The Illinois Valley Community Nursing Program has affiliation
agreements for clinical rotations in acute and long-term care, clinics and
other healthcare agencies in the following locations:
- Spring Valley
- Surrounding communities
Simulation Labs are used as an additional educational experience
HEALTH AND CLINICAL
Requirements to participate in
the clinical experience component of the nursing program are:
initial two step T.B. skin test, followed by annual 1-step T.B. skin test. If you have had a positive skin
test in the past, a copy of a recent negative chest X-ray and verification from
a physician or nurse practitioner that there is no active disease present is
2. MMR: Two doses of MMR given at least 1 month apart
or: Measles, Mumps and Rubella titers indicating immunity
3. A positive
Varicella titer or two doses of the Varicella vaccine given at least one month
5. Hepatitis B
series of three vaccinations are required or the student must submit proof of
immunity through a titer.
Influenza injection will be required of all students – timeline will be
7. A complete
physical exam documented on a IVCC form
is required upon admission to the nursing program. If the ADN Program is not
completed within 2 years from admission, a new physical exam is needed upon
readmission. All restrictions and/or
limitations must be noted on the physical form.
You are to make a
copy of your completed physical and immunization form prior to bringing it to
the Division Office.
a. If you have been out of the nursing program for one semester or longer, you will be required to obtain a physical exam prior to returning to the nursing program.
b. If your physical health status changes, you will be required to obtain a physical exam.
c. The IVCC nursing faculty reserves the right to ask you to repeat a physical if a health issue arises.
8. The IVCC
Nursing programs must adhere to health requirements of the contracted clinical
CPR- No online classes will be accepted.
Heart Association – Course title: “Health Care Provider”
- American Red
Cross – Course title: “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
Drug Screening Requirements
the responsible relationship between students and patients, in which the safety
of the patient is greatly influenced by the cognition and behavior of the student,
it is the policy of Illinois Valley Nursing Programs to require that all
students be free of alcohol and drugs.
To assist in this, urine drug screens will be required of all students
entering the Nursing Program or returning after a minimum of one year of
absentness from the nursing program. ALL
currently enrolled nursing students will be required to pass the drug screening
Criminal Background Check
- To obtain criminal history record information on unlicensed
student entering the nursing program.
- To review and act on issues related to positive criminal
background checks of the students who are enrolled in the nursing program.
- To be in compliance with clinical agencies’ requirements
Illinois Valley Community College is committed to providing a safe
environment for students, patients cared for by students, and employees of the
college. Therefore, IVCC nursing program
shall conduct criminal background checks using the social security number on
all unlicensed students who are enrolled in the nursing program. The criminal background check will be
conducted through Certified Background Check, a company selected by IVCC, and
is paid for by the student. Students who
receive a positive background check will be required to present a disposition
of the case. If the student was
convicted of a crime, the student will be reviewed by the DON of the nursing
program. If the background check reveals a conviction, the student may be
disqualified from attending the Nursing program at IVCC.
Please see IVCC Nursing Handbook to review additional information
regarding procedure, confidentiality, and positive results related to criminal
background and drug screening.