Information regarding pre-testing for the Nursing Program is listed under Nursing Pre-Entrance Testing. Once you have met the requirements for pre-testing, apply to test on one of the dates listed at the bottom of this page.
The Nursing and Allied Health department at Spoon River College offers many opportunities for a rewarding career in the nursing field. The SRC Nursing program features an option of completing a practical nursing certificate at the end of the first year, affording the individual eligibility to take the Practical Nursing licensing examination. Students may continue to the second year of the program, and after completion, are eligible to receive an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and to write the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure. The curriculum for this program has been developed to meet the licensing requirements for the state of Illinois. It has not been determined whether licensing requirements for any other state will be met. Links to the requirements for each state can be found at the National Council for States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The College also offers a Nursing Assistant course that is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the health care field.
Certificates and Degrees
- Associate Degree in Nursing (eligible to take NCLEX-RN test)
- Practical Nurse Certificate (eligible to take NCLEX-PN test)
- Nurse Assistant Certificate (eligible to take state certificate exam)
Nature of Work
Nursing is a dynamic combination of art and science applied to meeting the health care needs of individuals and families in the communities in which we live. Nurses promote wellness, assist with the restoration and maintenance of health, and provide comfort to the dying. Nurses primarily work in inpatient and outpatient departments, care centers, and social assistance agencies, as well as in-home healthcare, educational, and employment services. This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.
The Nursing program is fully approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and may apply for licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN). Those whom successfully complete the NUR 145 course are then eligible to take the NCLEX-LPN and may apply for licensure to practice as a Practical Nurse (LPN). In 2020, our NCLEX passing rates were: NCLEX-PN 100% and NCLEX-RN 84%.
The Spoon River College nursing program at Spoon River College at the Canton and Macomb Campus located in Canton, IL and Macomb, IL is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at: http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm
- Admission requirements for the nursing program includes the following:
- Graduation from high school or equivalent.
- Basic skills assessment – Take the college-required Accuplacer Test.
- Biology – Must meet the prerequisites for BIO 200, BIO 201, and BIO 206 – High School Biology within the past five years, or BIO 101, BIO 105, or BIO 155 with a grade of “C” or better.
- Take the pre-nursing test (ATI-TEAS).
- A physical with immunizations, including a two-step TB test, and drug screening (date of drug testing addressed in acceptance letter) is required after acceptance into the program.
- A non-fingerprint background check will be required after acceptance into the program. High school students interested in applying to the nursing program should inquire at the guidance office of their high school. Math, biology, and chemistry should be included in their studies as preparatory course work for the SRC nursing program and to meet its entrance requirements.
- Nursing Application form (pdf)
- Transcript Evaluation Request
- 22-23 Nursing Admission Handbook
- Hepatitis B Vaccination Waiver
- Nursing Physical
- 21-22 Nursing Policy Handbook
- IDPH Health Care Worker Background Check Authorization Form
Nursing Orientation Program
Orientation will take place the week prior to the start of fall semester classes.