Licensed Practical Nurse

Certificate

This program is designed to prepare the nursing graduate to give nursing care to patients at the bedside under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist.

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options to become a Registered Nurse through ICC programs

The ICC program consists of two semesters and one summer session. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a Certificate in Practical Nursing and can apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensed practical nurses and apply for licensure as a practical nurse.

A Quality Education

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Illinois State Board of Nursing.

Get Involved

Get recognized for your accomplishments and network with your peers through the Alpha Delta Nu (IOADN) chapter of the Student Nursing Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Licensed Practical Nurse in clinics, health maintenance organizations, home healthcare agencies, hospitals, long-term healthcare facilities, physician offices, and private duty care

COMPLETION TIME

24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
38 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$5,890

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Becoming a licensed practical nurse can be a good entry for someone to enter the nursing profession in a shorter amount of time. After working for a period of time, many LPNs then return to school to pursue additional training to become a registered nurse.

Mischelle Monagle, Associate Dean – Nursing
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How Do I Get Into the Licensed Practical Nurse Program?

You are a compassionate, caring person, and you have a sincere desire to help others. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started on your path to become a licensed practical nurse.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy.
  2. Submit supplemental application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework: English, science, and algebra
  6. Students will need to be certified as a Nursing Assistant prior to starting nursing courses.

What Can I Expect As A Licensed Practical Nurse Student?

Program Outcomes

201720182019
Number of graduates143628
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate100%92%
Job Placement Rate100%100%
Completion Rate48%75%58%

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions


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