Looking for an accredited, top-quality nursing school that helps you become a nurse in as little as 12 months?

Ambria College of Nursing offers a quality practical nursing program, unmatched by other private LPN schools in Illinois.  With day and evening classes, full-time and part-time options, and high NCLEX-PN pass rates, we are the school of choice for students interested in becoming a license practical nurse.

And Ambria also offers two educational paths to help you become a registered nurse: Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing and Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degrees.

Classes are typically scheduled during the times below:

  • Morning (8AM-12PM)
  • Afternoon (1PM-4PM)
  • Evening (4PM-8PM)

Most clinical rotations are held during the day, while some evening options are available based on approval from clinical facilities. The clinical times are typically:

  • Day Shift (7 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Evening Shift (3 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

The length of the program may vary depending on your choice. That means, you set your own pace.

  • 8 months (transfer students)
  • 12 months (accelerated)
  • 16 months (standard)
  • 20 months (extended)
Tuition and fees may vary depending on your transfer of credits and the results of proficiency exams. For more details, please attend one of our Info Sessions or refer to the School Catalog located on this page.

Please attend one of our Info Session to receive in-depth details of our nursing program. Click here to sign up for the Info Session.

What is an LPN?
An LPN is someone who completed a practical nursing program and passed the NCLEX-PN licensing board exam. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a healthcare professional who has a wide range of responsibilities and works under supervision of registered nurses (RN). The LPN performs what is considered essential care including the following: help patients to eat, dress, walk, take a bath, comb their hair, etc.LPNs may also give them their medicines, take their temperature, or other vital signs, and do other similar duties.   LPNs cannot help in surgery or help with anesthesia, but they are very vital in doing many common medical and personal things for patients and assisting the doctors and nurses do other functions. LPNs can work in places like hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or private homes.


Approved LPN programs offer LPN training. The length of training varies with an average training of 12 to 16 months. Some LPN schools are not accredited and are not recognized to offer Federal Financial Aid (Title IV). Here's a list of all LPN programs in Illinois with their NCLEX-PN pass rates.  


LPNs take care of a variety of duties depending on their work setting and location. Typically, they do the following:

  • Keep detailed, accurate records on patients' health
  • Monitor the health of patients by taking blood pressure and checking other vital signs
  • Report the status of patients to doctors and registered nurses
  • Help patients with basic care and personal hygiene activities, like dressing or bathing
  • Administer basic nursing care, such as inserting catheters, changing bandages or administering intravenous medications
  • Discuss health care with patients, explain procedures and listen to their concerns
  • Teaching families and caregivers how to care for injured or sick relatives

Ambria College of Nursing LPN graduates make an average of $22-$23 /hour.  That's about $44,000 to $46,000 annually.

2022 Fall Semester

Classes begin on Sept 12.
Application deadline is Aug 26.

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2022 Spring Semester

Classes begin on Jan 10.
Application deadline is Dec 29.

2022 Summer Semester

Classes begin on May 16.
Application Deadline is Apr 15

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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...