The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Lake Land College is an intensive, two-year academic program that entails classroom, clinical and skills laboratory experience in various healthcare agencies. The student is issued an Associate in Applied Science degree after completion of the program and may seek to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
After successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, the graduate may go for RN licensure.
The program is endorsed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation with accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
About the school
Lake Land College is a public community college in Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois. The college was established in 1966. It currently serves 7,400 students, mostly from the east-central Illinois region, in different two-year programs.
Lake Land students can obtain a degree for direct employment or use the training to get ready for further university education, usually at Eastern Illinois University. Academic programs at Lake Land College include Agriculture; Business; Allied Health; Technology, Humanities; Math & Science; and Social Science & Education.
Other coursework programs include the Computer Troubleshooting, Cisco Networking Academy, Desktop Publishing Graphic Design, Radio-TV Broadcasting, Raster Geographic Information Systems, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Lake Land College also newly started an ROTC program. Over 150 courses are provided online.
Total program cost for in-district students is about $9,093, out-of-district residents 418,270.72 while out-of-state residents are to spend about $32,195.00
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The following procedures and prerequisites must be satisfied before admission to the Lake Land College ADN program can be considered.
1. Complete an Intent to Enroll for Lake Land College and submit to Admissions & Records. (Note: acceptance to the college does not guarantee admission into the ADN program.)
2. Complete a Nursing Department Intent form indiciating interest in the Associate Degree Nursing program. These are available online, in the Nursing Department, or in Counseling Services.
3. Submit an official transcript from all colleges and/or nursing schools attended, to Admissions & Records. Request a transcript evaluation for AAS.ADN.
4. Provide documentation that the following prerequisites have been completed:
a. BIO 100 at Lake Land College, or equivalent college-level course.
b. One year of high school chemistry, or CHM 101, CHM 111, or CHM 120 at Lake Land College, or equivalent college-level course. (Chemistry must be completed within five years of program application deadline with a grade of “C” or better.)
5. Achieve satisfactory scores on the Lake Land College Placement test, Compass, or ACT to determine eligibility to take the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam. See ADN admission checklist for details.
6. Achieve a satisfactory score on the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam. A minimum acceptable score of 75 on the exam is required. If the exam is repeated the most recent score is used. Dates for the exam are available from the nursing department. To ensure complete application a satisfactory score must be obtained prior to the February 1 application deadline. Exam scores are valid for five years.
7. High school students who successfully complete Partnership for Career and College Success (PCCS) curriculum should consult with the director regarding enrollment requirements and procedures.
8. The ADN curriculum is outlined in this catalog. Co-requisite courses may be taken prior to or during the semester designated but, not after. Co-requisite courses are only accepted with a “C” or better. Completion of science courses required in the ADN program must be within five years of the program application deadline, with the exception of BIO 100.
9. Licensed Practical Nurses may apply in writing to the Nursing Department for a waiver of ADN 040, ADN 042, BIO 100 and HED 102. LPN’s with a certificate from a non-accredited, vocational school will be required to take HED 102. See college website for LPN to ADN admissions checklist.
10. LPN applicants must complete (with a “C” grade or higher) PSY 279, Human Development; BIO 225, Human Anatomy and Physiology I; BIO 226, Human Anatomy and Physiology II; HED 290 Disease Process or BIO 235 Microbiology; and ADN 051 Transition to ADN, or equivalent college-level courses no later than the summer before beginning ADN 076.
11. State regulations require that qualified in-district residents must be accepted before any consideration can be given to out-of-district applicants. If there are more qualified applicants than spaces available in the program, admission is competitive and selective using an objective formula approved by the Nursing Department. Selection criteria includes the date on the intent form, academic achievement in prerequisite or co-requisite courses, and the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment raw score.
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
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