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NURS Degrees

Nursing (Associate in Applied Science Degree)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares individuals to write the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Registered nurses provide care to people of all ages and in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians' offices, home care agencies and community settings. The program is designed for individuals aspiring to a career in nursing, and for nursing assistants and LPNs seeking career advancement in nursing.

The associate degree nursing program is a selective admission program, please review the nursing admission criteria or download the Nursing Admission Criteria & Procedures Packet (PDF, 566 KB) for more information. Other questions might be answered on our frequently asked questions page.

The decision to allow an individual to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure or be granted a license after passing the examination rests with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Committee on Nursing. Please see the Nursing Admission Criteria & Procedures packet for further information about licensure.

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