Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The TEAS test is a requirement for admission to the Parkland A.D.N. nursing program. This tutorial, for pre-nursing students, focuses on the math and science sections of the test. The main purpose is to serve as a means to "refresh" and build confidence in those skills in math and science. The tutorial meets twice a week for two hours and lasts four weeks. It is offered twice a year, with limited seats available and usually right before the application deadline for the Parkland nursing program.
Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test required for admission to the Parkland A. D. N nursing program is provided by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). Their website provides information on the TEAS test as well as information on other ATI products that are used throughout the nursing program. Nursing students utilize ATI products in each nursing course they take and are required to pass certain ATI tests as part of their progression through the program
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
WIA champions the needs of job seekers in Illinois by helping individuals’ career dreams become a reality. WIA funds help career seekers land better jobs. With financial assistance, job seekers earn degrees, certifications, and more!
Parkland Adult Re-Entry Center (ARC)
The Adult Re-entry Center offers basic academic advising, transcript evaluation, information regarding flexible scheduling and alternative class formats, and access to convenient associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree completion opportunities. Many of our nursing students plan to continue their education. You can view the list of Colleges and Universities we have partnerships with by going to the ARC site and clicking on “Degree Partnerships”.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
After completing your nursing program and passing the national test (NCLEX), you will become a licensed registered nurse through the state you reside in. For Illinois, the nursing website for this information is below.
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
The NCSBN provides information on a wide variety of subjects affecting the public’s health, safety and welfare with a focus on nursing. It also provides information specifically for students as they prepare to take the National Council Licensure EXamination (NCLEX) – the final step in becoming a registered nurse.
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Parkland College Nursing faculty are members of the NLN. Find out more about the NLN and it promotes excellence in nursing education.
The following websites are very student friendly and loaded with information for nursing students as well as for those already practicing as nurses.