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Want To Become A Nurse In As Little As 12 months?

Say goodbye to the long waiting list -- And hello to a top-ranked, affordable nursing program that will help launch your nursing career in no time.

Day, Evening, Weekend Classes
Full-time and Part-time Program Options


  • WELCOME

    Want To Become A Nurse In As Little As 12 months?

    Say goodbye to the long waiting list -- And hello to a top-ranked, affordable nursing program that will help launch your nursing career in no time.

    Day, Evening, Weekend Classes
    Full-time and Part-time Program Options


  • LPN

    Nursing Career In As Little As 12 Months

    Launch your nursing career in 12 months -- And start earning a minimum of $23/hr or more at a top-ranked nursing program.

    Classes are available in the morning and evening with full-time and part-time program options.

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  • LPN TO RN

    LPN-to-RN Program

    Ready to advance your LPN to RN?

    We offer an LPN-to-RN program with day and evening classes and full- and part-time program options

    Do my LPN credits transfer? You betcha! Flexible schedules? You got it!

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  • RN TO BSN

    RN-to-BSN Program

    Introducing an RN-to-BSN online program in as little as 8 months for $9,000 or less!

    That's right! Advance your Associates in Nursing to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree.

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Want To Become A Nurse In As Little As 12 months?

Say goodbye to the long waiting list -- And hello to a top-ranked, affordable nursing program that will help launch your nursing career in no time.

Day, Evening, Weekend Classes
Full-time and Part-time Program Options


WELCOME
LPN
LPN TO RN
RN TO BSN

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Dec
    09
    Math Placement Exam
    Friday
    Dec 9, 2016
    12:30 PM
    Ambria Campus Campus
    Dec
    09
    Math
    Friday
    Dec 9, 2016
    12:30 PM
    Ambria Campus Campus

SUCCESS STORIES

  • "I am a recent LPN Ambria graduate and am feeling extremely prepared to launch my nursing career. Ambria gave me a very strong foundation that I plan to build on for many years to come. Thank you for the support and encouragement!"

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    Jami BreiterGraduate

  • “I chose Ambria because it offered me the flexibility I needed to return to school.  I’m a mom and I needed a program that allowed me to go back to school at a pace that was right for me. Their extended program gives me the opportunity to concentrate on school with little interruption to my famil...

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    Christina BonillaGraduate

  • “Throughout high school I worked in a hospital as a patient transporter and would observe the role of the nurses. I saw the good in helping and caring for others and it looked very rewarding. The difference the nurses were making in people’s lives was something I wanted to do also. Watching the n...

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    Kelly McCormickGraduate

  • “I’ve only been a nurse for 2 years, but I feel like I’ve come a long way already. At Ambria, I learned to be strong and aim high! It’s true what they say -- working hard will get you far.  I felt very intimidated by the RNs and more experienced nurses. I didn’t let it bother me because Ambria pr...

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    Melanie ArceoGraduate

  • “I always knew I wanted to become a nurse. I started my nursing degree about 30 years ago, but ended up working in business finance. When the company I worked for began to go under, I knew it was time to switch gears. I quickly enrolled in the LPN program here. I finished my LPN, worked for a few...

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    Dawn PlamannGraduate

  • I cannot begin to express how becoming a nurse has changed my life, both financially and emotionally.  In 2008, as jobs were getting shipped off to other countries, I was beginning to fear for my low paying payroll job. I was looking for a career that could not be shipped abroad because most of m...

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    Tommy BatotoGraduate

  • I started my nursing journey at the community colleges. I didn’t like the way the classes were set up and also I was put on a very long waiting list. I began my LPN schooling at Americare (now Ambria) and am back getting my RN degree. I will graduate this spring.   Ambria gave me the opportunit...

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    Anton ChanGraduate

  • I have an associate’s degree in information technology from the Philippines. When I came to America, I decided to switch to nursing. I began Ambria in spring 2010, but wasn’t prepared for how much studying school requires!  I am now in my last semester of the LPN program and have come a long way....

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    Angelyn MagbuhosGraduate

  • At Ambria, I learned the ability to combine school with full-time work, family, and maintaining good grades. My family, friends, coworkers, and the instructors at Ambria College of Nursing have been my inspiration to get through school. I have always had the passion to take care of people, espe...

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    Tolani Afusat AlatiseGraduate

  • Ambria is the place to be if anyone out there is looking for a nursing college. I did a good amount of research before I joined Ambria College. I went to different nursing schools but the waiting line was unpredictable. When I attended the open house, I made up my mind that this is the place I wa...

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    Lucy KaranjaGraduate

  • I always knew that I wanted to help others. I’d debated teaching, counseling, theology…etc. but could not picture myself in really any of those positions leaving me with no desire to study whatsoever. After years of failing college courses and struggling in my personal life, I was able, with Ambr...

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    Molly MillerGraduate

  • “I was inspired to be a nurse because of the need for change in this world, for a better tomorrow in the healthcare field, and to show everyone what nurses are all about—caring for you! The hunger to become someone in this world and leave a footprint in others, the values my parents have given me...

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    Maria NavarroGraduate

  • I am proud to say that I am a Licensed Practical Nurse. My experience with Ambria was a combination of hard work, lots of patience, and endurance. I got a high-quality education and made friends with some very nice people. When I say that I am proud to call myself a Licensed Practical Nurse, I me...

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    Izolda RosarioGraduate

  • I have wanted to be a nurse since I joined high school back in Africa. This is my dream career. I applied into a couple colleges and was put on a long waitlist. Ambria gave me a chance and even helped me get financial aid. I have a career and a bright future now. Growing up in Africa I would go...

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    Tabitha KanyaraGraduate

  • I was attending another nursing program when I reached out to Ambria. They had recently received financial aid for the LPN program and I went to an information session. I liked what I saw, and I started August 2010. They took all my credits from my previous school, and I was excited to get starte...

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    Sherese WoffordGraduate

  • I try to demonstrate the qualities that are required in order to be a successful student. If I am a successful student, I look good, Ambria looks good, those around me look good. We, as students, thrive off each other’s feedback. If you put in the time and commitment required to pass, you will do...

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    Linda LowryGraduate

  • "I chose to enroll in Ambria College because its a bridge program from LPN to RN and is convenient for me while I work and go to school; due to the different schedules that are offered."

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    Myrtle AcreeGraduate

  • LPN/RN program offered part-time and with no waiting list. I was referred by 2 co-workers who are current student.

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    Amanda AdcockGraduate

  • I'm a former student and Americare graduate. I've been waiting 3 years to start the RN program at Americare.

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    Sandra AlejandreGraduate

  • I chose Ambria because I am a graduate here and enjoy the student and the teachers. Also we had great clinical sites throughout the LPN program.

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    Mayana AlindoganGraduate

  • Ambria RN program allow working individual the flexibility to work and persue they're goal towards higher education. The meets all my needs and it really a God(?) sent(?).

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    Latrice AndersonGraduate

  • Ambria is a small school. The teachers stay and take their time out to listen and explain things clearly. The staff and teachers make you feel comfortable and welcome from the minute you walk through the doors.

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    Daniel ApolonioGraduate

  • Flexibility of day or evening classes and being able to go part time so I can still work. Teacher are great too!

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    Brittney BalchunasGraduate

  • I have had a great experience at Ambria. I am currently taking Math and the teacher is great and so helpful. Everyone here is so nice and always willing to help.

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    Vanessa BanuelosGraduate

  • Ambria offered classes I needed. There is flexibility if you work. There is no waiting list. Everyone is so professional and helpful. Something you don't find anymore.

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    Ebony BeckhamGraduate

  • I've heard a lot of good things about Ambria. I have been trying to finish my pre reqs for the nursing program but something else would expire. So after I've taken my last pre req I decided to Apply to Ambria.

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    Mikel BushGraduate

  • I was referred by a friend. I went to an information session and was impressed. I felt like Ambria was perfect for me.

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    Casey CaradineGraduate

  • I chose Ambria college of nursing because i believe that this school will help me finish the RN program faster than other schools. I also have read a lot of good reviews about the school and staff online.

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    Maria Rodora CataloGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing for the class sizes and the one on one personal experience. So far everyone has been totally awesome to deal with. All the ladies in the office have been delightful and very helpful in my admission process.

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    Lori ChrouserGraduate

  • I decided Ambria would be best for me because I have heard many positive reviews about it. Also, the fast track - fast pace program interests me since I can decide my schedule to how I would like it. The students and staff seem friendly and atmosphere is somewhere I see myself. My previous cow...

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    Roxanna CituGraduate

  • When I walked in the information session, I was sold in the program right there. The host enthusiastically explained the program in its entirety. At that point, I told myself age was not a factor. Admission rep explained the admission process clearly. The staff is a great asset to Ambria. I'm hap...

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    Carol Cohen-SmithGraduate

  • I am very happy with the service provided by the staff at Ambria college of Nursing. everything is explained step by step and questions are answered promptly

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    Jessica CuzcoGraduate

  • Staff is great and willing to work with you, flexible hours for people with a lot of responsibility. Feels like I?m part of family.

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    Aymen DajaniGraduate

  • I choose Ambria because this were I finished my LPN. I returned to this school because of friends who graduated/finished their degree. The flexibility of schedules works for me.

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    Ethel Diola-CastroGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing because it has the program that worked best for me. I love the way my teachers challenge me to be a better student. It makes me work harder. I would recommend Ambria to my friends.

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    Bridget DompkeGraduate

  • Ambria was my first choice in a school because I love the idea of a bridge program. My admission was long but with finishing class. Rita was amazing the whole way with me. Even after I haven?t called or talked to her in a while she still remembered me and was excited with me. She is wonderful.

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    Samantha DudaGraduate

  • I have coworkers that finished their schooling at this school, I am excited and thrilled of what they tell me about the school, so I am enrolling in this school.

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    Maria EsperonGraduate

  • I love the fact that this school is engineered around the lives of working people who want to continue their education and advance their careers. This is where I plan to finish my BSN.

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    Ninna FawibeGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing because they accepted most of my classes. They have flexibility of hours of when courses could be taken. Ambria College is also the affordable compared to other colleges. the staff were friendly willing to help achieve my goal.

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    Charmoiny FrazierGraduate

  • I have heard great things about Ambria that they offer smaller classes and are real flexible with their schedules. The rooms to practice in at the school are really updated and give a good experience to learn hands on.

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    Angela GarciaGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing because of Ambria's choise of offering flexible programme outline of nursing classes. Flexibility, various choices of tracks will let me choose which track I can work(?). I was attracted with transferring classes which I already took except my microbiology.

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    Priya GeorgeGraduate

  • I found out about Ambria College of Nursing through former classmate from the LPN class, and after graduating in June, I started the application process immediately. I got as much information from the website as I could. I called the school to set up an appointment to meet with an advisor because...

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    Peace GlayboGraduate

  • I came to this school and earned my LPN. I chose to return to receive my RN because I enjoyed the wonderful instructors at the school and how helpful and encouraging they always were.

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    Aubrey GomezGraduate

  • Ambria College of Nursing is specialized in nursing and they work with individuals that are in the field. Classes are offered all week and Ambria makes furthering one's career easier

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    Jessica GonzalezGraduate

  • The accelerated program appealed to me. I am a Mom and in need of a program that works with my outside responsibilities. Also when I attended the information session I realized that Ambria was able to offer me the financial assistance I needed in order to attend. The staff/curriculum also were ...

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    Sylvia GranadosGraduate

  • Ambria has been a great experience so far. The staff is very helpful and I look forward to completing my nursing education here.

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    Terri GrayGraduate

  • I choose Ambria because the college has flexible class schedules and the location and facility is nice.

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    Felecia GreenwoodGraduate

  • After I attended an info session, at that point I realized how they are driven to help all the students succeed.

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    Farhad GulGraduate

  • Love the fact Ambria College has flexible program which allows me to complete my goal of a RN and to take care of my family.

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    Juanita GunnGraduate

  • Word of mouth that the school is good. Ambria has more of an opportunity to get into a nursing program than most places.

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    Amy HaroGraduate

  • Attending Ambria nursing program will allow me to continue to work my job. On the other hand, I heard great things about the nursing program from my fellow co-workers and past classmate who attends Ambria College.

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    Linda HarrisGraduate

  • The reason I chose Ambria College is because when I attended the section of egibility it was right for me and I also loved the set-up.

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    Nolita HartGraduate

  • I chose Amrbia because of its success rate with regards to the students completing and passing the NECLEX. Also because students are thoroughly thought the skills to go out and become outstanding nurses.

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    Cleo HendersonGraduate

  • I like flexibility in class scheduling and the ability to choose how fast/slow to proceed through the program

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    Beth HetzelGraduate

  • For me it seemed like a better way to get into my BSN. I like the idea of climbing the nursing ladder.

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    Patience HillGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College because of it's flexibility, cost effective/FAFSA and bridge extensive programmes. My career end gold is to achieve a BSN RN. I am anticipating that Ambria will provide the educational/clinical knowledge needed to be a successful nurse. I am compassionate, hard working, ded...

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    Victoria HindsGraduate

  • I have received great reviews about the nursing program, the ability to obtain a BSN degree, and flexible schedule.

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    Liana HozanGraduate

  • I chose Ambria because I've heard only great things from some students and instructors. Ambia offers the flexibility i need by offering day, evening, and weekend classes. A big plus for me with Ambria is that most , if not all, of my previous course work would be accepted. I also believe in tak...

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    Precious HudsonGraduate

  • Most nursing programs would like me to start at the 1st semester or RN program with the credits from Americare.

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    Angel IgnacioGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing because it offers different time for a student to chose when to go to class. I choose Ambria College of Nursing because I want to start my career provider to help and teach people about everyday thing to keep them healthy.

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    Haya IsmailGraduate

  • Everyone was very helpful. The scheule was very flexible. Rita, Rhonda, and Tammy were very supportive.

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    Sudan JacksonGraduate

  • I chose Ambria Nursing School because I do not have to do prerequisites all over again and evening classess

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    Antoinette JonesGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing for the flexible class schedule on campus labs payment plan with tuition. Another reason was Ambria came highly recommended by several students that i work with.

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    Bridget JonesGraduate

  • I am a past graduate of Ambria and I like the credentials and easy enrollment into the program and availability of financial aid.

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    Tabitha KanyaraGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing because I felt it would work best with my schedule with work and my busy lifestyle.

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    Ruby KapoorGraduate

  • My previous experience with private school has been exceptional. Enjoy smaller class sizes and professors.

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    Midhada KendicGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing because of the 100% NCLEX passing rate, I like the set up of the school. The flexible schedules, the school not to far from my house all the staffs are nice

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    Denise KingGraduate

  • I like everything Ambria has to offer. It's very organized and the staff has been very helpful by answering all my questions and showing me step by step what to do to become a student here. And I love that Ambria offers the bridge program.

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    Jessica KozsutaGraduate

  • I originally decided to attend Ambria College of Nursing because of its LPN to RN program, close proximity to home, and its flexible schedule of classes for ideal learning to become successful RN.

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    Linda KuglarzGraduate

  • I believe an institution is where you not only acquire knowledge but also want to feel at home because it?s where you spend most of your time. Ambria gives me that feeling where I?d be able to share my knowledge as well as gain it in a comfortable atmosphere. I believe Ambria can push me above my...

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    Gauri KukrejaGraduate

  • I have completed my LPN training here. This is home for me and I am proud to continue my education at Ambria. Ambria has prepared me very well to be the LPN that I am today.

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    Daniel LakinGraduate

  • I chose to apply at Ambria because of the good things I have heard from previous students. I came to orientation and I loved it. Next, I met with Ronda and Rita and they were very helpful in helping to guide me through the application process. They were great! I am very pleased and excited to now...

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    Elizabeth LaraGraduate

  • I chose Ambria because of its flexible times. I like the fact that Ambria has LPN to RN bridge program. I think that fits me.

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    Shin Bum LeeGraduate

  • The staff at Ambria is extremely friendly and helpful. I appreciate the information given step by step, making it easy for me to understand. I love the smaller size classes, the flexible hours, options for financial aid, the ability to work and continue my education at the same time with no inter...

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    Hailey LeskeGraduate

  • My Experience so far has been so pleasant. The staff has been very respectful and helpful throughout the process of entering LPN program I have gotten a lot of support from Rita Gandhi.

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    Tanisha LewisGraduate

  • I had a great experience during my LPN program at Ambria College of Nursing. Ambria has developed a supportive community that I am proud to be a part of.

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    Katie McguireGraduate

  • The person in the info session at Ambria was very thorough in explaining any question or concerns I had. I needed a program that allowed me to work, be a mother, and a student. I had horrible experience at my previous school with teachers, staff and financial situation. Rita helped us get everyth...

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    Claudia MezaGraduate

  • Since the moment I attended the info session, the staff has been great. Awesome experience thus far.

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    Tanya MontejanoGraduate

  • High NCLEX pass rate, variety in class sessions, weekend clinical options and its convenient location.

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    Barb MorrisGraduate

  • Ambria has flexible times and schedules. The financial aid department is very helpful. Registration was easy. Thanks for the help of Rita and Ronda.

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    Karen OchoaGraduate

  • I chose Ambria College of Nursing because of the accelerated program. I appreciate how the school keeps the student in mind while planning for the curriculum. Ambria is the only school that makes sense with what I?m trying to do with my career as a nurse at an affordable rate.

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    Irewenuo OgunronbiGraduate

  • Ambria College of Nursing offers flexibility to successfully complete the program. NCLEX passing rate was definitely part of the reason I chose Ambria.

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    Susan Osayi-AdamsGraduate

  • I chose Ambria because I was on a wait list at my current community college for 4 years. I was almost to the point of giving up until I saw Ambria online. I was nervous about applying at first, but I gave it a shot anyways. After an information session with Jon, I knew this is my school. I applie...

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    Nicholas PartridgeGraduate

  • They explain the requirements in full detail. So if I don?t understand something they do their best to help me understand.

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    Leslie PinedaGraduate

  • Ambria is rated #1 LPN school in Illinois. The information session was very informative. In admissions, Rita was very patient explaining and giving me the information that I needed. Rita is nice.

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    Elizabeth PradoGraduate

  • A former co-worker introduced me to Ambria. The staff has been very helpful and it seems like I can accomplish my goal in faster rate than community colleges.

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    Lorena ResendezGraduate

  • Very friendly workers, especially Rita who has helped me get in the program very smooth and she is there to help all the new students that try to improve their careers and professions. In addition it is an excellent program. Thank you for accepting me into the program.

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    Luis SanchezGraduate

  • No waiting lists and immediate acceptance into the program. Ambria offers LPN program as well as RN program. High passing rates, fast, year round programs.

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    Lindsey WilberGraduate

  • When I attended an information session, it sounds like a plan for successful completion of a nursing program. Also, only school that I know that has C.N.A, LPN, LPN to RN and RN to BSN. Very attractive.

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    Beverly WilkinsGraduate

  • I liked the location and flexibility of the school. It seems that all staff members are available and wanting to help. I feel that it is a very positive environment. People want you to succeed not just attend. Admission staff is awesome!

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    Oksana YegerevaGraduate

  • There are many reasons why I chose Ambria. I was set to go to Harper for my nursing degree but my friend informed me about the information meeting that was being held here. I decided to go and quickly loved the school. The staff has been amazing and willing to help always. They always have a smi...

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    Kateryna ZagryvaGraduate

Take a virtual tour of our nursing school.

Ambria has a 24,000 sq. ft., brand new nursing campus located in the bustling Prairie Stone Business Parkway near Cabela, Sears Center Arena, and South Arboretum Shopping Center.

Our nursing campus is equipped with the state-of-the-art, advanced patient simulators SimMan, SimMom, SimBaby that can display physiological and neurological symptoms. It is simple to operate and features innovative technology such as automatic drug recognition.

Take a virtual tour of our nursing school

Ambria has a 24,000 sq. ft., brand new nursing campus located in the bustling Prairie Stone Business Parkway near Cabela, Sears Center Arena, and South Arboretum Shopping Center.

Our nursing campus is equipped with the state-of-the-art, advanced patient simulators SimMan, SimMom, SimBaby that can display physiological and neurological symptoms. It is simple to operate and features innovative technology such as automatic drug recognition.

Math for Nurses

This workshop is designed for applicants who are starting with the LPN program.

Seats are limited. Enroll now.

Classes begin on Thu, Jan. 26th.

Math for Nurses

This workshop is designed for applicants who are starting with the LPN program.

Seats are limited. Enroll now.
Classes begin on Thu, Jan. 26th.
Click here for more information.

EXPLORE AMBRIA

WHY AMBRIA?

With Ambria, you can...
  • Earn $44,000 in as little as 12 months as an LPN
  • Choose between morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes
  • Choose between full-time and part-time programs
  • Choose your course load
  • Choose clinical sites 
  • Choose clinical rotations
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid
  • Advance your LPN to RN to BSN
  • Advance your LPN to RN
  • Advance your RN to BSN online

VIDEO

About Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN.

With classes available in the morning, evening, and weekend hours and full-time or part-time course load, our flexible schedule allows you to earn a nursing salary while pursuing your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Read more...