Moraine Valley Community College’s Nursing program has a selective and competitive admission process.

Once admitted, students need to successfully complete four semesters of nursing courses and the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to receive the Registered Nurse (RN) licensing.

Get Started

The first step is to enroll at Moraine Valley. We recommend students talk to an academic advisor to discuss the admission requirements and application process for the program and develop an educational plan. If you completed college credit at another college or university, please bring transcripts with you. Please note that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Mandatory orientation for the RN and LPN to RN students admitted into program for the Fall 2018 semester is scheduled for Thursday July 19, 2018. This is an all-day event.

Application Checklist

Next, complete the Nursing Application Form. Below, you will find details on basic requirements and documents you need to complete a successful application.

­­­­Math requirement is met by one of the following:

  • Test into college level math determined by MVCC placement test
  • ACT score in Math of 20 or higher OR SAT score of 520 or higher
  • Completion of MTH096 or MTH098 with a grade of “C” or higher at MVCC
  • Previous college level math credit with a grade of “D” or higher.

English requirement is met by one of the following

  • Test into college level for both English and Reading determined by MVCC placement test.
  • ACT score in English and Reading of 20 or higher OR SAT score of 480 or higher
  • Completion of all developmental levels in English and Reading at MVCC
  • Previous college level English composition credit with a grade of “C” or higher.

TEAS Results must be submitted with your application. TEAS results are only valid for one year prior to the application deadline. TEAS information.

  • The qualifying score is the average score of the four testing areas (adjusted individual total score) of 60 percent or higher.

Admission to the program depends on successful completion of both BIO-119 and PSY-104 with a grade of “C” or higher by the end of the semester. These courses can be in progress at the application deadline.

An official sealed high school or high school equivalency transcript must be submitted. Your current transcript must show either the graduation date or the ongoing student status. The high school equivalency report must show passing scores.

College transcripts (if applicable) need to be submitted and be official, sealed college transcripts. Transcripts must be accompanied by a transfer evaluation request.

Please submit proof of acceptable certification/license for ranking score if applicable (see below for ranking process and admissible certifications).

Documents to prove residency must also be included. Students must have a permanent U.S. Social Security Number. Priority admission is given to in-district students. Out-of-district students are encouraged to apply, but are considered after all in-district students have been ranked.

You can submit complete applications with all required documents to the Records Department in Building S, Room 111 by the application deadlines.

Notice

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.

Deadlines

March 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission. (If the application deadline occurs on a weekend or holiday, application must be submitted no later than the following business day)

Applications should be submitted to the Records Department located on the first floor of Building S in Room S111.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their selection within four weeks of the application deadline.

General Education

For a comprehensive list of the general education courses for the program, please see below. Students are encouraged to discuss an educational plan with an academic advisor.

All courses required for graduation from the Nursing program must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

COM 1013Composition I(Prerequisite COM090 or appropriate score on the placement test)
COM1033Speech fundamentals
PSY 1043Life-Span Developmental PsychologyNOTE:
This course can be in progress at the application deadline. Admission to the program is pending on successful completion of this course with a “C” or better at the end of the semester of application.
SOC1013General Sociology
BIO180*4Human Anatomy & Physiology IIt is highly recommended that this course is completed before the start of the Nursing program. The course MUST be completed either before or during the FIRST semester of the program. NOTE: THIS COURSE HAS A 5 YEAR EXPIRATION DATE.
BIO181*4Human Anatomy & Physiology II(Prerequisite: BIO180)
It is highly recommended that this course is completed before the start of the Nursing program. The course MUST be completed either before or during the SECOND semester of the program. NOTE: THIS COURSE HAS A 5 YEAR EXPIRATION DATE.
BIO119*4Introductory MicrobiologyNOTE:
This course can be in progress at the application deadline. Admission to the program is pending on successful completion of this course with a “C” or better at the end of the semester of application.NOTE: THIS COURSE HAS A 5 YEAR EXPIRATION DATE.

Ranking

Your rank score is determined by:

GPA 
GPA will be computed based solely on courses inclusive to the Nursing A.A.S. degree completed either at Moraine Valley or at a different accredited college or university.
GPAPoints
2.5 – 2.755
2.751 – 3.07
3.01 – 3.259
3.251 – 3.511
3.51 – 3.7513
3.751 – 4.015
TEAS
Points for combined raw scores in Math and Science
Science Grades
Points will be awarded for completion of the following courses by the application deadline: BIO-180, BIO-181, BIO-119 (C=1 point, B=2 points, A=3 points)
Certifications/Licenses
If you hold one of the following active unencumbered health care certifications or licenses, points will be awarded for the single highest certification or license.
Certification/LicensePoints
L.P.N.6
C.N.A.*5
Paramedic4
Military Medic**4
MOA/EMT2
*For C.N.A. certification only: If a C.N.A. certificate is not currently active, it can be submitted for point calculation up to 5 years from the date of certification at the application deadline.
**Military Medic: If you were active at the point of discharge from service, you will be awarded 4 points.
Tie Breaker: If necessary, a tie breaker will be based on the date/time the completed nursing application was received in the Records Department in Building S, Room 111.