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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

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 and Spring 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.

New Student Orientation - Spring 2023

All new Spring 2023 students must attend a mandatory student orientation on January 12 and January 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information will be included in your acceptance letter.  

Program Accreditation Status

The ADN 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

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant

The Program

Curriculum Plan

Completing the Program

Program Contacts

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.