If you’re looking for a career that is both in high demand and rewarding, you’ve come to the right place. Our robust, rigorous, fully accredited nursing program uses cutting-edge technology, including in-class, high-fidelity simulations; hybrid and online courses; and clinical experiences in hospital and community-based settings throughout our district and the Chicago area.
Registered nurses (R.N.s) are now and will continue to be in high demand in health care institutions and community settings. As a matter of fact, by the year 2020, the nursing shortage across the country will increase to approximately 800,000, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Students who complete our two-year RN program are awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. www.acenursing.org
- General Information about the Program
- Course Requirements and Suggested Schedule
- Admission Requirements
Mandatory Information Sessions for Students Interested in Applying to the A.D.N. Nursing Program
All prospective nursing students are required to complete an information session prior to application to the program. Students may choose to meet this admission requirement by completing either the Online Information Module or by attending a Face-to-Face Information Session. The information sessions, online format and the face to face format are free. Please note that information sessions are only valid for 12 months. After 12 months, if you have not been accepted into the nursing program, you will be required to complete another information session (either format) in order to apply to the Nursing program. Program pre-requisites, the entrance exam, admission process, and academic requirements (nursing and general education) are covered in detail during each session. Upon completion of an Information Session the participant will receive an application packet.
Online Information Module
The online information module, is a slide show developed in Microsoft PowerPoint. Completion of the mobile allows access to the exit evaluation necessary to receive your application packet. The module must be viewed in “Slide Show” mode. Some browsers automatically open the module into the “Slide Show” mode. If your browser does not do this, the module will open up with a vertical row of smaller slides to the left of the first slide. This means it is not in “Slide Show” mode. To fix this, click on the tab “Slide Show” on the top navigation bar.” Then Click on “From Beginning.”
Throughout the module there will be helpful web addresses for your information, and these are not live links. The information for these links also is available in your application packet.
Click here to complete the Online Information Module, upon completion you will receive instructions on how to obtain your application packet.
Face to Face Information Sessions
Start with Registration page. Choose "Click Here to begin." Click “Search, register and pay for noncredit classes.” Scroll down to Topic Code, choose “Nursing Information Sessions” and click “submit.” If you are an enrolled student, you will be taken directly to the registration page. Choose your session. If you are not an enrolled student, then a student information screen will appear. Fill in the blanks and click on "Submit." You will then be directed to the registration page.