If you’re looking for a career that is both in high demand and rewarding, you have come to the right place. Our robust, rigorous, fully accredited nursing program uses cutting-edge technology, including in-class, high-fidelity simulations; hybrid and online courses; and clinical experiences in hospital and community-based settings throughout our district and the Chicago area.

Our graduates get hired in many of the Chicagoland area hospitals. Ninety percent of our graduates work immediately after graduation. The starting salary for a new graduate is $65,000.

We offer clinical rotations at a variety of Chicagoland hospitals. Students are placed at their clinical site.

Program Information, Course Requirements and Suggested Schedule

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
NursingA.A.S.1246Health Sciences

In our program, you learn to deliver nursing care to people of all ages using principles of the biological, physical and behavioral sciences. You study how to assess the needs of patients as well as how to make judgments in planning, implementing and evaluating appropriate nursing care. The program conducts a rigorous curriculum of lectures, labs, and clinical experiences.

Clinical experiences are conducted on site at a variety of hospitals during the day, evenings and weekends. Due to the rigorous nature of the program, a full-time job is not recommended. You may consider completing your general education courses early, before dedicating yourself to the nursing courses. For additional information and an educational plan contact academic advising in Building S, Room 201 or by phone at (708) 974-5721.

This two-year special admission program, licensed by the State of Illinois, starts in either the fall or spring of each year. Depending on the individual student’s academic level and preparation, it takes a total of five semesters (excluding summers) to complete. This includes all prerequisites.

A.D.N. rules and regulations for specific information related to the program are discussed in detail during the mandatory program orientation for admitted students and is electronically available to all nursing students.


This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). They are located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or by phone at (404) 975-5000.

Licensure RN

Program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Springfield grants licensure for registered nurses.

Optional LPN licensure

Upon successful completion of the first year and completion of the nursing elective NUR-165, students are eligible and have the option to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). This is an option embedded in the Moraine Valley ADN program.

The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Springfield grants licensure for registered nurses. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam, graduates may apply to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Registered Nurse licensure.

Graduating from a state-approved and licensed nursing program guarantees the right to apply for the licensing exam.

Additional expenses

The additional expenses a nursing student incur includes: books, computer based programs, uniforms, liability and health insurance, current CPR certification, history and physical, immunizations, background check, drug screen and practice lab kits.

Furthering your education

Upon completion of the nursing program and RN licensure, many Illinois colleges and universities provide seamless agreements into a Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.) program, a so-called B.S.N. completion program.

If you are considering transferring to a four-year college or university using the courses from this program, make an appointment with an academic advisor to review your options.

While most B.S.N. completion programs accept A.D.N. graduates, it is important to know more about the requirements of your chosen transfer institution at the beginning of your college experience.

Moraine Valley Gamma Pi Chapter

The Moraine Valley Gamma Pi Chapter of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society recognizes the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility.

Provisional membership is offered to students after the first two semesters who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all general education courses, and have earned a B or better in each nursing class with no previous failures. Full membership is granted upon completion of all fourth semester classes if the student’s cumulative GPA for all general education courses remains 3.0 or above, and has earned a B or better in each nursing class with no previous failures; and completes a capstone project approved by the Gamma Pi faculty advisors. In addition, students must also demonstrate conduct on and off campus and in the clinical areas that reflects integrity and professionalism.


Please be aware that by the spring of 2019 application deadline, prospective nursing students must be certified by the State of Illinois as a Basic Nurse Assistant.

This will affect students who are planning to apply to the program by March 15, 2019 for admission into the fall 2019 Nursing program.

Please speak to an Academic Advisor for course planning and any questions you might have.

Questions? Contact Department Chair, Dr. Kelli Nickols at nickolsk@morainevalley.edu or talk to an academic advisor in Building S, Room 201 (708-974-5721)