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 Booklist

  • Medical Terminology 8th Edition (Chabner)
  • Human Body In Health And Illness 6th Edition (Herlihy)
  • EAQ – Human Body In Health And Illness 6th Edition (Herlihy & Elsevier)
  • Dewit Fundamental Concepts & Skills for Nursing 5th Edition (Williams)
  • EAQ – Fundamental Concepts & Skills for Nursing 5th Edition (Dewit, Williams, & Elsevier)
  • Adult Health Nursing 8th Edition (Cooper & Gosnell)
  • EAQ – Adult Health Nursing 8th Edition (Cooper, Gosnell, & Elsevier)
  • Adult Health Nursing Study Guide 8th Edition (Cooper & Gosnell)
  • CS: Essentials (Elsevier)
  • Intro to Clinical Pharmacology 9th Edition (Visovsky, Zambroski, & Holser)
  • Mosby Guide To Nursing Diagnosis 6th Edition (Ladwig, Ackley & Flynn Makic)
  • Foundations of Mental Health Care 6th Edition (Morrison-Valfre)
  • EAQ – Foundations of Mental Health Care 6th Edition (Morrison-Valfre & Elsevier)
  • Intro to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 8th Edition (Leifer)
  • EAQ – Intro to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 8th Edition (Leifer & Elsevier)
  • Intro to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Study Guide 8th Edition (Liefer)
  • Success In Practical and Vocational Nursing 8th Edition (Knecht)