The nine-month program is divided into four quarters, which must be taken in sequence. Students spend time in the classroom, laboratory practice, and supervised clinical experience in various healthcare settings. Classroom hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and clinical hours vary. Classes start every August and February. This program consists of 1330 clock hours, which are equal to actual hours of instruction and clinical. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate and are eligible to sit for LPN boards and obtain an LPN license with the State of Illinois. Student's CPR certification must remain current throughout the entire program.

Class 122 Booklist

  • Medical Terminology 7th Edition
  • Human Body In Health And Illness 6th Edition w/ EAQ
  • Fundamental Concepts & Skills for Nursing 5th Edition w/ EAQ
  • Fundamental Concepts and Skills Study Guide 5th Edition
  • Adult Health Nursing 7th Edition w/ EAQ
  • Foundations of Mental Health Care 6th Edition w/ EAQ
  • Intro to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 7th Edition w/ EAQ
  • Intro to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Study Guide 7th Edition
  • Success in Practical Nursing Knecht 8th Edition
  • Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 13th Edition
  • Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis 4th Edition
  • Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Prof. 8th Edition
  • Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students 12th Edition

First Quarter Courses

Second Quarter Courses

Third Quarter Courses

Fourth Quarter Courses


  • CPR Course Guidelines
  • Instructor Led BLS Course Schedule
  • Skills Session Online BLS Course Schedule

All student's must have a current CPR card throughout the entirety of the program.