Illinois Valley Community College
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, Illinois 61348
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate Degree (AD) Nursing Program at Illinois Valley Community College is approved by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission*. The AD Nursing Program qualifies the nursing graduate to take the NCLEX-RN examination and for licensure in the state of Illinois or any other state.
The curriculum consists of support courses from related disciplines and nursing courses which include seminar, lecture, and clinical study. Clinical experiences are offered in local hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, physician offices, and clinics. The curriculum flows from the IVCC nursing philosophy.
The program is designed to be completed in four semesters. However, many students find it advisable to complete six to nine hours of cognate courses prior to enrollment in the first nursing course. Different options are available and guidance is available from the Counseling and Nursing Departments.
Illinois Valley Community College nursing graduates traditionally have been very successful in their professional endeavors. To foster educational and career mobility, the nursing program curriculum is planned to facilitate transferring to four-year colleges and universities. Information is available from the Counseling Center on baccalaureate nursing programs.
LPN Program Details
The Practical Nurse Program at Illinois Valley Community College qualifies the graduate to take the NCLEX-PN examination and, after successful completion, is qualified to apply for licensure in the state of Illinois.
If the practical nurse graduate wishes to continue study for the registered nursing program, the curriculum is so structured that the LPN graduate may add to the existing practical nurse curriculum to avoid repetition of courses.
Although the program is designed to be completed in two (2) semesters and one 8-week summer session, many students find it advisable to complete several of the non-nursing requirements prior to enrollment in NUR 121.