Americare Technical School Part-time Evening

505 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 825-8773

Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.

4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite #420
Matteson, IL 60443

708 983 1645

Carl Sandburg College

2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401

Chicago Public Schools

2245 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612


CMK Healthcare

115 West 55th St
Clarendon Hills, IL 60139

630 400 8553

Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc

1251 W Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660-1400

(773) 973-1753

Ambria College of Nursing Part-time Evening

1300 Greenbrook Blvd. Suite 101
Hanover Park, IL 60133

(847) 397-0300 x2231

International Career Institute

6425 North Hamlin Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

(847) 929-6129

Black Hawk College

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918

John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center Part-time

72 Southtowne Shopping Center, P.O. Box 1076
Du Quoin, IL 62832


College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

East St. Louis Community College Center

601 James R. Thompson Blvd, Building B Room 1013
East St. Louis, IL 62201

(618) 874-8734

Danville Area Community College

2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832

Kaskaskia College

27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL 62801

Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123

Morton College

3801 S Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804

(708) 656-8000

Heartland Community College

1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Northbrook College of Health Care

1400 South Wolf Road #104
Wheeling, IL 60090

(847) 850-5700

Highland Community College

2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology - Skokie Campus

3432 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076

(224) 233-1100

Illinois Central College

One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635

Omega Healthcare Technical School

3575 Grand Ave # D
Gurnee, IL 60031

(847) 782-9850

Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348

PC Center Training Institute

2625 Butterfield Rd., Suite 102E
Oak Brook, IL 60523


J Renee Career Facilitation

415 Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123

(815) 444-7751

William Rainey Harper College

1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

847 925 6683

John Wood Community College

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305

Joliet Junior College

1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431

Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901

Kishwaukee College

21193 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150

Lake Land College

5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938

Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794

Moraine Valley Community College

9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

4641 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640

(877) 908-9969 x260

Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Parkland College

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821

Rend Lake College

468 N Ken Gray Pky
Ina, IL 62846

Richland Community College

One College Pk
Decatur, IL 62521

Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114

Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021

Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL 62992

South Suburban College

15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473

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Studying to become an LPN in Illinois is a great way to open nursing job opportunities. In this state, the LPNs comprise 17% of their nursing population. There are many Illinois nursing schools and universities that are willing to provide information when you are pursuing a degree leading to an LPN career. Illinois Practical Nursing programs are a student’s quickest way to become a nurse. Earning this degree means studying for a year that includes clinical and classroom attendance. 

Every Illinois-licensed LPN is under a 24-month renewal cycle and is required to accomplish 20 hours of continued education courses. These courses are also approved by the Illinois State Board of Nursing. 

Here are some of the leading nursing educators in this state – 

Harper College 

A two-year community college that is situated in Palatine, IL; this institution was founded in 1965 but it never officially opened till 1967. The school was named after Dr. William Rainey Harper who was a junior college movement pioneer. The campus spreads across 200 acres of land. 

A student who is looking for a state-of-the-art learning environment would do well to enroll in the school’s nursing department. It is best to secure a seat in their limited enrollment Practical Nursing program. The program consists of 37 credit hours prior to the student’s certification. It is inclusive of both theoretical and clinical learning which can be completed in just one year. 

Illinois Central College 

This is a large community educational institution situated in East Peoria which was established in 1966. ICC offers many certificate and Associate’s Degree programs but if you want to become an LPN, their Practical Nursing program is your best option. 

The ICC Practical Nursing Program is specifically designed to train nursing graduates in just two semesters and a summer session. There are four nursing courses which come with science and general education courses. Students can look forward to lots of audiovisual materials, didactic instruction, computer assignments, skills lab attendance, periodical readings, and group discussions coupled with clinical experience. Clinical experience will be set up at hospitals, nursing homes or community health agencies. 

This program is Illinois Department of Professional Regulation approved. 

Kaskaskia College 

This is the oldest community college in Illinois, with an enrollment of more than 11,000 annually. Founded in 1940, the college offers various areas of study. If you wish to become a licensed practical nurse, then you should enroll in the school’s Practical Nursing program. 

The AAS Degree or Certificate program is a three-semester program that offers theory and clinical experiences. You get to work in a variety of health care settings such as community settings, acute care, long-term care, clinics and doctor’s offices. 

The program requirements include a semester of college or two semesters of high school Algebra and Biology together with a computer course. A grade of C or better is required in each of the PN classes.  

Southeastern Illinois College 

Called SIC, this college is famous for its public community colleges in Harrisburg, IL. The secondary campus is in Carmi which was established in 1960. The program options include Associate’s Degree and certificate programs. 

The Division’s Practical Nursing programs have two types which are the traditional and hybrid programs. These are approved by many appropriate agencies which includes the Illinois Department of Public Health as well as the Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation.

The Southeastern nursing faculty is there to assist students who are committed to become nurses at the shortest possible time. Their PN curriculum is organized by using the integrated systems approach. This is based on the nursing process and basic needs; teaching methods and clinical hours are designed for principle application and problem solving. 

The successful candidate is accepted as soon as she passes this rank order process – 

You should pass the Phase I and Phase II courses including Medication Calculations; Medical Terminology; Health Care Provider CPR; Intro to Anatomy and Physiology; Introduction to Psychology; Anatomy and Physiology I and II; and Rhetoric and Composition. 

If you completes these courses, you can then level up to the ADN general education courses. If you have not completed High School Chemistry or has a grade lower than C, you will be required to take CHEM 123 or College Chemistry; Biology 261 and 242.