Health Sciences

Posted on Oct 5th, 2021:

John Wood Community College, Associates Degree in Nursing Program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson (, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than November 25, 2021.

Today, all areas of the expanding healthcare industry need bright, caring individuals who want to make a difference in the lives around them. In the health science programs at John Wood, you will learn through experiences in the classroom, lab and clinical setting. Receive comprehensive training and education with access to the latest equipment for practicing patient care. All programs are career oriented and prepare students for job placement and success.

Nursing student taking vitals

Degrees & Certificates

Associate Degree in Nursing Associate Degree (AAS)
Medical Assistant Certificate
Medical Office Certificate
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Office Technology: Medical Option Associate Degree (AAS)
Practical Nurse Certificate
Surgical Technology Associate Degree (AAS)

Career Opportunities

  • Ambulatory care clinics
  • Acute inpatient care
  • Certified surgical technologist
  • Emergency/critical care
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Public health

Employed By:

  • Blessing Hospital
  • Hannibal Regional Hospital
  • Quincy Medical Group
  • Sunset Home
  • St. Vincent’s Home
  • Illinois Veterans Home
  • Good Samaritan Home
  • Boone Hospital Center
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Hannibal Clinic
  • Missouri Baptist Hospital
  • Illini Community Hospital
  • Lewis County Nursing Home

Is Health Sciences the Right Path for You?

John Wood Community College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.  NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education that has comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education programs.

The curriculum for the health science programs has been developed to meet the degree granting and/or licensing requirements for the state of Illinois. We have not yet determined whether licensing requirements for any other state are met.

See our Out of State students page for more information.