Academics

LPN to RN Completion Program

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science LPN to RN Completion program is to effectually provide educational resources within theory, laboratory, and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a successful, professional nursing career as a registered nurse.

Admission to the Program

Graduation from state-approved Practical Nursing Program within the last five years OR achievement of a conversion score of 75% or higher on the Evolve HESI PN-AND Exam. Valid Illinois Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) license. Currently employed full time or equivalent as an LPN OR departmental approval. One year of high school chemistry with a grade of “C” average or higher OR completion of an equivalent college chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better. Completion of BIOL 205, BIOL 206, BIOL 210, RNRS 150, RNRS 111, RNRS 210 with a grade of “C” or better. Completion of ENGL 110, COMM 110, PSY 110, SOC 110, FCS 110 or FCS 120, HLTH 121, Humanities elective (3 sem hrs), with a grade of “C” or better. ICC grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 or above (if you have attended ICC). GPA of 2.0 or above at the last college attended (other than ICC) OR completion of 18 credit hours of “program” courses at ICC or other colleges with a grade of “C” or better. Requirements upon Program Acceptance: Drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations. Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider. CPR certification must remain current throughout the program. Recommended High School Subjects: (1) four years of English (2) one year biology (3) two years of mathematics (4) one year of chemistry.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
BIOL 205PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 210MICROBIOLOGY 4
FCS 110
or
BASIC NUTRITION 
or
2
FCS 120PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION 3
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2
RNRS 111PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES 2
RNRS 125NURSING: LPN to RN TRANSITION  2
RNRS 150PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION 1
RNRS 210HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT PATIENT 2
RNRS 220NURSING III 10
RNRS 221NURSING IV 10
RNRS 222NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP 2
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3

* See specific requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into program.

RNRS 150 and RNRS 111 may be completed by proficiency exam by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Transfer of comparable credit from other institutions may be evaluated and accepted toward meeting requirements of ICC Nursing Program general education courses.  Transfer credit is not accepted for vocational, or program courses, nor is credit given for work experience. For transfer credit to be accepted: (1) the student must receive a grade of "C" or better in all course work, (2) demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance and meet all course specific clinical and laboratory requirements; and (3) meet all course requirements within specified time limits.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1BIOL 205; ENGL 110; RNRS 150; RNRS 210; HLTH 121; COMM 110; SOC 110
Spring Semester 1BIOL 206; FCS 110 or 120; RNRS 111; PSY 110; BIOL 210; Humanities
Summer SemesterRNRS 125
Fall Semester 2RNRS 220
Spring Semester 2RNRS 221; RNRS 222

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
(309) 690-7530

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences
Pathway: Therapeutic Services
ICC Pathway: Nursing

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Human Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 140) | Humanities/Fine Arts | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Introduction to Health Careers (ICC 104) | Introduction to Interdisciplinary Healthcare (HEOCC 114 ) | Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110) | Medical Terminology (HLTH 121)

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Apply to Health Careers | Paying for College | Career Information: Nursing Assistant | Career Information Licensed Practical Nurse | Career Information Registered Nurse | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Nursing Assistant (6 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CNA

Employment Information

Nursing Assistant $9-12/hr

Certificate of Completion

Licensed Practical Nurse(41 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

LPN

Employment Information

Licensed Practical Nurse$16-21/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

LPN to RN Completion(60 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

RN

Employment Information

Registered Nurse$24-29/hr

OR

Certificate of Completion

Nursing Assistant(6 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CNA

Employment Information

Nursing Assistant$9-12/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Registered Nurse(70 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

RN

Employment Information

Registered Nurse$24-29/hr

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are many Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs locally, regionally, and state-wide.

 

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements

Accreditation

The Nursing program is fully approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 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. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and may apply for licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN).