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Nursing Department

Dr. Marsha Atkins

Dean of Nursing
The Fall 2017 A.A.S. RN Degree in Nursing application cycle opens on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. and closes on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The Fall 2017 Practical Nursing application cycle opens on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. and closes on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Careers in Nursing 

The Nursing Program is a two-year, 69-credit hour program. Graduates of the Nursing Program successfully meet the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (A.A.S.) and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The curriculum comprises general education, science, and nursing courses. The natural and social science principles are integrated throughout the curriculum.                                        
The program is affiliated with various hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other community agencies to offer students the best supervised clinical learning experiences available in medical-surgical, mental health, maternal-child health, pediatric, and gerontological nursing. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings such as: hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, physician offices, schools, public health, government, the military, and industry.          
Students who want to pursue a nursing career should have a sincere desire to work with people and be empathetic to their needs. Becoming a nursing professional is rigorous, but most nurses derive considerable satisfaction from knowing that their work contributes directly to the well-being of others.        

The Commission affirmed the continuing accreditation and changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation with conditions  after a focused visit to the following programs:         
  • City Colleges of Chicago at Malcolm X College (Associate) Chicago, IL following the consolidation of the City Colleges of Chicago nursing programs
For more information on the status and/or findings, visit​                         
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing           
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta,            
Georgia 30326           


Faculty & Staff


Name Title Phone Email
Dr. Marsha Atkins Dean of Nursing (312) 850-7202​
Dr. Gwendolyn Rice Associate Dean of Nursing (312) 850-7432


Name Title Phone Email
Bryant, Debbie DNP, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7538
Dade, Angela MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7343
Davis, Brenda DNP, MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7392
Elkins, Rubie MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7343
Hai, Asra MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7358
Jones, Brenda MSN, RN Instructor​ (312) 850-7392
Neal, Susan MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7538
Phillips, Rhonda MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7387
Scott-Brand, Tammy MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7287
Thomas, Carla MSN, RN Instructor (312) 850-7347

Nursing Staff                              

Name Title Phone Email
Adams-Moore, Patricia Nursing Tutor (312) 850-7367
Anthony, Inger Nursing Ed. Specialist (312) 850-7326
English, Patricia Lab Coordinator (312) 850-7367
Green, Amy Clinical Coordinator (312) 850-7200
Harris, Christa Clinical Coordinator (312) 850-7200
Nicholson, Sharon Director - Clinical Ed. (312) 850-7192
Okhilua, Daniel Lab Manager (312) 850-7367​
Witherspoon, Eugenia College Clerical Asst. II (312) 850-7182
Zavala, Gabriela College Clerical Asst. II (312) 850-3543

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7350
(312) 850-7349
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 3100
Chicago, IL 60612
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Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Davidson County Community College                 
Monroe County Community College