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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs RN Completion

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Beginning Summer 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students. Please refer to the Nursing program at Malcolm X.

View the Semester Map for RN Completion Associate in Applied Science

The A.A.S. degree program in Nursing RN Completion provides students who have completed a Practical Nursing Program with the nursing coursework that will result in an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing. This is a ladder program designed to provide an opportunity for Practical Nursing (PN) graduates to continue their education by building on their previous education rather than repeating previously learned material. The A.A.S. in Nursing program prepares students to become registered nurses through licensure from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and to meet critical local, state, and national needs for nursing professionals. Successful completion of the program will allow the student to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.      

Admission Requirements for the RN Completion Nursing Program:      

Admission is competitive. The District has one admission policy for all the City Colleges of Chicago RN Programs. Students seeking admission must first successfully complete the entire program of study to become a practical nurse (PN). What makes the RN Completion program unique is that students seeking admission into the program are not required to take the NCLEX-PN Licensure Examination.

The online application process will streamline the admission process and allow prospective students to apply by submitting one single application which will be reviewed by the CCC Nursing Program Admissions Committee. However, receiving and completing the application for a Nursing program does not guarantee admission. In addition, indicating the college preference choices also does not guarantee
admission.

 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

381

Funding Options

Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

17 CH
Choose Chemistry 121 OR Chemistry 201.
Biology
BIOLOGY 121
Biology I 5
Cellular and Molecular Biology. Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function and processes. Laboratory required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 226
Human Structure and Function I 4
Human anatomy and physiology. This laboratory course is recommended for those contemplating a career in the health professions and emphasizes the structure and function of the human body. Microscopic and gross anatomy are correlated with physiology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 121.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
BIOLOGY 227
Human Structure and Function II 4
Continuation of Biology 226. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 226, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Chemistry
CHEM 121
Basic Chemistry I 4
Principles of general inorganic chemistry, including properties of matter, dimensional analysis, fundamentals of stoichiometry, interpretation of the periodic table, nomenclature and introduction to solution chemistry and commonly used concentration units. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and eligibility for Math 118 or higher or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CHEM 201
General Chemistry I 5
Topics include the periodic table of the elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermo-chemistry, the gaseous state, basic concepts of the liquid and solid states, solutions, acids, and bases. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Mathematics 140 or higher and Grade of C or better in Chemistry 121 or one year of high school chemistry, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program General Requirements

17 CH

Choose Mathematics 118 OR Mathematics 125.

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Microbiology
MCROBIO 233
General Microbiology 4
Morphology, physiology, classification and culture of bacteria and related organisms. The role of bacteria related to human welfare and to plants and animals. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated eight credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Biology 121.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

27 CH
Nursing
NURSING 203
Nursing Leadership 3
This course facilitates the transition of the student into the role of a professional nurse. Previously learned concepts continue to be emphasized along with evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and leadership. Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues, appreciation of human diversity, cultural competence and management concepts. Principles of delegation and conflict management will be emphasized. Strategies to guide personal and professional development will guide short term and long term career goals. Legal and ethical issues are discussed with a focus on personal accountability and responsibilities. Standards of practice and the significance of functioning according to the state regulations and statutes are analyzed. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed from the State of Illinois as stated in the Nurse Practice Act, IL 1300.340 Approval of Programs sub section F Curriculum and instruction. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline are a part of this course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 210 and Nursing 211.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
NURSING 210
Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing 6
This course focuses on the care of adult patients with multiple comorbidities who require medical and/or surgical interventions. Emphasis is placed on helping patients, their families, and groups cope with alterations in body functions. Concepts focused upon in previous courses continue to be emphasized along with teamwork and collaboration, informatics, evidence-based practice and quality improvement. More complex health assessment and nursing skills are presented and students practice and demonstrate these skills in the laboratory and clinical settings. Clinical experiences provide the student with an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe care to one or two clients and selected groups in a variety of settings. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed from the State of Illinois as stated in the Nurse Practice Act, IL 1300.340 Approval of Programs sub section F Curriculum and instruction. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline are a part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 102, Biology 227, Microbiology 233; for LPN Bridge Students Nursing 140.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
NURSING 211
Maternal-Newborn/Mental Health 6
This course focuses on two clinical areas; the childbearing family as well as patients, families and groups who are experiencing cognitive, mental and behavioral disorders. In relation to the childbearing family an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of mothers and newborns is promoted. Emphasis is placed on normal and high-risk pregnancies, normal growth and development, family dynamics and the promotion of health behaviors in the patients. In relation to patients, families and groups who are experiencing cognitive, mental and behavioral disorders emphasis is placed on management of those facing physical and psychological stressors as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals and families. Concepts of crisis intervention, therapeutic communication, anger management and coping skills are integrated throughout the course. The community as a site for care and support services is addressed. Health assessment and nursing skills continue to be presented and students practice and demonstrate these skills in the laboratory and clinical settings. Clinical experiences provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe, quality, evidence-based patient care in selected settings. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed from the State of Illinois as stated in the Nurse Practice Act, IL 1300.340 Approval of Programs sub section F Curriculum and instruction. Written assignments as appropriate to the discipline are a part of this course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 102, Biology 227, Microbiology 233; for LPN bridge students Nursing 140.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
NURSING 212
Pediatric/Gerontologic Nursing 6
This course focuses on two clinical areas: the childrearing family as well as older adult patients, families, and groups who are experiencing age-related changes. In relation to the childrearing family an integrative, family-centered approach is promoted in the care of children. Emphasis is placed on normal growth and development, family dynamics, common pediatric disorders and the promotion of healthy behaviors in patients. In relation to the care of older adult patients the focus is on addressing their unique physiological and psychosocial needs in addition to the complex, multiple comorbidities. Emphasis is placed on collaborating with the interprofessional healthcare team to retain functional ability within home and residential settings. More complex health assessment and nursing skills continue to be presented and students practice and demonstrate these skills in the laboratory and clinical settings. Clinical experience provides the student with opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe, quality, evidence-based patient care in clinical settings. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed from the State of Illinois as stated in the Nurse Practice Act, IL 1300.340 Approval of Programs sub section F Curriculum and instruction. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline are a part of this course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 210 and Nursing 211.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
NURSING 213
Advanced Medical Surgical 6
This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care as they relate to adult patients with acute, complex, and multiple comorbidities. Previously learned concepts continue to be emphasized along with evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and leadership. Implementation of priority setting, clinical judgment and tenets of legal and ethical practice are integrated throughout the course. More complex health assessment and nursing skills continue to be presented and students practice and demonstrate these skills in the laboratory and clinical settings. Clinical experiences provide the student with an opportunity to apply theoretical concept and implement safe, quality, evidenced-based care to patients, families and groups in a variety of settings. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed from the State of Illinois as stated in the Nurse Practice Act, IL 1300.340 Approval of Programs sub section F Curriculum and instruction. Written assignments as appropriate to the discipline are a part of this course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 210 and 211.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

 

Program Elective Requirements

  CH

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

9 CH
​Students must select a minimum of 9 credit hours from the following courses:
Nursing
NURSING 150
Nursing Fundamentals I 4
The concepts of holism, nursing practice, multicultural society and communication are studied for purposes of assisting persons to meet their basic needs. The role of the practical nurse in the use of the nursing process is studied and practiced in classroom, laboratory and long-term settings specifically in relation to protection against infection and providing for safety, mobility, comfort, hygiene, elimination and nutrition needs. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240.
Prerequisites:Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 151
Nursing Fundamentals II 4
Students learn to administer medications and to use the nursing process to care for persons having surgery. The nursing process is also used to assist persons with oxygen, wound care, fluid and electrolyte, and rest and sleep needs and to assist persons who need relief from pain. Learning in classroom, lab and clinical settings foster professional growth. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240, Grade of C or better in Nursing 150, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 152
Nursing Perspectives 2
The course introduces students to the philosophy, conceptual framework, outcomes and competencies of the program. Nursing practice, nursing process and the therapeutic relationship are studied along with the ethical and legal aspects of nursing from the perspective of nursing practice in todays society. Contemporary health care delivery issues are also discussed. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission into Practical Nursing Program 240.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 153
Nursing Thru Life Span 1 5
Focusing on meeting the basic needs of families, preventive, supportive and therapeutic care is learned in class, lab and clinical settings. Students are expected to demonstrate professional growth and to function within the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Act of 2007. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 151 and Nursing 152 and Biology 226.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 154
Nursing Thru Life Span II 5
Focus on the care of persons throughout the life span experiencing grief and death and the common disorders interfering with oxygenation, nutrition, elimination, hormonal balance, and protection from infection. Students integrate previous related learning and are expected to demonstrate professional growth and to function within the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Act of 2007. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 153 and Biology 227.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
NURSING 155
Nursing Thru Life Span III 6
This course focuses on the care of persons throughout the life span experiencing the most common disorders interfering with sexuality, mobility, and safety (including mental health disorders). Cancer is also studied because of its interferences with all basic needs. Students integrate previous related learning and are expected to demonstrate professional growth and to function within the provisions of the Illinois Nursing Act of 2007. Theoretical concepts and clinical nursing skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Nursing 154 and Biology 227.
Offered at: Malcolm X Wilbur Wright
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