Southeastern Illinois College
3575 College Road
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
Associate Degree Nursing education is a part of higher education and is established on generally accepted standards of community college education.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Southeastern Illinois College originated as a member of the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM) in 1975. SICCM was comprised of Southeastern Illinois College, John A. Logan College, Shawnee College, Rend Lake College and the School of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University. At a later date, the Associate Degree Nursing Program of each of these campuses established their own identity on their respective community college campus.
Southeastern Illinois College, as a comprehensive community college and a member of the Illinois Community College System of Higher Education, is committed to a philosophy that believes in the dignity and worth of each individual regardless of race, creed, gender, physical abilities, national or ethnic origin. As its mission, Southeastern strives to become the educational and cultural center of the community by providing for the development of intellectual, social, personal and productive skills to all persons who reside within Community College District #533.
LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing School was originally established under the jurisdiction of the Harrisburg High School. In response to the needs of the hospitals in this area for more and better trained personnel, the school offered its first classes in September, 1956 to 13 students. The program is recognized by the Illinois Department of Vocational Education and approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Today, our graduates practice nursing in a variety of settings located in all parts of the United States.
We, the faculty of the Practical Nursing Program at Southeastern Illinois College, are in harmony with the philosophy of the college. Southeastern Illinois College is committed to the philosophy and concept of higher education. Espousing the democratic ideal, the College and the Practical Nursing Program provide its students the opportunity to develop their potential through higher education. Students are urged to develop intellectual abilities, needs, and interests.
We, the faculty of the Practical Nursing Program, believe that people are holistic, unique beings with individual dignity whose behaviors are influenced by beliefs, values and social structure. People have the potential for growth and function as an integrated whole. Their needs must be met throughout the life cycle.
We, the faculty of the Practical Nursing Program, believe that optimum health is the right of all people and involves a maximum functional level. As this right exists, so must the responsibility of the community exist to meet this right. We believe that health is a state of wellness and not merely the absence of disease and that it encompasses not just the physical, but also the mental, spiritual, social, and emotional wellness.
Behavior is modified by learning. The learner is an individual with diverse life experiences and varied interests and values. We believe that education is a continuing process by which people are helped to learn, grow and develop in all aspects of life. Moreover, we believe that the educational process should provide each individual the opportunity to establish high standards, to evaluate progress, and to become self-directed in all of life's activities.
Nursing is a process that focuses on the individual and what is happening to them. We believe that nursing is concerned with promoting optimal health of the holistic being. The practical nurse recognizes and meets the total needs of pa patients at the vocational level.
The practical nurse helps fulfill the health needs of the community, and is a contributing member of the health care delivery system. We believe the graduate is recognized as a beginning practitioner who can give competent and safe nursing care within the scope of practical nursing, as established by the Illinois Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act.
We, the faculty, believe that the mastery of basic skills can be accomplished by learning and understanding the basic concepts of nursing arts, growth and development (throughout the lifespan), anatomy and physiology, nutrition, geriatrics, pharmacology, pediatrics, vocational responsibility, community and mental health, obstetrics, and medical-surgical nursing.