Education Options

Consider all the options and take the next step to becoming a nursing student - contact an Allied Health Advisor at one of our colleges to schedule a visit.  

Basic Nurse Assistant

IECC offers the approved Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) basic nurse assistant training program (HEA1203). This course provides eligibility to take the state exam for certification as a nurse assistant. 

Practical Nurse Exit Option

The IECC/OCC nursing program supports the concept of articulation and educational mobility. Students have the educational mobility option of exiting after the first year at the practical nurse (PN) level or continuing into the second year to complete studies to become a registered nurse (RN). The practical nurse exit is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and is not included in the accreditation of the ACEN. 

Transfer students and Licensed Practical Nurses

Transfer students and Licensed Practical Nurses who meet curriculum criteria may be granted advanced placement to enter. A bridge course is offered for qualified students to facilitate transition to the program. Students must complete required general education courses prior to the semester admission.

Continuing Education: Associate to Bachelor's

The Nursing Program has articulation agreements with universities in IL and IN to provide opportunities for students to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing. The developed curricula requirements allow students to take other general education courses at IECC to prepare toward the bachelor's in nursing.