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(Nursing) Associate Degree in Nursing (NUR)
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IECC-Olney Central College Associate Degree Nursing program is administered at all 4 college sites within the District. All students who attend the nursing program at these sites fall under the ACEN Accreditation umbrella.

Program Overview
The Associate Degree Nursing program prepares individuals to write the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. Registered nurses provide care to people of all ages and in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians' offices, home care agencies, and community settings. The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, website: www.idfpr.com, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), which is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404/975‐5000, website: www.acenursing.org.

Persons interested in applying to the Nursing Program may contact the program advisor at one of the four colleges. All prospective students are required to attend an advisement meeting to complete the application process.

Note: Prerequisite for LSC 2110, LSC 2111 or LSC 2112 is LSC 1101 (General Biology) or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Evidence of completion of study skills class is required for all students entering their first semester of their first year of nursing. NUR 1210 meets this requirement.

Practical Nurse Exit Option
The IECC/OCC nursing program supports the concept of articulation and educational mobility. Students have the educational mobility option of exiting after the first year at the practical nurse (PN) level or continuing into the second year to complete studies to become a registered nurse (RN). The practical nurse exit is approved by Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

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First Year First Semester
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LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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This course will study the structures and functions and cells, tissues, organs, and some organ systems of the human body. These systems include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive. Fluids, electrolytes, acids, and bases are also discussed. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will also be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school biology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

NUR 1201
Nursing I
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Admission into the nursing program is required prior to enrollment in this course. This course introduces person, health, and nursing. The concepts of basic needs, growth and development, wellness-illness, and the nursing process are presented. The course focuses on the person's basic needs in order to maintain optimal health across the lifespan, and related therapeutic nursing interventions. The course progresses to simple alterations in basic needs which have a minimal impact on other basic needs and growth and development across the lifespan. The activities of the nursing process are utilized to promote and maintain wellness. Learning experiences in various health care settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. PREREQUISITE: Current CPR Certification, CNA Certification.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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First Year Second Semester
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ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit.)

LSC 2112
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
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This course completes the study of the structure and function of human organ systems including nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: LSC 2111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or its equivalent, or consent of instructor.

NUR 1202
Nursing II
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This course focuses on basic needs of a person across the lifespan in order to maintain optimal health. This course progresses from simple alterations in basic needs which have a minimal impact on other basic needs and growth and development across the lifespan to moderately complex alterations in basic needs which have a greater impact on other basic needs and growth and development across the lifespan. The activities of the nursing process are used to promote and maintain wellness and restore to optimal health. Learning experiences in various healthcare settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. PREREQUISITES: NUR 1201 Nursing I, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, and current CPR Certification.

PSY 2109
Human Growth and Development
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This course is a study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the individual across the entire human lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon development of emotional states, typical patterns of adjustments, principles of human growth, and practical applications of research findings to everyday life. PREREQUISITE: PSY 1101 General Psychology I or consent of instructor.

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Second Year First Semester
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LSC 2110
General Microbiology
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This course is an introduction to microbiology and microorganisms. A survey of major viruses, mycoplasmas, chlamydiae, rickettsiae, eubacteria, protozoa, and fungi along with their morphologies, cytologies, structures, functions, and habitats will be included. Major emphasis will be placed on the roles of pathogenic microbes and their affects on the health and well being of human life. Asepsis, disinfection, bacterial culturing, staining, microscopy, standard universal precautions, human microbial diseases, and immunology will also be covered. Laboratory exercises will be incorporated to support these topics. PREREQUISITE: 2 years high school biology, OR LSC 1101 General Biology I or equivalent, OR consent of instructor.

NUR 2201
Nursing III
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This course continues to focus on moderately complex alterations in basic needs which have a greater impact on other basic needs and growth and development of a person across the lifespan. Complex alterations in basic needs which have a greater impact on other basic needs and growth and development of a person across the lifespan are initiated. Emphasis on utilization of the activities of the nursing process to promote and maintain health and restore to optimal health is continued. The course includes an overview of trends in nursing and introduces concepts to begin the transition from the role of student to associate degree nurse. Learning experiences in various health care settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory. PREREQUISITES: NUR 1201 Nursing I, NUR 1202 Nursing II, or LPN admitted to the nursing program, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 2109 Human Growth & Development, ENG 1111 Composition I, and current CPR Certification.

SOC 2101
Principles of Sociology
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A study of society, including the rules, interactions and cultural patterns that organize everyday life. Includes the analysis of social conflict, the structure and function of institution, the dynamics of individual and group interactions, social stratification and interactions among diverse groups of people.

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PSY 1101 and SOC 2101 satisfy the IECC human diversity requirement.
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Second Year Second Semester
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SP2020
ENG 1121
Composition & Analysis
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ENG 1121 provides further training and practice in the comprehension and expression of written English. It focuses on organization, logic, and correct research techniques and format, including American Psychological Association and/or Modern Language Association parenthetical noting and bibliographic citations. It also includes an introduction to one genre of literature and the writing of a critical analysis of a piece of literature. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. PREREQUISITE: ENG 1111 Composition I (IAI Code C1 900). Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used as humanities credit)

NUR 2202
Nursing IV
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This course focuses on complex alterations in basic needs which have a severe impact on other basic needs and growth and development of a person across the lifespan cycle. The activities of the nursing process are utilized to promote and maintain wellness, restore optimal health, or support the person through the dying process. This course continues to emphasize transition from the role of student to associate degree nurse. Learning experiences in various health care settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. Upon satisfactory completion of this course and all other required courses, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN. Upon successfully passing the NCLEX-RN, the graduate may apply for Registered Nurse Licensure. PREREQUISITES: NUR 1201 Nursing I, NUR 1202 Nursing II or LPN admitted to the nursing program, NUR 2201 Nursing III, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 2109 Human Growth & Development, ENG 1111 Composition I, LSC 2110 General Microbiology, SOC 2101 Principles of Sociology, current CPR Certification.

NUR 2205
Registered Nurse Review Course
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This course provides a comprehensive review of nursing content needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). This course reviews knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level for the registered nurse. Situations are given to review application and analysis of nursing knowledge. The nursing process and client needs are addressed in health care situations that registered nurses commonly encounter. Strategies for managing test anxiety are discussed. Computer adaptive testing is reviewed as the technology for the NCLEX-RN. PREREQUISITE: NUR 1201 Nursing I, NUR 1202 Nursing II or LPN admitted to the nursing program, NUR 2201 Nursing III, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 2109 Human Growth and Development, ENG 1111 Composition I, LSC 2110 General Microbiology, SOC 2101 Principles of Sociology, and current CPR Certification or concurrent enrollment or completion of NUR 2202.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

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SP2020
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Students applying for PN Licensure:
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NUR 1203
Clinical Nursing
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This course includes an overview of the transition from the role of student to practical nurse. The course continues to focus on moderately complex alterations in basic needs which have a greater impact on other basic needs and growth and development throughout the life cycle. The activities of the nursing process are utilized to promote and maintain wellness, restore to optimal health or support through the dying process. Learning experiences in various health care settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. Upon satisfactory completion, the graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX-PN. Upon passing the NCLEX-PN, the graduate is eligible to apply for practical nurse licensure. PREREQUISITES: NUR 1201 Nursing I, NUR 1202 Nursing II, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 2109 Human Growth & Development, ENG 1111 Composition I, and current CPR Certification.

NUR 1206
Practical Nurse Review Course
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This course provides a comprehensive review of nursing content needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The course reviews knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level for the practical nurse. The nursing process and client needs are addressed in health care situations that practical nurses commonly encounter. Strategies for managing test anxiety are discussed. Computer adaptive testing is reviewed as the technology for the NCLEX-PN. PREREQUISITES: NUR 1201 Nursing I, NUR 1202 Nursing II, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 2109 Human Growth & Development, ENG 1111 Composition I, concurrent enrollment or completion of NUR 1203 Clinical Nursing.

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Entering non-IECC LPNs/IECC LPNs who complete 1st level 3 years prior to re-admittance into 2nd level:
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NUR 1204
Nursing Constructs
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This course is designed to orient licensed practical nurses into the second level of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, District 529, OCC Associate Degree Nursing Program and to facilitate transition from the role of practical nurse to the role of associate degree nurse. The course introduces the philosophy and curriculum design of the nursing program. Emphasis is placed on the roles of the associate degree nurse and activities of the nursing process. PREREQUISITES: CIS 1104 Intro Learning Services Online, NUR 1201 Nursing I, NUR 1202 Nursing II or valid practical nurse license, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 2109 Human Growth & Development, and ENG 1111 Composition I.

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Transfer students granted advance placement:
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NUR 1205
Transition to Nursing (V1-4 Credits)
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The course is designed to orient advanced placement students to Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, District 529, OCC Associate Degree Nursing Program. The course introduces the philosophy and curriculum design of the nursing program. Emphasis is placed on roles of the Associate Degree Nurse and the activities of these roles. Essential knowledge and skills related to drug administration are reviewed. Other content requirements are individualized based on evaluation of student transcript.

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We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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