Practical Nursing (LPN)


Apply to the Program by Completing the LPN Application Packet (Required)

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This curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the vocation of Practical Nursing. The curriculum includes theory coordinated with related clinical experience in the nursing care of patients as defined in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.

The SCC LPN program has had 8 years of 100% pass rate for our students that take the LPN NCLEX examination.


Upon satisfactory completion of the one-year program, the student will be eligible to write the NCLEX-PN Examination for Practical Nurses.

Current BLS Healthcare Provider Certification must be held current through the completion of the program.


Effective May 20, 2020, the practical nursing program at Shawnee Community College located in Ullin, Illinois is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on May 20, 2022.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326


The Shawnee Community College nursing program meets the state education requirements to apply for the NCLEX-PN board exam and to apply for a Practical Nursing license in the states of Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky. Shawnee Community College has not determined if the Practical Nursing program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.


Career Clusters: Health Science

Career Pathways: Therapeutic Services

Possible Career Opportunities:
Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) * Clinic Nurse (LPN, Clinic Nurse)
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) * Private Duty Nurse
Office Nurse * Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC
LPN) * Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN)


*Total projected program cost – $8,590
Books not included in projected program cost


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