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.

1st Payment Period (Quarters 1 & 2)

  Quarter              Product                                                           Author                                 ISBN
Capital Area School of Practical Nursing Q1 & Q2 August 2022 FA Davis 978-1-7196-3581-3
1 Fundamentals of Nursing Care: Concepts, Connections & Skills, 3e Burton
1 Understanding Anatomy & Physiology: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach, 3e Thompson
1 Medical Terminology Express: A Short – Course Approach by Body System, 3e Gylys
1 Workbook to Accompany Understanding Anatomy & Physiology: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach, 3e Thompson
1,2,3,4 Davis’s Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications, 9e Van Leeuwen
1,2,3,4  Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales, 16e Doenges
2,3 Pharmacology Clear and Simple: A Guide to Drug Classifications and Dosage Calculations, 4e Watkins
1,2,3,4 Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, 18e Vallerand
Capital Area School of LPN Med-Surg & Completer Set FA Davis 978-1-7196-3711-4
2,3 Davis Advantage for Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7e Williams
1,2,3,4 Davis Advantage Completer Set

2nd Payment Period (Quarters 3 & 4)

3 & 4 Capital Area School of LPN Q3 & Q4 FA Davis 978-1-7196 3715-2
Mental Health Nursing, 5e Gorman
Safe Maternity & Pediatric Nursing Care, 2e Linnard- Palmer
Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN, 7e Dahlkemper

Third 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.

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