LPN Training in Illinois

To become an LPN in Illinois you will need to:

  1. Attend a nursing program approved by a state board of nursing.
  2. Submit to a criminal background check.
  3. Apply for licensure. You can apply online here or with a paper application by mail. The fee is $88.
  4. Request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts directly to the Illinois Board of Nursing. In addition, an ED-NUR document must be completed and sent to the Board by the director of your nursing school. The document must have a school seal on it.
  5. Once you are approved to test, register for and pass the NCLEX-PN exam. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Receive your license from the Illinois Board of Nursing.

Did you know that LPNs in Illinois earn a mean hourly wage of $19.89 or a mean annual wage of $41,370?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008


Schools offering LPN Programs in Illinois


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  • Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1900, with over 40 diverse online degree programs.
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  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC).
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Westwood College , Calumet City
  • Offers classes online, as well as at 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia.
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