The Triton College Nursing Program is an Associate Degree Program which allows for admitted students to exit the program after completion of one year and the practical nurse management course (NUR 190). The student earns a practical nurse certificate upon completion of the first year nursing course and NUR 190 and is eligible to take the Practical Nurse licensing exam. Those students planning to become registered nurses will complete four semesters of nursing courses over two years, earn an associate in applied science degree (A.A.S.) and take the RN licensing exam. Because it is one nursing program, admission requirements are the same whether or not the student plans to exit early from the program to take the PN exam or plans to complete the entire program.
LPNs may complete the second year of the program, following completion of program pre-requisites, first year general education requirements, State of Illinois approved pharmacology course, and a summer transition course. Upon completion of the second year nursing courses and second year general education courses, LPNs will be qualified to sit for the RN licensing exam.
I encourage students to attend an Information Session and then contact the counseling department for academic planning, as needed. For program information, see the Associate Degree Nursing department home page.