The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Illinois Valley Community College is endorsed by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation with the accreditation of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program enables the graduate to take the NCLEX-RN examination. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, the graduate is eligible to apply for licensure in the state of Illinois and other states.
The curriculum comprises support courses from associated disciplines and nursing courses which include lecture, seminar, and clinical study. Clinical experiences are provided in local hospitals, home health care agencies, long-term care facilities, physician offices, and clinics.
About the school
Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) is a public two-year institution of higher learning situated in Oglesby, Illinois. The college serves Putnam and parts of Grundy, LaSalle, DeKalb, Lee, Livingston, Bureau and Marshall Counties.
It was accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the year 1929.
Illinois Valley Community College offers certificates and associate degrees which prepare students for employment at the completion of the program. Associate Degrees in Sciences, Arts, Engineering Sciences and General Studies are accessible by students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution. IVCC also provides student services, such as counseling, an open computer lab, free tutoring, and an on-campus bookstore.
Total tuition and fee cost for the program is around $19,866
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Admission into the Nursing Program is competitive. It is highly recommended that students interested in pursuing a career in nursing meet with their counselor each semester and attend a Nursing Information Session.
Information about the Nursing Program
Currently there are positions for 60 RN (Associate Degree Nursing) and 20 LPN (Certificate) students with acceptance for the fall semester only.
Nursing Information Worksheets are available in the Counseling Center to help students understand the pre-requisites, the preparation coursework, the formula for admission, and the program itself. This information is covered in the Nursing Information Session, as well as in an individual counseling session.
Preference is given to those applicants who are legal residents of IVCC district #513. Residency is defined as living in district 30 days prior to the deadline for the Letter of Intent. Non-residents will be considered for admission only after all qualified and eligible district residents have been offered admission. If a student works full-time in-district, they will be considered in-district residents. Proof of employment will be required.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to make application to the nursing program. Grades of F in college level courses from institutions outside of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges may be eligible for a grade forgiveness process for ranking purposes for acceptance into the nursing program. This grade forgiveness would be done manually and only one time and would not affect the applicant’s official cumulative grade point average. Contact the Program Advisor for the Nursing Program at the college site to determine eligibility.
Test of Academic Skills Version (TEAS®)
Applicants to the IECC Associate Degree Nursing or Practical Nursing Certificate programs must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) exam prior to the ranking deadline. In order to be eligible to rank, the student must have an Adjusted Individual Test Score at the Proficient Level or higher. The TEAS® exam may be taken up to two (2) times per ranking period. Prior test scores may be used for ranking for admission consideration if the test was taken within 24 months of the ranking deadline. If the prior exam was more than 24 months before the ranking deadline, a new test shall be required. The cost of testing will be paid by the student.
You will need to take the Accuplacer placement exam and meet the minimum required scores for acceptance to the program.
A completed application consists of:
1) all official college and high school transcripts
2) GED scores, if applicable
3) a completed IECC application form
4) an Associate Degree Nursing Program or Practical Nursing Certificate Program application
5) TEAS® scores
6) placement exam scores
7) government issued photo ID residency verification
Applicants with completed files will be ranked using the composite score which is derived from their placement exam scores, GPA, science course grades and certified nurse assistant status. A minimum entry-level composite score is required.
Illinois Valley Community College
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, Illinois 61348
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