Illinois LPN to RN/BSN Programs

Illinois offers a wide variety of program options for LPNs looking to advance their careers as an RN. An LPN to RN program, with pathways for both ADN and BSN degrees, can lead to working in niche specialties, higher-level nursing duties, and a substantial pay raise. Illinois RNs earn an average of $22,820 more per year than LPNs in the state, making it a natural choice for those who want to increase their earning potential.

Illinois LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was collected by the BLS for LPNs and RNs in Illinois.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Chicago, Naperville, Arlington Heights - IL$51,310$74,80045.8%
Lake County, Kenosha County - IL$50,130$73,71047.0%
Elgin - IL$49,310$72,28046.6%
Peoria - IL$45,090$56,43025.1%
Rockford - IL$47,780$62,16030.1%
Springfield - IL$40,200$61,97054.2%
Champaign, Urbana - IL$42,600$64,34051.0%
Carbondale, Marion - IL$37,280$66,06077.2%
Bloomington - IL$46,330$58,88027.1%
Decatur - IL$47,060$54,27015.3%
Kankakee - IL$50,090$67,00033.8%
Danville - IL$46,130$60,71031.6%

Table data taken from 2015 BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm

List of LPN to RN or BSN Programs in IL

Below is a list of LPN to RN programs in Illinois. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
Ambria College of Nursing
LPN to RN
5210 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL
(847) 397-0300
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
LPN to BSN
11th & Oak
Quincy, IL
(217) 228-5520
Bradley University
LPN to BSN
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL
(309) 676-7611
Carl Sandburg College
LPN to RN
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd
Galesburg, IL
(309) 344-2518
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Downers Grove
LPN to RN
3005 Highland Pkwy
Downers Grove, IL
(877) 751-5783
Danville Area Community College
LPN to RN
2000 East Main Street
Danville, IL
(217) 443-3222
Heartland Community College
LPN to RN
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL
(309) 268-8000
Illinois Central College
LPN to RN
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL
(309) 694-5422
Joliet Junior College
LPN to RN
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL
(815) 729-9020
Kankakee Community College
LPN to RN
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL
(815) 802-8100
Lakeview College of Nursing - Charleston
LPN to BSN
580 W. Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL
(217) 345-1575
Lakeview College of Nursing - Danville
LPN to BSN
903 N. Logan Avenue
Danville, IL
(217) 709-0920
Lincoln Land Community College
LPN to ADN
5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL
(217) 786-2200
MacMurray College
LPN to RN
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL
(217) 479-7056
Malcolm X City College
LPN to ADN
1900 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL
(312) 850-7000
McHenry County College
LPN to RN
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL
(815) 455-3700
Oakton Community College
LPN to RN
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
(847) 635-1600
Parkland College
LPN to ADN
2400 West Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL
(217) 351-2200
Prairie State College
LPN to ADN
202 S Halsted St
Chicago Heights, IL
(708) 709-3500
Rasmussen College - Rockford
LPN to RN
6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
Rockford, IL
(815) 316-4800
Rasmussen College - Romeoville
LPN to RN
1400 West Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL
(815) 306-2600
Rend Lake College
LPN to RN
468 Ken Gray Pkwy
Ina, IL
(618) 437-5321
Richland Community College
LPN to ADN
1 College Park
Decatur, IL
(217) 875-7200
Saint Xavier University
LPN to BSN
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL
(844) 468-6798
Shawnee Community College
LPN to ADN
8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL
(618) 634-3200
Southwestern Illinois College
LPN to RN
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL
(618) 235-2700
Spoon River College
LPN to ADN
23235 N County Highway 22
Canton, IL
(309) 647-4645
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
LPN to RN
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, IL
(309) 779-7700
Triton College
LPN to RN
2000 Fifth Ave
River Grove, IL
(708) 456-0300

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