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 preventive care; as chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity continue to rise; and as the baby boomer population lives longer and is more active, requiring increased healthcare. For career details, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational site.
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.
The Parkland College associate degree nursing program at Parkland College located in Champaign, Illinois is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Parkland College associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website