Certificate: 41 credits (Limited Transfer & Limited Enrollment)
Program Length: 3 semesters
Nursing Program Contact: (815) 921-3261
The Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate Program prepares graduates to work as entry-level practical nurses in a variety of health care settings, including long-term care and other community health facilities. Classes, labs, and clinical experiences are integrated into the program. Supervision by credentialed nursing faculty allows students to develop and practice safe, competent entry level nursing skills. The Practical Nursing Program is competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The Nursing Program reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the qualifications of the applicant pool each year.
Prospective nursing students are required to attend a Nursing Information Session. Contact the Nursing Program Office for dates and times. Meeting with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan is recommended.
The PN application deadline is accepted February 1st through May 1st for fall admission.
The TEAS Test is required; notification of eligibility to test will be by letter. Study resources available at www.atitesting.com.
Subject to Illinois Nurse Practice Act regarding professional conduct:
Physical exam, titers/immunizations, Mantoux test, uniform, licensure application, fingerprint background check, and NCLEX-PN subject to change.
Experiences require travel to facilities in region.
All practical nursing courses, both theory and clinical, require a “C” to pass. Students who do not earn a “C” or better will remediate by course repetition. No more than one PNU course may be repeated.
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