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Welcome to the Department of Nursing's Website. We hope that you will be able to navigate the site without problems. It is our wish as the Nursing Faculty you will join us soon in accomplishing your life's dream of serving humanity by becoming a Registered Professional Nurse.

Prairie State College Nursing Program has been granted full accreditation by NLNAC (now officially the ACEN which is the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) through the year 2021.

The program is accredited by the ACEN ( Accrediitation Commission for Education in Nursing), previously called the NLNAC.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

NCLEX first time board passing rate for Prairie State College:

  • 2010 - 98%
  • 2011 - 98%
  • 2012 - 100%
  • 2013 - 92%

Annual Report Student Date Sheet – Illinois Center for Nursing

  • Number formally admitted each year: 95
  • Number graduated: FY 07-49%, FY 08-55%, FY 09-47%, FY 10-60%, FY 11-44%, FY 12-38%

About Us

Prairie State College was established in 1957 as a comprehensive public community college representing Illinois Community College District 515. The first Associate of Applied Science in Nursing was awarded to students in 1966.

Prairie State College Nursing Program is a rigorous academic and professional training program preparing men and women for careers in nursing. As a graduate of the program, you will function as a practitioner of nursing in a variety of health care settings, providing and managing direct care through well-defined nursing practices. Our graduates have been praised as being caring, competent and dedicated to their profession.



Nicole Cavazos
Admissions Advisor for Nursing
(708) 709-3517

Kathleen S. Malic
Interim Director of Nursing
(708) 709-3530

Camille Willoughby
Administrative Assistant
Health and Industrial Technology
(708) 709-3524