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**This degree is not currently offered
(053) (NIOIN) Associate in Applied Science
This program prepares graduates to function with the knowledge, skill and judgment of an entry level staff nurse in a variety of health care settings. This program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Work and Employment
Registered nurses care for the sick and help people stay well. They provide bedside nursing care in collaboration with a physician in the hospital, in long term care facilities or in the home. Nurses also provide services in community facilities like schools and clinics. Industry is another setting where nurses are employed. With experience and education, nurses may work in specialized areas such as pediatrics, emergency or intensive care units. Nurses may obtain bachelor's degrees and advanced degrees such as master's or doctorate degrees.
TEAS Testing-Requirement for All Nursing Applicants
In order to become licensed as a registered nurse, one must complete a state approved program like Sauk Valley's and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses (RN).
Admission Procedure for Hybrid Online Program Only
Application deadlines will be posted on the hybrid online nursing program's website: www.NIOIN.org.
Out-of-district applications to the hybrid online nursing program will be considered only if space is available and there are no qualified in-district applicants.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
SVCC Health Career Education Advisor at 815/835-6354; Janet Lynch, Dean of Health Professions at 815/835-6374.
Estimated Program Cost
|Course Fees||* $25.00||* $25.00||* $25.00|
|Total Tuition and Fees||$11,851.00||$28,537.00||$31,534.00|
* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.