Associate Degree Nurse - Track (AAS.ADN.TRK)

The Associate Degree Nursing Track (AAS.ADN.TRK) prepares the student for acceptance into the Lake Land College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Program graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, the graduate may apply for RN licensure. Completion of the ADN program does not guarantee RN licensure.

State regulations require that qualified in-district residents will be accepted before consideration is given to out-of-district applicants.

Application Process/Admission Criteria

The ADN program is a competitive, special admission program which uses an objective formula to rank applicants. Applicants seeking admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program for Fall semester must have a completed application on file in the nursing department prior to the admission deadline of February 1st. The program will notify applicants within six weeks of the admission deadline of tentative acceptance/denial.

In order to have a completed application on file, students must do the following:

1. Complete an Intent to Enroll to the College selecting AAS.ADN.TRK as course of study. (Note: College acceptance does not guarantee admission into the program.)
2. Submit official transcripts from any other colleges attended to Admissions & Records. Request a transcript evaluation for AAS.ADN.
3. Complete the online Nursing Admission Application at Within 2 weeks of receipt of application, the student will receive email instructions to register for the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam.
4. Achieve a score of 75 or above on the HESI A2 Admissions Assessment exam. To ensure a completed application, applicants should take the exam the Fall semester prior to the February 1st application deadline.
5. Complete a pre-requisite course (BIO 100 or BIO 225) with a grade of ""C" or better.
6. For more information, review the ADN Application Checklist at s/as/academicprograms/catalog/ADNChecklist.pdf.

High school students selected for the Partnership for Career and College Success (PCCS) curriculum will enter the nursing program in his/her second year at Lake Land College. See PCCS ADN Application Checklist at s/as/academicprograms/catalog/ADNChecklist_PCCS.pdf for details.

Licensed Practical Nurses can apply to enter the Associate Degree Nursing program in the second year. Applicants must complete the application process and submit a current Illinois Practical Nursing License. See LPN to ADN Application Checklist at s/as/academicprograms/catalog/LPN-RNChecklist.pdf for details.

Co-requisite courses are required for program completion. These courses may be taken prior to acceptance. Grades for these courses are included in the admissions formula. Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all co-requisite courses, which include:
1. PSY-279 Human Dev/Life Span 3.0
2. BIO-225 Human Ana/Phys I * 4.0
3. BIO-226 Human Ana/Phys II * 4.0 **
4. BIO-235 Microbiology or HED 290 Disease Processes*
5. ENG-119 Composition I Pathway * or ENG-120 Composition I *
6. ENG-121 Composition II or COM 111 Intro to Speech*

* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course.

**BIO 226, Human Ana/Phys II must be completed within 5 years of application deadline. Transfer courses must include human cadavers. BIO 061 Health Assessment is a 1 credit- hour course offered for students whose A&P II course is over 5 years old, or if a transfer course did not include human cadavers.

Students cannot register for nursing program courses until final acceptance in the program.

The Allied Health Program guidelines and expectations align with the College's Pandemic Safety Response Guidelines. If the College updates the guidelines, the Allied Health Programs will follow the new guidelines. If clinical partners impose guidelines that are more restrictive, such as a vaccination mandate, the Allied Health Programs will follow the clinical partner's guidelines. If a student refuses to comply with the clinical site's protocols, he/she will fail to meet clinical objectives and will therefore fail the course.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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Second Semester
Medical & Legal Terminology

Medical & Legal Terminology

A court reporter's course in medical terminology that covers medical word parts, going over primary terms, then reviewing structure and functions of the body systems. Legal terminology gives knowledge and understanding of commonly-used words in a courtroom. (Repeatable 3 times)

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