The ADN program at College of DuPage (COD) is a two-year sequential program that resumes every fall semester and trains students both clinically and academically for a career in the care of chronically and acutely ill people. ADN graduates work in a range of health care settings such as ambulatory care, hospitals, physician’s offices nursing homes, and home health care.
The ADN program at College of DuPage has the approval of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation/Board of Nursing; it also received reaccreditation in 2008 by The Higher Learning Commission. The A.D.N. program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
About the school
College of DuPage is a two-year community college founded in 1967 and located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It has and runs facilities in the Illinois communities of Carol Stream, Naperville, Addison, and Westmont. The college serves students living around Illinois’ Community College District 502.
With over 29,000 students, the College of DuPage is the second biggest source of undergraduate education in Illinois. The college is an institution member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and has won several national championships. The campus has a range of facilities covering different disciplines including homeland security, health, culinary studies, and arts.
Total estimated program cost is $20,907.30
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Admission Criteria Students interested in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will need to complete all of the following steps to be considered for admission.
NOTE: Admission Committees for all Health Science programs has the right to deny admission to any applicant that they feel is unable to fulfill these essential functions as described. Deadline for completion of all admissions requirements is at 5:00 p.m. on the following date: · March 27, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission
Step 1 ____ Complete the College of DuPage General Admissions Application online or in person at the College of DuPage Admissions and Outreach office, SSC 2207. There is a $20 general admissions fee due upon submission. If you have previously attended COD, you can omit this step. This application is for general admissions to College of DuPage only; it is not an application to the Associate Degree Nursing program.
Step 2 ____ Attend a mandatory ADN Advising Session. View upcoming session dates and times and please make sure to RSVP for your session to secure your spot using the directions provided. It is required that an applicant attend an advising session within a 12 month period prior to the application deadline.
Step 3 ____ Complete the online Health Sciences Application and select Nursing Degree when asked “which Health Sciences program are you applying to?” Fall 2017 as your “anticipated entry term”. NOTE: You can only submit the application online and must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee by credit card. If you do not have a credit card, you can purchase a prepaid credit card from your local retailer. Be sure you have selected the correct entry term (Fall 2017) for which you wish to be considered for admission. Once your term is selected and application submitted, you may not change this without submitting a new application and paying another $50 nonrefundable application fee.
Step 4 ____ Complete academic coursework requirements prior to the application deadline. In order to qualify for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program the applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. This includes required general education coursework for the Associates degree. *
- CHEMISTRY: College Chemistry 1211 or 1212 or 1551 or 1552 or 2551 or 2552 with a grade of “C” or better
- ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY: Anatomy and Physiology 1551/1571 and 1552/1572 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better. a. Completed between the Fall 2012 and Spring 2017 for the Fall 2017 admission. b. If one of the courses in the above sequence is outside of the above dates, the other course of the above sequence must be completed between the above dates for a valid application. c. Alternate testing for Anatomy & Physiology between 5 and 7 years old may be available. 3
- INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH 1100 or equivalent with grade of “C” or better
- MATH: MATH 1102*, or higher with a grade of “C” or better with the exception of Math 1104, 1120 and 1340. Recommended: Completion of an approved statistics course is recommended if your intentions are to continue your education for a BSN or MSN, i.e. MATH 1635; PSYCH 2280, SOCIO- 2205. E. Satisfactory completion of an IDPH approved Basic Nursing Assistant Training program. This requirement is waived for LPN candidates who have current IL license.
Step 5 _____ To ensure that all of your eligible credits are evaluated towards the admission requirements turn in all official Transcripts from any schools that you have attended. Please follow the steps listed below: Submit your official transcript(s). Contact your previous institution(s) to order an official copy of your transcript to be sent to the College of DuPage, Office of Student Records, 425 Fawell Blvd, SRC 2150, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599. If College of DuPage is the only institution you have attended you do not need to request official transcripts. Verify receipt of your transcript(s). Login to your myACCESS account, click on ‘myACCESS for Students’, then select ‘My Profile’. The receipt status of your transcript will be listed under ‘Transcript Institutions’. NOTE: If you have an international transcript from high school or college, it must be evaluated by EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, Inc. Forms may be obtained from www.ece.org
Step 6 _____ Take the Elsevier/Evolve Admission Assessment HESI (A2) exam. Testing information can be obtained at the College of DuPage Testing Center under Health Program Testing. Tests are scheduled by appointment only. Please visit the Testing website for details. The test can be taken once every two (2) months; for a total of 4 attempts in one calendar year. Test scores are valid for two years from the date of the examination. The Elsevier/Evolve Admission Assessment (A2) exam must be taken at the College of DuPage Testing Office (BIC 2405). To verify that your results show in your student record, please log in to your myACCESS account; scores are available under ‘Test Summary’. Please allow two weeks for results to be posted to your student record from the date of the exam. If your results are not showing in your student records, please contact the Testing Office at [email protected] or (630) 942-2401. Policy change effective beginning with Spring 2017 admission: The applicants will need to achieve a Cumulative score of 75 in addition the candidate will have to achieve 75 in the following areas: Vocabulary, Math, Reading and Anatomy and Physiology.
Step 7 _____ Proof of completion of an approved Illinois Department of Public Health Basic Nursing Assistant Program. Approved programs can be found on the Nurse Aide Testing website. This proof can be provided by ensuring you are registered and certified on the IDPH Healthcare Worker registry OR if you are not listed in the registry, you must submit a transcript or certificate showing proof of Basic Nursing Assistant program completion.
Step 8 _____ Complete the College of DuPage Residency Verification form by providing 2 proofs of residency to the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center (SSC) Room 2221 by the program application deadline date. Note: If 2 proofs of residency have not been submitted to Registration by the program application deadline date the applicant will not be considered for admission. 4 All application materials must be submitted to the Admissions & Outreach Office (SSC 2207) in person, or via fax (630) 790-2686 or email to [email protected] by the application deadline listed above. Submitted materials must indicate ADN program and include the student name and student ID number for reference. “All application documents delivered to the College of DuPage pertaining to a health sciences admissions file become the property of the College of DuPage and will not be returned to applicants. This includes but is not limited to transcripts, letters of recommendation, clinical evaluation forms or outside test reports.” * Plan your admission to the Nursing program. Meet with a Health Sciences program advisor to assist you with your educational plan, reviewing your transcripts and interpreting the admission process. You can send them an email at [email protected] or schedule an appointment by calling 630-942-2259. NOTE: Students who are officially accepted into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program will be directed to pay the non-refundable $100 Health Deposit with the Cashier’s Office. Your acceptance letter will provide you with additional details.
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
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