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Nursing (ADN) Full-Time Program – AAS Degree

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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN): Full-Time Program

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Associate Degree Nursing Program provides practical nurses the opportunity to achieve an associate degree in nursing and take the NCLEX-RN Exam; builds on the practical nurse program of education in communication skills, nursing process, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and basic nursing skills; provides appropriate educational opportunities to prepare the graduate to adhere to standards and scope of practice as set forth in the Illinois Nursing Act and American Nursing Association; and creates an environment that encourages lifelong learning and professional development.

The applicant should contact the Testing Services Office at the College. The Associate Degree Nursing Program entry packet can be located at the following link www.jalc.edu/admissions/restricted-allied-health-admission. The steps to be followed are specified in the packet. In addition to completing a college application, the applicant must be able to do the following:

  1. Provide proof of successful completion of an approved school of practical nursing
  2. Successfully complete the associate degree nursing pre-entrance examination and the ASSET Test
  3. Must possess an unencumbered active Illinois LPN license.

The selection procedures are listed in the admissions packet.

What You Can Do

This unique program is designed to prepare the student for the practice of professional nursing as defined in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act of 2017 and meets the requirements for schools approved for associate degree nursing by the Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

A national licensure examination test must be passed to be employed in this career.

Jobs

  • Registered Nurse

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at Registered Nurses : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

ADN 15

FIRST YEAR – SUMMER SEMESTER

ORI 212ADN Orientation.5
ALH 101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation OR ALH 102
CPR Recertification1
0.5 – 1
CHM 141General, Organic, and Biochemistry I*4
5 – 5.5
*Please view ‘Notes and Information’ for more details

FIRST YEAR – FALL SEMESTER

ADN 201Health Assessment and Nursing Care4
ADN 202Nursing Care of Adult I7
ADN 221Family Nursing5
ADN 230Advanced Pharmacology I1.5
17.5

FIRST YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

ADN 213Nursing Today and Tomorrow2
ADN 218Mental Health Issues in Nursing3
ADN 220Nursing Care of Adult II7
ADN 231Advanced Pharmacology II1.5
BIO 226Microbiology*4
17.5
*Please view ‘Notes and Information’ for more details

Total Hours for Degree64.5

Notes and Information

*Students must complete either CHM 141 OR BIO 226 PRIOR to starting the ADN program. Students must maintain “C” or higher in all courses. All students must complete the practical nursing curriculum. All PN courses must be completed with a “C” or better prior to beginning ADN courses. It is strongly recommended that all ADN general education courses are completed prior to beginning the ADN program. Active and unencumbered Illinois LPN license is required prior to entering the first year, fall semester classes.

The following courses are included in the minimum hours of this degree:

BIO 205Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 206Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PNE 101Fundamentals of Nursing3
PNE 105Nursing Throughout the Life Cycle1
PNE 161Pharmacology in Nursing2
PNE 171Pharmacology in Nursing II 2
PNE 204Adult Nursing I2
PNE 206Adult Nursing II2
PNE 207Medical/Surgical Clinic3
PNE 208Mental Health Nursing1
PNE 209I.V. Therapy (or comparable I.V. course)0.5
24.5

Students planning to transfer and pursue a baccalaureate degree should, when given a choice, enroll in the general education course that is IAI GECC approved and articulated with participating Illinois institutions.

The Associate in Applied Science Nursing (ADN) Full-Time Program is a minimum of 64.5 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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The John A. Logan Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at www.acenursing.org as of November 18, 2018.

ACEN

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

Program learning outcomes information.

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Kristin Yosanovich

Dean of Health Sciences, Director of Nursing

Email: kristinyosanovich@jalc.edu
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8455
Office: G218 F

  1. Students must be certified in CPR annually (ALH 101) before starting Clinical Rotations. ↩︎