Medical Corpsman to Practical Nurse

This is an intense eight week program designed through a cooperative effort by Illinois Central College, College of DuPage, and Joliet Junior College in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the National Governors Association for Veterans who have completed the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program* and seek to earn a practical nurse certificate. The program addresses differences in competencies between the rigorous METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program components including didactic, clinical, and skills validation learning experiences. Upon successful program completion, students will be awarded a practical nurse certificate and may apply for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)

* Navy B-300-0010 Hospital Corpsman (HM-0000), Air Force Phase 1 L8AQJ4N031 01AA, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Course (4N031)

Prerequisites and Compliance Criteria

You will have needed to successfully complete the METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program within the last five years. If more than five years, at least one year of experience using corpsman skills in the last five years.


Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 6

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1PRNRS 160

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
(309) 690-7530