HCC announces addition of part-time nursing program

 Highland Community College is pleased to announce the addition of a Part-Time Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, beginning in the spring of 2016. It is the first program of its kind in northwest Illinois designed to allow busy health care professionals who have completed the prerequisite and support courses to complete their nursing degree at a more manageable, part-time pace.

For the past several years, Highland has had potential students express an interest in pursuing nursing, but could not commit the time to a traditional, full-time program. This new option allows students to take one or two nursing courses per semester while remaining employed in the health care field.

"We are excited to provide an avenue for individuals to reach their goal of becoming a registered nurse, and to offer working professionals an option to complete their nursing education," said Donna Kauke, MSN, RN and Dean of Health, Natural Science and Mathematics.

The prerequisite and support courses that must be completed to start the nursing program are Anatomy and Physiology I; Rhetoric and Composition I; Intro to Psychology; Elementary General Chemistry; Anatomy and Physiology II; Microbiology and Human Growth and Development. For more information on the Part-Time Nursing Program visit here.

The Part-Time ADN program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam). Upon successful completion of the exam, the student is eligible to become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Applicants are required to attend an information session in order to receive an application for admission to the program. Students must call the Nursing Program Coordinator at 815.599.3679 to register for an information session. All sessions are held in the HCC Natural Science and Math center, room N-166. The application deadline for spring 2016 is October 15, 2015.

Part-time nursing program information sessions:

-  Noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept.11

-  5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.22

-  5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6

For more information on the new program call Donna Kauke at 815.599.3688 or e-mail her at

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Freeport, IL 61032-9341

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