Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing

AAS Degree in Nursing

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What is an AAS Degree in Nursing ?

The Associate's of Applied Science degree in Nursing, or ADN, is a 2-3 year degree offered at community colleges throughout the United States.  An AAS Degree in Nursing allows an individual to become licensed and practice as a registered nurse, or RN. 

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Program Options

Illinois Valley Community College’s ADN Nursing Program is completed in four semesters or two full years. After the completion of the required courses, you will receive an Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing.  See the Plan of Study here.

Features of the Program

IVCC’s Nursing Program prepares you for an active role in health-care through classroom, laboratory, and hands-on experiences in modern, high-tech facilities where highly experienced and qualified nursing professionals collaborate and work with nursing students and their nursing instructor in the clinical setting. 


IVCC tuition is just one-third to one-fourth the cost of state universities and far below most private institutions. An approximation of tuition and fees and cost comparison can be found on the IVCC website at and at
Many scholarship opportunities are available through the IVCC Foundation at and Financial Aid is available for those who qualify at aid.


 ACEN SealIllinois Valley Community College's Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is approved by   the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (1-888-473-4858)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Illinois Valley Community College, at Oglesby Campus, located in Oglesby, IL is accredited by the

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400   
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. 

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

IVCC Program Statistics for the Past 3 Years

                                                                     2019                      2020                          2021
NCLEX PASS RATES                                     91 %                       81 %                         83%
PROGRAM COMPLETION RATES                  80 %                     77%                           57%
JOB PLACEMENT RATES                              97 %                      91%                         100%

  *2022 Data will be available Spring of 2023

What Does the Future of Nursing Look Like?

Bright! Registered nurse employment is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for other occupations.  This can be attributed to an increasing emphasis on preventative healthcare, the increasing number of individuals who live with chronic illness, and the aging population of the current nurse work force evolving into retirement.

What Types of Job Opportunities are there for Nurses?

The vast majority of the current nurse workforce work at the client bedside providing care and treatments. But the opportunities for nurses to seek other challenging employment are many.  Other settings in which nurses are employed are:

  • Community Health 
  • Long-term and Assisted Care Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Home Health
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Nursing Education
  • Primary Healthcare Providers offices and clinics
  • Industry         

I want to know more! Who can I contact?

Here are some recommendations for how to find out more information about IVCC.

  • See a counselor!  They can explain intricate details of the program and help potential nursing students to plan their course of study.
  • Attend an informational session!  Four informational sessions are held during the fall and spring semesters and are open to the public.  See below for dates, times and locations.

Nursing Information Sessions ?

Visit the Nursing Admissions web page for current session dates.

Program Contacts





Ann Bruch

Interim Director of Nursing
Office:  B-220

Polly Ragazincky

Administrative Assistant
Office:  A 214