Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing Program receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination, which is the state licensing examination for Registered Professional Nurse (RN). The ADN program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Licensing and accreditation
Graduates from the program (which is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) are eligible to take the licensing examination for Professional Registered Nurse (RN). The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but such a conviction shall not operate as an absolute bar to licensure. Graduates are prepared for entry-level nursing positions in hospitals. Lincoln Land’s program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Pass Rates - ADN
Physical and Immunizations
All students in the ADN program must provide evidence of satisfactory physical and emotional health required to fulfill the requirements of the nursing program. Students must have a physical examination and show proof of immunization prior to the start of the program. The physical form will be mailed to the student following admission to the program.
All students must show proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers from either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer on admission and maintain certification throughout the program.
Students are required to have a drug screen conducted through companies selected by Lincoln Land Community College. The cost of the drug screen is paid by the student. Students who receive a positive drug screen result will not be able to enter the Nursing Program.
The functional capabilities required to participate in the program include the ability of the student to:
1. Perform a full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, moving, lifting or pushing heavy equipment.
2. Bend, reach, pull, push, stoop and walk repeatedly throughout an eight hour period.
3. Demonstrate auditory acuity to hear breath sounds by stethoscope (with correction, if needed).
4. Demonstrate visual acuity to read small letters and numbers (with correction, if needed).
5. Demonstrate bilateral upper extremity fine motor skills, including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
6. Communicate in a rational and coherent manner both orally and in writing with individuals of all professions and social levels.
7. Respond quickly and in an emotionally-controlled manner in clinical situations.
8. Adapt to irregular working hours.
9. Adapt effectively to clinical environments.
10. Maintain composure when subjected to high stress levels.
Qualified applicants (those who have met all admission criteria from the checklist) will be placed in rank order based on the number of points received in the evaluation. Applicants’ points will be evaluated at the time of application only; point total will not be recalculated once the application is submitted.
Points will be awarded based on:
1. GPA on a 4 point scale (ex: GPA of 3.25 will get 3.25 points). MAXIMUM POINTS = 4
2. ACT scores. MAXIMUM POINTS = 4
30-36 = 4 pts
24-29 = 3 pts
21-23 = 2 pts
19-20 = 1 pt
3. Prior academic achievement: MAXIMUM POINTS = 1.5 (Only 1 point max. unless CNA is completed; then max. increases to 1.5)
· Certified Nursing Assistant = 0.50 pts
· Emergency Medical Technician = 0.25 pts
· Paramedic = 0.50 pts
· Military corpsman/medic = 0.50 pts
· Associate Degree = 0.50 pts
· Bachelor’s Degree or higher = 1 pt
4. Completion and grade in each of the core science courses for the ADN program (BIO 175, 176, and 220). MAXIMUM POINTS = 2.25
· Grade A = 0.75 pts
· Grade B = 0.50 pts
· Grade C = 0.25 pts
5. Previous application to the ADN program. Each application = 0.25 points. MAXIMUM POINTS = 1
Applicants with the same number of points will be selected at random for available seats.
Applicants will be notified by telephone from the Nursing office if they are selected for admission. It is imperative for the applicant to maintain accurate contact information through the Office of Admissions.
If all seats are filled for the current admissions cycle, students who wish to re-apply must meet with a Health Professions Advisor to complete the Intent to Re-apply form and inform advising of any changes that will increase awarded points.
In addition to the tuition and fees, approximate costs for students in the nursing program include:
Estimate for Nursing Books/Online resources $1850
Uniforms and equipment $75-150
Licensure examination fees $350*
School pin (optional) $80
Physical exam by student’s own physician varies*
Digital Fingerprinting $60*
Drug screen /Background Check $80*
*Student responsibility, generally not covered by financial aid.
Financial aid is available. Please check with the Financial Aid office to determine your eligibility for financial aid and scholarships.
Clinical (hospital or other agency) experience is a major component of each nursing course. Under the guidance of a nursing instructor, the student focuses on concepts and their applications and relates them to patient care through pre- and post-clinical conferences. An emphasis on meeting the needs of each individual patient is used as a basis for all learning experiences. Types of clinical experiences include care of the newborn infant, geriatric patient, maternity nursing, psychiatric nursing, and medical/surgical nursing in various clinical settings.
Readmission and Attendance Policies
A student who fails or withdraws from a nursing course for any reason will be required to follow the specific readmission policies of the nursing program. The nursing program has a specific absence policy. Students may not miss greater than or equal to 10 percent of total class time in any nursing course or they will be dismissed from that course.
Residency – Tuition Rates - Admission to Nursing Program
This information is for general informational overview only. For details contact the Office of Admissions.
Residency & Tuition Rates
In order to qualify for in-district tuition rates, any student shall be a resident of the district at the time of registration or, 30 days prior to the start date of the term in question. When the residency of a student or prospective student is not clear, proof of residency may be required. Any student may qualify for in-district tuition rates if employed within the LLCC district for 35 or more hours per week. Qualifying for the in-district tuition rate based on employment does not make the student a resident for restricted program admissions purposes.
Residency & Admission the Nursing Program
Chapter 112, Section 103-17, of the Illinois Public Community College Act requires that whenever enrollment in a program must be restricted because of space limitations, a college must give preference to district residents. Consequently, admission to Health Career programs for students who live outside of LLCC District #526 vary per program based on space available and qualified applicant pools.