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

Quarter                     Title                                                                     Author                                       ISBN

1 CS: ESSENTIALS (ECM) Elsevier 9780323389471
1 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY:SHRT CRSE 8E Chabner 9780323444927
1 THE HUM BDY IN HLTH & ILL 6E Herlihy 9780323498449
1 EAQ NG-HUM BODY HLTH&ILL (ECOMM) 6E Herlihy & Elsevier 9780323556057
1 FUND CONCEPT/SKILLS FOR NSG 6E Williams 9780323694766
1 EAQ FUND CONCPT/SKILL ECOMM 6E deWit, Williams & Elsevier 9780323827287
1, 2, 3, & 4 MOSBY GUIDE/NHS DIAG 6E RR 21-23 GU Ladwig, Ackley & Makic 9780323875110
2 & 3 ADULT HEALTH NURSING 8E Cooper & Gosnell 9780323484381
2 & 3 SG FOR ADULT HEALTH NURSING 8E Cooper & Gosnell 9780323523875
2 & 3 EAQ NG ADLT HLTH NRSG 8E Cooper, Gosnell & Elsevier 9780323679893
2 & 3 INTRO CLINI PHARMA 10E Visovsky, Zambroski & Hosler 9780323755351
2 & 3 EAQ INTRO CLINI PHARMA ECOMM 10E Visovsky, Zambroski & Hosler 9780323827270
3 EAQ FOUND MENT HLTH CARE (ECOMM)5E Morrison-Valfre & Elsevier 9780323310796
3 FOUNDATIONS OF MNTAL HALTH CAR 7E Morrison-Valfre 9780323661829
4 INTRO TO MATERNITY/PED NURSING 8E Leifer 9780323483971
4 SG FOR INTRO TO MAT/PED NRS 8E Leifer 9780323567541
4 EAQ INTRO MAT & PEDS (ECM) 8E Leifer & Elsevier 9780323642750
4 SUCCESS PRACTIC/VOCATION NSG 9E Knecht 9780323683722