LPN Programs in Illinois

Illinois LPN Training

There are many people who want to pursue a new career that they can be proud of, but aren't sure how to choose the right path in today's uncertain economy. Many industries are experiencing financial difficulty right now, and it can be hard for someone to find a new job that they'll truly enjoy, especially if they have a limited education. This is why so many people have become interested in Illinois LPN training as a way to achieve a new career without taking too much time away from their families or current jobs.

Designed to prepare an individual for a career as a licensed practical nurse, Illinois LPN training courses are an essential step toward achieving a job in the rewarding health care industry. Licensed practical nurses are responsible for assisting doctors and nurses with patient treatment, and are trained to be able to provide a high quality of bedside care to every one of their patients on a daily basis.

Becoming an LPN in Illinois

In order to become an LPN in Illinois, one must first complete an approved practical nursing education program. The following items must be submitted in order to become licensed by examination:

  • Written application for licensure submitted to the board
  • Certificate of Completion from nursing program
  • Passing score on licensing exam
  • Criminal history check
  • Examination fee and any other requirements

An applicant has one year after passing the exam to apply for licensure before he or she must retake the exam. If he or she does not do so within 3 years, completion of another education program is required.

An individual who has a valid license in another state can become licensed by endorsement. He or she must meet the following requirements in order to do so:

  • Submission of written application to the board
  • Completion of an approved nursing education program
  • Submission of a criminal history check
  • Verification of Licensure

Graduates of foreign nursing program must also pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have and education equivalency report done by a Department-approved credential evaluation service.

Renewing an LPN License

LPN licenses in Illinois must be renewed once every 2 years. The continuing education requirement for each 2 year period is 20 hours

Additional Resources

LPN Schools Near You & Online in Illinois

Spoon River College

  • 23235 N. County Highway 22 Canton, IL 61520
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (309) 647-4645

John A Logan College

Kaskaskia College

Parkland College

  • 2400 West Bradley Avenue Champaign, IL 61821
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (217) 351-2200

Chicago Public Schools

  • 2245 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
    Programs: LPN
    (773) 534-7890

City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy – King College

  • 6301 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60621
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (773) 602-5000

City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College

  • 4300 N. Narragansett Chicago, IL 60634
    Programs: LPN, Radiography
    (773) 777-7900

Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology

Omega Healthcare Technical School

  • 66 West Oak Street Chicago, IL 60610
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (312) 337-5400

Morton College

  • 3801 S. Central Ave Cicero, IL 60804
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (708) 656-8000

J’renee Career Facilitation Inc.

Danville Area Community College

  • 2000 East Main Street Danville, IL 61832
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Radiography, RN, Sonography
    (217) 443-3222

Richland Community College

  • One College Park Decatur, IL 62521
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (217) 875-7200

Decatur School

  • 300 E Eldorado St. Decatur, IL 62523
    Programs: LPN
    (217) 875-7200

Oakton Community College

  • 1600 E Golf Rd Des Plaines, IL 60016
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, RN
    (847) 635-1600

Sauk Valley Community College

  • 173 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (815) 288-5511

Illinois Central College

Elgin Community College

  • 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin, IL 60123
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (847) 697-1000

Highland Community College

Carl Sandburg College

  • 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Galesburg, IL 61401
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (309) 344-2518

College of Dupage

  • 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Medical Assistant, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, RN
    (630) 942-2800

Lewis & Clark Community College

College of Lake County

Southeastern Illinois College

Ambria College of Nursing

Rend Lake College

  • 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway Ina, IL 62846
    Programs: ADN, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (618) 437-5321

Joliet Junior College

  • 201 E Jefferson St. Joliet, IL 60432
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (815) 727-6720

Joliet Junior College

  • 1215 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (815) 729-9020

Kankakee Community College

International Career Institute

Kishwaukee College

  • 21193 Malta Road Malta, IL 60150
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (815) 825-2086

Lake Land College

Black Hawk College

Heartland Community College

  • 1500 West Raab Road Normal, IL 61761
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (309) 268-8000

Illinois Valley Community College

  • 815 North Orlando Smith Avenue Oglesby, IL 61348
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (815) 224-2720

Illinois Eastern Community College

  • 233 East Chestnut Street Olney, IL 62450
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (618) 393-2982

Harper College

John Wood Community College

Beck Area Vocational Center

  • 6137 Beck Road Red Bud, IL 62278
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (618) 473-2222

Triton College

  • 2000 Fifth Ave. River Grove, IL 60171
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Radiography, RN
    (708) 456-0300

Rock Valley College

South Suburban College

Lincoln Land Community College

Capital Area Vocational Center

Shawnee Community College

  • 8364 Shawnee College Rd. Ullin, IL 62992
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    1(800)481-2242