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College of Nursing & Health Professions


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College of Nursing & Health Professions


Our goal is to prepare students for an exciting career in the healthcare industry by offering degrees and certificates in high demand to meet the growing healthcare workforce needs.


Welcome to the College of Nursing & Health Professions web site. Our college offers many different health careers that offer you the opportunity to influence the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The College prepares students to deliver compassionate patient-centered care and to be career focused. Our graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and professional values necessary for entry level into dynamic careers in healthcare. Our nursing and health profession students who earn degrees and certificates consistently score above state and national averages on licensing exams. As a result, most of our graduate’s report employment immediately upon graduation and continued success in their health careers.


Why students choose Carl Sandburg's College of Nursing & Health Professions Programs:

  • Compassionate, caring faculty that are highly qualified experts in their professions, many with specialized credentialing and years of clinical experience.
  • Extensive hands-on clinical/field experience where students learn by working alongside healthcare professionals.
  • State-of-the-art Simulation and Skills Labs with up-to-date equipment and high tech simulated training.
  • Low student-faculty ratios in nursing and health profession's clinical, labs, and classes provides faculty time to maximize the learning experience and interactions with the students.
  • Student success is our mission and we promote success by providing a wide range of services, including student advising, mentoring programs, tutoring, and more.
  • Our students are changing lives and learning beyond the classroom.


The College of Nursing & Health Professions prepares you for an emotionally fulfilling and rewarding career in healthcare. Our nursing and health profession's curriculums are continually being modified to meet the demands of the healthcare system. We have state-of-the-art simulation and skills labs that offer high-tech simulation for nursing and health profession students to work in realistic scenarios providing students a safe, supportive learning environment to practice critical thinking and develop clinical judgment.


We have dedicated clinical facilities where our nursing and health profession students gain clinical/field experience while working with healthcare professionals. Students have exposure to various clinical sites which provides experience working with diverse patient populations. We offer students many opportunities beyond the classroom walls to discover and learn through study abroad opportunities, service learning community projects and events, and hands-on, clinical/field experiences and internships. All of these opportunities allow our students to work alongside healthcare professionals, building skills and references to stand out in the job market.


All of the College of Nursing & Health Professions degrees and certificates have a moderate to very high market demand which generates much student interest and why our graduates are highly sought after. With healthcare as one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, our graduates have an opportunity to be the driving force behind their own careers.


I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our nursing and health professions degrees, certificates, and courses. The faculty at Carl Sandburg College are all professionals who desire to assist you in finding the best career path for you. We invite you to come visit our campus, visit our nursing and health professions classrooms, and tour our state-of-the-art nursing and health professions simulation and skills labs. We also offer Health Professions Informational Sessions that provide information about our programs, admission criteria requirements, TEAS testing, and how to be successful in a health professions program. Get started on your path to a healthcare degree, certificate, or courses at Carl Sandburg's College of Nursing & Health Professions today! Thank you.


Mischelle Monagle, MSN, MBA, RN, Dean of College of Nursing & Health Professions


Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Title IX Coordinator Rick Eddy, 309.341.5234; ADA/Section 504 Coordinators: Rodney Blue, 309.341.5250; Jacob Runge, 309.341.5262.