The nursing programs at Sauk include the Associate Degree in Nursing, and the Licensed Practical Nursing program. These programs are selective programs and students are admitted on a priority basis with the most qualified students admitted first. Sauk also has a Certified Nursing Assistant program.
Illinois Board of Nursing,
100 W. Randolph,
9th Floor Chicago, IL 60601,
SVCC's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree Nursing Program and our Licensed Practical Certificate Nursing Program are both accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) nursing program and the Licensed Practical Certificate nursing program has achieved Initial Accreditation as of April 20, 2020.
Students considering a program of study that leads to professional licensure, endorsement or certification in Nursing should contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state where you plan to be licensed to ensure that Sauk Valley Community College course work meets that state's requirements. Links for each state's requiremeents can be found at the National Council for States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
Students can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes after completing an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing from SVCC:
Patient Centered CareValidate individuals, families, and communities as partners in holistic care.
SafetyPlan nursing care that encompasses competent individual performance within a system that assesses for safe practice.
Evidenced Based PracticeIntegrate current evidence-based knowledge into nursing care.
Quality ImprovementIntegrate systems and policies for continuous improvement in the delivery of healthcare.
Teamwork and CollaborationIntegrate the contributions of healthcare professionals to achieve the health goals of the patient, family, and the community.
InformaticsUtilize technologies to strengthen communication, manage information, and mitigate error in patient care delivery.
ProfessionalismSupport the ideals of leadership, ethical principles, and legal healthcare delivery.
Students can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes when earning a certificate in Practical Nursing from SVCC:
Patient Centered CareDemonstrate respect for the diversity of patients, families, and communities.
SafetyDemonstrate safe, competent nursing care as part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Evidenced Based PracticeImplement current evidence-based knowledge into practice.
Quality ImprovementApply the systems and policies that are essential in the delivery of healthcare.
Teamwork and CollaborationParticipate in healthcare delivery to achieve quality individual, family and community outcomes.
InformaticsUtilize technology as a tool for communication and documentation of patient care.
ProfessionalismAdhere to professional ethical and legal healthcare management principles.