nursing schools quad cities

nursing schools quad cities

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You can use this tool to compare programs from the best nursing schools in New Jersey. The rank is based on the number of students, the amount of tuition and the availability of financial aid.

1: NorthWestern University Chicago Campus

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2: Chamberlain University-Illinois

Chamberlain University Illinois is located in Addison, Illinois. Students can choose from several nursing options here including an MSN in Nursing, a BSN with RN-BSN program and a Popular Entry MSN. The school also has a Chicago campus as well as other campuses across the country.

Students will have access to clinical experience and can obtain a degree that meets their specific needs. If you are already an RN or BSN you may want to consider taking the RN-BSN program to help you advance your career and improve your skill set.

The school has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association since 1994. When applying to one of these programs make sure you check out all of the requirements for each program as they vary greatly depending on specialty and type of degree desired.

3: Rasmussen College-Illinois

Rasmussen College is a for-profit private college with campuses in Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas, and North Dakota. The school offers certificates and associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in a wide range of fields. Some online programs are available.

The Associate Degree in Nursing program at Rasmussen College-Illinois prepares students to care for patients through the pharmacological treatment of illness and injury. Coursework examines how to administer medications effectively under supervision of registered nurses or physicians. Students learn to provide competent nursing care through hands-on clinical experiences in hospitals as well as outpatient clinics or extended care facilities. Graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

4: Carle School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Location: Urbana, IL

Cost (Program tuition only): $10,500 per semester for Illinois residents and $29,616 per semester for non-Illinois residents.

Duration: A five-semester program for full-time students or an 11-semester program for part-time students.

How to apply: Students can apply through NursingCAS, a centralized application service for nursing programs that allows applicants to use one application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs at once.

Special features: Carle School of Nursing and Health Sciences is located in the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Carle Illinois Health System, a new medical school that focuses on technology-based learning. The program is designed around the Team Based Learning model where learners are exposed to content before class via online modules. During class time they work with their team to solve problems through simulation and scenarios based on real life situations in order to develop clinical reasoning skills. This innovative model won a 2017 Innovations Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing!

Language: English is the language used; however you will be expected to be able to read materials written in Spanish during clinical rotations outside of Champaign County.

Accreditation status: Carle School of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Bachelor’s degree in science nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is recognized by the U.S Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing education as well as DNP programs approved by CCNE as meeting established standards for educational quality in nursing education. The nursing program’s accreditation status can be verified on [CCNE’s website](

Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed at least two years of college coursework with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.

5: Illinois Central College

ICC, located in East Peoria, Illinois, offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN). To earn this degree students must complete 66 credit hours. The curriculum includes courses such as Introduction to Nursing, Nursing Concepts and Skills I, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for RNs, Health Assessment for RNs and At-Risk Populations.

The program is selective; applicants must meet several requirements before enrollment can occur. All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher from their previous college(s). They also must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam and score at the proficient level or higher. Passing scores on the TEAS are valid for two years from the date the test was taken.

Finally, eligible students will be placed on a waitlist if they do not meet all other application requirements by February 1st with spring semester classes beginning in August. Non-eligible students will continue to be placed on a waitlist until June 15th at which time they’ll be required to reapply if they want to gain admission into ICC’s nursing curriculum during the fall semester. Classes begin in August with that semester ending in December or January depending on the type of course being taken.

6: South Suburban College

  • Location: Main campus is in South Holland, Illinois; satellite campuses in Oak Forest and Matteson
  • Size: Around 7,000 students
  • Tuition costs: ~$3,400 per semester (12-18 credit hours) plus mandatory fees

7: Lewis and Clark Community College

Lewis and Clark Community College

  • Located in: Godfrey, IL
  • Type of school: Public School; Two Year College; Hispanic Serving School (HSI)
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

8: Kaskaskia College

Kaskasika College is located in Centralia, Illinois.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing is the only nursing program offered at Kaskaskia College. General education courses are completed during the first two years of study, while core nursing classes are taken through the last two semesters. Students enrolled in this program will be trained to work as registered nurses and earn an average salary of $65,000 per year once working full-time. The NCLEX pass rate for this school is 99 percent on average; however, more than 100 students have taken the exam from this location since 2011—which means that there are limited statistics available from which to calculate a reliable pass rate figure.

There isn’t much information made available about admission requirements for Kaskaskia College’s AAS in Nursing program; however, it’s clear that a high school diploma or GED is needed before you can enroll here. In addition to meeting general college admissions criteria and completing any required prerequisites like English composition I and Introduction to Psychology, you’ll also need to make sure your immunizations are up-to-date before applying here.

Tuition rates at Kaskaskia College vary depending on whether or not you’re an Illinois resident or not; therefore, if you live outside of Illinois and wish to apply here, expect paying higher tuition fees than a student who lives inside the state would pay. Also keep in mind that additional fees may be assessed if you’re studying online or taking individual courses without being enrolled as part of a degree program—including writing lab services fees and eLearning course fees.

9: Parkland College

Parkland College, located in Champaign, Illinois, is an extremely competitive nursing school that accepts fewer than 5% of applicants. The school has an excellent reputation and provides an affordable option for those wanting to live and study in the Chicago area.

10: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing

10: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public university located in Edwardsville, IL. The university was founded in 1957 and currently has a student body of over 13,000 students. The School of Nursing at SIUE offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing. Its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program can be completed on campus or online, while its Master of Science in Nursing program requires some on-campus attendance. Both programs have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education since 1973.

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