The Associate Degree Nursing program at Spoon River College offers many opportunities for a rewarding career in the nursing profession. The SRC Nursing program features an opportunity of completing a practical nursing certificate by the end of the first year, allowing the individual to take the Practical Nursing Licensing examination.
Students could continue to the second year of the program, and upon after completion become eligible to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure. The Nursing program has the full approval of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
About the school
Spoon River College situated in Canton, Illinois, is one of 48 open-admission two-year, colleges of the Illinois Community College System, structured under the Illinois Public Community College Act. Spoon River College’s district consists of parts of McDonough County, Schuyler County, Mason County, and Knox County in West-Central Illinois.
The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, certificates, and associate degrees. It received the utmost ten-year accreditation endorsement by the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA during its last re-evaluation in 2002. Spoon River College has transfer accords with four-year colleges and universities such as University of Illinois at Springfield, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the Western Illinois University, as a component of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide transfer contract which ensures general education credits are conveyable among over 100 participating college or universities in Illinois.
There are two basic educational routes at SRC: Career Educational Programs and Transfer Programs. The two tracks offer a total of 35 36 certificate programs and associate degree programs.
Total program cost for in-state residents is around $10,800.00 while out-of-state residents are expected to spend around $22,536.00
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Graduation from high school or equivalent.
- Basic skills assessment – Take the college-required Accuplacer Test.
- Biology – Must meet the prerequisites for BIO 200, BIO 201, and BIO 206 – High School Biology within the past five years, or BIO 101, BIO 105, or BIO 155 with a grade of “C” or better.
- Take the pre-nursing test (ATI-TEAS V).
- A physical with immunizations, including a two-step TB test, and drug screening (date of drug testing addressed in acceptance letter) is required after acceptance into the program.
- A non-fingerprint background check will be required after acceptance into the program. High school students interested in applying to the nursing program should inquire at the guidance office of their high school. Math, biology, and chemistry should be included in their studies as preparatory course work for the SRC nursing program and to meet its entrance requirements.
Spoon River College
23235 N. County Highway 22
Canton, IL 61520
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