INA, Ill. (Oct. 4, 2019) - The first round of testing dates are set this month for students interested in three of Rend Lake College’s popular Allied Health programs. Those interested in the Nursing, Medical Assistant, and Radiologic Technology programs can take the entrance exams early and complete their applications on the same day.
The entrance exam, called the Psychological Service Bureau (PSB) exam, is a five-part, computerized, timed test that is a requirement for the application process. The test costs $30 (cash or check) and is due at the time of registration, which must be done in person at the Testing Center, located in the Dr. Allen Baker Administration Building.
Testing for Medical Assistant or Radiologic Technology :
Monday, 10/21 — 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Tuesday, 11/19 — 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/4 — 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
The Medical Assistant program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree requiring two years, or four semesters, of study or an occupational certificate option requiring 36 credit hours in two semesters. The program will prepare students to work in medical offices, clinics, and other outpatient facilities doing a number of tasks, including maintaining appointment schedules and medical records, billing, recording vital signs, obtaining medical histories, and drawing blood.
The Radiologic Technology program prepares students for operating radiographic equipment through the study of human anatomy and clinical experience. Graduates will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree after two years, or four semesters, of work. During this time, students can also choose to complete two occupational certificates requiring an extra 16 credit hours of study in a focus area: MRI or Computed Tomography.
Testing for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN):
Fall 2019 test dates for Fall 2020 program entry.
Wednesday, 10/16 — 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Friday, 10/25 — 9:00 AM
Monday, 11/4 — 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Thursday, 11/21 — 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Friday, 12/6 — 1:30 PM
Wednesday, 12/11 — 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM
Monday, 12/16 — 9:00 AM
The ADN program is a two-year, four-semester study into professional nursing that results in an Associate in Applied Science degree. Upon graduation, students are prepared to practice in a variety of health care settings with skills and knowledge gained from training and hands-on practice.
"It's no secret that employment is booming in the healthcare sector," said Dean of Allied Health Bria Robinson. "The job outlook for these three programs is increasing much faster than the average. Federal workforce projections show the creation of more than 650,000 new jobs combined between 2016 and 2026."
Unless noted otherwise, all testing will be in the Academic Building, Room 215. Students must bring photo identification for admission to the test.
For questions about the PSB test, contact in the Testing Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266 or . To learn more about these programs, contact RLC’s Allied Health Division at Ext. 1251 or .