Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
The Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate Program prepares graduates to work as entry-level practical nurses in a variety of health care settings, including long-term care and other community health facilities. Classes, labs, and clinical experiences are integrated into the program. Supervision by credentialed nursing faculty allows students to develop and practice safe, competent entry level nursing skills. The Practical Nursing Program is competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The Nursing Program reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the qualifications of the applicant pool each year.
Prospective nursing students are required to attend a Nursing Information Session. Contact the Nursing Program Office for dates and times. Meeting with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan is recommended.
The PN application deadline is accepted February 1st through April 1st for fall admission.
The TEAS Test is required; notification of eligibility to test will be by letter. Study resources available at www.atitesting.com.
Subject to Illinois Nurse Practice Act regarding professional conduct:
Physical exam, titers/immunizations, Mantoux test, uniform, licensure application, fingerprint background check, and NCLEX-PN subject to change.
Experiences require travel to facilities in region.
All practical nursing courses, both theory and clinical, require a “C” to pass. Students who do not earn a “C” or better will remediate by course repetition. No more than one PNU course may be repeated.
|BIO-185||Foundations Anatomy & Physiology||(5)|
|PNU-201||Nursing Through Lifespan: Geriatric||(6)|
|Name & Number of Certificate Program:
Practical Nursing (#5404)
|1. Length of Program in Months (based on FT status)||10.5||10.5|
|2. Cost of programs (tuition/fees only)||$2,988.00||$2,988.00|
|3. Additional Fees (program-specific)||$369.00||$369.00|
|4. Estimated cost of books and supplies (program-specific)||$1,744.00||$1,744.00|
|5. SOC Code||33-2011.01|
29 completers (96.5% employable in field- passed NCLEX-PN)
18 expected grads (June 2012)