being revised. If you are considering starting the Associate Degree nursing program after August 2014, please see informational tab under the Nursing Programs for 2014 Programs.
The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to provide career mobility for persons who have satisfactorily completed an approved Practical Nursing program and possess current clinical competency. Emphasis is focused on critical thinking, problem solving, decision making related to the clinical area, clinical reasoning and nursing judgment. Graduates will be prepared to practice professional nursing in a variety of health care settings.
To remain in the program, the student must achieve a grade of “C” or better in each nursing course. It is also essential to demonstrate competence in dosage calculations and math skills. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation approve this program. Upon graduation, the student may be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses).
Please see the Nursing Handbook tab for complete curriculum information.