Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, Illinois 62221
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
-Provide for the physical, mental and emotional needs of their patients
-Must have good knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing
-Have good interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
-Have the ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds
-Organize, set priorities and manage a caseload
1. Nursing Education application
-Applications are available between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1 each year for summer start.
-Supporting documentation (transcripts, test scores, etc.) must be on file by identified deadlines.
Proof of completion of prerequisite courses:
Prerequisite courses in biology, algebra and chemistry must be completed to be considered for admission.
-Prerequisite courses must have been completed within 10 years of Feb. 1.
-Grades earned must be at least a C, although higher grades earn more points toward application.
-College course grades supersede high school grades when both appear on official transcripts.
-The most recent grades in courses meeting these requirements will be used.
2. Official Transcripts
-Official high school transcripts or proof of GED
-Official transcripts from all colleges, universities or accredited schools of Nursing Education attended
-SWIC transcript evaluation form, a requirement for the transfer of credits from another institution
3. Test Scores
-Nursing Entrance Exam – Taken after application is submitted
-COMPASS testing – The COMPASS test identifies skill levels in math, reading and writing. Students must score high enough to be eligible to enroll in ENG 101 and MATH 97. If COMPASS results are too low, students must complete required developmental courses prior to enrolling in ENG 101, BIOL 157/158 or MATH 94.