The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is planned to train nurses who, as budding practitioners, are capable of offering quality nursing care to diverse patients and serve as members of nursing and health teams. Graduates of the Program become eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
The nursing curriculum is career-focused. The Program is endorsed by the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation and has the accreditation of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
About the school
Black Hawk College is a public community college with campuses in Galva and Moline. The college was established in 1946 as Moline Community College but later became Black Hawk College in the year1961. It offers courses in the traditional liberal arts, vocational education, and adult education. In 1967, the college extended operations to Kewanee, and in 1971, it opened the East Campus in the southern part of Kewanee, in Galva, this campus houses the horticulture and agriculture programs.
Black Hawk College was approved as one college with two campuses by the Illinois Community College Board in 1989. In addition to the full-service campuses in Kewanee (Galva) and Moline, the college has the Adult Learning Center (formerly the Technology Center) in Rock Island, Outreach Center in East Moline, and the Community Education Center in Kewanee.
Total program cost for residents is around $23,000 while cost for non-residents is around $31,000
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Admission into the ADN program is competitive. Students should apply early in the priority filing period. Not all eligible applicants will be admitted regardless of the date of submission of their application. The student who wishes to enter the Associate Degree Nursing Program must meet requirements based on his or her classification in the following categories. Preference will be given to Illinois residents.
ALL who desire admission must have:
- Completed all prerequisites for required courses with a grade of C or above with the exception of BIOL 145 (requires a B).
- Completed all developmental courses with a grade of C or above
- Completed the Nursing entrance exam (TEAS) (see back page)
- Earned a high school diploma or the equivalent
- Completed the online Nursing Orientation at www.bhc.edu/nursingorientation. o Must apply to Black Hawk at www.bhc.edu/apply and log into MyBlackhawk to access
- Possess physical ability to provide client care* *Students with chronic health problems or physical disabilities are accepted unless the health problem or disability is such that the student would be unable to complete the objectives of the program. For more information see Technical Abilities Required by the Health Programs in the College Catalog.
TEAS Test – All prospective ADN students are required to take the TEAS test (Test of Academic Essential Skills). Students are encouraged to prepare for this exam in order to assure that the necessary score is achieved to be considered for admission into the nursing program. Study materials can be found at www.atitesting.com and at the BHC bookstore.
- A minimum score of 60 is required to be considered for admission.
- A score of 60-79 will be considered for admission if completes remediation course NURS 142.
- A score of 80 will be considered for admission to the ADN program with no remediation needed and will provide higher ranking for the student.
Black Hawk College
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
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