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Full Text of HB1933  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Tony McCombie


110 ILCS 805/3-80 new

    Amends the Public Community College Act. Allows the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 506 to establish and offer at Sauk Valley Community College a baccalaureate-level nursing education pilot program that confers a bachelor of science degree in nursing upon the meeting of specified conditions. Requires the Illinois Community College Board to conduct a statewide evaluation of the nursing program and report on the results of the evaluation by July 1, 2026; specifies evaluation requirements. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public Community College Act is amended by
5adding Section 3-80 as follows:
6    (110 ILCS 805/3-80 new)
7    Sec. 3-80. Baccalaureate degree in nursing pilot program.
8    (a) The Board of Trustees of Community College District
9No. 506 may establish and offer at Sauk Valley Community
10College a baccalaureate-level nursing education pilot program,
11commonly referred to as a baccalaureate completion program (RN
12to BSN), that confers a bachelor of science degree in nursing
13if all of the following conditions are met:
14        (1) The Board of Trustees meets all of the
15    requirements as set forth in subsection (b) of this
16    Section, and the program has been approved by the State
17    Board to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
18        (2) After the program has been approved by the State
19    Board, the Board of Higher Education shall consider the
20    program for approval in a manner consistent with new
21    bachelor's degree programs at public and private
22    universities in this State.
23        (3) The Board of Trustees has identified and



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1    documented, in writing, unmet workforce needs in the
2    subject area of the baccalaureate degree to be offered.
3    The Board of Trustees shall publish on the community
4    college district's website and make publicly available the
5    documentation and shall present the documentation to the
6    State Board.
7        (4) The community college shall hold a national
8    professional nursing accreditation or have applied for the
9    accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
10    Education, the Accreditation Commission for Education in
11    Nursing, or the Commission for Nursing Education
12    Accreditation.
13        (5) The community college shall offer and maintain an
14    associate degree in nursing.
15        (6) The Board of Trustees must demonstrate, in
16    writing, how the community college will enhance future
17    opportunities for minority and bilingual populations by
18    focusing outreach efforts and giving preference to those
19    students in order to meet workforce needs.
20    (b) The Board of Trustees shall demonstrate that the
21community college has the expertise, resources, and student
22interest to offer a quality bachelor of science degree in
23nursing. An application for approval from the State Board
24shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
25        (1) The Board of Trustees shall describe the labor
26    market need as specified in paragraph (3) of subsection



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1    (a) of this Section.
2        (2) The Board of Trustees shall describe the program's
3    purpose, its target population, related occupations, and
4    career paths.
5        (3) The Board of Trustees shall demonstrate that the
6    community college has developed quality curricula that
7    aligns with federal, State, and local requirements and
8    will prepare graduates with the appropriate level of skill
9    to meet their educational goals.
10        (4) The Board of Trustees shall verify the community
11    college district has the fiscal resources in place or has
12    budgeted for financial support for the program in a
13    cost-effective manner.
14        (5) The Board of Trustees shall identify and document
15    the faculty available for teaching the program, including
16    the number of full-time faculty anticipated to teach in
17    the program, a description of their qualifications
18    (including highest degree earned), teaching experience,
19    professional experience, and licenses held. The Board of
20    Trustees must also indicate how faculty are to be
21    evaluated.
22    (c) The community college district is prohibited from
23using semester credit hours generated in baccalaureate degree
24programs for grants received pursuant to Section 2-16.02 of
25this Act.
26    (d) The State Board shall conduct a statewide evaluation



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1of a pilot program established under this Section. The results
2of the evaluation shall be reported on or before July 1, 2026
3to all of the following:
4        (1) The Board of Higher Education.
5        (2) The Speaker of the House of Representatives.
6        (3) The Minority Leader of the House of
7    Representatives.
8        (4) The President of the Senate.
9        (5) The Minority Leader of the Senate.
10        (6) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
11    The reports to the General Assembly shall be filed with
12the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of
13the Senate in electronic form only, in the manner that the
14Clerk and the Secretary shall direct.
15    The evaluation shall include, but is not limited to, all
16of the following:
17        (i) Information identifying applicants, admissions,
18    enrollment, the demographic characteristics of students,
19    and degree recipients.
20        (ii) The extent to which the program fulfills
21    identified workforce needs.
22        (iii) Information on the pace of employment of
23    students and the subsequent job placement of graduates.
24        (iv) The cost of the program and the funding sources
25    that were used to finance the program.
26        (v) Time-to-degree rates and completion rates for the



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1    program.
2        (vi) The extent to which the program is in compliance
3    with the requirements of this Section.
4    The Board of Trustees shall submit the information
5necessary to conduct the evaluation required under this
6subsection (d), as determined by the evaluator, to the State
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.