Nursing at RVC
We understand that patients are sicker than ever in the hospitals and believe that our community deserves high quality, safe practicing nurses who will act quickly on subtle or quick changes in their patients' condition.
Local hospitals are eager to employ our nursing graduates because of the reputation of our program. We have formed partnerships with four RN-BSN Completion Programs to deliver a seamless educational pathway towards BSN, which our local hospitals require within three to five years of employment. This provides our graduates options which suit their needs and the opportunity to receive tuition reimbursement from employers.
RVC Nursing is the best option in town: excellent quality education, highly experienced faculty, cost effective from prerequisite to RN and BSN.
Nursing, with more than two million jobs, is the country's largest health care occupation, and it's growing. By 2020, it is estimated that 50% of the current nursing workforce will begin to retire, leaving a critical shortage of nurses around the country.
Our community is no different. Hospital jobs are growing, but even more are jobs in home health and long-term care, as patients are spending less time in the hospital for recovery and being sent home with visiting nurses or to long-term care facilities for rehabilitation. In addition, more nurses will be needed in clinics and medical offices as technology allows increasingly more sophisticated treatment options to be done off hospital campuses.
Your Career in Nursing
As a nurse, you'll have a flexible, varied career where your services are in demand. You can choose to work in a variety of settings: hospitals, medical offices and clinics, schools, long-term care facilities, and community agencies which all employ nurses. You can also choose a specialty such as dialysis, surgery, cardiac, trauma, pediatrics, obstetrics, oncology, hospice, and more; wherever your heart leads you.
The Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) nursing program at Rock Valley College meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the state of Illinois. Rock Valley College has not determined if the ADN nursing program at Rock Valley College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Links to the requirements for each state can be found at the National Council for States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm.