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Education Opportunities - Pre-Licensure Education

Illinois Approved Pre-Licensure Nursing Education Programs

To see which programs are near you, please go to the "Institutional Profiles" page.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Nursing Schools/Programs in Community Colleges

 

Program

 City

Ambria College of Nursing

Hoffman Estates

Black Hawk College

Moline

Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg

CCC-School of Nursing at Malcolm X

Chicago

Illinois Central College

Peoria

Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby

J. Renee College

Crystal Lake

John A Logan Community College

Cartervill, Du Quoin

Kankakee Community College

Kankakee

Kaskaskia College

Centralia

Lake Land College

Mattoon

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, Jacksonville, Hillsboro

Parkland College

Champaign

Richland Community College-AD

Decatur

Suak Valley College

Dixon

Shawnee Community College

Ullin

Southeastern Illinois College

Harrisburg

Southwestern Illinois College Granite City

East St. Louis

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine

 

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Nursing Schools/Programs

 

Program

 City

Beck School of Practical Nursing

Redbud

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing

Springfield

 

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Nursing Schools/Programs, Private Business and Vocational Schools (PBVS)*

 

Program

 City

Adonis College of Nursing/ (BestMed)

Dolton

Americare Technical School

Chicago

Aquarius Institute

Des Plaines

ATS Institute of Technology

Chicago

CAAN, Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.

Matteson

CALC Institute of Technology

Alton

First Step to Excellence Academy

Chicago

Genesis Healthcare Institute

Romeoville

Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc.

Chicago

Illinois College of Nursing

Lombard

New Lake College

Hanover Park

Northshore College

Wheeling

Scott School of Careers

Chicago

State Career College

Waukegan

Verve College

Chicago, Oak Brook

*Private Business and Vocational Schools (PBVS). For more information, see the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) websitehttps://www.ibhe.org/pbvsApprovedDir.aspx

 

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Hospital Schools of Nursing

 

Program

 City

Graham Hospital School of Nursing

Canton

 

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RN Associate Degree Program

 

Program

 Ladder Option

 City

Ambria College of Nursing

 

Hoffman Estates

Black Hawk College

 

Moline

CAAN, Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc.

 

Matteson

Carl Sandburg College

 

Galesburg

CCC-School of Nursing at Malcolm X

 

Chicago

College of DuPage

* Ladder option

Glen Ellyn

College of Lake County

 

Grayslake

Danville Area Community College

* Ladder option

Danville

Elgin Community College

 

Elgin

Heartland Community College

* Ladder option

Normal

Highland Community College

 

Freeport

Illinois Central College

 

East Peoria

IL Eastern Community College-AD

* Ladder option

Olney, Fairfield, Robinson, Mt. Carmel

Illinois Valley Community College

 

Olglesby

Instituto College

 

Chicago

John A Logan College

 

Carterville

John Wood Community College

* Ladder option

Quincy

Joliet Junior College

* Ladder option

Joliet

Kankakee Community College

 

Kankakee

Kaskaskia College

 

Centralia

Kishwaukee College

* Ladder option

Malta

Lake Land College

 

Mattoon

Lewis & Clark Community College

 

Godfrey

Lincoln Land Community College

 

Springfield

McHenry County College

 

Crystal Lake

Morraine Valley Community College

* Ladder option

Palos Hills, Blue Island

Morton College

* Ladder option

Cicero

Northwestern College

 

Bridgeview

Oakton Community College

* Ladder option

Des Plaines

Parkland College

 

Champaign

Prairie State College

 

Chicago Hghts

Rasmussen College

 

Rockford, Romeoville/Joliet, Chicago, Aurora, Mokena

Rend Lake College

* Ladder option

Ina

Richland Community College

 

Decatur

Rock Valley College

 

Rockford

Sauk Valley College

 

Dixon

Shawnee Comunity College

 

Ullin

South Suburban College

 

South Holland

Southeastern Illinois College

 

Harrisburg

Southwestern Illinois College Belleville

 

Belleville

Spoon River College

* Ladder option

Canton

Triton Community College

* Ladder option

River Grove

Waubonsee Community College

 

Sugar Grove, Aurora

William Rainey Harper College

 

Palatine

*Note: Ladder Option: this is an RN program only – with an LPN “option out”.  These schools do not have a corresponding stand alone LPN program.  These schools do have an approved LPN program code so that students may take the LPN licensure exam after a certain time designated by the curriculum.  Contact the school for further information.

 

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RN Baccalaureate Degree Program

 

Program

 ACCL

 City

Aurora University

 

Aurora

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

 

Quincy

Bradley University

*ACCL

Peoria

Chamberlain College of Nursing

 

Addison, Chicago, Tinley Park

Chicago State University

 

Chicago

DePaul University, College of Science and Health, School of Nursing

 

Chicago

Dominican University

 

River Forest

Eastern Illinois University

 

Charleston

Elmhurst College

 

Elmhurst

Illinois College, Department of Nursing

 

Jacksonville

Illinois Wesleyan University

 

Bloomington

Lakeview College of Nursing

 

Danville, Charleston

Lewis University

*ACCL

Romeoville

Loyola University

*ACCL

Chicago, Maywood, Downer’s Grove

Mennonite College of Nursing at ISU

*ACCL

Normal

Methodist College

 

Peoria

Millikin University

 

Decatur

North Park University

 

Chicago

Northern Illinois University

 

DeKalb

Oak Point University

 

Chicago

Olivet Nazarene University

*ACCL

Bourbonnais

Rockford University

 

Rockford

Roosevelt University

 

Chicago

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

 

Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

*ACCL

Edwardsville

St. Anthony College of NRSG-DE

 

Rockford

St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

 

Peoria

St. John’s College, Department of Nursing

*ACCL

Springfield, Greenville

St. Xavier University-DE

*ACCL

Chicago

Trinity Christian College

*ACCL

Palos Heights

Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

*ACCL

Rock Island

University of Illinois Chicago

 

Chicago

University of Illinois Springfield

 

Springfield

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Urbana-Champaign

University of St. Francis, Leach College of Nursing

 

Joliet

Western Illinois University

 

Macomb

*Note: ACCL = Accelerated RN Baccalaureate Program: one of the admission criteria into this program is a baccalaureate or higher degree in another discipline.

*Note: The RN Baccalaureate Programs listed above with *ACCL” also have a generic/undergraduate RN program.

 

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Masters Entry Level Degree Program, RN, MSN

 

Program

 City

Aurora University

Aurora, IL

DePaul University, College of Science and Health, School of Nursing

Chicago, North Chicago

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst

Methodist College

Peoria

Milikin University

Decatur

Rosalind Franklin University College of Nursing

North Chicago

Rush University

Chicago

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Rock Island

University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago, Springfield, Urbana

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana-Champaign

 

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