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Built on our expertise in workforce education and training, paired with supportive service and cultural competency, Instituto College is a contemporary education institution providing quality and accessible higher education while meeting the needs of Chicago area employers.
The mission of Instituto College is to provide an enriched learning environment where students have the opportunity to earn practical credentials and degrees based on industry standards that enable them to develop their skills, becoming lifelong learners, and contribute to the overall vitality of their communities.
Instituto College’s nursing program is directed by the mission to provide educational opportunities to students in concert with their needs and goals, preparing individuals for the role of Registered Nurse, and providing pathways for upward career mobility.
Nursing education integrates nursing knowledge, communication, the biological and social sciences, and the humanities to give the registered nurse the necessary knowledge and skills to function as members of a healthcare team, developing the ability to meet needs and promote health. Nursing, through the process, assists the person to maintain or restore optimum health, or to achieve a peaceful, dignified death. Predicated on the belief that each person is a holistic being with inherent dignity and needs, the education process promotes interacting and communicating with members of a multicultural society, and providing care throughout the life span to meet needs as a physiologic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, social, and spiritual being.
Instituto College is an independent institution authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to operate and grant post-secondary degrees in the State of Illinois. Since 2015, Instituto College was authorized to operate in Illinois and subsequent degree authorization for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing was granted in 2016. In 2018, the Illinois State Board of Nursing approved the RN Program Curriculum, recommending that the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) add Instituto College to the Illinois Approved Nursing Education Program List. In 2022, Instituto College was granted accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). The College provides oversight for Instituto's Carreras en Salud (Careers in Health) Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP), which has been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) since 2016.