I'm a high school applicant

All new applicants wishing to apply for admission into our LPN Program must submit a high school diploma or GED.

Application Process

  • Information Session. This session is required for all new applicants considering enrollment in Ambria's LPN program, as well as anyone wishing to receive more information about our school and various programs. It's a one hour session covering topics including admission requirements, pre-requisite, student financial aid, etc.
  • Application Form. When you're ready to take the next step after attending the information session, fill out an application form available at the front desk, or you can choose to fill out the form online. Note there is an application fee of $50.
  • C.N.A Training. Completing a nursing assistant training program and passing the state (IDPH) exam to become a certified nursing assistant is one of the requirements for the LPN program (your license has to be current).
    You can enroll in the C.N.A training program at a community college or any other school.
  • Student Financial Aid. Need money for college? Ambria College participates in TITLE IV. Fill out a free financial aid application online.
  • Entrance Exam (TEAS). All applicants must demonstrate their academic readiness by taking our entrance exam. The exam consists of English, Math, Science, and Reading. To enter into the program, you must achieve an average score of 50% or better.
  • Pre-requisite Courses. Applicants are also required to take and earn at least a grade of "C" or better on the following general education courses:
    • Completion of a Dosage Calculation Workshop
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • English 101

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...