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Registered Nurse

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 71 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Registered Nurse degree is to effectually provide educational resources within theory, laboratory, and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a successful professional nursing career as a Registered Nurse.

Program Accreditation:

The Nursing program is fully approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing . The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is a resource for the nursing information contained in this catalog. The commission may be contacted as follows: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone:  (404) 975-5000, Fax:  (404) 975-5020. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and may apply for licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Admission to the Program:

Admission criteria for the Nursing program include:  (1) graduation from high school, or equivalent; (2) placement test scores into ENGL 110 and READ 115; (3) an ACT composite score of 18 or above (tested prior to October 28, 1989) 20 or above (tested after October 28, 1989); (4) one year of high school algebra or MAT 94 with a grade of "C" or better or Math placement into MAT 98; (5) one year high school chemistry or CHEM 115 with a grade of "C" or better within 5 years of program admission; (6) a grade of "C" or better in courses  you are transferring to ICC (7) grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better (8) minimum 2.5 average in 18 or more approved semester hours taken at ICC including recommended courses in critical thinking, reading, and study skills- for students not initially admissible to the program (9) cumulative score of 0.80 or higher on Evolve HESI A2 Examination  (10) A drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical exam and immunization will be required upon admission to the program (11)Students will be required to submit proof of current CPR certification at the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider Level or the American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider Level by the date specified by the instructor.  Proof must be in the form of the original or photocopy of course completion card issued by either the AHA or ARC.  Students are required to maintain current CPR certification throughout the program.

 

Recommended high school courses:  (1)  4 years of English; (2)  1 year of biology; (3) 2 years of mathematics; (4) 1 year of chemistry.

 

Program Note:

RNRS 150 and RNRS 111 may be proficiency by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may apply for advanced placement in the Nursing program.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is a resource for the nursing information contained in this catalog.  The commission may be contacted as follows:  National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone:  (404) 975-5000, Fax:  (404) 975-5020.

Transfer of credit from other institutions:  transfer courses comparable to the courses listed above under "General Courses" may be accepted toward meeting the requirements of the ICC Nursing Program.  No transfer credit is accepted for vocational - sequence program - requirement courses, nor is credit given for work experience.  Qualified Practical Nurse graduates may be give advanced standing through proficiency examinations and by applying for the bridge program.

To receive a "C" or better grade, the student must (1) maintain a grade average of 75% or better; (2) demonstrate satisfactory clinical performance and meet all clinical requirements in each course with a clinical practicum and (3) meet all course requirements within specified time limits. 

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
BIOL 205; ENGL 110; RNRS 150; RNRS 110; RNRS 210; HLTH 121

Spring Semester 1:
BIOL 206; FCS 110 or 120; RNRS 111; RNRS 120; PSY 110

Fall Semester 2:
BIOL 210; RNRS 220; SOC 110

Spring Semester 2:
RNRS 221; RNRS 222; ENGL 111 or COMM 110; Humanities


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I ***3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  ***3
or
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE ***3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ***3
RNRS 150PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION 1
BIOL 205PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 210MICROBIOLOGY **4
FCS 110BASIC NUTRITION ***2
or
FCS 120PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION ***3
HLTH 121MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ***2
RNRS 110NURSING I 6
RNRS 111PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES 2
RNRS 120NURSING II 6
RNRS 210HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE ADULT PATIENT 2
RNRS 220NURSING III 10
RNRS 221NURSING IV 10
RNRS 222NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP 2
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3

* See specific requirements for Humanities required for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** These courses must be completed within five (5) years of admission to the program and/or indicated in course prerequisites.
*** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program.

To remain in and graduate from this program:  "C" or better in all required general education and required program courses.

 

For Program Information Contact:

Health Careers Department

Thomas Building

(309)999-4600