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Associate Degree Nursing Program
(AAS Degree)

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program is designed to provide career mobility for persons who have successfully completed a practical nursing program.

This unique program is designed to prepare the student for the practice of professional registered nursing as defined in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and meets the requirements for approved schools in Associate degree Nursing in Illinois. This program does not maintain an open door policy. Admission to the program requires a separate application and admission test. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN Examination.

Current BLS Healthcare Provider Certification must be held at the time of admission good through the completion of the nursing classes.

The SCC ADN program has had an average of 87% pass rate for our students that take the ADN NCLEX examination.

Admission Requirements:
The Associate Degree Nursing Program has specific admission requirements due to enrollment limitations imposed by physical facilities, state requirements and related criteria. All applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing Program will be selected based upon the criteria outlined below:

  1. The prospective student must obtain an admission packet from the Nursing Department (618-634-3282; 800-481- 2242) or online at
  2. The applicant must submit application materials to the nursing department by the date designated in the admission packet.
  3. The applicant must demonstrate successful completion of an approved program of Practical Nursing.
  4. The applicant must successfully complete the admission examination "Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for Registered Nursing from the Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI)." (Given in the testing center of the College).
  5. The applicant must be able to prove physical fitness for the program of study by submitting a completed Shawnee Community College Physical Form.
  6. Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is conditional pending successful completion of an approved school of Practical Nursing and the Nursing Orientation and Skills Review course (ADN 201), which will be offered in the summer semester prior to entry.
  7. The applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug testing after admission into the program.

This ADN program will transfer into various Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) programs. Interested students should seek advisement.

For More Information Contact:
Admissions and Advising
at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail

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