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 Nursing Department

Tammy Scott-Brand, MSN-ED, BS, RN
Dean of Nursing
 

Dear CCCSON Applicant:                       

                      

Thank you for your interest in the nursing programs at the City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing.  We are extremely sensitive to the climate of our country and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students, and their ability to fulfill the requirements of their applications.   Please make sure to review the following information on how to apply.  The current application cycle is for Spring 2021 Nursing enrollment.  We strongly encourage you to attend one of the virtual nursing informational sessions to ensure that you complete all of the application requirements in order to be considered for one of our Nursing Programs.               

             

                                   
Weekly Information Sessions                                                 
                  
The informational sessions are held virtually for the Basic Certificate in Nursing, A.A.S Degree in Nursing, and the Advanced Certificate in Practical Nursing programs.                                           

  • BNA program informational sessions are held via zoom every Monday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, and 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.
  • A.A.S. Nursing program and Practical Nursing program will hold the following informational sessions every other Thursday, starting September 17, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  Students can access the individual event links below or reserve their seats at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/patricia-nabal-30617792706​. ​ Reservations are limited to 40 students per session.          

                                   

         

          

      

                                         October 1st   

  

                                         https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122411703701    

     

                                         October 15th    

                                         https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122631649565    

     

                                          October 29th    

                                          https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122764396615    

     

                                          November 12th    

                                          https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122764849971    

     

                                          December 10th   

                                          https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122765124793    

                      

 
​​​​​The application for the A.A.S Degree in Nursing and the Advanced Certificate in Practical Nursing programs will start August 31, 2020, and end November 13, 2020, for the Spring 2021 enrollment. Spring Classes start January 19, 2021. You may click here to review the academic calendar.                                          

                                                                                         

How to Apply:                                                                                             

  • Complete program prerequisite courses 
  • Submit official high school or GED transcripts to the Office of the 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. (See College Advisor).
  • 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]
                                                                               
Learn More About Our Programs 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 CCCSON

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 the 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 practices 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 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 the 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 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

The City Colleges of Chicago  School of Nursing is ACEN accredited. 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:

    

Please note: The following new requirements for Biology 121 and Chemistry 121 will take effect starting January 13, 2020. Students who apply to the Nursing program for Fall of 2020 must adhere to the following new pre-requisite requirements. All other pre-requisite requirements for the Practical Nursing program and the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing program will remain the same.                                          
  • Biology 121 with a "C" or higher (completed within the past 10- years) 
  • Chemistry 121 or higher with a "C" or higher (completed in the past 10-years) 
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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"  or higher (completed within the past 10-years)
  • Chemistry 121 or higher with a "C" or higher (completed within the past 10-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 10-years)
  • Chemistry 121 with a "C" (completed within the past 10-years)
  • 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 10-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 the 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 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.”
  • For more information about the A.A.S in Nursing program, click on AAS in Nursing GPS.  
  • For more information about the Advanced Certificate in Practical Nursing program click on AC in Practical Nursing GPS.
  • 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. 
                                                                                                 

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

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

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