The nursing program prepares the graduates for positions in health care facilities such as clinics, hospitals, physician offices, home health care agencies, or extended care facilities. Nurses assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for patients with acute or chronic health problems; administer medication, treatments prescribed by physicians; and coordinate varied activities of allied health care workers. As a nurse, you observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; administer medications and treatments prescribed by physicians; assist in convalescence and rehabilitation; instruct patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals take steps to improve and maintain their health.
Nursing, an intellectually challenging profession, requires a commitment to a life-long learning to remain aware of ever-changing technological trends. The nurse treats a patient’s mental and emotional needs as well as physical needs.
To pursue a career in nursing, you need to be a caring, compassionate person interested in others able to handle catastrophe and crisis, willing to be legally and morally accountable for your actions, and respectful of the rights of people of all ages, races, social status, and religious beliefs. You must possess a sincere desire to serve humanity, be able to accept responsibility, supervise others’ activities, have initiative, and be able to use good judgment in emergencies.
We have 3 options available to students looking to become a nurse.
Nursing, with specialties in surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychiatric, geriatrics, intensive care, coronary care, and rehabilitation, offers numerous career options including:
Entry level salaries begin at approximately $36,000 annually.
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 70
Select a course number below to see a course description.
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ***||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ***||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ***||3|
|RNRS 150||PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION ||1|
|BIOL 205||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **||4|
|BIOL 206||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **||4|
|BIOL 210||MICROBIOLOGY **||4|
|BASIC NUTRITION ***
|FCS 120||PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION ***||3|
|HLTH 121||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ***||2|
|RNRS 222||NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ||2|
|RNRS 221||NURSING IV ||10|
|RNRS 220||NURSING III ||10|
|RNRS 210||HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT PATIENT ||2|
|RNRS 120||NURSING II ||6|
|RNRS 111||PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES ||2|
|RNRS 110||NURSING I ||6|
|SOC 110||AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ***||3|
* See specific requirements for Humanities required for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is a resource for the nursing information contained in this catalog. The commission may be contacted as follows: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000, Fax: (404) 975-5020.
Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College general education and individual requirements.
Transfer of credit from other institutions: transfer courses comparable to the courses listed under "General Courses" may be accepted toward meeting the requirements of the ICC Nursing Program. Transfer credit is not automatically accepted for occupational or vocational credit requirement; demonstration of proficiency or competency is required. Credit is not given for work experience. Qualified Practical Nurse graduates may be given advanced standing through proficiency examinations and by applying for the bridge program.
To receive a "C" or better grade, the student must (1) maintain a grade average of 75% or better; (2) demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance and meet all clinical requirements in each course with a clinical practicum and (3) meet all course requirements within specified time limits.
|Fall Semester 1||BIOL 205; ENGL 110; RNRS 150; RNRS 110; RNRS 210; HLTH 121|
|Spring Semester 1||BIOL 206; FCS 110 or 120; RNRS 111; RNRS 120; PSY 110|
|Fall Semester 2||BIOL 210; RNRS 220; SOC 110|
|Spring Semester 2||RNRS 221; RNRS 222; COMM 110; Humanities|
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
The program is fully approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
3343 Peachtree Rd NE; Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
|Number of graduates||67||75|
|NCLEX Pass Rate||91%||85%|
|Job Placement Rate||–||93.75%|
A nurse must possess capabilities and abilities, including: communication, motor, sensory, problem solving, behavioral skills, and professionalism, which are necessary to provide competent, evidenced based nursing care. Reasonable accommodations may be made for some disabilities, in certain areas, but a nurse must be able to perform in all areas, in an independent mediated by someone else’s observation and action. The following capabilities and abilities are necessary to meet curriculum requirements and to perform the responsibilities of a professional nurse: