Beginning next month, Rend Lake College will hold pre-entrance examinations for fall admission to its Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs, as well as its Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Surgical Technology programs.
The Nurse Entrance Tests (NET) will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5; 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14; and 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, March 10. These are the final test offerings before the fall semester. Nursing students for fall will be selected on Wednesday, April 5.
Before starting the Practical Nursing program, prospective students must have completed Rhetoric and Composition I with a grade of “C” or better. The prerequisites for the Associate Degree Nursing program include Rhetoric and Composition I, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Introduction to Psychology and Basic Microbiology, all with grades of “C” or better.
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Anyone wishing to take the nursing pre-entrance tests should contact the Rend Lake College Allied Health Division at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1251, or call toll-free at 1-800-369-5321, Ext. 1251.
For those interested in a career in Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology or Occupational Therapy Assistant, please contact the Academic Counseling Center at Ext. 1268 to schedule a pre-entrance test. Tests will be offered at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18; Friday, Jan. 27; and Friday, Feb. 24. Students will be selected for these programs on Wednesday, March 1.
These three programs are offered through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market and are cooperative programs with Shawnee Community College, Southeastern Illinois College and John A. Logan College. Special admission requirements for the SICCM programs include filing MLT, OTA or Surgical Technology application information with the Rend Lake College Allied Health Division by March 1. Prospective SICCM program students also must demonstrate current competency in American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR.
For more information about any of these programs, contact the RLC Allied Health Division.