Nursing

Application

Application for the Prairie State College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program consists of the regular PSC Student Application, a $10 application fee, a completed "Nursing Program Intent Form", your high school transcripts, any college transcripts and the placement test administered through the College's Counseling & Academic Advising Center.

Within 30 days of the receipt of the PSC Application, Nursing Program Intent Form, Assessment Scores and transcripts, a preliminary appraisal form will be mailed to each applicant indicating the completed prerequisite on file, to date, in the Admissions Office.

Prerequisites

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements by February 1 in order to be considered for Fall semester program admission.

Assessment Scores

All program applicants are required to to take the College's placement test. If the results of this examination indicate a need for developmental courses, these must be completed with "C" grades prior to February 1.

Transcripts

All academic transcripts must be submitted to PSC by February 1.

  1. English: Successful completion of ENG 099 or an assessment test placement score of ENG 101 or higher
  2. Mathematics: Successful completion of PSC's MATH 090 or any assessment test placement score of MATH 095 or higher
  3. Reading: Successful completion of reading courses through PSC's RDG 099 or an assessment test placement score of RDG 105

Program Prerequisites

  1. BIOL 221- Human Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant Program (PSC NURS 100) or any other Illinois Department of Public Health CNA course and current status on the Illinois CNA registry

Certification

Upon completion of the Prairie State College Nursing Program, students are granted the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree. This credential allows one to apply to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination to become a registered professional nurse.

Courses

A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.

Student Costs

Registered Nursing Program - 6 semisters-in district  Nursing Credits Non-Nursing Credits  Cost Lab Fee  Health Course Fee  Total Tuition 
 Summer Semester (First Year)            
English 101 - Composition I    $522      $522 
 Biology 221- A&P    4 $696   $17   $713 
 Nursing 111  1    $174  $20 $75   $269
Fall Semester (First Year)             
Bio 222 - A&P    $696  $17    $713
Nursing 101  7    $1,218 $95  $525  $1,838 
Spring Semester (First Year)            
Communications 101     $522     $522 
Nursing 102   8    $1,392 $95  $600  $2,087 
Summer Semester             
Psych 102 - Human Growth & Development    $522      $522 
Humanities Elective    $522      $522 
Fall Semester (Second Year)             
Bio 211 - Microbiology    $695   $17    $713
Nursing 201   11   $1,914  $95  $825  $2,834 
 Spring Semester (Second Year)            
Nursing 202  11    $1,914  $95  $825   $2,834 
Nursing 211     $348 $20   $150 $518 
Nursing Courses Total           $10,380
Total 40  24        $14,607 
  • Book Estimate is $250 per 3 hourss of course = 21 x 250 - $5,250
  • Registration fee per semester $10, therefore 6 semesters = $60
  • Criminal Background check = $15
  • Fingerpringing end of program = $53
  • Stethoscope = $30
  • Watch with second hand = $10
  • Bandage scissors = $8
  • Uniform = $80
  • Graduation Pin (optional) = $30
  • NCLEX-RN registration fee = $200
  • Plus: Physical Exam, Drug Screen, Immunizations