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Nursing Department

Dr. James Rice
 Dean of Nursing
 

Weekly Information Sessions

Please inquire at the main entrance Security Desk about room location.
  • BNA Program information sessions are every Monday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am & 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm room 5012
  • A.A.S. Nursing program and Practical Nursing program information sessions are every other Wednesday, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Room 5007, starting February 13, 2019.
The dates are:
  • June 12, 2019
  • June 26, 2019 
  • July 17, 2019 
  • July 31, 2019           
 

The A.A.S Nursing Degree Program is a 69-credit hour program. The Practical Nursing Advanced Certificate Program is a 49 credit hour program.                                  

The fall application for the A.A.S Degree program will start January 3, 2019, and end April 12, 2019.                     

The application for the Practical Nursing program will start Fall 2019. Please monitor the website for specific dates when published. The next admission will be for Spring 2020.        

To Apply to Program:              

  • Complete program prerequisite courses 
  • Submit official high school or GED transcripts to the Office of th Registrar at Malcolm X College. 
  • Submit official college transcripts to the Office of the Registrar at Malcolm X College. 
  • Complete ATI TEAS exam with the required scores. 
  • Calculate admissions cumulative GPA.
  • Certified/Licensed: C.N.A. for A.A.S Nursing Degree program; Unencumbered LPN license for LPN Bridge Pathway. 
  • View Gainful Employment Disclosure in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu] for Practical Nursing. 
  • Apply to Program in Student Portal [my.ccc.edu].
To Learn More About Program and Admissions:
  • The Academic Support Center has resources to assist in preparing for the ATI TEAS Exam.  Click here to access information about the Academic Support Center.
  • Any questions regarding the application and admissions process may be directed to the Nursing Office at 312-850-7159, or you may call nursing liaison, Sylvia Arnold, at 312-850-3543 or email at sarnold@ccc.edu.
     

About Program

The City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing (CCCSON) program is concerned with the individual patient in the context of family and society. We focus our efforts on the promotion, conservation, and restoration of the individual’s patterns of health and health-seeking behavior. Nursing seeks to facilitate achievement of an optimum level of physical, social, psychological, and spiritual health. Patient-nurse relationships are based upon mutual trust and respect and the nurse’s professional competence. A high level of accountability is required when the nurse assumes patient care responsibilities. To prepare nursing students for the role of the professional registered nurse; CCCSON combines nursing theory and practice with general education. Students are provided clinical experiences and caring for individuals for all ages, through skills lab, simulation, and clinical settings throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs.                                       

Our nursing education program meets the standards of the  Illinois Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
     


Program Mission

The mission of the CCCSON is to provide students with an evidence-based education, to prepare transformational and compassionate nurses in the delivery of culturally competent patient care in a caring and healing environment.     


Admission Policy                                   

The number of newly admitted and returning nursing students will be limited to availability of nursing faculty, clinical sites, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing program growth size restrictions Eligibility for admission to the A.A.S. Nursing Degree program requires completion of all prerequisite coursework with a final grade of “C” or higher.                                

Affiliations

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


Accreditation

Our ACEN status is: Accreditation with compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria. The next onsite accreditation review will be spring 2025.

For more information on the status and/or findings, visit http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm   
                           
   



                                     

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia
    


Admissions Requirements:


Nursing        

All pre-requisite courses (4) must be completed prior to admission into the program. Pre-requisite courses (4) include:                                                              

  • Biology 121 with a "C" (completed within the past 5-years)
  • Chemistry 121 or higher with a "C" or higher (completed within the past 5-years)
  • English 101 with a "C" or higher
  • Math 118 or higher with a "C" or higher
LPN Bridge Pathway to Nursing
  • Biology 121 with a "C" (completed within the past 5-years)
  • Chemistry 121 with a "C" (completed within the past 5-year)
  • English 101 with a "C" or higher
  • Math 118 or higher with a "C" or higher
  • Biology 226 with a "C" or higher (completed within the past 5-years)
  • Biology 227 with a "C" or higher (completed within the past 5-years)
  • Microbiology 233 with a "C" or higher (completed within the past 5-years)
  • LPN Bridge Applicants must complete all 100-level pre-requisites and at least two of the 200-level science pre-requisites to be considered for the nursing program. One 200-level prerequisite can be completed prior to taking Nursing 210 and Nursing 211.  Accepted LPN students must self-enroll in Nursing 102 during the fall semester.  

Practical Nursing                                                               

  • Biology 120 with a "C" or higher
  • Biology 121 with a "C" or higher (completed within the past 5-years)
  • English 101 with a "C" or higher
  • Math 118 or higher with a "C" or higher

Additional Information:                                                             

  • Acceptance into the City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing (CCCSON) is competitive and requires prior admission to CCC.
  • The number of newly admitted and returning nursing students will be limited to availability of nursing faculty, clinical sites, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing program growth size restrictions Eligibility for admission to the A.A.S. Nursing Degree program requires completion of all prerequisite coursework with a final grade of “C” or higher.
  • 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.
  • The ATI TEAS exam must be taken at one of the City Colleges of Chicago. Students may take the test three times in a 12-month period. Students must score a minimum of 65% in the cumulative, and a 73% in the reading for the AAS Degree Nursing Program. Students must score a minimum of 60% in the cumulative, and 70% in the reading for the Practical Nursing program. Study preparation for the exam is encouraged. Support to prepare for the ATI TEAS exam can be accessed through the Academic Support Center at Malcolm X College.
  • “ATI’s best practice to follow for administering ATI TEAS retakes, to help ensure students’ best results, is to limit the number of retakes per year with remediation periods between retakes. Each student should be limited to three retakes in 1 year. The suggested remediation period is no fewer than 2 weeks to 30 days, which is an appropriate time length to remediate between attempts and follows the majority of institutions’ remediation period.”
  • Any questions regarding the application and admissions process may be directed to the Nursing Office at 312-850-7159, or you may call nursing liason, Sylvia Arnold, at 312-850-3543 or email at sarnold@ccc.edu.

               

Submitting Application within Student Portal (my.ccc.edu )                                                           

  • Under “My Academic Plan”
  •  Within “Academic Planning”
  • Click “Selective Application”

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