Licensed Practical Nurse


This program is designed to prepare the nursing graduate to give nursing care to patients at the bedside under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist.

options to become a Registered Nurse through ICC programs

The ICC program consists of two semesters and one summer session. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a Certificate in Practical Nursing and can apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensed practical nurses and apply for licensure as a practical nurse.

A Quality Education

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Illinois State Board of Nursing.

Get Involved

Get recognized for your accomplishments and network with your peers through the Alpha Delta Nu (IOADN) chapter of the Student Nursing Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Licensed Practical Nurse in clinics, health maintenance organizations, home healthcare agencies, hospitals, long-term healthcare facilities, physician offices, and private duty care


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
38 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Becoming a licensed practical nurse can be a good entry for someone to enter the nursing profession in a shorter amount of time. After working for a period of time, many LPNs then return to school to pursue additional training to become a registered nurse.

Mischelle Monagle, Associate Dean – Nursing
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How Do I Get Into the Licensed Practical Nurse Program?

You are a compassionate, caring person, and you have a sincere desire to help others. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started on your path to become a licensed practical nurse.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy.
  2. Submit health science application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework: English, science, and algebra
  6. Students will need to be certified as a Nursing Assistant prior to starting nursing courses.

What Can I Expect As A Licensed Practical Nurse Student?

Program Outcomes

Number of graduates143628
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate100%92%
Job Placement Rate100%100%
Completion Rate48%75%58%


Graduates are eligible to take the National Council State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and may apply for licensure to practice nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

The Practical Nursing Certificate (PN Program) is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN®), 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404)975-5000, Fax (404)975-5020, Website

The Practical Nursing Certificate (PN Program) is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and Illinois State Board of Nursing (ISBN), James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Suite 9-300, Chicago, IL 60601, Phone (312)814-4500, Website

Additional Opportunities

Innovative Bridge to Health Careers

The Innovative Bridge to Health Careers Program is an 8-week program that will engage participants in training designed to introduce and academically prepare them for entry into the various ICC Health Career opportunities.

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Workforce Equity Initiative

This initiative focuses on developing our area’s workforce by providing participants with a credential and a living wage. It addresses high demand-careers and targets low-income individuals, those living in high crime and high poverty areas, unemployed individuals and minorities.

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