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Heartland Community College

Why Nursing

Nursing is a field that requires compassion, technical skill and scientific aptitude. As a nurse, you’re challenged daily to think critically in a science-based and technical environment. You will provide expert care to help people stay healthy and restore health for those who are injured or ill. Nurses have many important roles.


  • Advocate for patients’ needs.
  • Relieve distressed patients and families.
  • Teach patients how to care for themselves.
  • Work closely with other health care professionals.
  • Continually learn in order to keep skills sharp in an ever-evolving field.
  • Nursing is a field that reaps professional and personal rewards. It is exciting, fulfilling, and in demand.

Why Heartland

There are many reasons to study at Heartland Community College.

  • Affordable
  • Student focused
  • Dedicated instructors
  • Small class sizes
  • Graduate NCLEX pass rates above the state and national average
  • High job placement rate
  • Supportive environment
  • Pathways programs to earn your BSN
  • Dual enrollment program with ISU

You can find our graduates in many specialties like intensive care, medical oncology, surgery, neonatal ICUs, and maternal child health. They’ve also gone on to careers such as nurse practitioners, professors, nurse anesthetists, and more.

I want to learn more.

Applying to Heartland

Applying early is encouraged, so you can get the classes you need at the times you want. Visit to apply today!