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LPN programs in Illinois

Friday, August 19, 2011

Nursing has been in demands since the time of wars in United States. Many of the LPN programs in the nation are 100 or more years old. Since then the field has been gradually developing and now has evolved as a rock solid career for many of the high school graduates. LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) are also referred as LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurses) in some of the other state training programs. It is an entry level training program in which basics of patient care, diagnosis, checking health status, monitoring vital life signs and much more related issues and topics are taught.

LPN programs in Illinois offer both online as well as campus based training programs. Basically, the online training programs are cheap and hence more preferred. You can get a financial aid for campus driven training programs also. Some of the online training programs are listed as under:-
  • North Park University, Chicago
  • Aurora University, Aurora
  • MacMurray College, Jacksonville
  • Blessing-Rieman Coll. of Nursing, Quincy
  • Loyola University, Chicago
  • Bradley University, Peoria
  • Millikin University, Decatur
  • DePaul University, Chicago
  • Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst
  • Graham Hospital School of Nursing, Canton
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington
  • Lewis University, Romeoville
  • McKendree College, Lebanon
  • Benedictine University, Lisle

LPNs are an important part of the medical assessment team and are crucial in case registered nurses and doctors are not present with the patient. So, they are directly liable for the individualized care of the patient. The training programs are mostly of 1-2 years of duration and require a good high school graduation/GED prior to admission in training programs. There are more than 51 programs for the LPN training in the state. More than 731000 candidates have conferred as a LPN from the various training programs. The average salary of a LPN after clearing the NCLEX-PN examination is $42000 per year and an average hourly wage of $20. There are mostly 41 semester hours during the training programs. The salary varies from city to city and region to region in the state. Some of the regions like Chicago, IL offer more salary than the national average salary in nation and some regions like Peoria, Champagne, IL come in low salary regions.

Remember, LPNs are not only responsible for the bedside care of the patient but they are also supposed to help in preparing medical strategies and help physicians and other nurses in implementing the strategy also. The license is issued for duration of 2 years after which a recertification is required. Some of the training programs in the Illinois state are stated as under:-

  • Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc., Chicago
  • Ambria College of Nursing, Hanover Park
  • PCCTI - PC Center Training Institute, Oak Brook
  • Parkland College, Champaign
  • Rend Lake College, Pakway
  • Beck Area Career Center, Red Bull
  • Black Hawk College, Moline
  • CAAN, Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc, Calumet City
  • Americare Technical School, Park Ridge
  • Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg
  • CMK Healthcare, Glendale Heights
  • Spoon River College, Canton
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
  • Danville Area Community College, Danville
  • Shawnee Community College, Ullin
  • William Rainey Harper College, Pallatine
  • Heartland Community College, Normal
  • Capital Area Voc Center, Springfield
  • Illinois Central College, Peoria
  • International Career Institute, Lincolnwood
  • Kaskaskia College, St. Louis
  • Lake Land College, Mattoon
  • Rock Valley College, Rockford
  • Morraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills
  • Joliet Junior College, Joliet
  • Oakton Community College, Des Plaines