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.
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 facility, physician offices, home healthcare agencies, private duty care, and schools
if Full Time
64 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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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 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.
- Complete our quick admissions application.
- Submit supplemental application.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- High school coursework: four years of English; anatomy and physiology; biology; two years of math, including algebra; and one year of chemistry.
- Students will need to be certified as a Nursing Assistant prior to starting nursing courses.
What Can I Expect As A Registered Nurse 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.
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|NCLEX-RN Pass Rate||59%||72%||–|
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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.