Healthcare Professional to RN Completion
Associate in Applied Science
The Healthcare Professional to RN program is specially designed for Licensed Practical Nurses and Paramedics who want to advance their career and take more responsibility for patient care as a Registered Nurse.
options to become a Registered Nurse through ICC programs
This program provides theory, laboratory, and clinical learning opportunities to develop the student’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes to transition into the professional registered nurse role. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). After obtaining licensure, students will be prepared to join the workforce.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
Get recognized for your accomplishments and network with your peers through the Alpha Delta Nu (IOADN) chapter of the Student Nursing Honor Society.
Registered Nurse in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, military, extended care facilities, physician offices, home healthcare agencies, private duty care, and schools
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Healthcare Professional to RN Completion Program?
You want to take your experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Paramedic and take steps to become a Registered Nurse. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy.
- Submit health science application.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- Applicants must have graduated from a state-approved Practical Nursing Program or Paramedic Program.
- Applicants must have an active Illinois license as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Paramedic.
What Can I Expect As a Healthcare Professional to RN Completion Program Student?
- A rigorous curriculum to best prepare graduates to be nurses in the challenging world of healthcare.
- Campus laboratories that replicate real healthcare settings.
- High-fidelity manikins help students practice clinical skills before providing patient care in a clinical setting.
- Clinical experience in healthcare settings throughout the area.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and may apply for licensure to practice nursing as a professional Registered Nurse (RN).
The Associate in Applied Science Degree – Registered Nurse (ADN Program) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN®), 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404)975-5000, Fax (404)975-5020, Website www.acenursing.org.
The 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), James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, Phone (312)814-4500, Website www.idfpr.com/profs/Nursing.asp.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.