Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
Announcement: A & P 1552-202 for the second 8-weeks beginning on October 18, 2012 is now up and in the On-Line Class schedule. This class is at the Addison Campus on Swift Road.
As a reminder, there is information for all NURSING DEPARTMENT PROGRAM inquiries and students on the NURSING DEPARTMENT home page.
Specific questions about the application and admission to the program(s) can be directed to the Health Programs Admissions Advisor (630-942-2259) or the Health Programs Admissions Specialist (630-942-2482). However, it is strongly recommended that you attend the Program advising session as a first step.
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 National League for Nursing Accrediting
Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA, 30326.
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
- Admission Requirements
- Advising PowerPoint
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Alternate Testing policy for Anatomy and Physiology over 5 years old
- Attend a Program Advising Session
- Associate Degree Nursing Program Application
- Associate Degree Nursing Program Plan of Study
- Calculating Your Rank Score
- Estimated Program Costs 2012-2013
- Nursing Entrance Exam Resources
- Transcript Evaluation Form
- Associate Degree Nursing Program Orientation
- 2012-2013 ADN Handbook
- ADN Conceptual Framework (PowerPoint)
- Administration of IVPB Medication 2010
- Administration of Medication via Intramuscular Injection 2010
- Administration of Medication via Subcutaneous Injection 2010
- Administration of Oral Medications 2010
- Head-to-Toe Assessment 2010
- Nasogastric Tube Insertion and Removal 2010
- Performing a Wet-to-Dry Dressing Change
- Replacement of Intravenous Tubing and Intravenous Solution 2010
- Tracheostomy Care and Suctioning Return 2010
- Urinary Catheterization with Indwelling 2010
Completing the program
Using Data: Program Improvement and Learning Enhancement
ADN Program National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission Self Study
- Self Study Document
- Appendices to Self Study
- NLNAC Site Visitor's Final Report
- Change Report Submitted to the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
Health and Sciences Building
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
FAX: (630) 858-5409
Nursing Skills Laboratory
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 2142, (630) 942-8398
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331
"I have been able to share my story with a couple of clients, single mothers, and hope that it gives them the strength somehow, in some way, to continue their education for a better life," Jennifer Beaman said. "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."
"I have learned so much in my time at COD that sometimes I wonder if my brain can hold much more," Bethany Whitney said. "My first year in the program exposed me to so many wonderful teachers. Everybody says how nursing is so hard and everybody is terrified when they first begin the program. Is it a lot of work? Yes. Is it impossible? No. You just need to be willing to put in the work."Read Spotlight
"College of DuPage has the reputation of having an outstanding Nursing program," Laurie Walker said. "I have heard from many sources that if two graduates are equally qualified for a job, the employer will choose the COD graduate due to how well the COD program prepares their students. Their nursing instructors are well-qualified to teach the courses and bring with them life experiences."Read Spotlight
Barbara Garay did not want to live her life wondering "what if?" So she decided to go back to school in 2008. "A friend of mine recommended College of DuPage, so I began looking into attending and immediately applied," she said. "College of DuPage has flexible class schedules that I needed. Being a mom and trying to juggle that with working, COD was the perfect fit."Read Spotlight
Katherine Bauer first began attending College of DuPage in fall 2008 while still a high school senior. The homeschooled student decided to earn dual credit for both high school and college while fulfilling prerequisites toward the Associate Degree in Nursing program.Read Spotlight
"I decided to return to COD because I wanted to finish what I had started 25 years ago," Michelle O'Halloren said. "I knew that the best value for my money would be at a community college, and COD has an excellent reputation for its Nursing program. And, my husband is a nursing graduate from COD!"Read Spotlight