Practical Nursing Program (LPN)

At Ambria, you may start your nursing career in 12 months as an LPN, earning $33-35 or more per hour while working on your RN.

Choose between day and evening schedule with full-time and part-time options.

Complete the following requirements below to start your LPN program at Ambria College of Nursing.

Deadlines & Mandatory Events

In order to start the program in January 2024, you must:

  • Submit all application documents by December 15, 2024
  • Complete FAFSA (Ambria OPE-ID: 041247) by December 20, 2023
  • Attend Clinical Workshop by December 20, 2023
  • Submit results to Castle Branch no later than 3:00 PM on December 25, 2023
    - Background check and drug screening results.
    - Proof of COVID vaccine series (both doses + booster)
    - If enrolling in NUR112, ALL other clinical requirements must be completed as well.
  • Register for classes no later than 11:59 PM on January 8, 2024
  • Attend New Student Orientation on Jan 11, 2024 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
  • Attend Clinical Orientation from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Jan 26, 2024
    *If enrolled in NUR112

All applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment and must have a high school diploma or GED equivalence.

General Admission Requirements

Achieve 50% or higher on Entrance Exam (TEAS)

Take the Reading Exam or EQUIVALENT

Take the Math Exam or EQUIVALENT

Undergo Background Check and Drug Test

Complete Prerequisites or EQUIVALENT

Additional Requirements

Submit Required Documents

Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Submit High School Diploma or Equivalent

Complete Nursing Program Admission Application

Sign Enrollment Agreement

Attend Clinical Compliance Workshop

Meet with an Admission advisor

After completing all of the admission requirements listed above, please make an appointment to schedule a meeting with your admission advisor to finalize the application process.

Click button below to contact your advisor.

Contact Your Admission Advisor

Job outlook for the LPN

Click here for detailed information about job outlook for licensed practical nurse (LPN).
Bureau of Labor Statistics about licensed practical nurses.

Estimated Tuition & Fees for 2023-2024

Tuition & Fees Cost Description
Required $23,805 Based on 36 credit hours
Core nursing courses: $690 per credit hour
Gen-ed courses: $345 per credit hour
Miscellaneous Fee $210 Uniform and nursing lab kit
Student Services Fee $600 Applied every trimester (technology fee, clinical, lab fees)
Standardized Exam Fees $150 Applied at the end of each course

Tuition & Fees are subject to change. Please attend the Info Session for most up-to-date information.

Apply for nursing grants & scholarships.
Apply for federal financial aid.

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Program Outline


Nursing Core required courses

GEN 101


Academic Success Seminar



NUR 112


Foundations of Nursing



HSC 102


Pharmacology Essentials



NUR 103


Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing



NUR 104


Maternal-Child Nursing



NUR 105


Nursing Care of Children



NUR 106


PN Role Transition



NUR 107


PN Capstone







Foundational required courses

BIO 110


Anatomy & Physiology I 



BIO 111


Anatomy & Physiology II






Certificate awarded: Certificate in Practical Nursing

2023 Fall Semester

Classes begin on Sept 11.
Application deadline Aug 15.

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2024 Spring/Winter Semester

Classes begin on Jan 15.
Application deadline is Dec 15.

2024 Summer Semester

Classes begin on May 20.
Application Deadline is Apr 12.

Info Session

Become a nurse in 12 months.
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Transfer Credits

Follow these steps to transfer credits.
Click here to get started.

Reading Placement

Click here to sign up for the reading proficiency exam now.

Math Placement

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Financial Aid

Ambria School Code: 041247
4 Easy Steps for Financial Aid

LPN Scholarships

Click here to apply for the nursing scholarship today.

Office Hours

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Friday | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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About Ambria

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. Read more...

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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...