The Nursing program at OCC offers an AAS in Nursing, a kind of ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing), which is a degree for nurses who intend to pursue a nursing career than a four –year nursing degree.
The program needs 70 credit hours to obtain the AAS degree. Students can complete the ADN program normally in 5 semesters, at which time they can take the National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). LPNs may also pursue the ADN course and are in some cases allowed to enter in the second semester of the program.
Oakton’s rigorous nursing curriculum equips students for a range of health care settings. Courses involve a combination of classroom with clinical experiences.
About the school
Oakton Community College is a public two-year community college with campuses in Skokie, Illinois and Des Plaines, Illinois. It was founded in 1969 in Morton Grove and later moved to its present locations in 1980. The college provides both credit and non-credit classes.
Oakton Community College has the accreditation of The Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association. In 2014, Oakton reached a dual enrollment accord with Shimer College, a Great Books college in Chicago, through which Oakton students will be able to attend Shimer classes for credit at Oakton.
Oakton Community College serves more than 46,000 students in Skokie and Des Plaines Illinois. Students can enroll in more than 80 different associate degree and certificate courses. The college was founded in 1969 to serve students in Morton Grove. Oakton Community College has the accreditation of The Higher Learning Commission.
Total Program Cost: $42,062.00
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- High school graduate or GED completion (submit official high school and all college transcripts except Oakton).
- Overall 2.5 GPA or higher.
- ACT composite of 18 (within the last three years) or 12 hours of college credit.
- BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or equivalent with grade of “C” or higher (completed within the last 5 years)
- One year of high school chemistry or one semester of college (completed within the last five years) or CHM 105 or equivalent, or higher level chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better.
- English 101 placement based on Oakton’s Writing Skills Assessment Test (WSAT), or completion of English 101 course.
- HESI Admission Exam taken within the last two years;
HESI cumulative score: Minimum 75;
HESI English composite score: Minimum 80;
HESI math score: Minimum 75;
HESI science composite score: Minimum 80;
Students may take the HESI exam once every 6 months.
- Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program and a passing mark on the Illinois State Certification Exam. Note: Oakton offers a 10- or 16-week course, Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT).
- Completion of Mathematics for Allied Health (MAT 102) with a grade of “A” or a score of 90 percent or higher on the proficiency test (within the last two years).
Students who complete all prerequisites by Feb. 28, 2017, are ranked and accepted by the following criteria:
- In-district residency;
- HESI Admission Assessment Exam cumulative Score (minimum 75);
- HESI Admission Assessment Exam English composite score (minimum 80);
- HESI Admission Assessment Exam math score (minimum 75);
- HESI Admission Assessment Exam science composite score (minimum 80);
- Cumulative college GPA. After 12 credit hours earned at Oakton, the Oakton GPA takes precedence.
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines Campus
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
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