Allied Health Division

With a multitude hands-on experiences, Lake Land College Allied Health graduates are ahead of their peers when applying for jobs. Employers seek to hire Lake Land College Allied Health graduates because of their relevant industry skill set and hands-on training. This seamless transfer to the workforce contributes to the health and vibrancy of the local economy. In addition to being well prepared for the workforce, our graduates excel on national board exams with higher passing rates than the national average.

Allied Health Division Majors

Workforce Ready Associate Degree Programs

Workforce Ready Certificate Programs

Associate Degree in Nursing Basic Nurse Assistant
Dental Hygiene Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant Medical Assistant
Paramedical Services Paramedical Services
Physical Therapist Assistant Practical Nursing

Track Programs

Non Degree Programs

Associate Degree Nurse – Track Basic Nurse Assisting
Dental Hygiene – Track Emergency Medical Services
Medical Assistant (Associate Degree) – Track Public Safety Telecommunicator
Medical Assistant (Certificate) – Track
Massage Therapy – Track 
Physical Therapist Assistant – Track
Practical Nursing – Track

Admissions Exam for Nursing Programs

ACEN Accreditation Sea

The admissions exam for all nursing students (practical and associate degree) has recently changed to the HESI Admission Assessment Exam. The test will focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and mathematics. For those who have taken the NLN Admissions Exam in the past, these scores will still be valid for 5 years from the test date. A study guide is available to assist in preparation for the exam: HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd ed. (2012). ISBN: 978-4557-0333-3

Begin the process for nursing programs here.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Bachelor’s Degree Nursing Track

Lake Land College has a partnership with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Nursing (SON) that enables students to rapidly achieve their baccalaureate degree from SIUE. Students must attend Lake Land College to complete an associate degree and the majority of the general education requirements. Once a student has successfully completed the ADN program at Lake Land and obtained licensure as a registered nurse, the student may progress through the remaining four RN to BS nursing courses through the SIUE’s online program. Click here for more information on the partnership and curriculum plan.

Faculty and Staff

Allied Health Division Faculty

For program information, contact the Allied Health Division Chair:
Erin Swinger 217-234-5448 eswingler@lakelandcollege.edu
To enroll in a program, contact the Allied Health Academic Counselor:
Jennifer Melton 217-234-5251 jmelton52502@lakelandcollege.edu

Accreditation ACEN Site Visit Meeting

Lake Land College will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The public is invited to meet with the site visit team and share comments about the programs in person at a meeting Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place on the Lake Land College campus in the Neal Hall south room at 5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois.
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 Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by 9/14/2020.
All visitors to campus will be required to complete the Campus Visit Screening Form on the Lake Land College website as well as wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth.

The Lake Land College Nursing Programs have an accreditation visit scheduled for September 21st-24th.  Members of the public are invited to provide comments to the site visit team on Wednesday September 23rd at 2:20 by accessing the following link:

Access Information for the Program:

Dial-in Information:
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 839-771-637