Parkland College's Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares you for entry-level practice in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, community-based, and long-term settings. If you choose to pursue this degree to become a registered nurse, you should know that RN jobs are expected to grow 16 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This growth, faster than the average for all occupations, will occur as more emphasis is placed on preventative care; chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity continue to rise; and the baby boomer population lives longer and is more active, requiring increased healthcare. For career details, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational site.
Our program integrates practice and theory and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Most classes consist of face-to-face sessions at the Parkland campus, with one class entirely online and one class partially online during the last semester. Clinicals take place at Carle and Presence hospitals as well as settings in surrounding communities; state-of-the-art simulation complements these clinical experiences.
The Selective Admissions Process
NOTE: Nursing is a competitive selective admissions program. You may not take any NUR courses until you have been admitted to the Nursing Program. You must first complete an application to Parkland College. Acceptance to Parkland College does not indicate acceptance to the Nursing Program.
ACEN (formerly NLNAC) 2012 Self Study Report for Parkland College Associate Degree Nursing Program.
View the ACEN (formerly NLNAC) Self Study here
View follow up report here
Any comments regarding this program may be directed to:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326