Academic Programs / Part-Time Nursing Program



Are you a health care professional interested in completing

your associate degree in nursing?

Highland Community College has the program for you.

Upon completion of the prerequisite and support classes,

you can take one to two courses per semester and complete

the degree in seven semesters.

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).

Click on a Major to view printable requirements page.

Nursing (AAS) - AAS


General Admissions Information

Applicants are required to attend an information session in order to receive an
application to apply.

Students must call the nursing and allied health coordinator at 815-599-3679 to register for an information session.

Information Session Dates

All sessions are held in the HCC Natural Science and Math Center, Room N-166.

The application deadline for Spring 2018 is October 1, 2017.


Admissions Criteria and Checklist

Kaplan Testing Information

(Priority admission will be granted to students with all support courses completed prior to admission)

  • BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hours)
  • ENGL 121 Rhetoric and Composition I (3 sem. hours)
  • PSY 161 Intro to Psychology (3 sem. hours)
  • CHEM 120 Elementary General Chemistry (4 sem. hours)
  • BIOL 214 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 sem. hours)
  • BIOL 211 Microbiology (4 sem. hours)
  • PSY 262 Human Growth and Development (3 sem. hours)
  • Math placement test results indicating no math course under MATH 158 is
    needed or completion of MATH 067 Basic Algebra II, or higher


Semester Course Sem. Hours
Spring 2017 Fundamentals (NURS 191)
Summer 2017 Pharmacology (NURS 103)
NURS Elective*                              
Fall 2017 Health & Illness I (NURS 192)
Spring 2018 Family Nursing (NURS 291)
Summer 2018 Psychiatric Nursing (NURS 293)
Fall 2018 Health & Illness II (NURS 292)
Spring 2019 Health & Illness III (NURS 294)         Leadership (NURS 298)

                              *NURS Elective course can be taken any semester prior to graduation.


BSN options are available through our partner schools. Students interested in completing a BSN should contact Heather Moore at 815.599.3483.

Nursing Administration and Advisor

Jennifer Grobe, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CCM, CNE, Interim Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health , 815.599.3688

Alicia Kepner CMA, AAMA 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

Kay Sperry, MSN,RN., 815.599.3684
Chrislyn Senneff, MSN,RN,, 815.599.3458
Laura Weter, MSN, RN, 815.599.3516

Shelly Morgan MSN, RN 815.599.3727

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities:

View all of our scholarships here.