Becoming an LPN in Chicago

Last Updated/Verified: Aug 18, 2021

Like most large urban areas, Chicago, Illinois has a sizable aging population that increasingly needs routine healthcare. That drives up the demand for nurses, including Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who can perform a wide variety of roles in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.

LPNs are a significant part of the workforce in the Chicago metropolitan area. Employed LPNs in this area bring in a higher average salary as compared to the national median salary for LPNs. The average salary is also slightly higher than the statewide average salary for LPNs throughout all of Illinois.

People with an interest in the healthcare field and becoming LPNs have quite a few educational options to choose from in the Chicago, IL.

Some of the largest healthcare employers in the region include Presence Health, New Foundation Center, Inc., Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Pathway Senior Living, Midwest CareCenter, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

With more and more people retiring and needing healthcare in the coming years, we can expect to see more jobs for people with LPN licenses throughout Illinois.

Chicago NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

 ChicagoIllinois
NCLEX-PN Students Total3731,274
NCLEX-PN Students Passed3111,115
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate83.4%87.5%

Top Ranked LPN Programs in Chicago

Listed below are the top LPN schools in Chicago based on our LPN program rankings for IL out of 36 other accredited programs offered in the state:

  • Ambria College of Nursing - #3
  • Harper College - #5
  • City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X - #7

LPN Programs Near Me in Chicago

Chicago

Verve College - Chicago

216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 900, Chicago, IL (312) 920-8822

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City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X

1900 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL (312) 850-7350

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Great Paragon Healthcare, Inc.

2640 W Touhy Ave., Suite 206, Chicago, IL (773) 274-7694

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Des Plaines

Aquarius Institute

1011 E Touhy Ave, , Des Plaines, IL (847) 296-8870

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Dolton

Adonis College of Nursing

1313 East Sibley Blvd. , Dolton, IL (708) 841-2730

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Glen Ellyn

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 942-2800

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Hanover Park

New Lake College

1300 Greenbrook Blvd., Suite 102, Hanover Park, IL (888) 388-1759

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Hoffman Estates

Ambria College of Nursing

5210 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL (847) 397-0300

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Lombard

Illinois College of Nursing

55 22nd St, Lombard, IL (630) 495-7968

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Matteson

CAAN Academy of Nursing

4747 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 420, Matteson, IL (708) 983-1645

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Oak Brook

Verve College - Oak Brook

2625 Butterfield Rd. Suite 102E, Oak Brook, IL (630) 705-9999

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Palatine

Harper College

1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL (847) 925-6707

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Park Ridge

Americare Technical School

505 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL (847) 825-8773

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Wheeling

North Shore College

1400 S. Wolf Road – Suite 104, Wheeling, IL (847) 850-5700

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