The Nursing AAS program is designed to prepare you to function as a professional nurse in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and private homes and offices. Become an RN at a fraction of the cost of a four year university.

MCC's Associates Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing and the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The program is also approved by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), the Board of Higher Education, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Illinois Office of Education and the U.S. Office of Education.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000

info sessionsNursing Program Information Sessions

  • August 29 at 8 a.m. in E121
  • September 10 at 3 p.m. in E204
  • October 4 at 3:30 p.m. in E204
  • November 13 at 9 a.m. in E119

Mandatory meeting for all applicants. No registration required.

Total Cost of Nursing AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $13,123.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 69

Weeks to Complete: 128

Associate Degree in Nursing Requirements

What makes MCC's Nursing AAS program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC nursing program graduates pass the NCLEX at a rate that is above both state and national averages for both associate and bachelor degree programs.
  • MCC partners with four-year institutions to allow you easy transition into a BSN program after graduating from MCC. See RN to BSN transfer guides.

In addition to the Nursing AAS, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Nursing AAS (CIP 51.3801 )

Total Nursing AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,383.00 $26,714.00 $32,426.00 $32,426.00
Additional Nursing AAS Costs $5,740.00 $5,740.00 $5,740.00 $5,740.00
Program Total $13,123.00 $32,454.00 $38,166.00 $38,166.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with a Nursing AAS?

Occupations that Nursing AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Post secondary 25-1072
Registered Nurses 29-1141

How will MCC's Nursing AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX-RN), which may lead to licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).
  • You will experience 12 hours a week of hands-on, clinical instruction in a hospital or healthcare setting beginning with the first semester, and continuing throughout the program.
  • Graduates are well-versed in, and prepared to use, the technological tools and systems that are the standard in healthcare today.

By the Numbers:

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Students have obtained employment at Advocate Health Care, Centegra, Presence Health, Mercy Health System and several area assisted-living and long-term care facilities
  • Our graduates have worked in nearly every facet of nursing from ER, OB, ICU, acute care, hospice, physician offices, assisted living, telehealth, and long-term care
  • Some graduates have received bachelor degrees in nursing and are currently enrolled and pursuing their masters degrees

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