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Nursing (ADN) Full-Time Program – AAS Degree


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 Associate Degree program offers full-time curriculum delivered in a traditional, face-to-face format. The full-time program starts every August (2024, 2025, 2026, etc.) and is two-semesters in length (fall and spring). Students should plan to be available 8:00am – 4:30pm, 2-4 days per week, for on-campus theory and labs (depending on the course and section they are enrolled). Students should also plan to be available 7:00am – 5:00pm, 1 day per week, for off-campus clinicals (some clinicals may start as early as 6:30am).

Applicants should contact the Testing Services Office at the College. The Associate Degree Nursing Program entry packet and selection procedures can be found by reviewing the Restricted Allied Health Admission resources. The steps to be followed are specified in the admissions packet. In addition to completing a college application, the applicant must be able to do the following:

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

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.


  • 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 (

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

Program Details

ADN 15


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


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


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
*Please view ‘Notes and Information’ for more details

Total Hours for Degree64.5

Notes and Information

  1. Students must be certified in CPR annually (ALH 101 or ALH 102) before starting Clinical Rotations. ↩︎

*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

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 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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ACEN Accreditation Seal

The Associate Degree Nursing program at John A. Logan College at the Carterville campus located in Carterville, Illinois, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is initial accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.

The JALC ADN program meets licensure requirements in the state of Illinois.

Higher education institutions and the U.S. Department of Education share a common goal: to support students in educational programs that lead to state licensure, enabling them to fulfill the educational requirements necessary for employment in their chosen field. According to U.S. Department of Education regulations 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32), starting July 1, 2024, all institutions must disclose whether the curriculum for Title IV-eligible programs designed or advertised as leading to professional licensure or certification required for employment meets state educational requirements where a student is located. Disclosure is required regardless of a program’s modality. Academic programs that provide a path to optional, national, or industry certifications do not require disclosure.

John A. Logan College strives to ensure that information regarding educational requirements for licensure or certification is up to date; however, state requirements may change. Beyond educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, residency requirements, jurisprudence exams, and other training.

The new U.S. Department of Education regulations, 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32) require colleges to assign programs leading to licensure to one of two categories; “Yes, meets state requirements” or “No, does not meet state requirements.”

John A. Logan College’s educational programs are designed to meet licensure requirements in the state of Illinois regardless of the modality of instruction. The programs listed below meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification for that occupation in Illinois:

  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Cosmetology (COS)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Massage Therapy (MAS)

John A. Logan College cannot guarantee licensure in other states. State laws, regulations, and policies governing professional licensure may change at any time. The decision to grant a license or certification is the purview of the state. Only state licensing agencies or boards can determine whether an academic program meets or partially meets educational requirements for licensure. John A. Logan College cannot guarantee an individual’s attainment of any professional licensure or certification, in any field, in any state. At this time, per regulations, the College must assign, “No, does not meet requirements” in states other than Illinois.

Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing authority directly to determine if John A. Logan College’s program meets the educational requirements for licensure before beginning the program. Many John A. Logan College licensure program graduates have successfully transferred into careers and obtained licensure in states other than Illinois.

John A Logan offers a seamless transfer to the next step in your educational journey for many of our programs. Our academic programs prepare you for what you will need to transfer to a four-year college or university. When you have selected the college where you would like to transfer, it is important to review their specific admission and course requirements. John A Logan College has many articulation agreements with various colleges.

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1. Integrate evidence-based practice through the implementation of the nursing process.

2. Facilitate quality and safety of an individual’s care, including information technology.

3. Apply nursing knowledge to impact quality improvement.

4. Demonstrate leadership qualities and professionalism.

5. Collaborate effectively with the interdisciplinary team to promote optimal health.

6. Demonstrate a caring presence to effectively relate to and advocate for diverse populations.

7. Utilize professional communication.

To Take the Test in Illinois

All applicants must apply to BOTH Continental Testing Services AND Pearson Vue Professional Testing.

  1. Continental Testing Online Application:
    1. Go to
    2. Click on “Examinations”
    3. Click on “State of Illinois”
    4. Scroll down to the heading “IL Division of Professional Regulations” and under that do one of the following two:
      • For the RN, scroll to “041 – Professional Nurse” and click on it; OR
      • For the LPN, scroll to “043 Licensed Practical Nurse” and click on it
    5. Read through the page, especially the “Requirements to take the Examination”.
    6. RN Students – Be sure to enter your LPN License Number, Date of Issuance and License Status in order to bypass the required fingerprint submission.
    7. Click on Apply for Exam and pay the application fee of $107.00 with a debit or credit card.
  2. Register with Pearson Vue Professional Testing:
    1. Go to
    2. At the top of the page, click on Register for the NCLEX.
    3. Follow ALL directions on this page closely.
    4. Pay the application fee of $200.00 with a debit or credit card.
      *Please note:
      ADN School Code is: US49404200
      LPN School Code is: US49106200


LPN Students:

  1. Fingerprints will be offered on JALC Campus on a specific date. You will be required to sign up for a time slot in order to be fingerprinted. NOTE: Do not fingerprint if you have outstanding coursework – fingerprints are only good for 60 days.
  2. You must bring a valid government-issued photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID) or passport. The cost for fingerprinting is $56.25, you must pay by Debit or Credit Card or Money Order made payable to Accurate Biometrics. No personal checks or cash are accepted.
  3. If you choose to fingerprint on a different date, you will need to bring your receipt to the nursing department.

RN Students:

You are not required to submit fingerprints to Continental Testing since you already hold an unencumbered Illinois LPN Nursing License. You will be directed on your application to enter your LPN License Number, Date of Issuance and License Status in order to bypass the required fingerprint submission.

Testing Rosters and ED-NUR Forms

The nursing department will submit an official school roster with the school seal to Continental Testing. You do not need to submit an ED-NUR form. The LPN rosters will include copies of the fingerprint forms, you do not need to submit fingerprints on your own.

Application Status

Application status is updated every business day and is only available online and NOT available by phone or email. You can check your status on the Continental Testing Services home page under Application Status and Test Results. Only contact Continental Testing Services for the status of your application if it has been over ten (10) business days since submission of ALL required documents.

Reminder, there will be no paperwork given from the JALC nursing office. All nursing degrees conferred will be mailed directly to Continental Testing Services. Students will not be listed on the testing roster until a graduation date has been posted on official transcripts.

Authorization to Test (ATT)

Once eligibility is determined, you will be approved at Continental Testing Services. You must be registered with Pearson Vue in order to receive your Authorization to Test (ATT). Your ATT will be sent via email from Pearson Vue. Once you receive the ATT, follow the instructions to schedule your examination appointment. The ATT is only valid for 90 days – NO extensions are allowed.

After the Exam – Applying for Illinois Licensure:

You will be able to view your test results online but you are not finished yet!! You must apply to Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) once you receive your official examination letter. Official letters will be sent via USPS mail to the address you registered with at Pearson Vue within 7-10 days. This official letter will have instructions on how to apply for Illinois licensure. Passing the state board exam does not mean you will be licensed. You must mail a $50 check or money order to start the licensing process with IDFPR. It can take several weeks from mailing the $50 fee to obtain a valid Illinois license.

Taking the NCLEX outside of Illinois

If you are testing outside the state of Illinois, make an appointment with the Director of Nursing.

Nursing Program Contacts

Susan Phillips

Nursing Admission Coordinator

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8497

Tracie Zoller

Nursing Program Specialist II

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8498

Dr. Kristin Yosanovich, DNP, RN, CPPS

Dean of Health Sciences and Director of Nursing

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8498/8455