Which Chicago Nursing Schools Offer LPN Programs?

Find schools in Chicago offering LPN certificate programs. Get details on tuition, program length, common courses and more to see which school meets your needs. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Find out what it takes to earn an LPN certificate in the Chicago, IL, area. Prospective students should read on to see the financial and educational requirements for earning this certificate.

What You Need to Know

The educational options for aspiring licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are typically limited to certificate programs. These take about a year to complete when attended on a full-time, year-round basis, and prepare you to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). You can also choose to apply your credits from the certificate program to an associate degree in nursing.

Schools Offering LPN Certificate Programs in the Chicago Area

City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College

The advanced certificate program in practical nursing requires the completion of 40 credit hours. Then you'll be eligible to take the practical nursing certification exam to obtain licensure in Illinois. You may receive credits for basic nursing skills if you're currently employed as a certified nursing assistant. The City Colleges of Chicago also offers a registered nurse completion program so practical nurses can advance their studies without having to take courses they've already completed.

  • Program Name: Advanced Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Program Length: 1 year, full-time (3 semesters)
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,506 per academic year for in-district residents, $8,126 for in-state, $11,906 for out-of-state (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Courses in cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, math, medical terminology, and English with 'C' or better
  • Admission Requirements: Math placement test or eligibility to take college math; pre-admissions test; GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 12,100 students (all undergraduate)

College of DuPage

The practical nursing program at College of DuPage prepares you to take the NCLEX-PN or provides a stepping-stone to the associate degree nursing program. Your curriculum includes classroom studies/lectures, lab experiences and clinical rotations at a medical facility.

  • Program Name: Practical Nursing Certificate
  • Program Length: 3 terms, full-time (44 credit hours)
  • Tuition and Fees: $5,275 per academic year for in-district residents, $10,885 for in-state, $12,985 for out-of-state (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Courses in psychology as well as anatomy and physiology; completion of basic nursing assistant training or working as a CNA in last 5 years
  • Admission Requirements: Program advising session; pre-admission examination; physical examination with current immunizations, TB test, hepatitis B series, and flu shot; drug screening; criminal background check; CPR for Healthcare Provider certification; CNA certification
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 29,500 students (all undergraduate)

Morton College

The practical nursing program at Morton College is part of a 2-year program that results in an associate degree in nursing. After completing the first year and the Nursing Care of the Developing Family course, you can exit the program as a practical nurse or continue in the program and earn the associate degree. You'll then be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN and obtain licensure.

  • Program Name: Practical Nurse Certificate
  • Program Length: 1 year, full-time (43 semester hours)
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,668 per academic year for in-district residents, $7,764 for in-state, $9,812 for out-of-state (for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school chemistry with a 'C' or better; anatomy and physiology with 'C' or better; fundamentals of nursing course; 8 college credits in anatomy and physiology and 2 college credits in microbiology, English, nutrition or psychology with 'C' or better
  • Admission Requirements: English and math placement tests; malpractice insurance; proof of physical examination; current immunizations with hepatitis B series, TB test, annual flu shot; drug screening; liability insurance; health insurance; criminal background check; current American Heart Association CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification; must attend clinical orientation
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 4,700 students (all undergraduate)

Aspiring LPN students in the Chicago, IL, area can earn a certificate at quite a few schools, including Morton College, College of DuPage and Wilbur Wright College.

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