Licensed Practical Nurse
Certificate (Certificate Program) - 42 Credit Hours
The mission of the Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate program is to effectually provide educational resources within theory, lab and clinical experiences to prepare graduates for a successful professional nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate program is fully accredited by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The graduate will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and apply for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Admission to the Program:
Admission criteria include: (1) graduation from high school or equivalent; (2) an ACT composite score of 14 or above (tested prior to October 28, 1989), or 16 or above (tested October 28, 1989 or later); (3) at least a "C" in courses taken at other colleges; (4) grade of "C" in nine or more approved semester hours taken at Illinois Central College; (5) one year of high school algebra or MAT 094 with a grade of "C" or better or Math placement test into MAT 098; and (6) placement test scores into READ 115; (7) Cumulative score of 0.80 or higher on Evolve HESI A2 Examination (8) A drug screen, fingerprint background check, physical exam and immunization will be required upon admission to the program (9) Students will be required to submit proof of current CPR certification at the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider Level or the American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider Level by the date specified by the instructor. Proof must be in the form of the original or photocopy of course completion card issued by either the AHA or ARC. Students are required to maintain current CPR certification throughout the program
Recommended high school subjects: (1) three years of English; (2) one year biology; (3) two years of mathematics (one year of algebra)
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is a resource for the nursing information contained in this booklet. The Commission may be contacted as follows: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000, Fax: (404) 975-5020.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Summer Semester 1:
|Required Program Courses|
|BIOL 140||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *||4|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I **||3|
|FCS 110||BASIC NUTRITION **||2|
|HEOCC 114||INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE **||1|
|HLTH 121||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY **||2|
|PRNRS 110||PRACTICAL NURSING I||8|
|PRNRS 111||PRACTICAL NURSING II||11|
|PRNRS 112||PRACTICAL NURSING III||5|
|PRNRS 114||PHARMACOLOGY FOR PRACTICAL NURSING||2|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY **||3|
|RNRS 150||PRINCIPLES OF SAFE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION||1|
* Course must be completed within five (5) years of admission into the program.
** Underlined courses may be taken prior to admission into the program
To remain in and graduate from program: "C" or better in each course.
For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department
85% of students who graduated in 2013 completed the program within the published program length.
Median Loan Debt: $5485
Full Time Employed: 75%
Possible Occupations: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.