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Rockford, Illinois RN Programs

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

Which schools offer Rockford 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 Rockford?

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

More programs in this area

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd.
Rockford, Illinois 61114
Rockford College Department of Nursing
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
5658 E. State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61108
Highland Community College
2998 West Pearl City Road
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois 60150
Northern Illinois University
231 North Annie Glidden Road
Dekalb, Illinois 60115
Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, Illinois 61021
Waubonsee Community College
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, Illinois 60506