Associate’s Degree in Nursing Programs in Illinois

Registered nursing programs in Illinois are found throughout the state. In order to become a registered nurse in Illinois you will need to successfully complete an associate’s degree nursing program or a BSN program and then pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam. Graduates of the Illinois approved registered nurse associate’s degree programs below are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam.

An associate’s degree nursing program is also known as a two year nursing program, because it takes two years to complete. Associate’s degree programs focus on clinical nursing skills and prepare graduates for nursing careers in the hospital setting as well as community based settings. Associate’s educated registered nurses in Illinois work in intensive care units, labor and delivery and all other areas of the hospital. Community based positions would include home health care, hospice, long term care facilities and a variety of other positions.

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According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division, job growth for registered nurses in Illinois is projected to increase 28% through 2016! The Illinois Department of Employment Security wage information shows that the median annual salary for a registered nurse in Illinois is $59,900 or an median hourly rate of $28.80. This will obviously vary depending on experience, education, location, facility and other factors. The Advance for Nurses 2007 Annual Salary Survey found that the average annual salary for an associate’s degree educated nurse was $51,725.

This is an exciting time to become a nurse in Illinois and the schools below can help you gain the knowledge and clinical experience you need. You may also be interested in a BSN program offered in Illinois.

Illinois Approved Associate’s Degree Nursing Programs in illinois

Black Hawk College
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
PH: 309-796-9999
Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
PH: 309-344-2518
Kennedy-King College
6800 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60621
PH: 773-602-5222
Malcom X College
1900 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60612
PH: 312 850-7350
Olive-Harvey College
10001 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, Illinois 60628
PH: 773-291-6100
Richard J. Daley College
7500 South Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60652
PH: 773-838-7500
Truman College
1145 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago IL 60640
PH: 773-907-4000
Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60634
PH: 773-777-7900
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137- 6599 PH: 630-942-3924
College of Lake County
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
PH: 847- 543-2000
Danville Area Community College
Martin Luther King Memorial Way
2000 East Main Street
Danville, IL 61832-5199
PH: 217-443-3222
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
PH: 847-697-1000
Heartland Community College
Health & Human Services Division
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
PH: 309-268-8750
Highland Community College
2998 West Pearl City Road
Freeport, Il. 61032
PH: 815-235-6121
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
PH: 309-694-5422
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
233 East Chestnut
Olney, IL 62450
PH: 618-393-2982
Illinois Valley Community College
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, Illinois 61348
PH: 815-224-2720
John A. Logan College
120 Southtowne Shopping Ctr
Du Quoin, IL 62832
PH: 618-542-9210
John Wood Community College
1301 S. 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
PH: 217-224-6500
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
PH: 815-280-2462
Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Kaskaskia College
27210 College Road –
Centralia, Illinois 62801 –
PH: 618-545-3000
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois 60150
PH: 815-825-2086
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
PH: 217-234-5253
Lewis & Clark Community College
Benjamin Godfrey Campus
5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, Illinois 62035
PH: 618-468-7000
LLCC ADN Program
5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
PH: 800-727-4161, ext. 62437
McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2738
PH: 815-455-3700
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
PH: 708-974-4300
Morton College
3801 South Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
PH: 708-656-8000
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines Campus
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
PH: 847.635.1600
Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
PH: 217-351-2200
Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
PH: 708- 709-3500
Rend Lake College
468 N Ken Gray Pkwy
Ina, IL 62846
PH: 618-437-5321
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
PH: 217-875-7200
Robert Morris College
401 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
PH: 800-RMC-5960
Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
PH: 815-921-7821
Sauk Valley Community College
73 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, IL 61021
PH: 815.288.5511
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd.
Ullin, Il 62992
PH: 800-481-2242
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville Campus
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
PH: 800-222-5131
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473-120
PH: 708-596-2000
Southeastern Illinois College
3575 College Rd
Harrisburg, IL 62946
PH: 618-252-5400 Ext. 2330
Spoon River College
Canton Campus
23235 N. County Highway 22
Canton, IL 61520
PH: 309-649-6227
Trinity College
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
PH: 309-779-7700
Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171
PH: 708-456-0300, Ext. 3652
Waubonsee Community College
Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Dr.
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
PH: 630-466-7900
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
PH: 847-925-6707

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