Major Code: 430A

Associate in Applied Science

The nursing program prepares individuals to function as staff nurses in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and offices. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examina­tion (NCLEX-RN) which leads to licensure as a registered professional nurse (RN). The program is accredited by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

General Education Requirements27

Major Program Requirements41

  • NUR105 Introduction to Professional Nursing +5
  • NUR106 Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology for Nurses +1
  • NUR120 Basic Concepts of Nursing +5
  • NUR150 Concepts of Nursing I +5
  • NUR175 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing +5
  • NUR205 Concepts of Nursing II +5
  • NUR220 Nursing Concepts of the Childbearing Family +5
  • NUR250 Concepts of Nursing III +5
  • NUR275 Advanced Concepts of Nursing +5

Total Semester Hours for Degree68

+ Program admission required for enrollment.

Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.

NOTE: Students enrolled in the clinical portion of the nursing program for the full 16-week semester are considered full-time students. However, student financial aid awards are based on the actual number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled.