Academic Programs / Nursing
General Admissions Information
Fall 2015 admission: Deadline March 1, 2015
Information about the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam can be found here.
Online ADN Option Available
A limited number of "seats" will be available in our Online Associates of Applied Science in Nursing in the Fall of 2014. the required courses are identical to the traditional campus-based program, but most of the classes will be available via online learning. Of course, clinical components will be held on-campus or in a clinical setting.
Admission requirements for the online program differ slightly from the traditional program. Please call Alicia Kepner at 815.599.3679 or Donna Kauke at 815.599.3688 for more information
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Associate of Applied Science
Certified 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
Alicia Kepner, CMA, Coordinator, Nursing and Allied Health Programs, 815.599.3679
Heather Moore, Nursing Program Student Advisor, 815.599.3483
Our Nursing Faculty:
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