Admission into the Nursing Program is competitive. It is highly recommended that students interested in pursuing a career in nursing meet with their counselor each semester and attend a Nursing Information Session. In order to be considered for the nursing program, a student must file a Letter of Intent with the Admissions Office between November 14, 2014 - February 17, 2015 for the Fall 2015 Admission Cycle.
Letters of Intent - Fall 2016 Admission Cycle - TBA
The IVCC Counseling staff strongly recommends that students interested in Nursing see a Counselor each semester to plan course work and admission to the program. We also recommend attending a Nursing Information Session prior to starting coursework at IVCC (session dates below).
Nursing Information Sessions
These sessions are presented by a Counselor and an Admissions Representative. A Nursing Department Representative is also present. These sessions are essential in the planning process for application to the nursing program. The format allows time for questions, but space is limited! Please contact the Office of Admissions at (815) 224-0439 or email Kathy_Sramek@ivcc.edu to reserve your space.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Room CTC 124
Thursday, April 16, 2015 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., IVCC Ottawa Center
Information about the Nursing Program
Currently there are positions for 60 RN (Associate Degree Nursing) and 20 LPN (Certificate) students with acceptance for the fall semester only.
Nursing Information Worksheets are available in the Counseling Center to help students understand the pre-requisites, the preparation coursework, the formula for admission, and the program itself. This information is covered in the Nursing Information Session, as well as in an individual counseling session.
Preference is given to those applicants who are legal residents of IVCC district #513. Residency is defined as living in district 30 days prior to the deadline for the Letter of Intent. Non-residents will be considered for admission only after all qualified and eligible district residents have been offered admission. If a student works full-time in-district, they will be considered in-district residents. Proof of employment will be required.
Nursing Admission Formula
The formula for admission is based on three components: Pre-nursing assessment scores, core course grade points, and core course completion. We have developed a nursing calculator, available online at www.ivcc.edu/nursingcalculator to assist you in estimating your score for nursing admission. Please note that this online calculator is only an estimate and the final, official scores will be calculated by the Admissions Office.
Nursing Admission Handbook 2014-2015 (PDF)
Nursing Admission PowerPoint (PDF)
Accelerated Nursing Admission Policy for High School Students (PDF)
Dual Admissions Agreements
IVCC currently has dual admissions agreements with Illinois Central College and Sauk Valley Community College for students attending or paying taxes to Midland School District, Fieldcrest School District, Henry-Senachwine School District, and Bureau Valley School District. This agreement allows students to attend either community college at in-district tuition rates. Students will be coded as out-of-district and may be asked to prove residency with the Cashier to receive the in-district rate.
Important note: This does not imply residency for the purpose of admissions into limited admissions programs such as nursing. Students who reside out of the district and within these dual admissions areas are still considered out-of-district for the nursing program and will be admitted only after all qualified in-district applicants have been admitted.