Registered Nurse

Associate in Applied Science

Registered nurses are in high demand, as they play a key role on the patient care team at healthcare facilities. Nurses assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for patients with acute or chronic health problems; administer medication and treatments prescribed by physicians; and coordinate varied activities of allied healthcare workers.

options to become a Registered Nurse through ICC programs

In less than two years students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree – Registered Nurse (ADN) and be prepared 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.

A Quality Education

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 Involved

Get recognized for your accomplishments and network with your peers through the Alpha Delta Nu (IOADN) chapter of the Student Nursing Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Registered Nurse in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, military, extended care facility, physician offices, home healthcare agencies, private duty care, and schools


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
64 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 2022-23

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

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.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Fighting the Odds to Not Repeat History
Changing Her Generation
Determined to Succeed
Shelby Wagemann

Nursing is an intellectually challenging profession that requires a commitment to life-long learning to remain aware of ever-changing technological trends.

Mischelle Monagle, Associate Dean – Nursing
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How Do I Get Into the Registered Nurse Program?

You are a compassionate, caring person, and you have a sincere desire to help others. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started on your path to become a registered nurse.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application.
  2. Submit supplemental application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework: four years of English; anatomy and physiology; biology; two years of math, including algebra; and one year of chemistry.
  6. Students will need to be certified as a Nursing Assistant prior to starting nursing courses.

What Can I Expect As A Registered Nurse Student?

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes201720182019
Number of graduates646158
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate59%72%
Job Placement Rate100%100%
Completion Rate72%70%67%

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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