Academic Programs / Nursing
2016 Associate Degree in Nursing Students
Read more below about the nursing shortage and why your career as a nurse can begin today to make a great impact on the future of health care.
“The aging population and chronic disease are creating the perfect storm driving demand for nurses.”
General Admissions Information
Fall 2016 admission:
Information about the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam can be found here.
An online/hybrid Nursing program may be available based on interest, please contact Donna Kauke at 815.599.3679 if interested.
Admission requirements for the online program differ slightly from the traditional program. Please call Donna Kauke at 815.599.3688 for more information
Click on a Major to view printable requirements page.
Associate of Applied Science
Basic Nurse Assistant
The Highland certified nurse assistant program curriculum will prepare students to take the state certificate exam for nursing assistants. Upon successful completion of the exam, students may work as nursing assistants. The CNA program provides a foundation for all other nursing programs at HCC. Students learn valuable direct care skills. This certification program is offered every semester, including the summer session, at the main campus in Freeport. It is also offered at off-campus sites.
Associate Degree in Nursing
This (ADN) degree prepares students to take the the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the exam, the student is eligible to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN).
Students interested in completing a BSN should contact Heather Moore at 815.599.3483.
Nursing Administration and Advisor
Donna Kauke, NNP-BC, MSN, RN, Dean Health, Natural Science and Math, 815.599.3688
Jennifer Grobe, Coordinator, Nursing Program and Lab, 815.599.3679
Heather Moore, Nursing Program Student Advisor, 815.599.3483
Our Nursing Faculty:
Jessica Larson, MSN, RN, 815.599.3467
Christine Sanders, MSN,RN., 815.599.3439
Nursing Scholarship Opportunities:
Carl D. Loescher Memorial Scholarship
Emmert and Florence Klaas Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Ozro Hill Scholarship
Dr. N.C. Phillips Scholarship
Louise A. Neyhart ADN Scholarship
Marion Byram Scholarship
Eduard Buss Natural Science and Health Scholarship