Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

ATTENTION: There has been a change to the math prerequisite for the 2015-2016 admissions cycle. The Nursing program has now identified the specific math courses needed as a prerequisite to being admitted. Please note the Nursing program will ONLY accept MATH 1102, or 1428, or 1431, or 1635 or PSYCH 2280 or SOCIO 2205, or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.

If you are working on your prerequisites and completed the math prerequisite please be sure it is one of the math courses listed in this notice; if not, you will need to take one of these math courses. If you are seeking admission for Fall 2015 and do not have one of the identified math courses, you will need to complete one of these courses by the end of Spring semester 2015.

This is the ONLY prerequisite Fall 2015 applicants can be enrolled in during the application deadline of March 16, 2015 You MUST be achieving a grade of "C" at midterm and receive at least a "C" as a final grade. All other prerequisites MUST be completed prior to admission deadline.

The process to provide the status of the grade requirement is as follows: 

    1. Provide your instructor with a copy of the Math Requirement page of the ADN packet requesting he or she complete the next steps.
    2. The instructor should send an email from his/her email account to to by 5 p.m. on March 20, 2015, indicating:
          • Course number and section 
          • Student name 
          • Student's grade as of midterm, March 16, 2015

For your application to be considered for the Fall 2015 application cycle, the email must be received at the email by 5 p.m. on March 20, 2015.

*These accommodations are only for the students entering the Associate Degree Nursing program in Fall 2015. 


As a reminder, there is information for all Nursing Department Program inquiries and students on the Nursing Department home page.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is one of three entry-level pathways to nursing. The ADN program at College of DuPage (COD) is a sequential, two-year program that begins every fall semester and prepares students both academically and clinically for a career in the care of acutely and chronically ill people. ADN graduates work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care, physician's offices and home health care.

The ADN program at College of DuPage has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation/Board of Nursing and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and received reaccreditation in 2008 by The Higher Learning Commission – North Central Association.

Program Accreditation Status:

The A.D.N. program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA, 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020.

Getting Started

The Program

Curriculum Plan

Skills Checklists


Completing the program

Using Data: Program Improvement and Learning Enhancement

ADN Program National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission Self Study


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.


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    Maja DjurovicNursing

    “College of DuPage has an amazing CNA program. You go to clinicals and actually face the reality of being in the field, interact with nurses, other nursing assistants, and most importantly patients. At the end of every clinical day, it felt very rewarding I was there and I did something good for people who needed help.”

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    Amy BellisNursing

    “Nursing had been a desire of mine for many years. I already had a successful career as a surveyor building heavy highways and bridges. But after two back surgeries, I decided it was time to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse and to leave my old career behind to protect my physical well-being."

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  • Amanda Lavine

    Amanda LavineNursing

    “I owe a huge thanks to the Learning Commons for my success. I have had tutoring in English, Math and Chemistry. Even when the normal tutoring hours didn’t work with my work schedule, they went above and beyond to assure someone could be there to help when I needed it.”

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  • Lisa Roncoli

    Lisa RoncoliNursing

    "I have been told by many people in the health care industry that they prefer COD nursing grads over some of the big university grads. They say that we are more prepared and better at nursing skills than many BSNs."

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  • Jason Chau

    Jason ChauNursing

    “I wasn’t willing to be in debt for several years just to get the same degree from somewhere else. I also really wanted to attend a local school and eventually I saw COD as a perfect fit.”

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    Christine PolichNursing

    "In the beginning, the program seems like it will take forever to finish, but once you get started it goes extremely quickly. The classes are preparing me to provide exceptional nursing care when I graduate."

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    Kristina DoriaNursing

    "You need to be committed and use all the resources you have. The books give you great websites to review chapters and teachers are always willing to answer questions and help students."

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    Alice MarksNursing

    “I love working with people and wanted a career that allowed me to do so. Once I was accepted into the Nursing program, I knew the next two years would be intensive. It felt long and yet it went by very fast.”

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    Jennifer BeamanNursing

    "I don't think a day goes by that I haven't thought about my connection to COD and how it has changed my life."

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