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Academic Programs / Nursing




General Admissions Information

Fall 2015 admission: Deadline March 1, 2015

Admissions Checklist

Admissions Criteria

Information Sessions

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

Any LPNs looking to apply for the RN program should contact Donna Kauke at 815.599.3688 or Alicia Kepner at 815.599.3679 for more information.

Click on a Major to view printable requirements page.

Nursing (ADN) - ADN
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) - Certificate

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:

Karen Barth,RN 815.599.3685
Jessica Larson, MSN, RN, 815.599.3467
Lori Scibona, CMA,(AAMA)., 815.599.3682

Christine Sanders, MSN,RN., 815.599.3439
Kay Sperry, MSN,RN., 815.599.3684
Chrislyn Senneff, MSN,RN,, 815.599.3458
Maggie White, MSN,RN., Faculty, 815.599.3626

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

View all of our scholarships here.