The Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing trains and equips students to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a registered nurse(RN). It has the full accreditation of the ACEN-Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
As an RN, you offer direct nursing care to patients. You organize, plan, supervise and delegate the administration of nursing care, as well as work together with other healthcare workforce to advance patient outcomes.
About the school
Heartland Community College is a community college founded in 1991 with campuses in numerous communities such as Lincoln, Normal, and Pontiac in Central Illinois. Heartland Community College is a fully accredited institution. Students intending to attend a community college in Illinois have a lesser tuition rate if they attend the community college in the district in which they live.
Before1991, the entire state of Illinois was traversed with community college districts except for a portion of central Illinois focused on Bloomington. Students residing in this non-districted areas were in the exclusive situation of being authorized the choice of attending any of the neighbouring four districts’ community colleges.
The above situation changed in 1990 following the establishment of Heartland Community College with its first “campus” in the Landmark Mall in the city of Normal, and a second which opened in Bloomington’s Towanda Plaza in the year1992. The college later moved to its present campus in north Normal in the year 2000 closing the last building in the strip mall by the year 2007.
Total Estimated Program Expenses is around $14,756
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
As a selective admission program, Nursing Program enrollment is limited to 40 students per year. Admission to the Nursing Program is based on achievement of minimum academic criteria, residency and the quality of the applicant’s credentials in relation to those of other applicants.
Basic Skills Assessment
- Applicants must complete the Heartland basic skills assessment in English, math and reading comprehension and score at the college level in all three areas unless they have earned sufficient transfer credit or ACT scores. The required scores will show placement into the following courses: ENGL 101, MATH 106 or above and READ 101 or above.
- Applicants whose scores are below the levels required for admission must successfully complete the courses needed to reach the college level before being deemed eligible for the program. These developmental courses are not counted in the cumulative grade point average.
- Applicants must be listed as an active CNA on the Illinois Public Health Registry (Health Care Worker Registry) by February 15, 2017. Applicants who take the State competency examination for CNA in January 2017 may experience a delay in being posted to the Illinois Public Health Registry and might not appear on the list by February 15,2017; these applicants will be handled on a case by case basis.
Grade Point Average
- A grade point average of 2.5 (4 pt. scale) is required for consideration.
- Applicants with less than seven hours of college credit must have a high school GPA of at least 2.5 (4 pt. scale). Applicants who do not meet the minimum high school GPA must successfully complete at least seven semester hours of college–level work and achieve a 2.5 GPA (4 pt. scale).
- For applicants with seven or more hours of college credit, all college–level work will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 (4 pt. scale) will need to successfully complete additional college–level courses to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.5.
- Applicants who have less than seven hours of college credit and hold a GED certificate must have a minimum score of 170 on each section of the 2014 Series test.
- Applicants who do not meet the minimum GED requirements must successfully complete at least seven hours of college–level work and achieve a 2.5 GPA (4 pt. scale).
- A minimum comprehensive score of 58.7% (or Proficient) on the TEAS is required to be considered for admission to the Nursing Program.
BIOL 181 (or equivalent)
- Applicants who have not previously completed BIOL 181 (or equivalent) with a “C” or better must meet the prerequisite for BIOL 181.
- Applicants who are legal residents of Community College District #540 will be given preference for admission provided all admission criteria are met. Applicants will be required to show a driver’s license or State of Illinois ID as proof of residency as part of the application process.
- Applicants who are granted the in-district tuition rate because they work in the district or have a parent or guardian who works in the district are not considered in-district applicants for selective admission programs.
- Out-of-district applicants will be considered for admission after all qualified and eligible in-district applicants have been offered admission. Applicants with temporary visas will not be considered until all qualified and eligible in-district and out-of-district applicants have been offered admission.
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, Illinois 61761
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