Nursing Schools - Illinois 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Illinois 

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Illinois?


Did I mention Illinois is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!




Addison Chamberlain College of Nursing  BSN, MSN
Aurora Aurora University  BSN, RN to BSN
Belleville Southwestern Illinois College Belleville ADN
Bloomington Illinois Wesleyan University BSN
Bourbonnais Olivet Nazarene University  BSN, MSN
Bridgeview Northwestern College  ADN
Canton Graham Hospital School of Nursing Diploma
Canton Spoon River College LPN Exit, LPN to ADN, ADN
Carterville John A Logan College LPN, ADN
Centralia Kaskaskia College LPN, ADN
Champaign Parkland College LPN, ADN
Charleston Eastern Illinois University  BSN
Chicago Malcolm X College - City College of Chicago ADN
Chicago Olive Harvey College - City College of Chicago ADN
Chicago Richard J Daley College - City College of Chicago ADN
Chicago Truman College - City College of Chicago ADN
Chicago Robert Morris University ADN
Chicago Chicago State University BSN
Chicago Rush University MSN, MSN-DNP, MSN-CNS, MSN-APHN, PhD
Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago BSN, GEP, MSN, DNP, PhD
Chicago DePaul University RN to BSN, MSN
Chicago Loyola University BSN, ABSN, BSN-HSM, MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP, PMC, PhD 
Chicago North Park University BSN, RN to BSN, MSN
Chicago St. Xavier University BSN, LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, PMC
Chicago Americare Technical School  LPN
Chicago Kennedy King College - City College of Chicago LPN, ADN
Chicago Wilbur Wright College - City College of Chicago LPN, ADN
Chicago Chicago Public Schools LPN
Chicago Northwestern Inst. of Health & Tech LPN
Chicago Hghts Prairie State College ADN
Cicero Morton College LPN, ADN
Crystal Lake McHenry County College  ADN
Crystal Lake J. Renee Career Facilitation, Inc. LPN
Danville Lakeview College of Nursing BSN
Danville Danville Area Community College LPN Exit, LPN to ADN, ADN
Decatur Millikin University BSN, MSN, School Nurse Program
Decatur Richland Community College LPN, LPN Bridge, ADN
DeKalb Northern Illinois University BSN, RN to BSN, MSN
Des Plaines Oakton Community College LPN, ADN
Dixon Sauk Valley College LPN, Hybrid ADN, ADN
DuPage College of DuPage  LPN
East Peoria Illinois Central College LPN, ADN
Edwardsville Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville BSN, BSN-A, RN to BSN, MSN, HC-NA, NE, NA
Elgin Elgin Community College LPN, ADN
Elmhurst Elmhurst College BSN, MSN
Evanston Evanston NW Healthcare School of Anesthesia  MSN
Evanston Omega Healthcare Technical School LPN
Freeport Highland Community College LPN, ADN
Frontier Frontier Community College- Illinos Eastern Community College  ADN
Galesburg Carl Sandburg College LPN, ADN
Glen Ellyn College of DuPage ADN
Global University of Illinois at Chicago  BSN
Godfrey Lewis & Clark Community College ADN
Grayslake College of Lake County ADN
Hanover Park Americare Institute  LPN
Harrisburg Southeastern Illinois College LPN, ADN
Ina Rend Lake College LPN, ADN
Jacksonville MacMurray College BSN
Joliet University St. Francis College of Nursing & Allied Health BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, DNP, NEC
Joliet Joliet Junior College LPN, ADN
Kankakee Kankakee Community College LPN, ADN
Lebanon McKendree University  BSN, MSN
Lincolnwood International Career Institute LPN
Lisle Benedictine University BSN
Macomb Western Illinois University School of Nursing  BSN, RN to BSN
Malta Kishwaukee College LPN, ADN-(NIOIN), ADN
Mattoon Lake Land College LPN, ADN
Moline Trinity College Dept of Nursing ADN, BSN, BSN-A, RN to BSN-(BSN-C)
Moline Black Hawk College LPN, ADN
Mt. Carmel Wabash Valley College- Illinos Eastern Community College  ADN
Normal Heartland Community College LPN, ADN
Normal Mennonite Nursing School at Illinois State University BSN, BSN-A, RN to BSN, MSN, PMC, PhD
Oak Brook PC Center Training Institute LPN
Oak Park West Suburban College of Nursing  BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, MSN-NP
Oglesby Illinois Valley Community College LPN, ADN
Olney Olney Central College- Illinos Eastern Community College  LPN, ADN
Olympia Fields CAAN, Coalition of African American Nurses, Inc. - (708) 983-1645 LPN
Palatine Harper College LPN, ADN, BSN
Palos Heights Trinity Christian College BSN
Palos Hills Morraine Valley Community College ADN
Peoria Bradley University BSN, MSN
Peoria St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing BSN, MSN, DNP
Peoria Methodist College of Nursing  Pre-BSN, BSN, ABSN, RN to BSN
Quincy Culver Stockton College/Blessing-Rieman College BSN
Quincy Quincy University/Blessing-Rieman College  BSN, LPN to BSN, Sophomore Transfer
Quincy Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing  BSN
Quincy John Wood Community College LPN, ADN
Redbud Beck Area Vocational Ctr LPN
River Forest Concordia University  BSN
River Grove Triton Community College LPN, ADN
Robinson Lincoln Trail College- Illinos Eastern Community College  ADN
Rockford Rockford College BSN
Rockford St. Anthony College of Nursing BSN, MSN
Rockford Rock Valley College LPN, ADN
Romeoville Lewis University  BSN, MSN
South Holland South Suburban College LPN, ADN
Springfield St. John's College of Nursing BSN
Springfield Capital Area School of Practical Nursing LPN
Springfield Lincoln Land Community College LPN, LPN Bridge, ADN
Sugar Grove Waubonsee Community College ADN
Ullin Shawnee Community College LPN, ADN
University Park Governors State University BSN, MSN
Chicago Kaplan University  RN to BSN - On Line
Wheaton Wheaton College  BSN



  1. is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.


NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Illinois or by the Illinois Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.


  • Check with Illinois Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Illinois receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Illinois Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.