Nursing Student

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, encourages, and so much more. KC's Nursing Program will prepare you for this engaging, rewarding, and 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, a 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 healthcare organization's CEO, nursing is an option for you, and Kaskaskia College can help you get there.

In order to be successful in the Certified Nurse Assistant, Practical Nursing, or Associate Degree in Nursing program, it is critical for students to have access to a computer and quality internet (Chromebooks and iPads are not preferred).  If students do not have personal access to a computer and internet, it will be the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the ACE center on the main campus or an extension center in order to complete coursework.

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 Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation grants licensure to nurses.

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society

Kaskaskia College's Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society recognizes students' academic excellence 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 advanced degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a lifelong professional responsibility. Additionally, the society shall participate in recruiting qualified individuals into the nursing profession.

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

Ali Albers

Ali Albers

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Marsha Baro

Marsha Baro

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Lisa Barrow

Lisa Barrow

Professor of Nursing
Shelby Guthrie

Shelby Guthrie

CNA Program Coordinator
Kaylee Hilmes

Kaylee Hilmes

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nichole Macon

Nichole Macon

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Rebecca McElhose

Rebecca McElhose

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Tessa Opfer

Tessa Opfer

Associate Professor of Nursing
Lisa Ring

Lisa Ring

Associate Professor of Nursing
Kim Storm

Kim Storm

Associate Professor of Nursing
KC Strieker

KC Strieker

Associate Professor of Nursing
Whitney Wadkins

Whitney Wadkins

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Contact Us

Megan Holtmann

Dean of Health Sciences

Phone  |  618-545-3331

Main Campus

Admissions

Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Main Campus

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