There are schools offering LVN programs in Illinois!
Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Illinois
The top-ranked school in Illinois with a LVN program is Saint Xavier University, which is located in Chicago. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. no students graduated with a certificate in LVN from Saint Xavier University in 2010. Tuition at Saint Xavier University was $25,520 per year.
The second-ranked school in Illinois with a LVN program is Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud, which is located in Red Bud. In 2010, it was ranked 58th nationwide. In 2010, Beck Area Career Center-Red Bud graduated 48 students from its LVN program.
Capital Area School of Practical Nursing, which is located in Springfield, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a LVN program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 187 students graduated from Capital Area School of Practical Nursing LVN program. The tuition rate at Capital Area School of Practical Nursing was $0 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' LVN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,404 per year, though tuition can range from $25,520 per year to $2,194 per year. In 2010, the LVN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Illinois were:
- Saint Xavier University - located in Chicago, students are charged $25,520 per year
- College of DuPage - located in Glen Ellyn, students are charged $4,128 per year
- Carl Sandburg College - located in Galesburg, students are charged $4,035 per year
The LVN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Illinois were:
- Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
- Rock Valley College - located in Rockford, students are charged $2,400 per year
- Illinois Valley Community College - located in Oglesby, students are charged $2,434 per year
A LVN certificate from an Illinois school... what next?
Most people who graduate from LVN school in Illinois go on to work as a licensed vocational nurse. If you decide to work as a licensed vocational nurse in Illinois, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 23,200 Illinois licensed vocational nurses as of 2010. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of licensed vocational nurses are:
- Cook County - 11,240 licensed vocational nurses
- Adams County - 1,860 licensed vocational nurses
- Edwards County - 1,400 licensed vocational nurses
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow by 20% by 2018. There are projected to be 29,700 licensed vocational nurses working in the Illinois then.
On average, a licensed vocational nurse earns a salary of $41,080 per year in Illinois state. However, Illinois licensed vocational nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,990 per year to more than $61,030 per year in 2010. A licensed vocational nurse in the following Illinois counties makes the highest salaries on average:
- Lake County - $45,760 per year
- Cook County - $44,390 per year
- Boone County - $43,890 per year
A licensed vocational nurse in the following counties in Illinois make the lowest salaries on average:
- Edwards County - $30,680 per year
- Adams County - $33,620 per year
- Clark County - $34,680 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Certificate in Nursing in Illinois
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses||23,200||$41,080||-2.2%|
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