Practical Nursing Program
Completing your LPN training is the best way to start your nursing career, and we
are the premier provider of practical nursing education in Illinois.
We offer full-time and part-time tracks available in the morning and evening for
your convenience in order to accommodate your work schedule and family responsibilities,
And unlike most nursing programs with a 2-year or 3-year wait list, we have a reservation
program, allowing you to reserve a seat... We put you in the driver's seat
by giving you total control of your time.
We provide you with the most flexible schedule allowing you to pursue your dream
of becoming a nurse while continuing to work.
What is an LPN?
An LPN is an entry level nurse, trained in basic nursing skills and patient cares.
Nature of Work
LPNs care for patients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care. Many
LPNs measure and record patients' vital signs such as height, weight, temperature,
blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also prepare and give injections and
enemas, monitor catheters, dress wounds, and give alcohol rubs and massages. To
help keep patients comfortable, they assist with bathing, dressing, and personal
hygiene, moving in bed, standing, and walking. They might also feed patients who
need help eating. Experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.
As part of their work, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory
tests, and record food and fluid intake and output. They clean and monitor medical
equipment. Sometimes, they help physicians and registered nurses perform tests and
procedures. Some LPNs help to deliver, care for, and feed infants.
LPNs also monitor their patients and report adverse reactions to medications or
treatments. LPNs gather information from patients, including their health history
and how they are currently feeling. They may use this information to complete insurance
forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals, and they share information with registered
nurses and doctors to help determine the best course of care for a patient. LPNs
often teach family members how to care for a relative or teach patients about good
Most LPNs are generalists and will work in any area of healthcare. However, some
work in a specialized setting, such as a nursing home, a doctor's office, or in
home healthcare. LPNs in nursing care facilities help to evaluate residents' needs,
develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. In doctors'
offices and clinics, they may be responsible for making appointments, keeping records,
and performing other clerical duties. LPNs who work in home healthcare may prepare
meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks.
Employment of LPNs is projected to grow. Overall job prospects are expected
to be very good. The best job opportunities will occur in nursing care facilities
and home healthcare services.
Source: Department of Labor Statistics