Becoming an LPN in Illinois
In the state of Illinois, nurses provide treatment for a wide range of moderately to chronically ill people, but they also help the healthy maintain their quality of life. By the year 2024, The Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts a 8% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year for the state of Illinois. Applicants wishing to meet the increasing demand for nurses can apply for an Illinois LPN license by completing the education requirements and passing the exam or by transferring a current license from another state.
Program Details1313 East Sibley Blvd. , Dolton, IL 60419 Request Information12250 S Cicero Ave, Alsip, IL 60803 Request Information5210 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Request Information505 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068 Request Information325 Alpha Dr, Highland Heights, IL 44143 Request Information6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL 61265 Request Information4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 420, Matteson, IL 60443 Request Information200 North Center Drive A, Alton, IL 62002 Request Information2201 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL 62712 Request Information6137 Beck Rd, Red Bud, IL 62278 Request Information2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd, Galesburg, IL 61401 Request Information1900 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612 Request Information425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Request Information2640 W Touhy Ave., Suite 206, Chicago, IL 60645 Request Information1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067 Request Information1500 West Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761 Request Information1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635 Request Information55 22nd St, Lombard, IL 60148 Request Information233 East Chestnut, Olney, IL 62450 Request Information815 N Orlando Smith St, Oglesby, IL 61348 Request Information415 Airport Rd, Elgin, IL 60123 Request Information700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918 Request Information1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431 Request Information100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901 Request Information27210 College Road, Centralia, IL 62801 Request Information5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938 Request Information5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, IL 62794 Request Information1400 S Wolf Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090 Request Information1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 Request Information2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821 Request Information216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606 Request Information468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Request InformationOne College Park, Decatur, IL 62521 Request Information173 Illinois Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021 Request Information8364 College Road, Ullin, IL 62992 Request Information3575 College Rd, Harrisburg, IL 62946 Request Information23235 N. County Highway 22, Canton, IL 61520 Request Information2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Illinois LPN Licensing Requirements
Attending an approved nursing program is the main requirement to become an LPN in Illinois. But, once the program is complete, the applicant must also complete the following for licensing:
- Written application for licensure.
- Certificate of completion from approved nursing program.
- Pass licensing exam (NCLEX).
- Pass a criminal background check.
The graduate has 3 years after finishing the nursing program to acquire licensure—if not done in this time, another educational program will be required.
LPN License Application and Examination Packet (http://www.idfpr.com/Renewals/Apply/Forms/LPN-EX.pdf)
LPN positions may require physical strength to preform regular job function, including lifting patients in excess of 100 lbs., pushing or pulling heavy machinery, and extended periods on your feet.
If seeking a license by endorsement in the state of Illinois, the applicant must:
- Hold a valid license in another state.
- Submit a written application to the Board.
- Have completed a board-approved nursing education equivalent to the state of Illinois’s.
- Submit of a criminal background check.
Nurses licensed in a country other than the US must verify educational equivalence based on the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) evaluation, as well as pass the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
Illinois LPN licenses must be renewed every 2 years, and the license holder is responsible for 20 hours of continued education each renewal period—every 2 years.
Learn more about Illinois LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional IL Nursing Resources
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2715
Fax: (312) 814-3145
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/nursing.aspFor those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Illinois LPN to RN programs page.