Quick facts about our program:
- Begins each Fall semester
- This is a two-semester program with courses during Fall and Spring
- 30 applicants will be accepted annually
- 10 at-large positions (*see the Admission Policy Statement below)
Fall 2023 ADN Advisement, Application, and Testing deadline is March 31, 2023
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM
The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Southeastern Illinois College at the Harrisburg Illinois campus 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 Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm
Associate Degree Nursing education is a part of higher education and is established on generally accepted standards of community college education. The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Southeastern Illinois College originated as a member of the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM) in 1975. SICCM is comprised of Southeastern Illinois College, John A. Logan College, Shawnee College, Rend Lake College and the School of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University. At a later date, the Associate Degree Nursing Program of each of these campuses established separate identities at the respective community college campuses. The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. Southeastern Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and schools.
The Mission and Philosophy of Southeastern Illinois College’s Associate Degree in Nursing program are compatible with the Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Institutional Goals for SIC. The Associate Degree in Nursing program at SIC prepares future healthcare professionals to care for and connect with diverse populations through human caring processes. Faculty are committed to excellence in teaching through evidence-based practice, integration, application, education, and discovery. A perspective of transpersonal caring will prepare students to provide holistic care across the lifespan to those they see.
The mission and philosophy of the ADN program reflect SIC’s core values and are congruent with its mission/institutional goals.
In order to implement its mission, Southeastern Illinois College has adopted the following objectives:
6. Enhance learning by integrating educational opportunities in and out of the classroom.
7. Utilize existing and emerging technologies to equip students, enhance learning and provide services.
8. Sponsor award-winning, competitive, and service-oriented activities.
9. Offer lifelong learning opportunities to explore potentials, abilities, and interests.
10. Enrich and enhance the community through cultural and general interest events.
11. Provide resources, training and leadership for economic development of business and industry.
12. Provide a wide range of student and administrative services to support achievement of student learning and personal development.
15. Establish and maintain mutually beneficial educational, corporate and community partnerships.
Associate Degree Nursing Program Philosophy:
The Associate Degree Nursing Program philosophy is consistent with the Southeastern Illinois College mission statement, which states: “Southeastern Illinois College enhances lifelong learning by providing quality accessible educational programs, cultural enrichment opportunities, and support for economic development.”
Educational efforts of the Associate Degree Nursing Program are directed toward responding to the needs of individuals and the community to enable the student to acquire both the theory and skill base necessary for an entry-level professional nurse.
We believe that humans exist as unique individuals of worth. A human is a bio-psycho-social being with certain basic needs. While operating as open systems, which include individual, family and groups, humans are in a constant state of change striving toward order and organization. Patterns of life-span development within this state of change are sequential and predictable.
Health is the internal state that enables each individual to adapt to life changes. Health is a dynamic fluctuating state of change on the wellness-illness continuum and includes interactions with the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual movement.
We believe that learning is a life-long process, which occurs in different ways at different rates and in a variety of settings.
The learning process is an interdependent, dynamic and continuous interaction between the teacher and students, and includes:
CURRICULUM DESIGN: ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes:
- Safety: Apply safe, evidence based, holistic and competent nursing care.
- Evidence-Based Practice: Incorporate the nursing process with evidence-based practice to promote health, wellness, and disease prevention throughout the lifespan.
- Teamwork and Collaboration: Communicate, and collaborate while participating as a member within the multidisciplinary health care team.
- Quality and Improvement: Deliver quality nursing care and maintain continued professional growth and development in leadership and management skills.
- Patient Centered Care: Apply critical reasoning to deliver client-centered care and client education to a culturally diverse society.
- Informatics: Utilize informatics for communication and collaboration within the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Integrity: Demonstrate professional conduct based upon ethical and legal standards established in the 2018 Illinois Nurse Practice Act.
State Licensure or Certification Information
Find information on the specific states the institution has determined its Associate Degree in Nursing program curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification regardless of modality.