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.


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.


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


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.


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.

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