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Joliet, Illinois RN Programs

Get your RN degree in Joliet, IL - online & campus-based options available.
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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Joliet RN Programs?

RN programs (both campus-based & online RN courses) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Joliet?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Illinois. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Illinois. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Illinois.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

Top RN Schools Near You

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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, Illinois 60431
University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Lewis University
One University Parkway
Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Morraine Valley Community College
9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, Illinois 60465
Waubonsee Community College
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554
Trinity Christian College
6601 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463
College of Dupage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Saint Xavier University
3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60655
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
City Colleges of Chicago- Richard J Daley College
7500 South Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60652
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473
Morton College
3801 S. Central Ave
Cicero, Illinois 60804
City Colleges of Chicago- Olive Harvey College
10001 South Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60628
Chicago State University
9501 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60628
Concordia University
7400 Augusta St
River Forest, Illinois 60305
Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, Illinois 60171