Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing program is accepting admission applications for the Fall 2019 term through April 18, 2019.

Policy for Spring 2019 admission:
Applicants will need to achieve a cumulative score of 75. In addition, the candidate will have to achieve 75 in Verbal, Math, Reading and Anatomy and Physiology

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 2018 by The Higher Learning Commission.

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

Completing the Program

Educational Advancement Opportunities for RN Graduates

Benedictine University

Governors State University

Elmhurst College 2+2

  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN: Bridge option (designed for the RN with a baccalaureate degree outside of Nursing. This is an entry option to the Masters of Science in Nursing)
  • MSN

Purdue University Calumet 2+2

Other Options to Advance your Education

Aurora University

Loyola University Chicago

Northern Illinois University

University of Illinois at Chicago


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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    “The professors in the Nursing program are there for you with anything you need, and the facilities are top-notch. I heard it was difficult but in a good way, because you want training that truly prepares you. The program helps you explore the many avenues of nursing, and I’m now drawn toward becoming an ER nurse because my ER clinical was amazing. The sim labs and mannequins provided us with real-life experiences so we could anticipate what we would see in the field. I have a sense of pride that I did this, and if I can do this, then anybody can.”

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    “Life is waiting for you and as you look for the next journey of your life, walk through the door. If you get on the other side and it’s not what you thought, pause and ask yourself, ‘What did I learn?’ There is always something to learn, and then look for the next door. This educational journey has guided me through life, with an intention to finish a bachelor’s degree in Nursing by age 40 and more recently completing a Ph.D. in Nursing, which I never thought possible.”

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  • Spotlight: Bill Aitken

    Bill AitkenNursing

    “The decision to attend COD was an easy one: multiple available class times make it easier to juggle life’s responsibilities, the short commute, the helpful advisors and the fact that all of my old college credits were accepted and transferred. One class led to another, which eventually led to being accepted into the Nursing program.” 

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    Kelly ProcekNursing

    “I didn't take education seriously before because it didn't come naturally to me. After my Dad died, I just wasn't ready to pursue nursing. But once I was, I knew that if I applied myself I could get the grades. And COD's Nursing program more than lived up to what I needed to succeed."

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  • Spotlight: Amanda Lavine

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    “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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