The ten-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 54 credit hours, which are equal to 1,330 actual hours of instruction and clinical. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate and are eligible to sit for LPN boards to obtain an LPN license with the State of Illinois. Student’s CPR certification must remain current throughout the entire program.

2023 Textbook List


Quarter 1 Book Bundle: Capital Area School of Practical Nursing FA Davis – CASPN Bundle                                                                          ISBN: 978-1-7196-7177-4

1 Understanding Anatomy & Physiology: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach, 3e Thompson 978-0-8036-7645-9
1 Medical Terminology Express: A Short-Course Approach by Body System, 3e Gylys 978-1-7196-4227-9
1,2,3,4  Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales, 16e Doenges 978-1-7196-4307-8
1,2,3,4 Davis’s Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications, 9e Van Leeuwen 978-1-7196-4612-3
1,2,3,4 Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, 18e Vallerand 978-1-7196-4640-6
Quarter 2 Book Bundle Product Author ISBN
2,3 Davis Advantage for Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7e Williams 978-1-7196-4458-7
2,3 Studey Guide for Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing, 7e Hopper / Williams 978-1-7196-4459-4
2,3 Pharmacology Clear and Simple: A Guide to Drug Classifications and Dosage Calculations, 4e Watkins 978-1-7196-4474-7
Quarter 4 Book Bundle Product Author ISBN
Safe Maternity & Pediatric Nursing Care, 2e Linnard- Palmer 978-0-8036-9734-8
Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN, 7e Dahlkemper 978-1-7196-4178-7