Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is limited to clinical site
capacity. The Nursing Program admits 40 students in the Fall and 50 students in the
Spring semester, which includes 10 spots in the evening section. Preference is given
to in-district residents.
Please review our Admissions Information carefully as enrollment is a multi-step process.
Nursing Admissions Information
It is recommended that all persons interested in Kishwaukee College's Associate Degree
Nursing Program attend an Information Meeting to understand Nursing admission criteria.
Information meetings cover the NURSING CURRICULUM in detail.
Please submit to the Admissions Office prior to the meeting:
Official sealed transcript(s) from high school and all colleges attended other than Kishwaukee College.
2023-2024 Informational Meetings
Meetings are held on campus in room B1275 unless noted otherwise.
The Kish Nursing Program will accept Nursing Applications from Sept. 1-30 for the
Spring 2024 cohort. If interested, please contact Abigail Gould in the Advising Department
or Angie Delmont, Director of Nursing.
All Applications and Sealed & Signed Personal Reference** Envelopes must be received
IN A SEALED ENVELOPE with your full name and student i.d. number written on the outside
of the envelope. Please include all required documents in one sealed envelope. Applications
may be mailed to the College or dropped off (sealed, as noted above) in the locked
drop-box located outside the Division Office, B1222.
**Personal Reference Forms may still be mailed directly to the Health & Education
Division Office by the reference giver. Or, they may be returned to the applicant
in a sealed envelope with reference giver’s signature across the seal. If the applicant
submits sealed references, it must be included in the application envelope.
Residency criteria: Chapter 122, Section 103-17 of the Illinois Public Community College
Act requires that, whenever enrollment in a program must be restricted because of
space limitations, a college must give preference to district residents. Consequently,
admission to Kishwaukee College Nursing and Allied Health Professions programs for
students who live outside of Kishwaukee College district #528 vary per program based
on space availability and qualified applicant pools.
Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb, IL
Mercy Health Rockford Hospital, Rockford, IL
Oak Crest Retirement Center, DeKalb, IL
Rochelle Community Hospital, Rochelle, IL
Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL
Observational Clinical Agencies
To enhance the clinical practicum students' participate in a variety of observational
experiences at the following facilities throughout their First and Second Year:
Crusader Clinic, Rockford IL
DeKalb County Health Department DeKalb, IL
DeKalb County Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, DeKalb IL
Kindred Hospital, Sycamore IL
Lehan Drugs & Home Health, DeKalb IL
Ogle County Health Department, Oregon IL
Opportunity House, Sycamore IL
Rochelle Community Consolidated School District No. 231, Middle School
Rockford School District #205, Rockford IL
Rosecrance, Giffin Williamson Campus, Rockford IL
Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon IL
Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc, Rockford IL
Swedish American Home Health, Rockford IL
Village of Progress, Oregon IL
Alpha Delta Nu
Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honors Society : The objective of Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor
Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in nursing. The
society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing
as well as education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the
society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession
of nursing. ADN students must meet GPA requirements.
Student Nurses Organization (SNO): The goal of this club is to promote nursing as
a career. To provide a channel for nursing student communication with college administration,
faculty, staff and other students organizations on campus. To render volunteer services
to the surrounding community. To plan various SNO social activities for the benefit
of the student nurses.
Perla Gonzalez, a Kishwaukee College nursing student, was named the recipient of a $1,000 Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) Student Scholarship. She was recognized with the award at the ICCFA conference luncheon on Nov. 10 in Bloomington.
The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department will offer seven short-term training programs during the Spring 2024 semester. Kish short-term programs provide students with the skills and training needed to meet local workforce demands. The programs range from 11-20 weeks, allowing students to immediately start a career or build upon their skills with additional training.