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Nursing
Associate Applied Science

Curriculum code 1246


Moraine Valley Community College's Nursing Program prepares students for a nursing career in a variety of healthcare settings.

This two-year RN Ladder program admits a new cohort of students in the fall and the spring semester, each year. The program runs over a total of four consecutive semesters. The Nursing Program conducts a rigorous curriculum of lectures, labs and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences are conducted on site at a variety of healthcare settings weekdays and weekends during the day time or evening with no flexibility in scheduling. Therefore, holding a full-time job while in the program may affect student success and is not recommended.

The additional expenses a nursing student will incur include: uniforms, liability health insurance, current CPR certification, and fees associated with online tools for enhancement and remediation of skills.

Admission Requirements

Nature of Work—Nurses are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. It requires the ability to be up on your feet for up to twelve hours per day, heavy lifting and the ability to critically think and problem solve.

Employment Outlook—Job opportunities for RNs in all specialties are expected to be excellent. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations. In fact, registered nurses are projected to create the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations. Thousands of job openings also will result from the need to replace experienced nurses who leave the occupation, especially as the median age of the registered nurse population continues to rise. LPN opportunities are primarily in the extended care and rehabilitation settings.

Licensure—Upon completion of the first two semesters, students will receive a PN certificate and are eligible to sit for the LPN licensing exam (NCLEX-PN). Upon completion of the entire program students will receive the degree of AAS, Nursing and are eligible to sit for the RN licensing exam (NCLEX-RN). The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Springfield grants licensure for LPN's and RN's. Graduating from an accredited nursing program guarantees the right to apply for the licensing exam.

The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Springfield grants licensure for LPN's and RN's. Graduating from an accredited nursing program guarantees the right to apply for the licensing exam.

Approval—Moraine Valley's Nursing Program is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Illinois Department of Vocational Technical Education. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

 
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