Heartland Community College
Heartland Community College offers an ACEN accredited Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, a one-year Practical Nursing Certificate Sequence, as well as an LPN to ADN Program. The AAS is a two year program with an optional preparation course for the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Admission to this program is selective, limited to 40 students per year. Applications are accepted starting October 1st through March 1st.
The LPN to ADN Program is an accelerated program that results in an Associate Degree in Nursing. This option allows LPN licensed students who have worked 1000 hours to complete the second year classes in 2-3 semesters, and additionally prepares them for the NCLEX-RN exam. Applications for this program are accepted from October 1st through January 15th.
Collaborative partnerships with Illinois State University and other 4-year universities are also offered, allowing students to complete a baccalaureate in nursing. There’s an additional pathway for those seeking a transfer preparation program, the Associate in Arts (AA) with a Concentration in Nursing. It’s a 60-credit hour program especially tailored for those seeking to finish their studies at a 4-year university in Illinois.
HCC’s nursing school equips students with theoretical knowledge and technical skills to excel in the nursing industry. With a focus on improving patient’s quality of life and helping them regain their health, the program also places a focus on students’ ability to function as a core member of a healthcare team. Admission to this program is selective, limited to 40 students per year.
Heartland Community College nursing school is a public institution located in Normal, Illinois. Its nursing programs are ACEN accredited.
Degree types you can earn at Heartland Community College include Registered Nursing, and the school provides it offerings to students via campus formats. The level of nursing programs offered to nursing students include Associate level degrees.
For nursing students in Illinois, the average NCLEX passing rate for ADN programs is 87.90% and for BSN programs is 89.20%.
The average national NCLEX passing rate for ADN programs is 85.48% and for BSN programs is 87.22%.
The latest NCLEX passing rates, and RNCareers' ranking for Heartland Community College is
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|Compare Illinois Nursing Schools||ADN||BSN|
|Number of Nursing Programs||46||37|
|Average NCLEX Passing Rate||87.90%||89.20%|
|NCLEX Passing Rate Range||71.14% to 95.44%||78.89% to 96.67%|
|Best Ranked School Details||ADN Rankings for Illinois||BSN Rankings for Illinois|
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