Elgin Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Upon completion, graduates are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN state licensure exam towards becoming registered nurses (RN). There is also a Basic Vocational Certificate in the Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program towards becoming a certified nurse assistant.
The nursing programs at Elgin Community College are approved by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
About the school
Elgin Community College was established in 1914 as a post-secondary educational institution under Elgin Area School District U46 to award Associate of Arts degrees.
Most of the District is in Kane County with portions in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, McHenry. Classes were initially held in the Elgin High School (the present Gifford Street School) but later relocated, a 145-acre campus developed on what was formerly the farm colony of Elgin State Hospital.
Elgin Community College (ECC) offers certificates, associate degrees, and pre-baccalaureate programs in professional fields at the main campus as well as in the liberal arts. About 20,000 students are enrolled in Elgin Community College’s various programs, and more than 50% of the students are part-time.
Total tuition cost for in-district residents is $9,000.00, out-of-district residents $31,283.28, while out-of-state residents are to spend about $35,840.00
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The Nursing Program uses a competitive admission procedure. Applicants are responsible for making sure that all admission materials are submitted by the deadline and all admission requirements have been met. Incomplete applications will not be screened. Applications will be ranked according to the following criteria:
- Score in 25th percentile or better in each section of the PSB-HOA exam.
- BIO 110* is a prerequisite for BIO 245, BIO 246 and BIO 265 and does not have a time limit.
- Grade of C or better in BIO 245 or equivalent within the last 10 years.
- Grade of C or better in PSY100 or equivalent.
- Grade of C or better in PSY 218 or equivalent.
- BIO 246 or equivalent must be completed prior to nursing program admission or taken concurrently with first semester nursing courses. A grade of C or better within the last 10 years is required. Completion of BIO 246 is strongly recommended prior to submitting application.
- BIO 265 or equivalent must be completed with a C or better within the last 10 years prior to entering the second semester of the nursing program. Completion of BIO 265 is strongly recommended prior to submitting application.
- Completion of general education courses required for degree completion (ENG 101, ENG 102, Liberal Studies Elective)
If you have already completed A&P or Microbiology at another institution, BIO 110 is not required.
Note: Criminal background checks and drug testing are required for all health professions programs. Students applying to the health professions programs must provide a valid social security number in order to complete the criminal background check required by clinical agencies and to take licensing/certification exams. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test will be denied admission to health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test while enrolled in health professions programs will be dismissed from the program.
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive,
Elgin, IL 60123-7139
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