This program prepares students for careers in nursing. The program combines courses in general and nursing education with selected learning experiences in hospitals and health agencies. Students will be required to perform at a predetermined satisfactory level on a nationally normed comprehensive exit exam at the conclusion of the program. Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science degree program may apply to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
Please note: This program has special admissions requirements. Contact Enrollment Services to obtain a copy of the Nursing Information Booklet. (starts fall only)
Prior to admission to the Nursing program, students must complete NURS 100 Nurse Assistant Training (7) with a grade of C or better or demonstrate current status on the Illinois Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Registry. Credit earned for NURS 100 is not included in the 68 credit hours required for the Nursing A.A.S. degree.
Students also must complete BIOL 221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) with a grade of C or better prior to admission to the Nursing program. Credit earned for BIOL 221 is included in the 68 credit hours required. Students are encouraged to complete as many general education courses as possible before enrolling in the Nursing Core Courses listed below in Section II.
LPN Bridge Program
LPNs who are seeking the A.A.S. in Nursing degree should consult with the Nursing Advisor in the Admissions Office for information on bridging options.