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Nursing


Welcome to the Kaskaskia College Nursing Program, and thank you for considering KC in pursuit of your career goals. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. They are caregivers, teachers, researchers, counselors, encouragers and so much more. KC's Nursing Program will prepare you for this engaging, rewarding, and in high demand career.

KC's Nursing Program has a strong history of graduating successful nurses. With a dedicated and experienced faculty, a state-of-the-art Nursing Education Center, simulation lab, and convenient clinical sites, students attending Kaskaskia College can earn their degrees, and become a practicing nurse in as little as one or two years. Whether your interest is working at hospitals, home health, seeking an advanced degree or serving as a CEO of a healthcare organization, nursing has an option for you and Kaskaskia can help you get there.

Program Information

Licensure

Program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) or practical nurses (NCLEX-PN). The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation in Springfield grants licensure nurses.

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society

Kaskaskia College's Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society recognizes the academic excellence of students in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Created by the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing in 2009, the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society encourages the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.

In order to be accepted into Alpha Delta Nu students must create a capstone project designed to further interest in the profession of nursing. Third semester ADN students may receive provisional membership with a 3.0 grade point average and recommendations from the nursing faculty. After completing their capstone project, students may become full members in their fourth semester.

Nursing Faculty

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Tessa Opfer

Associate Professor of Nursing
K.C. Strieker

KC Strieker

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Kim Storm

Kim Storm

Assistant Professor of Practical Nursing
Lisa Barrow

Lisa Barrow

Associate Professor of Nursing
Lisa Ring

Lisa Ring

Assistant Professor of Practical Nursing
Natalie Ibendahl

Natalie Ibendahl

Professor of Nursing
Rebecca MeElhose

Rebecca McElhose

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Rita  Bodem

Rita Bodem

Professor of Nursing
Sharon Shanafelt

Sharon Shanafelt

Professor of Nursing
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Ali Albers

Assistant of Professor Nursing
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Megan Holtmann

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nichole Macon

Nichole Macon

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Contact Us

Julie Obermark

Associate Dean Nursing & Health Sciences

Phone  |  618-545-3331

Admissions

Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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