Nursing Program

Nursing Program

Level I and Level II applications - Available March 2021 for Fall 2021 admission
ATI TEAS Test IS required for Level I applicants. Please call the Testing Center at 217-443-8708 to make an appointment.

Level II (LPN-RN-Part Time option) - We are offering an LPN-RN Part-time option Fall 2021. Applications will be available March 2021.

If you have any questions, feel free to email or call 217-443-8553. 

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, hours are varied. Staff from the MSHP division are here daily from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Nursing department staff are here on Monday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Please email to request an appointment if you wish to meet outside of these times. You may also call 217-443-8553 but it is advised to email. Please keep in mind that the campus is closed at times. Every effort will be made to meet with you at your convenience.

The Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) is an entry level practitioner and is competent to practice as a direct caregiver in a variety of health care settings which include diverse patient populations. ADN graduates are employed in a health care delivery system that continues to grow and change. As noted in our Mission Statement, the nursing program has an overall goal of preparing graduates who practice safe, entry level professional nursing with a desire for lifelong learning. Therefore, ADN graduates may go on to pursue bachelors, master's and doctoral degrees in preparation for advanced levels of practice. The ADN/RN program at DACC implements a multi-exit ladder approach in which the student may exit after the first level of nursing education with a Practical Nursing Certificate, qualified to write the licensure exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) OR the student can continue in the second level and earn an Associate Degree in Nursing/Registered Nursing. The purpose of the ladder associate degree nursing curriculum is to prepare qualified graduates to fulfill the current responsibilities of the Practical Nurse (Level I) and of the Registered Nurse (Level II).

The nursing program at DACC has a great reputation for excellence and quality, including high pass rate on the national exams for licensure. In addition, students can work as nurses (LPN's) while completing an RN education. AND, the classes can be completed at community college costs - a fraction of the expense of a university or private college. For these reasons and many others, our graduates are readily employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, school, industries, and many other settings across the nation.

Nursing Department
Phone:  217-443-8553

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