The John A. Logan College Associate Degree Nursing Program is planned to offer career mobility for persons who have completed a practical nursing program earlier.
This unique nursing program is intended to equip the student for the practice of nursing as established in the Illinois Nursing Act and attains the requirements for schools endorsed for associate degree nursing in Illinois.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to write the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. They equally offer an LPN to ADN program, which is a “hybrid” program. It is offered partially on-campus and online. Whereas some LPN to ADN programs demands a certain amount of nursing knowledge prior to admission, John A. Logan’s nursing program demands that the NCLEX-PN has been passed before applying to their program.
About the school
John A. Logan College is a public community college in Carterville, Illinois; it is an institution member of the Illinois Community College System. As of 2016, it had a total enrollment of 4,424 students, comprising 1,990 full-time and 2,434 part-time students.
John A. Logan College was instituted in 1967 under the Illinois Junior College Act of 1965 and acquired its main campus in 1969. The college is named after John A. Logan, a Civil War general who represented Illinois in the US Congress as a member of both the House.
The school provides career preparation courses including a two-year college transfer curriculum. Its transfer program is articulated with Illinois’ four-year universities. Its online programs include non-credit courses on topics not usually found in the higher education syllabus.
Total tuition for the program is $8,280
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
John A. Logan College admits students who have graduated from an accredited high school, completed a general education degree, or attained the age of 18 years or more. Non-graduates may apply for admission if scholastic records, test scores, and other data indicate that the student can do college-level work.
Students wishing to enroll at the College should complete an application form and return it to the Admissions Office at John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois, 62918. Prospective students should also have a high school transcript and ASSET test scores sent to the Admissions Office.
To be eligible for admission in either the full-time or part-time program beginning fall 2017, an applicant must meet these criteria and submit the following credentials to the designated office by the deadline date:
STEP 1: Complete General Admission Requirements
□ Apply for general admission to the College by completing the online application by March 31, 2017, if not currently enrolled in courses at JALC. If an applicant prefers, a paper application may be completed at the Admissions Office (C201). If an application for general admission has previously been submitted, please update any relevant information online in the MyJALC portal, if necessary.
□ Submit current placement scores to the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017. We will accept scores from ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, or COMPASS taken within the past three years. An applicant who has not already completed a college-level English and Mathematics course, or scored at least a 20 in English and Math on the ACT, must complete placement testing in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics to determine appropriate placement in courses.
For more information about placement testing, visit Required Placement Testing. If an applicant needs to schedule an appointment to take a placement test, contact Testing Services at (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8520.
Regardless of placement test scores taken for general college admission, and any resultant remedial courses required, all applicants desiring to apply for the ADN program will be allowed to take the ADN pre-entrance exam. However, if an applicant scores low on any general admission placement test, counselors may advise against continuing the ADN application process.
□ Submit all transcripts to the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017. An official copy of a final high school or GED® (High School Equivalency) transcript is required. In addition, official transcripts from other postsecondary institutions attended are required if transferring courses. Transcripts must show when the course was taken and the grade received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all official transcripts have been received and evaluated in the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017.
□ Provide proof of current residency to the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017. Preference is given to in-district applicants. The following forms may serve as acceptable proof of residency to be RANKED as an in-district applicant:
- A valid Illinois driver’s license with an in-district address
- A valid Illinois state identification card with an in-district address
- A valid Illinois voter’s registration card that indicates JALC College District #530
- A current Illinois real estate tax bill that indicates property is owned within the JALC College District #530
- A joint agreement approved by JALC’s V.P. for Instruction In-district and joint agreement applicants will be rank ordered before applicants’ out-of-district, if one of the above forms of acceptable proof is received in the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017. If one of the above forms of acceptable proof is not received in the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017, the applicant will be rank ordered at the bottom of the in-district list with all other out-of-district applicants. Although the following forms may serve as proof to receive the in-district tuition status for an approved course or curriculum, these forms DO NOT qualify as acceptable proof of residency to be RANKED as an in-district applicant. Therefore, the applicant will be rank ordered at the bottom of the in-district list with all other out-of-district applicants:
- An employer letter that indicates employment in JALC College District
- A notarized letter that indicates residence in JALC College District
- A valid Illinois FOID card with an in-district address
- A chargeback approved by JALC’s V.P. for Instruction Verification must show the applicant’s name with their current address. PO Boxes are not accepted as proof of residency. New driver’s licenses now show both PO Box and street address.
If an applicant has questions regarding general admission, they should contact the Admissions Office at (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8476 or visit the Admissions Office (C201).
Out-of-District Applicants Attending Through Joint Agreement or Chargeback Joint Agreement Currently JALC has not entered a joint agreement with any other area community college for the ADN program. Chargeback An out-of-district applicant, who wishes to enroll in the ADN program that is not offered at their home institution, and is not included in the joint agreement with JALC, must first obtain authorization from the sending institution for partial student support to attend JALC, which is referred to as a chargeback.
Applicants attending through a chargeback must agree to enroll in only the program guide approved by the sending institution or the applicant will assume responsibility for full tuition and fees incurred for the unapproved courses or program guide.
Applicants attending on a chargeback will be rank ordered at the bottom of the in-district list with all other out-of-district applicants. Joint agreement and chargeback letters should be sent to: John A. Logan College Attn: Carmen Cutsinger 700 Logan College Road Carterville, IL 62918 If an applicant has questions regarding a joint agreement or chargeback, they should contact Carmen Cutsinger at (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8362 or visit the V.P. for Instruction Office (A15).
STEP 2: Complete Program Application & LPN Requirements An Applicant Must Have An Active Jalc Student Id Number And Volmail Email Before Applying To The Program.
□ Apply to the ADN program by completing the online application in the MyJALC portal by March 31, 2017. If an applicant prefers, a paper application may be completed at the Admissions Office (C201). A new program application is required each year.
□ Submit an official college transcript that shows successful completion of an accredited Practical Nursing Program to the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017. No transcript required if program completed at JALC or applicant is currently enrolled in an accredited Practical Nursing Program that will be completed by August 4, 2017.
□ Provide a copy of a current unencumbered Illinois LPN license to the Admissions Office by March 31, 2017. No license required if applicant is currently enrolled in an accredited Practical Nursing Program. Applicants not accepted directly from the PNE program to the ADN program in consecutive years must have a current unencumbered Illinois LPN License to be considered as an eligible applicant for the JALC ADN program.
Consideration will only be given when NCLEX-PN is taken and the LPN License obtained. Applicants should never have had a license to practice revoked in any state, or reprimanded, or in the process of reprimand, by Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations or any other state. LPN License cannot have expired. If an applicant has questions regarding program admission, they should contact the Coordinator of Allied Health Admission at (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8497 or visit the Admissions Office (C201).
STEP 3: Complete Pre-Entrance Exam Requirement AN APPLICANT MUST APPLY TO THE PROGRAM BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE PREENTRANCE EXAM.
□ Register online to take the PSB Registered Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RNSAE) pre-entrance exam for the ADN program by the test registration deadline. To register, visit Restricted Allied Health Testing. There an applicant will be able to view instructions, test dates, registration deadlines, and access the test registration link. Please read the instructions carefully before proceeding to register.
Ø Test scores are valid for two consecutive academic years; however, a new program application must be completed each year and submitted by the required deadline. If an applicant tested the previous academic year and chooses not to retest in the current academic year, they must submit a written request to the Coordinator of Allied Health Admission in the Admissions Office in order for the previous test score to be considered. In this instance, no pre-entrance exam registration is necessary.
Ø Registration and payment will only be accepted online at the link listed above. If you do not have an account through this specific software, you will be asked to create one.
STEP 4: Complete Prerequisite Course Requirements
□ Submit an official college transcript that shows successful completion of prerequisite course requirements listed with a minimum of a C grade to the Admissions Office by August 4, 2017. No transcript required if courses completed at JALC.
- BIO 205 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- ENG 101 – English Composition I
- PNE 100 – Nutrition
- PSY 132 – General Psychology
- PNE 209 – I.V. Therapy (or comparable I.V. course)*
- ALH 101 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (or comparable CPR course)
- BIO 206 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- CHM 141 – General, Organic, and Biochemistry I *
Continuing Education offers an I.V. course, 6CNE 192 Venipuncture and Basic I.V. Therapy, each year in May and October pending student enrollment. For more information or to register, go to higherreach.jalc.edu.
If an applicant is accepted into the program and all of the above courses are not completed with a minimum of a C grade by August 4, 2017, they will not be allowed to start the program and their position will be forfeited to the next qualified applicant on the list.
For general course advisement and registration, contact your advisor. If you need to be assigned to an advisor, contact Testing Services at (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8520. Registration is by appointment only, except during designated walk-in dates.
John A. Logan College
120 Southtowne Shopping Ctr
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