Get hands on experience in nursing
The Harper College nursing program prepares students to provide quality care for clients across their lifespans in a variety of health care settings.
Harper offers degree and certificate programs for students seeking immediate employment in nursing, as well as an RN-to-BSN completion program for those who plan to transfer to a four-year university.
Harper is home to a state-of-the-art nursing laboratory, where real-world procedures and situations are simulated and practiced.
Prepare for a health profession
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this profession. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. This is a limited-enrollment program.
The RN program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Earn a professional certificate
Prepare for a career in health care through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate
- Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate
- Military Medical Corpsman to Practical Nurse (METC) Certificate
Flexible program options
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Functional Abilities
- Health Compliance (Complio)
- Interpreting the NLN Exam Score Report (pdf)
- Nursing Laboratory
- Nursing Links
- Student Organizations
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about starting your nursing education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request informationform.
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