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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree Nursing program is accepting admission applications for the Spring 2020 term through October 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.

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 2018 by The Higher Learning Commission.

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

Completing the Program

Educational Advancement Opportunities for RN Graduates

  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN: Bridge option (designed for the RN with a baccalaureate degree outside of Nursing. This is an entry option to the Masters of Science in Nursing)
  • MSN


Other Options to Advance your Education

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.