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.

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 (34 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 (64 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 Illinois Central College Associate in Applied Science Degree – Registered Nurse (ADN Program) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN®).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN®)
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
www.acenursing.org

The Illinois Central College Associate in Applied Science Degree – Registered Nurse (ADN Program) is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and Illinois State Board of Nursing (ISBN).

Illinois State Board of Nursing
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St. Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-4500

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes
2017
2018
2019

Number of graduates
64
61
58

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
59%
72%

Job Placement Rate
100%
100%

Completion Rate
72%
70%
67%