What is the deadline to
submit an application?
The deadline for applications to the Nursing Program are October 15 for admission
in the following spring semester and March 15 for admission in the following fall
What courses do I need
to get into the program?
You must have a Certified
Nurse Assistant Certificate from the Illinois Department of Public Health. For
information on the Basic Nurse Assistant Training Course offered at Moraine
www.morainevalley.edu/HealthSciences/bnat/bnat.htm. Students are strongly
urged to work as CNAs as they are preparing to enter the Associate Degree
In addition to CNA training and
certification, you must have:
Completion of COL-101-College: Changes, Challenges, Choices with a grade of
"C" or better. COL-101 is required by Moraine Valley for all full
time students with less than 30 hours of prior college credit
Do you have evening classes?
There are many evening clinical rotations and a few afternoon classes.
Can I get credit
toward my nursing degree if I am a paramedic?
No. Paramedic certificates do not earn course
credit toward a nursing degree or allow the student to skip some nursing
Can I work and attend the
Yes. Students can work while they are in the nursing program and many do;
however the amount of time the student works may affect their performance in the
nursing program. Some students can work 20 or 30 hours per week and be very
successful while others may need to work less.
Can I take the program part
Yes. Students can take the program part time if they complete their general
education requirements prior to entrance into the nursing program.
What will be accepted as proof that I am a
certified nurse aide?
A copy of the letter from Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
stating you have passed the exam and are certified or a print out from the IDPH
Healthcare Worker Registry showing that you are still certified, in good
It has been
more than 2 years since I have worked as a nurse aide. Do I have to take the
training program over again?
If a nurse aide is in good standing with no findings of abuse, neglect
or theft and has not worked for pay in the nursing-related services for 24
consecutive months or more, he/she may be able to re-certify by either
retraining and testing or testing only. Contact the Illinois Department of
Public Health at (217) 785-5133 for re-certification information.