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.

info sessionsNursing Program Information Sessions

  • February 5 at 2:30 p.m. in E222
  • March 5 at 9 a.m. in E222
  • April 13 at 3 p.m. in E222

Mandatory meeting for all applicants. No registration required.

Total Cost of Nursing AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $13,792.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 69

Weeks to Complete: 128

Associate Degree in Nursing Requirements

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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

In addition to the Nursing AAS, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Nursing AAS (CIP 51.380)

Total Nursing AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,176.00 $27,283.00 $32,932.00 $31,552.00
Additional Nursing AAS Costs $6,616.00 $6,616.00 $6,616.00 $6,616.00
Program Total $13,792.00 $33,899.00 $39,548.00 $38,168.00


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?

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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