This (ADN) degree prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the exam, you are eligible to become licensed as a registered nurse (RN). We understand that life can difficult between class, clinicals, exams, and your full-time work schedule which is why Highland offers this part-time version of its nursing program.
Positions are available to RNs in long-term care facilities, home health, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics nationwide. Nurses are encouraged to continue their formal nursing education by going on for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree after graduating from Highland.
You should check with a student advisor or the Nursing and Allied Health Coordinator for more information regarding transfer to other institutions and what requirements may be needed before a transfer is possible.
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by the nurse or student nurse to successfully perform the essential functions of both the job requirements of a nurse and the required clinical experiences of a student nurse. While performing the duties of the nursing program/job, you are regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; talk; and hear. You are frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl. You must regularly move up to ten pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds or more.
Part-time Nursing Program Admission Criteria
Click here to learn more about the application process, see all requirements, and get a printable checklist.
Spring 2022 paperwork is due October 1, 2021.
Prerequisite and Support Courses
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)
- Math placement test results indicating no math course under MATH 090 are needed or completion of the remedial math courses.
- BIOL 214 – Anatomy and Physiology II (4 sem. hours)
- BIOL 211 – Microbiology (4 sem. hours)
- PSY 262 – Human Growth and Development (3 sem. hours)
Core Curriculum 48 Credit Hours
|Spring 2020||Fundamentals (NURS 191)|
Physical Assessment (NURS 296)
*Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 214)
|Summer 2020||Pharmacology (NURS 103)||2|
|Fall 2020||Health & Illness I (NURS 192)||8|
|Spring 2021||Family Nursing (NURS 291)|
*Human Growth & Development (PSY 262)
|Summer 2021||Psychiatric Nursing (NURS 293)||5|
|Fall 2021||Health & Illness II (NURS 292)||8|
|Spring 2022||Health & Illness III (NURS 294)|
Leadership (NURS 298)
*Microbiology (BIOL 211)
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.
All sessions are held in the Ray and Betty Stamm Nursing Wing, Room N-166.
Anyone entering the full or part-time nursing program is required to take an entrance exam. For more information about the Kaplan test, including a breakdown of questions and scores and registration information, click here.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Dr. Stephanie Eymann, DNP, RN, Interim Director of Nursing, 815-599-3439
Alicia Kepner CMA, AAMA Coordinator, Nursing Program and Lab, 815-599-3679
Jessica Larson, MSN, RN, 815-599-3467
Kay Sperry, DNP, MSN, RN-BC 815-599-3684
Chrislyn Senneff, MSN,RN, 815-599-3458
Shelly Morgan, MSN, RN 815-599-3727
Jessica Schneiderman, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K