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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing (Certificate)

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.

Admission Requirements:
The Associate Degree Nursing Program has specific admission requirements due to enrollment limitations imposed by physical facilities, state requirements and related criteria. All applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing Program will be selected based upon the criteria outlined below:

  1. The prospective student must obtain an admission packet from the Nursing Department (618-634-3282; 800-481- 2242) or online at
  2. The applicant must submit application materials to the nursing department by the date designated in the admission packet.
  3. The applicant must demonstrate successful completion of an approved program of Practical Nursing.
  4. The applicant must successfully complete the admission examination "Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for Registered Nursing from the Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI)." (Given in the testing center of the College).
  5. The applicant must be able to prove physical fitness for the program of study by submitting a completed Shawnee Community College Physical Form.
  6. The applicant must complete with a "C" or better in ALL general eduation classes prior to the beginning of the fall Practical Nursing classes.
  7. The applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug testing after admission into the program.

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.

For More Information Contact:
Admissions and Advising
at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail

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