Carl Sandburg College features a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing which prepares the student for entry-level as a Registered Nurse (RN). Upon completion, graduates will become eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.
Registered professional nurses function to prevent disease, promote health, and help patients improve from and cope with illness. The registered professional nurses are trained to diagnose, assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to patients; help physicians with examinations and treatments; administer medications; and help in recuperation and rehabilitation.
They also offer patient education to clients and families to help promote or sustain the optimum level of health. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to: clinics, hospitals, and physician offices, home health agencies, long-term care/rehabilitation facilities, schools, public health facilities, correctional facilities, churches, informatics, and insurance companies.
About the school
Carl Sandburg College is a two-year community college located in Galesburg serving the west-central Illinois region. A Branch Campus is sited in Carthage, while an Extension Center is situated in Bushnell. Additionally, off-campus locations include the Annex in downtown Galesburg, The Learning Center located at the Sandburg Mall in Galesburg, and the Carl Sandburg College Auditorium in Carthage.
The college was founded in 1966 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges. Sandburg has over 50 continuing education/adult learning and occupational programs along with offering associate degree education for students.
Total program cost for in-state residents is around $18,500 while that of out-of-state residents is around $24,500.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Complete a Carl Sandburg College General Admissions Application.
- Complete College placement test.
- Request official high school or GED scores be mailed to the Carl Sandburg College Admissions and Records Office. Official transcripts should be mailed from the institution (s) attended or be hand delivered in an envelope sealed by a representative of the school (s) attended.
- Request official transcripts from all colleges or schools attended since high school mailed to the Carl Sandburg College Admissions and Records Office.
- Make an appointment to meet with a Nursing Advisor/Counselor to review your placement test scores; review your transcripts, high school and/or college; and to determine if you meet al the nursing program admission requirements and course pre-requisites.
- Schedule and take the TEAS pre-admission exam. It is recommended that you purchase the TEAS study guide book and review prior to taking the TEAS exam. You may take the TEAS exam before or after submitting your application. However, you must complete the TEAS exam by March 1, 2017 to meet the selection date of March 15, 2017. The applicant must have a cumulative TEAS score of 62% or greater to meet the nursing program admission requirements. The TEAS exam cannot be taken more than three times in a twelve month period.
- Steps 1-5 must be completed prior to completing the nursing program application online. Complete the ONLINE Nursing Application and submit (October 1, 2016 – March 1, 2017). Students may apply for more than one option. You must rank your selection by order of preference. You may only apply for two (2) options. When the selection committee meets and it has been determined that you have met the criteria for your preference in order of ranking, you will be notified by email of your conditional admission to that selection and be removed from the admission list of the other option you have applied for. Students denied admission will be notified by mail.
- After submitting the online nursing program application, you need to pay the $50.00 application fee to the Carl Sandburg College Business Office. The $50.00 application fee is non-refundable and will be applied to a scholarship fund for nursing. Your application will not be reviewed for admission into the nursing program until your application fee has been paid.
- Selection date is March 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified by email of your conditional admission into the nursing program. You will then have 14 calendar days from the date of your conditional admission email to pay the $50.00 intent to enter (seat fee) to the Carl Sandburg College Business Office to hold your place in the nursing program. The $50.00 intent to enter (seat fee) will be refunded or applied towards your tuition if you enter into the nursing program. Students who accept their seat and drop for any reason will forfeit their money. Alternates who are not admitted will receive a refund.
- Meet all other conditional admission requirements of the nursing program. After you pay your intent to enter (seat fee) within the 14 calendar days, you will receive an email with dates to attend a mandatory orientation session. At this mandatory orientation session you will receive a packet with forms and a check-off sheet of nursing program requirements (such as CPR, Immunizations, Background Check, Drug Screen, Physical, etc.) that will need to be completed and proper forms submitted by set dates and prior to full admission into the nursing program.
TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS (TEAS)
You are required to complete this pre-admission exam (TEAS) and your Adjusted Individual Score (AIS) needs to be 62% or greater to be considered for admission into the nursing program. This exam is designed to determine the academic readiness of applicants entering nursing programs. You will test in each of the following four (4) areas: Reading, Math, Science, and English. Your TEAS (AIS) score is part of the point system (See Point Count Work Sheet) used for conditional admission to the program. TEAS cannot be taken more than 3 times within a twelve month period and must have been taken within the last two (2) years. If a nursing applicant tests more than three times within the same period only the first three attempts will be considered in the yearly application process. A study guide for the TEAS exam can be obtained from www.atitesting.com as well as practice testing options. Please go to the ATI website for frequently asked questions about TEAS and preparing to take the TEAS exam.
Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
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