The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at South Suburban College provides students with specialized teaching for acquiring a basic knowledge of nursing practice and theory. Nurses are employed in a range of environments, namely hospitals, physician offices, outpatient clinics, and long-term care facilities.
Registered Nurses are usually considered for team leader responsibilities and charge nurse and play an essential role within the health care team. Students are equipped for the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, and equally, earn an AAS, a job oriented ADN, after completion of the ADN program.
The ADN program is a full-time program with courses usually taken in the daytime. Some courses are provided online, but students are advised to work limited hours if required to achieve success and progression in the nursing program.
About the school
South Suburban College is a public community college situated in the south suburbs of Chicago with the main campus in South Holland, Illinois, a second campus, the Oak Forest Center situated in Oak Forest, Illinois.
South Suburban College was established in 1927 as Thornton Junior College. The Illinois Community College Act of 1965 launched Community College District 510 and extended the area served to include Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215, Thornton Township High Schools District 205, and Bremen High School District 228.
Total program cost is about $24,300 for Illinois residents and about $27,200 for non-residents.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The ADN Program admits students once a year, in the fall semester. Students applying for admission to the Nursing Program are required to submit admission materials and meet entrance requirements before an application will be issued or considered for review.
A standardized preadmission nursing entrance examination is also required for admission into the ADN Program. The examination is at the expense of the student.
Selection for admission is determined by an admission committee after evaluation of the applications.
Admission to the College, completion of prerequisites or application to the programs does not guarantee acceptance to the Nursing Program. Admission to the program is competitive. Students are encouraged to meet with a nursing counselor regularly as they complete preadmission requirements. Counseling appointments are made at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5724.
It is strongly recommended that nursing students complete all General Education (non-nursing) courses before entering any program to maximize success. All General Education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
All nursing courses must also be completed with a grade of a “C” or better to progress through the program. Biology courses must be successfully completed within the last five years at the time of application to satisfy program requirements. The Nursing Program is challenging.
It is strongly suggested that students carefully consider limiting the number of hours they work per week while enrolled. Students are required to provide their own transportation to classes and clinical sites. Clinical days and times are subject to change.
Prior to receiving an application to the ADN Program the student is required to:
- submit a South Suburban College application to Admissions, utilizing the NUR.AAS.RNPREQ academic code.
- forward official high school or GED and college transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
- complete the college placement test (see SSC catalog for details) prior to meeting with a counselor,
- complete required college preparatory classes as indicated by the college placement test.
- meet with a nursing counselor (x5724) for assistance in academic planning.
- complete criminal background check and drug screen* (not until September 26, 2016)
- Any student that has received a positive result on the criminal background and/or drug screen will not be eligible to receive an application for the nursing program.
- provide evidence of Nursing Assistant Certification, Practical Nursing License, Paramedic Certification, or Medical Assistant Certification
- Documentation of an active nurse assistant certification without disqualifiers, an active Practical Nursing License, certified Paramedic, or certified medical assistant without disciplinary actions.
- Name must be listed on current state registry
- demonstrate a minimum math competency equivalent to Essential Intermediate Algebra (MTH097) or higher to
fulfill the AAS degree requirement (minimum grade of “B”)
- complete the following admission requirements with a “B” or better:
The applicant is required to:
- Obtain an ADN application from the Nursing Department. Applications will be available October 3, 2016 for Fall admission.
- Submit the completed ADN application with attachments to the Nursing Department. All information must be on file by January 20, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission.
- Obtain a permit to register for the standardized pre-admission nursing entrance examination from the Nursing Department when the application is submitted. Applicants must test on one of the established testing dates. Preadmission nursing examination is at the students’ expense.
The Admissions Committee reviews all applications to the ADN Program. Acceptance to the program is based on:completion of placement test and required college preparatory classes cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better a minimum grade of “B” for pre-admission courses satisfactory performance on standardized preadmission nursing examination-at the expense of the student.
Grammar – minimum score of 80
Biology – minimum score of 80
Math – minimum score of 80
Vocabulary – minimum score of 80
Reading Comprehension – minimum score of 80
Students scoring between 75%-79%, on the HESI A2 admission assessment exam, may be accepted into the nursing program on a provisional basis. Provisional acceptance will be contingent upon the number of open seats, clinical slots, and availability of nursing faculty.
All students will be notified in writing of their admission status by February 27, 2017 for fall admissions. Students accepted into the program are required to attend an orientation prior to the first day of scheduled class. The orientation dates will be announced in the acceptance letter. Failure to attend the orientation shall result in the student being dropped from the program.
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473-120
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