The nursing program of Joliet Junior College has a rich history. The first nursing class at the college graduated in 1971 and had 11 graduates. In 1999 Joliet Junior College revised the nursing program to include a practical nurse exit option at the completion of the first year of the nursing curriculum.
In recent years, over 100 students graduate from both the practical nurse program and the registered nurse program annually. Our students have the benefit of a state-of-the-art simulation center in the Health Professions Center. High-fidelity simulation enhances our students' education and adds to the realism of the learning experience.
The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed for persons who wish to become registered nurses (R.N.). The program combines classroom experience on the Joliet Junior College campus with clinical experience in community health facilities.
The Certificate of Achievement program is designed for persons who wish to become Practical Nurses (P.N.). The program combines classroom experience on the Joliet Junior College campus with clinical experience in community health facilities.
This course is designed to assist the non-collegiate Licensed Practical Nurse in the role changes necessary for transition to the ADN (RN preparation) curriculum at JJC.
The Certified Nurse Assistant Training course (NA 101) prepares students to administer patient care as a member of a nursing team in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other extended care facilities.