LPN Programs in Illinois

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.   

Americare Technical School

Americare Technical School

Part-time Evening
505 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-8773

Beck Area Career Center - Red Bud

Beck Area Career Center - Red Bud


6137 Beck Rd
Red Bud, IL 62278
(618) 473-2222

Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.

Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.


4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite #420
Matteson, IL 60443
708 983 1645

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing


2201 Toronto Rd
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 529-5431 x216

Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College


2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518

City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College

City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College


4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 777-7900

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools


2245 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612
773-534-7890

CMK Healthcare

CMK Healthcare


115 West 55th St
Clarendon Hills, IL 60139
630 400 8553

Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc

Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc


1251 W Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660-1400
(773) 973-1753

Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing

Part-time Evening
1300 Greenbrook Blvd. Suite 101
Hanover Park, IL 60133
(847) 397-0300 x2231

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Wabash Valley College

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Wabash Valley College


2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
(618) 393-2982

International Career Institute

International Career Institute


6425 North Hamlin Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 929-6129

Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College


6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 796-5000

John A Logan College

John A Logan College


700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918
(618) 985-3741

John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center

John A Logan Community College - Alongi Center

Part-time
72 Southtowne Shopping Center, P.O. Box 1076
Du Quoin, IL 62832
618-542-9210

College of DuPage

College of DuPage


425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-2800

East St. Louis Community College Center

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

Danville Area Community College


2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 443-3222

Kaskaskia College

Kaskaskia College


27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 545-3000

Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College


1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 697-1000

Morton College

Morton College


3801 S Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 656-8000

Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College


1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 268-8000

Northbrook College of Health Care

Northbrook College of Health Care


1400 South Wolf Road #104
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 850-5700

Highland Community College

Highland Community College


2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 235-6121

Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College


One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
(309) 694-5422

Omega Healthcare Technical School

Omega Healthcare Technical School


3575 Grand Ave # D
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 782-9850

Illinois Valley Community College

Illinois Valley Community College


815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 224-2720

PC Center Training Institute

PC Center Training Institute


2625 Butterfield Rd., Suite 102E
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630)705-9999

J Renee Career Facilitation

J Renee Career Facilitation


415 Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123
(815) 444-7751

William Rainey Harper College

William Rainey Harper College


1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
847 925 6683

John Wood Community College

John Wood Community College


1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
(217) 224-6500

Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College


1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 729-9020

Kankakee Community College

Kankakee Community College


100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 802-8500

Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College


21193 Malta Rd
Malta, IL 60150
(815) 825-2086

Lake Land College

Lake Land College


5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-5253

Lincoln Land Community College

Lincoln Land Community College


5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794
(217) 786-2200

Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College


9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 974-4300

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology


4641 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(877) 908-9969 x260

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College


1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 635-1600

Parkland College

Parkland College


2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 351-2200

Rend Lake College

Rend Lake College


468 N Ken Gray Pky
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5321

Richland Community College

Richland Community College


One College Pk
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 875-7200

Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College


3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 921-7821

Sauk Valley Community College

Sauk Valley Community College


173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-5511

Shawnee Community College

Shawnee Community College


8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL 62992
(618) 634-3200

South Suburban College

South Suburban College


15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 596-2000 x5894

Southeastern Illinois College

Southeastern Illinois College


3575 College Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946
(618) 252-5400

Spoon River College

Spoon River College


23235 North County 22
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-4645

Triton College

Triton College


2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 456-0300 x3130

CALC Institute of Technology

CALC Institute of Technology


235a E Center Dr
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 474-0616

ATS Institute of Technology - Chicago

ATS Institute of Technology - Chicago


25 East Washington Street. , Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60602
312-214-2000

City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy - King College

City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy - King College


6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 602-5000