LPN Programs in Illinois

The Illinois Compiled Statutes Professions and Occupations Nurse Practice Act requires that applicants for licensure to practice as an LPN in Illinois complete an LPN program approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: Division of Professional Regulation (Department). They will also accept applicants who have received a certificate of completion of pre-licensure requirements in another United States jurisdiction. The Department approved schools offering LPN programs in Illinois are listed below along with contact information and links to related programs.

Applicants for licensure will also need to successfully pass a licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) with a score acceptable by the Illinois Board of Nursing and the Department. Applicants will also need to submit a criminal background check.

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What do LPNs in Illinois Do?

Licensed Practical Nurses in Illinois work under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician, podiatrist or dentist. LPNs will often be involved in patient assessment where they will observe patients health status, taking note of any deviations and recording those deviations. LPNs will prepare reports on their patient assessments and present to their supervisor. They are also involved in developing patient care plans, implementing these plans and evaluating the patient’s status.

(Source: TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION: SECTION 1300.60 PRACTICE OF NURSING)

LPN Job Outlook and Salary in Illinois

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Employment Projections reports, the LPN jobs in Illinois are projected to have a 20% growth through 2016. Which means that with new job openings and replacement of retired LPNs or vacancies, there appears to be quite an opportunity for those beginning LPN educational programs in the state of Illinois. LPN salary data reported by the IDES, Occupational Employment Statistics found that the median hourly income for an LPN in Illinois was $18.75 and the median annual income was $39,000. Based on this data and the state of the U.S. economy the LPN profession in Illinois is an appealing and rewarding career opportunity.

Related occupations like Medical Assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants both offer similar job growth opportunity. Medical assisting is actually one of the fastest growing health care careers and pay is similar to that of an LPN. You may also want to research the Medical Assistant Schools in Illinois and compare the opportunities.

Approved LPN Programs in Illinois

Americare Institute
1300 Greenbrook Blvd. Ste.
101 Hanover Park, IL 60133
PH: 630-830-6530
Americare Technical School
6201 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646
PH: 847-296-8773
Beck Area Career Center
6137 Beck Road Red Bud, IL
62278
PH: 618-473-2222
Black Hawk College
6600 34th Avenue Moline, IL 61265
PH: 309-796-5362
CAAN, Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc
1605 S. Wentworth Ave. Calumet City, IL 60409
PH: 708-983-1645
Capital Area Voc Center
2201 Toronto Road Springfield, IL 62707-8645
PH: 217-585-2160
Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd Galesburg, IL 61401
PH: 309-341-5456
CCC Wilbur Wright College
1645 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60647
PH: 773-489-8915
CCC-Kennedy-King College
6301 South Halsted Street – Building Y, Suite 161 – Chicago, IL 60621
PH: 773-602-5222
Chicago Public Schools
2245 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
PH: 773-534-7890
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
PH: 630-942-2179
Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main St.Danville, IL 61832
PH: 217-443-8814
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL 60123
PH: 847-214-7410
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road Normal, IL 61761
PH: 309-268-8754
Highland Community College
2998 Pearl City Road Freeport, IL 61032
PH: 815-599-3434
Illinois Central College
201 SW Adams St. Peoria, IL 61635
PH: 309-999-4656
Illinois Eastern Community College
305 N. West Street Olney, IL 62450 / Olney Central College
PH: 618-395-7777
Illinois Valley Community College
815 N. Orlando Smith Ave. Oglesby, IL 61348
PH: 815-224-0481
International Career Institute
6425 N. Hamlin Ave. Lincolwood, IL 60712
PH: 847-929-6129
J. Renee Career Facilitation, Inc.
7105 N. Virginia Road, Suite 1 Crystal Lake, IL 60014
PH: 815-444-7751
John A Logan Community College
700 Logan College Road Carterville, IL 62918
PH: 618-985-3741
John Wood Community College
1301 South 48th Street Quincy, IL 62305
PH: 217-641-4549
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431-8938
PH: 815-729-9020
Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901
PH: 815-802-8802
Kaskaskia College
27210 College Road Centralia, IL 62801
PH: 618-545-3331
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road Malta, IL 60150
PH: 815-825-2086
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd. Mattoon, IL 61938
PH: 217-234-5452
Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepherd Road P.O. Box 19256 Springfield, IL 62794-9256
PH: 217-786-2436
Morraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
PH: 708-608-4044
Morton College
3801 South Central Avenue Cicero, IL 60804
PH: 708-656-8000
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology
4641 N. Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60640
PH: 773-506-2136
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60016
PH: 847-635-1720
Omega Healthcare Technical School
1325 Howard Street, Evanston, IL 60202
PH: 847-425-1195
Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue Champaign, IL 61821-1899
PH: 217-351-2383
PCCTI – PC Center Training Institute
2021 Midwest Road, Suite 300 Oak Brook, IL 60523
PH: 630-705-9999
Rend Lake College
468 North Ken Gray Parkway Ina, IL 62846
PH: 618-437-5321
Richland Community College
One College Park Decatur, Illinois 62521
PH: 217-875-7211
Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114-5699
PH: 815-921-3273
Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL. Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021
PH: 815-288-5511
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd. Ullin, IL 62992
PH: 618-634-3277
South Suburban College
15800 S. State Street South Holland, IL 60473-1270
PH: 708-596-2000
Southeastern Illinois College
3575 College Road Harrisburg, IL 62946
PH: 618-252-5400
Spoon River College
23235 N. County 22 Canton, IL 61520
PH: 309-649-6227
Triton College
2000 North 5th Avenue River Grove, IL 60171
PH: 708-456-0300
William Rainey Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067
PH: 847-925-6533
   

(Source: Illinois Board of Nursing)

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