Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

ATTENTION!! . There has been a change to the Math prerequisite for the 2015-2016 admissions cycle. The nursing program has now identified the specific Math courses needed as a prerequisite to being admitted. Please note the nursing program will ONLY accept Math 1102, or 1428, or 1431, or 1635 or Psych 2280 or Socio 2205, or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. If you are working on your prerequisites and completed the Math prerequisite please be sure it is one of the Math courses listed in this notice; if not, you will need to take one of these Math courses. If you are seeking admission for Fall 2015 and do not have one of the identified Math courses, you will need to complete one of these courses by the end of Spring semester 2015. This is the ONLY prerequisite Fall 2015 applicants can be enrolled in during the application deadline of March 16, 2015 You MUST be achieving a grade of "C" at midterm and receive at least a "C" as a final grade. All other prerequisites MUST be completed prior to admission deadline.

As a reminder, there is information for all Nursing Department Program inquiries and students on the Nursing Department home page.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is one of three entry-level pathways to nursing. The ADN program at College of DuPage (COD) is a sequential, two-year program that begins every fall semester and prepares students both academically and clinically for a career in the care of acutely and chronically ill people. ADN graduates work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care, physician's offices and home health care.

The ADN program at College of DuPage has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation/Board of Nursing and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and received reaccreditation in 2008 by The Higher Learning Commission – North Central Association.

Program Accreditation Status:

The A.D.N. program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA, 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020.

Getting Started

The Program

Curriculum Plan

Skills Checklists


Completing the program


Using Data: Program Improvement and Learning Enhancement

ADN Program National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission Self Study


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

    1. Attend an advising session
    2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
    3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.


  • Lisa Roncoli

    Lisa RoncoliNursing

    "I have been told by many people in the health care industry that they prefer COD nursing grads over some of the big university grads. They say that we are more prepared and better at nursing skills than many BSNs."

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  • Christine Polich

    Christine PolichNursing

    "In the beginning, the program seems like it will take forever to finish, but once you get started it goes extremely quickly. The classes are preparing me to provide exceptional nursing care when I graduate."

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  • Kristina Doria

    Kristina DoriaNursing

    "You need to be committed and use all the resources you have. The books give you great websites to review chapters and teachers are always willing to answer questions and help students."

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  • Alice Marks

    Alice MarksNursing

    “I love working with people and wanted a career that allowed me to do so. Once I was accepted into the Nursing program, I knew the next two years would be intensive. It felt long and yet it went by very fast.”

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  • Jennifer Beaman

    Jennifer BeamanNursing

    "I don't think a day goes by that I haven't thought about my connection to COD and how it has changed my life."

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  • Bethany Whitney

    Bethany WhitneyNursing

    "Everybody says how nursing is so hard and everybody is terrified when they first begin the program. Is it a lot of work? Yes. Is it impossible? No. You just need to be willing to put in the work."

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  • Kevin McPherson

    Kevin McPhersonNursing

    “Being able to interact with patients in a friendly environment, letting them know you care and are doing everything for them -- it’s something that you get into and look forward to doing.”

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  • Laurie Walker

    Laurie WalkerNursing

    "I have heard from many sources that if two graduates are equally qualified for a job, the employer will choose the COD graduate due to how well the COD program prepares their students."

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  • Barbara Garay

    Barbara GarayNursing

    "College of DuPage has flexible class schedules that I needed. Being a mom and trying to juggle that with working, COD was the perfect fit."

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  • Thao Pham

    Thao PhamNursing

    "I could have finished my prerequisites at other colleges or universities, but I believe that COD is the best decision I have ever made in my educational journey."

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  • Michelle O'Halloren

    Michelle O'HallorenNursing

    "I decided to return to COD because I wanted to finish what I had started 25 years ago. I knew that the best value for my money would be at a community college, and COD has an excellent reputation for its Nursing program."

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