Nursing is generally considered a rewarding occupation, but it does come with its own set of challenges. For those interested in nursing careers, it is important to become familiar with the ins and outs of the job. Nursing can be broadly classified into four main roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Of these four categories, registered nurses are by far the most numerous. Below, you can learn more about each of these roles.

Certified nursing assistant
CNAs provide basic care by aiding with daily necessities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. CNA certificate programs are very brief; they can typically be completed in a matter of weeks. In Illinois, certified nursing assistants are the second most common type of nurse. They can expect to earn between $20,000 and $30,000 annually.

Licensed practical nurse
LPNs provide for patients’ overall well-being by monitoring symptoms, administering medications, and reporting any changes in health or wellness. LPN programs are offered at community colleges and vocational schools, generally requiring 12 to 18 months to complete. In Illinois, licensed practical nurses can expect annual earnings around $50,000.

Registered nurse
RNs administer many healthcare activities independently. They also supervise the day-to-day activities of LPNs and CNAs on their staff. There are two educational options for RNs: a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. In Illinois, there are approximately 100,000 registered nurses, making this the most common type of nurse in the state. RNs in Illinois earn $65,000 per year on average, although BSN graduates can garner a significantly higher salary.

Advanced practice registered nurse
APRNs have pursued graduate education, earning a master of science in nursing (MSN) or a doctorate. APRNs are qualified to order diagnostic tests, to prescribe and administer medications, and to take on many of the responsibilities traditionally entrusted to doctors. They can also specialize as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, or nurse anesthetists. In Illinois, advanced practice registered nurses can expect to earn around $100,000 annually.

Begin your nursing career by exploring the different local education options. To help you start, we have compiled a comprehensive list of accredited nursing schools in Illinois.

Chicagoland metro area

Adonis College of Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ambria College of Nursing
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Americare Technical School
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Aquarius Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
ATS Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Aurora University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
Benedictine University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
CAAN Academy of Nursing
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Chamberlain University
  • Accelerated RN-to-MSN Option
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Advanced Practice Leadership
  • DNP: Educational Leadership
  • DNP: Healthcare Systems Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate: Healthcare Policy
  • Graduate Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Graduate Certificate: Nursing Informatics
  • Graduate Certificate: Nursing Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate: Population Health
  • Graduate Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Healthcare Policy
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Nurse Executive
  • MSN: Nursing Informatics
  • MSN: Population Health
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Leadership Foundations
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-BSN-to-MSN Option
Chicago State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Community Health Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
City Colleges of Chicago
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of DuPage
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of Lake County
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthetist
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Administrator
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • Master's Entry to Nursing Practice
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Dominican University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Elgin Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Elmhurst University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
First Step to Excellence Healthcare Training Academy
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Genesis Healthcare Institute
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Governors State University
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Great Paragon Healthcare
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Harper College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Illinois College of Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Instituto College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
J'Renee College
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Joliet Junior College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Kishwaukee College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lewis University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Loyola University Chicago
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
McHenry County College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Moraine Valley Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
Morton College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
New Lake College
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
North Park University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
North Shore College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northwestern College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Oak Point University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Oakton Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Prairie State College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rasmussen University - Romeoville / Joliet
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Roosevelt University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
Rush University
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
Saint Xavier University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
South Suburban College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
State Career College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trinity Christian College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Triton College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Illinois Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of St. Francis
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Verve College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Waubonsee Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Adonis College of Nursing Dolton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Ambria College of Nursing Hoffman Estates
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Americare Technical School Park Ridge
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Aquarius Institute Des Plaines
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
ATS Institute of Technology Chicago
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Aurora University Aurora
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
Benedictine University Lisle
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
CAAN Academy of Nursing Matteson
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Chamberlain University Addison
  • Accelerated RN-to-MSN Option
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Advanced Practice Leadership
  • DNP: Educational Leadership
  • DNP: Healthcare Systems Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate: Healthcare Policy
  • Graduate Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Graduate Certificate: Nursing Informatics
  • Graduate Certificate: Nursing Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate: Population Health
  • Graduate Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Healthcare Policy
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Nurse Executive
  • MSN: Nursing Informatics
  • MSN: Population Health
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Leadership Foundations
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-BSN-to-MSN Option
Chicago State University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Community Health Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
City Colleges of Chicago Chicago
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
College of Lake County Grayslake
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
DePaul University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthetist
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Administrator
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • Master's Entry to Nursing Practice
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Dominican University River Forest
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Elgin Community College Elgin
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Elmhurst University Elmhurst
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
First Step to Excellence Healthcare Training Academy Chicago
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Genesis Healthcare Institute Romeoville
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Governors State University University Park
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Great Paragon Healthcare Chicago
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Harper College Palatine
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Illinois College of Nursing Lombard
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Instituto College Chicago
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
J'Renee College Elgin
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Joliet Junior College Joliet
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Kishwaukee College Malta
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lewis University Romeoville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Loyola University Chicago Chicago
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
McHenry County College Crystal Lake
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
Morton College Cicero
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
New Lake College Hanover Park
  • Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
North Park University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
North Shore College Wheeling
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northern Illinois University DeKalb
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northwestern College Bridgeview
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Oak Point University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Oakton Community College Des Plaines
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Prairie State College Chicago Heights
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rasmussen University - Romeoville / Joliet Romeoville
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Roosevelt University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
Rush University Chicago
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
Saint Xavier University Chicago
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
South Suburban College South Holland
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
State Career College Waukegan
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Triton College River Grove
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Illinois Chicago Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of St. Francis Joliet
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Verve College Oak Brook
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Waubonsee Community College Aurora
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Peoria

Bradley University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Illinois Central College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Methodist College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Generalist
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Nurse Leader Executive
  • MSN: Prelicensure
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Leader Executive
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Midwest Technical Institute - East Peoria
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Bradley University Peoria
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Illinois Central College Peoria
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Methodist College Peoria
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Generalist
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Nurse Leader Executive
  • MSN: Prelicensure
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Leader Executive
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Midwest Technical Institute - East Peoria East Peoria
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Rockford

Rock Valley College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rockford Career College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rockford University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Rock Valley College Rockford
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rockford Career College Rockford
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rockford University Rockford
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Springfield

Capital Area School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lincoln Land Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Midwest Technical Institute - Springfield
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. John's College of Nursing
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Capital Area School of Practical Nursing Springfield
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Midwest Technical Institute - Springfield Springfield
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
St. John's College of Nursing Springfield
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

St. Louis suburbs

Beck School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
CALC, Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kaskaskia College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lewis & Clark Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
McKendree University
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southwestern Illinois College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Beck School of Practical Nursing Red Bud
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
CALC, Institute of Technology Alton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kaskaskia College Centralia
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lewis & Clark Community College Godfrey
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
McKendree University Lebanon
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other Illinois cities

Black Hawk College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Carl Sandburg College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Danville Area Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Graham Hospital School of Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Heartland Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
Highland Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Illinois College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Illinois State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Illinois Valley Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
John A. Logan College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
John Wood Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Kankakee Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lake Land College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lakeview College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Millikin University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Olivet Nazarene University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Parkland College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rend Lake College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Richland Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Sauk Valley Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Shawnee Community College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southeastern Illinois College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southern Illinois University
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Spoon River College
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Western Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Black Hawk College Moline
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences Quincy
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Danville Area Community College Danville
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern Illinois University Charleston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Graham Hospital School of Nursing Canton
  • Diploma in Nursing
Heartland Community College Normal
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
Highland Community College Freeport
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
Illinois College Jacksonville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Olney
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Illinois State University Normal
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
John A. Logan College Carterville
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
John Wood Community College Quincy
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Kankakee Community College Kankakee
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lake Land College Mattoon
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Lakeview College of Nursing Danville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Millikin University Decatur
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Parkland College Champaign
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Rend Lake College Ina
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Richland Community College Decatur
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Shawnee Community College Ullin
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Spoon River College Canton
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN Exit from RN Ladder Program)
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences Rock Island
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Western Illinois University Macomb
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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