Licensed Practical Nurse
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.
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.
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 recognized for your accomplishments and network with your peers through the Alpha Delta Nu (IOADN) chapter of the Student Nursing Honor Society.
Licensed Practical Nurse in clinics, health maintenance organizations, home healthcare agencies, hospitals, long-term healthcare facilities, physician offices, and private duty care
if Full Time
34 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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Based on 2022-23
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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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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.
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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
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.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy.
- Submit supplemental application.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- High school coursework: English, science, and algebra
- 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?
- A rigorous curriculum to best prepare graduates to be licensed practical nurses in the challenging world of healthcare.
- Campus laboratories that replicate real healthcare settings.
- High-fidelity manikins help students practice clinical skills before providing patient care in a clinical setting.
- Clinical experience in healthcare settings throughout the area.
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Graduates are eligible to take the National Council State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and may apply for licensure to practice nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
The Practical Nursing Certificate (PN Program) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN®), 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404)975-5000, Fax (404)975-5020, Website www.acenursing.org.
The Practical Nursing Certificate (PN Program) is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and Illinois State Board of Nursing (ISBN), James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, Phone (312)814-4500, Website www.idfpr.com/profs/Nursing.asp.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.