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Our Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares the student to practice nursing at a beginning level, such as a staff nurse position in health care facilities including hospitals, extended care facilities, clinics, and other community agencies. The program integrates practice and theory and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates are eligible to take the R.N. license examination (NCLEX-RN). Students considering application to the Nursing program need to be aware of background check and potential legal limitations. Advanced standing may be granted to licensed practical nurses. Part-time schedules are available.
LPN to ADN Bridge Program:
View the Checklist for Students Interested in: Nursing: LPN Advanced Placement
LPN to RN Bridge Program Advanced standing may be granted to licensed practical nurses when there are enough qualified candidates to offer the bridge class. If not, students will need to complete the classes in the RN sequence. Applicants must be graduates of a state-approved LPN program with a license or eligible for licensure in Illinois.

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.
NLNAC 2012 Self Study Report for Parkland College Associate Degree Nursing Program.
View the NLNAC Self Study 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

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