This program is designed to prepare the graduate to function in the role of the beginning practical nurse to provide bedside care in a variety of health care settings. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Licensed practical nurses assist in caring for the sick under the direction of registered nurses, physicians, dentists or podiatrists. They perform procedures and treatments such as measuring vital signs, applying dressings and giving medications. LPNs work for nursing homes, hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities. With experience and training, they may work in specialized areas such as recovery room, intensive care or obstetric units. However, advancement in the health care field may be accomplished with further education.
In order to become licensed as a practical nurse, a person must complete a state-approved program like SVCC's and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for practical nurses (PN).
- Active CNA Certificate on file with the Illinois Department of Public Health or documentation of successful completion ofa state approved CNA program within the last two years.
- Fulfill Reading Proficiencyrequirement by verifying ONE of the following: (The most recent score or grade will be utilized.) Reading Assessment: placed out of a reading course. RDG 098 with a â‚¬Å“Câ‚¬Â or better. (ENG 105 with â‚¬Å“Câ‚¬Â or better prior to Fall 2002)
- Fulfill Math Proficiencyrequirement by verifying ONE of the following: (The most recent score or grade will be utilized.) Place into elementary algebra or higher using SVCC placement or ACT score. Successful completion of MAT 072 or a higher level math course.
- Fulfill Writing Proficiencyrequirement by verifying ONE of the following: (The most recent score or grade will be utilized.) Writing Assessment: placed into ENG 101 using SVCC Placement or ACT score. ENG 099 with a â‚¬Å“Câ‚¬Â or better. (ENG 100 with a â‚¬Å“Câ‚¬Â or better prior to Fall 2002) ENG 101 or the equivalent with a â‚¬Å“Câ‚¬Â or better.
- Complete the College's general admission procedure.
- Attend a nursing information meeting.
- Meet with the health career education counselor and develop an academic plan.
- File a current Nursing application form with the Dean of Health Professions.
- Submit two letters of recommendation to the Dean of Health Professions. Further admission information is available in the Admission Handbook.
- All new applicants and re-applicants to the nursing program must take the ATI TEAS test.
- TEAS tesing must be completed prior to the application deadline date.
- Testing will included areas of Reading, English, Mathematics and Science.
- Applicants may not test any more than once a semester. Retesting allowed in subsequent semesters. Test may be repeated three times.
- TEAS testing applicable for admissionMUST be completed at SVCC.
- You must set up an ATIaccount with a user name and password.
- Go to www.atitesting.com
- Click on create a new account and develop a user name and password of your choice.
- ATI will then provide you with an ID number.
- Note User name, password and ID number as it must be brought with you for testing session.
- Click on the online store tab in Main Menu on the left hand side.
- Once in the shop section, scroll down to Register for TEAS.
- Choose The State of Illinois and City of Dixon.
- Sign up for the date and time of your choosing.
- Fee $25.00 paid to ATI per credit card.
- BRING THE FOLLOWING TO THE TESTING SESSION:
- ATI user name, password and ID number.
- Photo ID.
- YOU MUST BE ON TIME FOR THE SESSION,LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE ALLOWED TO TEST.
- Study guides are available in the SVCC Library or may be purchesd online at www.atitesting.com. For free practice tests, please visit www.testprepreview.com/teas_practice.html.
- TEAS score valid for 3 years.
- Points will be awarded according to your score as follows- TEAS Total Score:
- 82% or greater - 2 Points
- 75 - 81.9% - 1 Point
- 74.9 - or less - 0 Points
The admission requirements and the admission procedure must be completed by March 1of the year the applicant wishes to be admitted. If the class is not filled, a second candidate evaluation will be implemented after June 1.
Out-of-district applicants to the nursing program will be considered after June 1, if space is available and there are no qualified in-district applicants.
Successful completion of a nursing course requires a â‚¬Å“Câ‚¬Â in the classroom, satisfactory clinical performance and â‚¬Å“Passâ‚¬Â on clinical competency examinations. A student who is unsatisfactory in any one of these areas will receive a failing grade for the course. If an NRS course is failed, it may be repeated once. No more than one NRS course may be repeated.
PROGRAM CONTACTS at Sauk Valley Community College
Health Career Education Counselor, 815/835-6208;
Janet Lynch, Dean of Health Professions, 815/835-6374.
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Estimated Program Cost
|Tuition and Fees||$5,073.00||$12,609.00||$13,953.00|
|Room and Board||$9,342.00||$9,342.00||$9,342.00|
|Books and Supplies||$2,251.68||$2,251.68||$2,251.68|
|Completion rate at 100%||7||0||7|
|Completion rate at 150%||0||0||0|
Job Placement Rate: N/A
- Median loan debt for completers
- Title IV loan debt
- Private loan debt
- Institutional debt