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Nursing

The Nursing Education department offers two programs of study in nursing. Students enrolled in NU500: earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students enrolled in NU060: Nursing (PN) earn a Certificate of Achievement.

Nursing


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.


Registered Nurse (R.N.)

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.


Practical Nurse (P.N.)

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.


Licensed Practical Nurse Transition Program

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.


Certified Nurse Assistant Training Course

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.

  • Nursing Student Association

    NSA provides a common bond between students interested in nursing and those interested in health.

    The NSA Club Web site is available within iCampus. All nursing students should have access to the NSA site after logging into iCampus.

    If a student experiences any problems accessing the club Web site, please contact Susan Batis, advisor, subatis@jjc.edu.

  • What kind of degree/certificate can I receive?

    • Associate in Arts (AA)
    • Associate in Science (AS)
    • Associate of Arts in Teaching in Special Education (AAT SPED)
    • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
    • Certificate of Achievement (CAC)
    • Certificate of Completion (CCO)

  • Nursing Program Information Sessions

    Learn about the application process and the nursing program.

    No registration required; sessions last approximately one hour.

    Open to all residents of the JJC district.

    Location: Main Campus, Health Professions Center - U-Building Auditorium, Room 1024 

    • Monday, December 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, January 25 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m.
    • Monday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Romeoville Campus, Room RMA 1019

    • Monday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m.

    Joliet Junior College values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an accessible experience for all. If you require accommodations to participate, please contact Student Accommodations and Resources at 815-280-2230 or star@jjc.edu.

  • Staff

    Cynthia Bochenek

    • Clerk, Nursing Simulation
    • Location: U-3016
    • Phone: 815-280-2469
    • Email: cbochene@jjc.edu

    Susan Batis

    • Associate Professor
    • Location: U-2003M
    • Phone: 815-280-2747
    • Email: sbatis@jjc.edu

    Donna Casini

    • Associate Professor
    • Location: U-2003H
    • Phone: 815-280-2558
    • Email: dcasini@jjc.edu

    Natalia Clayton

    • Clerk, Nursing
    • Location: U-2002
    • Phone: 815-280-2224
    • Email: nclayton@jjc.edu

    Kathy Derrig

    • Clerk, Nursing
    • Location: U-2002
    • Phone: 815-280-2435
    • Email: kderrig@jjc.edu

    Dr. Debbie Fitzgerald

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003K
    • Phone: (815) 280-2857
    • Email: dfitzger@jjc.edu

    Sue Hinton

    • Administrative Assistant
    • Nursing, Health and Public Services
    • Location: U-2002J
    • Phone: (815) 280-2440
    • Email: shinton@jjc.edu

    Gina Hulbert

    • Assistant Professor
    • Location: U-2003G
    • Phone: 815-280-6722
    • Email: ghulbert@jjc.edu

    Terry Kania

    • Associate Professor
    • Location: U-2003E
    • Phone: (815) 280-2581
    • Email: tkania@jjc.edu

    Dr. Cheryl Klemp

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003M
    • Phone: (815) 280-2858
    • Email: cklemp@jjc.edu
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    Lori Komorowski

    • Associate Professor
    • Location: U-2003E
    • Phone: (815) 280-6704
    • Email: lkomorow@jjc.edu
    • Jorie Kulczak

    Associate Professor

    • Location: U-2003B
    • Phone: (815) 280-2847
    • Email: jgenardo@jjc.edu

    Dr. Danielle Lisiecki

    • Professor
    • Location: U-1002D
    • Phone: (815) 280-2819
    • Email: dlisieck@jjc.edu

    Dr. Mary Beth Luna

    • Chairperson & Professor
    • Nursing
    • Location: U-2002M
    • Phone: (815) 280-2605
    • Email: mluna@jjc.edu

    Mary Magruder

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003G
    • Phone: (815) 280-2438
    • Email: mmagrude@jjc.edu

    Rebecca Maticic

    • Clerk, Nursing Labs
    • Location: U-3016
    • Phone: (815) 280-6816
    • Email: rematici@jjc.edu

    Tina McComb

    • Secretary
    • Nursing
    • Location: U-2002J
    • Phone: (815) 280-2462
    • Email: tmccomb@jjc.edu

    Sue Rio

    • Associate Professor
    • Location: U-2003C
    • Phone: 815-280-2859
    • Email: srio@jjc.edu

    Karen Roberson

    • Assistant Professor
    • Location: U-2003F
    • Phone: 815-280-2849
    • Email: kroberso@jjc.edu

    Caroline Russo

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003C
    • Phone: (815) 280-2845
    • Email: crusso@jjc.edu

    Julio Santiago

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003L
    • Phone: 815-280-2517
    • Email: jsantiag@jjc.edu

    Susan Humenik-Schmidt

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003D
    • Phone: (815) 280-2638
    • Email: sschmidt@jjc.edu

    Paul Schroeder

    • Nursing Tech/Competitive Entry
    • Location: U-2008E
    • Phone: (815) 280-2793
    • Voice & Text: (224) 212-0342
    • Email: psschroe@jjc.edu

    Janet Sullivan-Stromberg

    • Professor
    • Location: U-1002A
    • Phone: (815) 280-2411
    • Email: jstrombe@jjc.edu

    Kelly Tisdale

    • Associate Professor
    • Location: U-2003L
    • Phone: (815) 280-2341
    • Email: ktisdale@jjc.edu

    Sharon Valentino

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003H
    • Phone: (815) 280-2517
    • Email: svalenti@jjc.edu

    Kathleen Wolz

    • Professor
    • Location: U-2003D
    • Phone: (815) 280-2664
    • Email: kwolz@jjc.edu

  • Nursing Handbooks

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