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Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science - 70 credits (Limited Transfer & Limited Enrollment)
ADN Program Length: 4 semesters core nursing
Program contact: (815) 921-3261
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program prepares graduates to work as entry-level registered professional nurses in a variety of health care settings, including acute care facilities, long-term care and many specialty related health care facilities. According to the standards of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act, classes, labs and clinical experiences are integrated into the program. Supervision by credentialed nursing faculty allows students to develop and practice safe, competent entry level nursing skills. The professional registered nurse program is highly competitive. It is recommended that as many general education credits as possible are completed before beginning the nursing curriculum. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The Nursing Program reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the qualifications of the applicant pool for each admission cycle.
Study resources can be assessed at www.atitesting.com.
Proficient or higher ATI TEAS score.
Current Certified Nursing Assistant/Healthcare Worker Registry with no disqualifying convictions (Illinois Department of Public Health) or current LPN license.
RVC Student Nurse Handbook most recent edition.
Subject to Illinois Nurse Practice Act regarding professional conduct:
Physical exam, titers/immunizations, Mantoux test, uniform, licensure application, fingerprint background check and NCLEX-RN subject to change.
Experiences require travel to facilities in the college region.
All nursing courses, require a “C” to pass. Students who do not earn a “C” or better will remediate by course repetition. No more than one NRS course may be repeated.
Graduates of the Nursing degree have transfer options. Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability. Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Nursing program.
BIO-185 may be replaced by 8 credits of BIO281/282
|PNU-107||Basic Principles of Pharmacology Nursing||(1)|
|NRS-108||Pathophysiology Altered Hlth. Concepts||(3)|
|NRS-110||Core Concepts I: Professional Nursing||(3)|
|NRS-111||Core Concepts II: Professional Nursing||(5)|
|*||FWS-237||Nutrition for Optimum Living||(3)|
* indicates the required General Education and/or elective courses
Includes one 3 credit elective.
Includes one 3 credit elective.