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Read anywhere about Illinois nursing programs and you will find that they are heavily impacted by the nursing faculty shortage which is in turn affecting the number of graduating nurses every year in Illinois and contributing to the state’s nursing shortage. The demand for nurses with a BSN continues to increase, driven by the requirements at hospitals and health care agencies throughout Illinois. Most job listings in Illinois now require a bachelor of science in nursing to apply. The problem is that the bachelor in science nursing programs at nursing schools in Illinois are turning away hundreds of qualified applicants each year because they do not have the nursing faculty or the space to offer the RN to BSN or LPN to BSN programs to meet the state’s demand for registered nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing.

Online Nursing Schools in Illinois

If you are a registered nurse looking for an LPN to BSN, RN to BSN or RN to MSN program, please consider earning you nursing degree online at one of the CCNE accredited Illinois nursing programs. These nursing programs can be completed, in most cases, at an accelerated pace. Scholarship and other financial aid information can also be requested from these schools.

These online Illinois nursing programs include nursing certificate programs and a number of different nursing master’s degree programs, including a master’s in nursing with an emphasis on nurse educator tracks to prepare students for nursing faculty careers. You'll also find Doctoral nursing programs as well as a listing of scholarship opportunities for nurses in Illinois.

Illinois Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

Illinois may be facing a shortage of over 21,000 nurses by 2020. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is reporting that the state currently has a nursing shortage of 7 percent (calculated by vacancies vs. jobs filled) and that shortage is projected to grow to almost 8,000 registered nurses and 1,200 licensed practical nurses (per year, projected through 2010). What this means is that a career in nursing in Illinois will be rewarding, prosperous and job security will not be an issue.

The median hourly pay for a registered nurse in Illinois is $25.60, according to reports that the median annual salary for a staff nurse in Chicago is $64,313. These salaries will, of course, vary depending on your experience and the credentials you hold.

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Marian University
Campus Locations:   Indianapolis
Programs: Accelerated BSN

Kaplan University - KHE
Campus Locations:   Davenport
Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing , Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assisting , Bachelor of Science: Health and Wellness

Vatterott College
Campus Locations:   Saint Louis | Quincy | Saint Charles | More...
Programs: Medical Assistant , Medical Assistant AAS , Medical Assistant Occupational Specialist

Daymar College
Campus Locations:   Paducah
Programs: Medical Assisting

Rasmussen College
Campus Locations:   Rockford | Aurora | Mokena | More...
Programs: Medical Assisting Diploma

Northwestern College
Campus Locations:   Chicago | Bridgeview
Programs: Medical Assisting

Everest College
Campus Locations:   Melrose Park | Bedford Park | Willowbrook | More...
Programs: Diploma - Medical Assistant

Brown Mackie College system of schools
Campus Locations:   Bettendorf
Programs: Diploma in Medical Assistant

Ross Medical Education Centers
Campus Locations:   Evansville
Programs: Medical Assistant

Computer Systems Institute
Campus Locations:   Gurnee | Elgin | Chicago
Programs: Healthcare Career Program - Clinical Track

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Capella University
Online Programs:   BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited) , BSN - RN-to-BSN Completion (CCNE-accredited)

The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)

Keiser University
Online Programs:   Medical Assisting, AS (Online)

Post University
Online Programs:   Certificate: Legal Nurse Consulting

University of Phoenix
Online Programs:   RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)

California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   RN-BSN Program in Nursing

South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Nursing (RN to BSN)

Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (BSN)

Allied Health Institute
Online Programs:   Medical Assistant

Campus Based Nursing Schools in Illinois

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University of Phoenix College of Health and Human Services

University of Phoenix offers degree programs in Chicago, Mokena, Schaumburg, and Warrenville. Get more information from University of Phoenix today.

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Chamberlain College offers a BSN program at the Addison campus as well as the Chicago campus. Both of these programs are approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Division of Professional Regulation.

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