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Nursing Department

Dr. James Rice
 Dean of Nursing
The AAS Nursing Degree Program is a 2-year, 69-credit hour program to prepare graduates for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The Practic al Nursing Advanced Certificate Program is a 3-semester, 49 credit hour program to prepare graduates for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.                              

City Colleges of Chicago is pleased to announce two program changes.               

  1. Fall 2018 Practical Nursing and Fall 2018 LPN Bridge Pathway to Nursing applications are now closed.
  2. Fall 2018 Nursing [AAS] application is now closed.
    1. Spring 2019 Nursing [AAS] application is under construction and will open at a later date.
  3. The Nursing [AAS] program will admit students twice a year—fall and spring semesters. The Practical Nursing program and the LPN Bridge Pathway to Nursing program admission will admit once a year—fall semester.

How to Apply

Review the Admission requirements for Nursing AAS and LPN Bridge pathway and apply to the program by clicking on the link below:                   

Nursing A.A.S Requirements 

Review the Admission requirements for Practical Nursing and apply to the program by clicking on the link below:


Additional Information:

  • Acceptance into the City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing (CCCSON) is competitive and requires prior admission to CCC.
  • Nursing pre-requisites can be completed at any one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago or an accredited institution.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher is required for admission into the Practical Nursing Program.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for admission into the Associates of Applied Science Nursing Program.
  • Review the "Nursing Student Handbook" link in the "Learn More" section of this page to obtain a better understanding of the time commitment, academic, and functional expectations if extended acceptance into the CCCSON Program.
  • Students completing the final semester of pre-requisite courses may apply for admission.
  • Successful completion of the ATI TEAS exam at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.  Applicants should not schedule the TEAS exam until directed by the Office of the Registrar. ATI TEAS exam must be taken at one of the City Colleges of Chicago. 
Weekly Information Sessions

Please inquire at the main entrance Security Desk about room location.                                      
  • BNA Program every Monday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am and Thursday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • A.A.S. Nursing program and Practical Nursing program every Monday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm


The program is affiliated with various hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other community agencies. Program affiliates offer students the supervised clinical learning experiences in medical-surgical, mental health, maternal-child, pediatrics, and gerontological nursing. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment in a variety of settings.                                                                                    


The Commission affirmed the continuing accreditation with conditions that a follow-up report is submitted by Oct. 2018.                                          

For more information on the status and/or findings, visit .                                                    
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing                    
3343 Peachtree Road NE                    
Suite 850                    
Atlanta, Georgia                    


Faculty & Staff

​Name - Title Phone Email
Dr. James Rice, DNP,RN, FN​P-BC - Dean, Nursing (312) 850-7159​
Dr.Linda Brown-Aldridge, DNP, RN - Interim Associate Dean​ (312) 850-7178​ 
Rhonda Phillips, MSN, CNS, RN - Associate Dean
(312) 850-7387 rphillips2@ccc.e​du​
Tanisha Rufus,MSN, RN - Department Chair​
(312) 850 - 7195​​
Tammy Scott-Brand, MSN, ED, RN -Department Chair (312) 850 - 4584​
Lorraine Cross, MS - Program Specialist (312) 850-7195
Lorita Collins, MSN, RN BNA - Coordinator (312) 850-4639
Abdullah, Rashidah, MSN, APN, CNM - Instructor (312) 850-7151
Allen, Donna, MSN, RN, ANP -Instructor (312) 850-7155
Arrington, Yvonne, MSN, RN- Instructor (312) 850-7165
Burt, Jean, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7179
Carrarini, Roy, MSN, RN, APN-CRRN (312) 850-7289
Dade, Angela, MSN, RN, ANP-C - Assistant Professor (312) 850-7132
Davis, Dr.Brenda, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP, APRN -Assistant Professor (312) 850-7392
Diaz-Boylan, Maricruz, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7199
Duyungan, Imelda, MSN, RN -Instructor (312) 850-7203
Elkins, Rubie, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7343
Elutilo, Olugbenga, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7209
Folker-Maglaya, Dr.Catherine, DNP, APN-CNM, IBCLC - Associate Professor (312) 850-7220
Hai,Asra, MSN, RN - Assistant Professor (312) 880-3528
Harmon, Loretta, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7240
Harper-Morris, Yolanda, DNP, RN - Professor (312) 850-7245
Huda, Shamin, MSN, RN, FNP-BC - Assistant Professor (312) 850-7265
Jahn, Deborah, MS, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7474
Jones, Brenda, MSN, RN, CNS, NP-C, APN - Associate Professor (312) 850-4585
Kipnis, Nancy, MSN, RN, CNE - Assistant Professor (312) 850-7283
McGhee, Greta, MSN, RN - Assistant Professor (312) 850-7293
Mensah, Kathy, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7308
Montero, Ines, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7309
Neal, Susan, MSN, RN - Assistant Professor (312) 850-3533
Peer, Virginia, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7353
Piltawer, Jennifer, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM - Instructor (312) 850-7268
Soberano, Mary Rose, MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7413
Stevens, Sondae, MSN, RN, CNE - Instructor (312) 850-7415
Thomas, Dr.Carla,DNP, MSN,FNP-C, RN-BC - Assistant Professor  (312) 850-7130
Wilson, Dr.Dawn, DNP,MSN, RN - Instructor (312) 850-7461
Nursing Staff      
Adams-Moore, Patricia, RN - Nursing Tutor (312) 850-7367
Arnold, Sylvia - Coordinator (312) 850-3543
Deck, Sheryl, BSN, RN - Clinical Coordinator (312) 850-3543
Gray, Marianne - Nurse Education Specialist (312) 850-7369
Harris-Ward, Vanisha - College Admin Ass. (312) 850-7251
Hernandez, Angel, MSN, FNP-BC - Nursing Tutor (312) 850-7367
Johnson Shannon, BSN, RN - Nursing Lab Coordinator (312) 850-7367
Nicholson, Sharon, MSN, RN - D                            irector-Clinical Education (312) 850-7192
Okhilua, Dr. Daniel, DNP, RN -
Nursing Lab Manager
(312) 850-7367
McCree, Phyllis,MSN, RN -
Nursing Education Specialist
(312) 850-7388
Paone, Patricia, MSN, APN, CNP - Nursing Education Specialist (312) 850-4571
Roldan, Magaly - College Clerical Ass.II (312) 850-7376
Scott, Latonya -Nursing Lab Coordinator (312) 850-7367
Zavala, Gabriela -College Clerical Ass.II (312)850-7404 gsan

Nursing Department
Phone: (312) 850-7159
Fax:     (312) 850-7208​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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(312) 850-7159
(312) 850-7349
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 3100
Chicago, IL 60612
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Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Sep 17
Sep 17
- Jan 14

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