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    May 30, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, A.A.S.

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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. 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 64 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 64 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.

I. General Education Core (16)

Area A: Communication (6 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (3 credits)

Select one course from Area B .

Area C: Mathematics

(demonstrated competence required)

Successful completion of MATH 090  or MATH 091  with a C or better or a placement into MATH 095  or higher

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (4 credits)

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)

II. Area of Concentration/Program Requirements (48)

Program Total: 64 credits

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