Sauk health-and-safety programs


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Program Overview

The nursing programs at Sauk include the Associate Degree in Nursing, and the Licensed Practical Nursing program. These programs are selective programs and students are admitted on a priority basis with the most qualified students admitted first. Sauk also has a Certified Nursing Assistant program.

Approved by

Illinois Board of Nursing
100 W. Randolph, 
9th Floor Chicago, IL 60601, 

SVCC's Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree Nursing Program and our Licensed Practical Certificate Nursing Program are both accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) nursing program and the Licensed Practical Certificate nursing program has achieved Initial Accreditation as of April 20, 2020.

Students considering a program of study that leads to professional licensure, endorsement or certification in Nursing should contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state where you plan to be licensed to ensure that Sauk Valley Community College course work meets that state's requirements. Links for each state's requiremeents can be found at the National Council for States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).


Program Goals

Students can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes after completing an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing from SVCC:

  • Patient Centered Care

    Validate individuals, families, and communities as partners in holistic care.
  • Safety

    Plan nursing care that encompasses competent individual performance within a system that assesses for safe practice.
  • Evidenced Based Practice

    Integrate current evidence-based knowledge into nursing care.
  • Quality Improvement

    Integrate systems and policies for continuous improvement in the delivery of healthcare.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

    Integrate the contributions of healthcare professionals to achieve the health goals of the patient, family, and the community.
  • Informatics

    Utilize technologies to strengthen communication, manage information, and mitigate error in patient care delivery.
  • Professionalism

    Support the ideals of leadership, ethical principles, and legal healthcare delivery.

Students can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes when earning a certificate in Practical Nursing from SVCC:

  • Patient Centered Care

    Demonstrate respect for the diversity of patients, families, and communities.
  • Safety

    Demonstrate safe, competent nursing care as part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Evidenced Based Practice

    Implement current evidence-based knowledge into practice.
  • Quality Improvement

    Apply the systems and policies that are essential in the delivery of healthcare.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

    Participate in healthcare delivery to achieve quality individual, family and community outcomes.
  • Informatics

    Utilize technology as a tool for communication and documentation of patient care.
  • Professionalism

    Adhere to professional ethical and legal healthcare management principles.
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