Associate Degree Nursing
Associate in Applied Science
Modes of Instruction
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Kaskaskia College's Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to patients of various ages in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physician’s offices, and community agencies. 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 practicing nurses in as little as one or two years. New students are admitted four times per year, and excellent clinical experiences begin your first week of class! KC's program also prepares you if you wish to continue your educational career at a four-year college or university.
The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares students to pass the NCLEX-RN examination and practice as Registered Nurses. Current Program Outcome results include:
- NCLEX-RN pass rate 95%
- Job placement rate as Registered Nurses 100%
- Program completion within 6 semesters or less 58%
To apply to the College, please click the Apply button below. To apply to this program, scroll to the bottom of the page and under “Additional Information”, choose the Allied Health Applications link.
How to Apply to the Program
1. Apply to Kaskaskia College (see link above).
2. Fill out the Allied Health Application. The link contains applications to all the Kaskaskia College Allied Health Programs.
Questions? Learn more about the Nursing Program Application Process.
End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Provide safe, quality, evidence-based care to meet the unique needs of diverse patients, families, and community groups.
- Demonstrates therapeutic communication that is caring and respectful with the patients, families, and healthcare team.
- Practices patient advocacy.
- Utilizes evidence-based practices to make clinical judgments.
- Prioritizes organized care of multiple patients.
- Practices behaviors showing reliable, ethical, and legal responsibility.
- Utilizes evidence-based knowledge to teach prevention and health promotion practices.
Students must meet college English and Math requirements. Must have completed a medical terminology course and take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) test. All students accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program must have a state certified Nurse Assistant certificate. All students admitted to the program must have criminal background checks and drug screening
A fingerprint background check is required for all applicants for NCLEX.
Students enrolling in an Allied Health program should be aware that clinical facilities require criminal background checks and drug screening of those involved in client care. In some instances, such checks also will be needed to take licensure exams. Based on this, Kaskaskia College will require background checks and drug screening upon entry into the program. Students will not be allowed to participate in clinicals when their background check makes them ineligible for the work to be performed. The cost of such screening will be included in program fees.
First Semester NURS-101 Fundamentals of Nursing I 3.50 NURS-106 Foundations of Nursing 3.50 NURS-107 Dosage Calculations 0.50 NURS-109 Basic Concepts in Pharmacology 1.50 PSYH-100 Life Span Growth & Development (have taken or concurrently with NURS 106-101) 3.00 BIOL-121 Anatomy & Physiology (have taken or concurrently with NURS 106-101) 4.00 16.00
Second Semester NURS-104 Fundamentals of Nursing II 4.00 NURS-105 Basic Concepts in Ment. Hlth Nurs. 4.00 ENGL-101 English Composition 3.00 PSYH-101 Psychology 3.00 BIOL-122 Anatomy & Physiology (have taken or concurrently with NURS 104-105) 4.00 18.00
Third Semester NURS-209 Advanced Pharmacology 2.00 NURS-211 Nursing Care of Adult and Child I 6.00 NURS-212 Nursing Care of Adult and Child II 6.00 SPCH-103 Fundamentals of Speech 3.00 BIOL-215 Microbiology (Must be completed prior to 4th semester) 4.00 21.00
Fourth Semester NURS-213 Nursing Care of Adult and Child III 6.00 NURS-214 Nursing Care of Adult and Child IV 6.00 NURS-216 Professional Challenges & Issues 2.00 SOCO-101 Sociology 3.00 17.00
NURS courses are restricted to students currently accepted in the ADN program or permission of the dean. Students who successfully complete all required courses and meet eligibility requirements outlined by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for registered nurses. If, in the opinion of an instructor and/or dean, any student's work, conduct or health might have a detrimental effect on patients or personnel within a clinical agency, said student may be withdrawn from the clinical setting. Students who fail or withdraw from the same nursing course two times or fail/withdraw from three separate nursing courses will be dismissed from the program. Students are eligible to apply for an appeal meeting, should extenuating circumstances be applicable. Students who receive approval to re-enter will be subject to policies, procedures, and curriculum which are current at the time of re-entry. Students are required to earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses and approved substitutes to be eligible to continue in the program. Students who have earned nursing credits at an accredited school of nursing that prepares students for licensure as registered nurses or students who are licensed practical nurses may earn advanced placement in the ADN Program.
First Year tuition (34 credit hours) $4624.00 student services fee (34 credit hours) $544.00 lab fee $1614.00 books $1006.00 insurance (liability/malpractice/accident) $34.00 uniforms and shoes $160.00 supplies (watch, scissors, stethoscope) $105.00 CPR class $55.00 physical exam and TB test $100.00 Clinical Exchange $41.00 $8283.00
Second Year tuition (38 credit hours) $5168.00 student services fee (38 credit hours) $608.00 lab fee $1061.00 books $240.00 insurance (liability/malpractice/accident) $34.00 supplies, misc $30.00 school pin $35.00 NCLEX fingerprint background check $50.00 NCLEX testing and licensure fee $300.00 Clinical Exchange $41.00 $7567.00 First Semester NURS-104 Fundamentals of Nursing II 4.00 NURS-105 Basic Concepts in Ment. Hlth Nurs. 4.00 BIOL-122 Anatomy & Physiology 4.00 ENGL-101 English Composition 3.00 PSYH-101 Psychology 3.00 18.00
Second Semester NURS-209 Advanced Pharmacology 2.00 NURS-211 Nursing Care of Adult and Child I 6.00 NURS-212 Nursing Care of Adult and Child II 6.00 SPCH-103 Fundamentals of Speech 3.00 BIOL-215 Microbiology 4.00 21.00
Third Semester NURS-213 Nursing Care of Adult and Child III 6.00 NURS-214 Nursing Care of Adult and Child IV 6.00 NURS-216 Professional Challenges & Issues 2.00 SOCO-101 Sociology 3.00 17.00
Students applying to the Advanced Placement program must already have their Practical Nurse License (or have sat for the NCLEX-PN), and have completed PSYH 100 and BIOL121 with a C or better.
First Year Tuition (18 credit hours) $2448.00 Student Services Fee (18 credit hours) $288.00 Lab Fees(Includes 1 ATI testing) $658.00 Books (Purchased at college bookstore) $610.85 ATI $500.00 Clinical Exchange $41.00 Liability/Malpractice/Accident Insurance (Purchase at cashier's office) $34.00 Clinical Uniforms & Shoes $160.00 Miscellaneous Supplies (watch, scissors, stethoscope) $105.00 Drug Screen & Background Check $95.00 Physical Exam & TB Test $100.00 CPR Class $55.00 $5094.85
Second Year Tuition (38 credit hours) $5168.00 Student Services Fee (38 credit hours) $608.00 Lab Fees (Includes ATI testing) $1061.00 Books (Purchased at college bookstore) $240.00 Clinical Exchange $41.00 Liability/Malpractice/Accident Insurance (Purchase at cashier's office) $34.00 Miscellaneous Supplies $30.00 School Pin (Purchase at college bookstore) $35.00 Fingerprint Background Check required for NCLEX $50.00 NCLEX Testing Fee and Licensure Fees $300.00 $7567.00
The Associate Degree nursing program at Kaskaskia College located in Centralia, IL is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
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Dean of Health Sciences
Phone | 618-545-3331
Phone | 618-545-3040
Fax | 618-545-3393