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Dr. Marsha Atkins

Dean of Nursing
The Fall 2017 A.A.S. Degree​ in Nursing application cycle is extended to July 21, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
  • ​​Graduates of the program successfully meet the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (A.A.S) and qualif​y to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
  • The Fall 2017 Practical Nursing application cycle is extended to July 21, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Graduates of the program successfully meet the requirements for the Practical Nursing Advanced Certificate and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing
  • (NCLEX-PN)
The Fall 2017 LPN Bridge Program application cycle is closed as of May 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
  • ​​​​Graduates of the program successfully meet the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (A.A.S) and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)

Additional Information:

  • Students completing pre-requisite courses at one of the City Colleges of Chicago campuses by the end of the summer 2017 session may apply for fall 2017 enrollment.
  • LPN Bridge Program students must complete the application process by May 30, 2017. Accepted students must self-enroll for Nursing 140 which begins June 7, 2017.
  • Students completing the final pre-requisite requirement of BNA at Malcolm X College during the summer 2017 session may apply for the fall 2017 AAS Nursing Program. CNA certification must be attained prior to the end of the fall 2017 semester. Students will not progress in the nursing program if this condition is not met.

How to Apply

Complete the A.A.S. Degree in Nursing online application.                       
Complete the Practical Nursing online application.                          

Careers in Nursing

The Nursing Program is a two-year, 69-credit hour program. Graduates of the Nursing Program successfully meet the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (A.A.S.) and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The curriculum comprises general education, science, and nursing courses. The natural and social science principles are integrated throughout the curriculum.                                    
The program is affiliated with various hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other community agencies to offer students the best supervised clinical learning experiences available in medical-surgical, mental health, maternal-child health, pediatric, and gerontological nursing. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings such as: hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, physician offices, schools, public health, government, the military, and industry.                            
Students who want to pursue a nursing career should have a sincere desire to work with people and be empathetic to their needs. Becoming a nursing professional is rigorous, but most nurses derive considerable satisfaction from knowing that their work contributes directly to the well-being of others.                                    
The Commission affirmed the continuing accreditation and changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation with conditions  after a focused visit to the following programs:                                                      
  • City Colleges of Chicago at Malcolm X College (Associate) Chicago, IL following the consolidation of the City Colleges of Chicago nursing programs
For more information on the status and/or findings, visit​                                                                      
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing                                    
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta,                                    
Georgia 30326                                    






​The City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing (CCCSON) at Malcolm X College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science (AAS) nursing degree program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).                                      
You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Malcolm X College located at 1900 West Jackson Boulevard in Room 1107.                                      
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:                                     
Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer                 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing                                      
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850                                      
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or e-mail:                                      
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by March 1, 2017.                                      

Faculty & Staff


Name Title Phone Email
Dr. Marsha Atkins, ND/DNP, CNM, MSN/MPH Dean of Nursing (312) 850-7159
Dr. Gwendolyn Rice, DNP, MSN, RN, APN Associate Dean (312) 850-7348
Dr. James Rice, DNP, RN, FNP-BC Associate Dean (312) 850-7158
Rhonda Phillips, MSN, CNS, RN Associate Dean (312) 850-7387
Dr. Yolanda Harper Morris, DNP, RN Department Chair (312) 850-7245
Dr. Linda Brown-Aldridge, DNP, RN Department Chair (312) 850-7187
Dr. Kathleen Fisher, DNP, CHSE, CCRN, CCNS/APN Director-Simulation Edu. (312) 850-7065
Lorraine Cross, MS Nursing Support Spec. (312) 850-7195
Collins, Lorita, MSN, RN BNA Coordinator (312) 850-4639

Faculty & Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Abdullah, Rashidah, MSN, APN, CNM Instructor (312) 850-7151
Alford, Carolyn, RN, MS BNA Instructor (312) 850-7457
Allen, Donna, MSN, RN, ANP Instructor (312) 850-7155
Arrington, Yvonne, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7165
Bell, Iva, BSN, RN BNA Instructor
Burt, Jean, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7179
Butler, Shirley, BSN, RN, BNA Instructor (312) 850-7022
Carrarini, Roy, MSN, RN, APN-CRRN Assistant Professor (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
Evans-Garner, Narsis MSN, RN Assistant Professor (312) 850-7218
Folker-Maglaya, Dr. Catherine, DNP, APN-CNM, IBCLC Assistant Professor (312) 850-7220

Hai, Dr. Asra, DNP, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-3528
Harmon, Loretta, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7240
Hernandez, Elsie, RN, MPH BNA Instructor
Higgs, Defrances, BSN BNA Instructor (312) 850-7099
Hines, Patricia A., RN, BSN BNA Instructor 312-850-7079
Hong, Denise, BSN, MS, RN, NE-BC BNA Instructor
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
Jordan, Barbara, RN BNA Instructor
Kipnis, Nancy, MSN, RN, CNE Assistant Professor (312) 850-7283
Lewis, Letasha, MSN, RN, FNP-C Instructor (312) 850-7321
McDowell, Linda, BSN, RN BNA Instructor (312) 850-7084
McGhee, Greta, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7293
Mensah, Kathy, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7308
Montero, Ines, MSN, RN Assistant Professor (312) 850-7309
Neal, Susan, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-3533
Newton, Felicia, RN, BS BNA Instructor (312) 850-7095
Packer, Evelyn, MS, APN, CADC, BR-MISA II BNA Lecturer (312) 850-7005
Peer, Virginia, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7353
Piltawer, Jennifer, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM Instructor (312) 850-7268
Preston, Maria, MSN, RN Assistant Professor (312) 850-7359
Roddy, Nancy, RN, BSN, MS-CRRN BNA Lecturer (312) 850-7005
Rufus, Tanisha, MSN, RN Assistant Professor (312) 850-7380
Sanders, Renita, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7280
Scott-Brand, Tammy, MSN, RN Assistant Professor (312) 850-4584
Smith, Sarah, RN BNA Instructor
Soberano, Mary Rose, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7413
Statum, Kimberly, RN BNA Lecturer (312) 850-7187
Stevens, Sondae, MSN, RN, CNE Assistant Professor (312) 850-7415
Thomas, Dr. Carla, DSN, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, RN-BC Assistant Professor (312) 850-7130
Williams, Devoria, MSN, BS, CRRN, RN BNA Instructor (312) 850-7034
Wilson, Dr. Dawn, DNP, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7461
Wyatt, Debra, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7468
Zimmermann, Polly, MSN, RN Associate Professor (312) 850-7408

Nursing Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Adams-Moore, Patricia, RN Nursing Tutor (312) 850-7367
Arnold, Sylvia Coordinator (312) 850-3543
Deck, Sheryl, BSN, RN Nursing Lab Coordinator (312) 850-7048
English, Patricia, BSN, RN Nursing Lab Coordinator (312) 850-7055
Green, Amy, BSN, RN Clinical Coordinator (312) 850-8054
Harris,-Ward, Vanisha College Admin Ass. I (312) 850-7251
Johnson Shannon, BSN, RN Nursing Lab Coordinator (312) 850-7367
McLaughlin, Mary, BSN,RN Nursing Lab Coordinator
Nicholson, Sharon, MSN, RN Director-Clinical Education (312) 850-7192
Okhilua, Dr. ​​Daniel, DNP, RN Nursing Lab Manager (312) 850-7367
Paone, Patricia, MSN, APN, CNP Nursing Education Specialist (312) 850-4571
Robinson, Jerri, MSN, RN, MPA Nursing Education Specialist (312) 850-7369
Roldan, Magaly College Clerical Ass. II (312) 850-7376
Witherspoon, Eugenia College Clerical Ass. II (312) 850-7182
Zavala, Gabriela College Clerical Ass. II (312) 850-7470
Hernandez, Angel, MSN, FNP-BC Nursing Tutor (312) 850-7367
McCree, Phyllis,RN, MSN Nursing Education Specialist (312) 850-7388

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

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(312) 850-7349
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 3100
Chicago, IL 60612
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