ADN Programs in Illinois

Earn an Associates Degree in Nursing in Illinois

Illinois, like all other states, offers plenty of job opportunities for registered nurses (RNs), and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for RNs in the state is $74,560 per year. But what makes this career even more appealing is that many RNs also qualify for such great perks as sign-on bonuses, overtime pay, flexible work schedules, health insurance, and excellent retirement packages. Of course, the first thing required to become an RN in Illinois, like in all other states, is acquiring the fundamental skills needed for a career as an RN. This can be accomplished by enrolling in an associate degree in nursing, or ADN, program of any of Illinois' many fine community colleges or trade schools.

ADN programs can be completed in just two years. They comprise classroom lectures, laboratory work, and clinical training sessions.

Upon the completion of an ADN program, you may want to consider completing an NCLEX-RN exam preparatory course. This course can help you prepare for the rigors of this two-part licensing exam.

The Best ADN Programs in Illinois

Finding a good school in Illinois for your ADN program may seem a bit overwhelming. However, it is not at all, thanks to the presence of numerous schools offering accredited ADN programs in the state, including these fine institutes:

  1. Ambria College of Nursing

    5210 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 (847) 397-0300
  2. Black Hawk College

    6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL 61265 (309) 796-5000
  3. Carl Sandburg College

    2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd, Galesburg, IL 61401 (309) 344-2518
  4. City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

    1145 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 907-4000
  5. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

    6301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60621 (773) 602-5000
  6. City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

    1900 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 850-7000
  7. City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

    10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628 (773) 291-6100
  8. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 (773) 777-7900
  9. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (630) 942-2800
  10. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL 60030 (847) 543-2000
  11. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, IL 61832 (217) 443-3222
  12. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 697-1000
  13. Frontier Community College

    Frontier Dr, Fairfield, IL 62837 (618) 393-2982
  14. Heartland Community College

    1500 W Raab Rd, Normal, IL 61761 (309) 268-8000
  15. Highland Community College

    2998 W Pearl City Rd, Freeport, IL 61032 (815) 235-6121
  16. Illinois Central College

    1 College Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 694-5422
  17. Illinois Valley Community College

    815 N Orlando Smith St, Oglesby, IL 61348 (815) 224-2720
  18. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Rd, Carterville, IL 62918 (618) 985-3741
  19. John Wood Community College

    1301 S 48th St, Quincy, IL 62305 (217) 224-6500
  20. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL 60431 (815) 729-9020
  21. Kankakee Community College

    100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901 (815) 802-8500
  22. Kaskaskia College

    27210 College Rd, Centralia, IL 62801 (618) 545-3000
  23. Kishwaukee College

    21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL 60150 (815) 825-2086
  24. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938 (217) 234-5253
  25. Lewis & Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035 (618) 468-7000
  26. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 786-2200
  27. Lincoln Trail College

    11220 State Highway 1, Robinson, IL 62454 (618) 393-2982
  28. McHenry County College

    8900 US-14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 (815) 455-3700
  29. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465 (708) 974-4300
  30. Morton College

    3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804 (708) 656-8000
  31. Northwestern College

    4829 N Lipps Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 (773) 777-4220
  32. Northwestern College

    7725 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455 (888) 205-2283
  33. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 635-1600
  34. Olney Central College

    305 N West St, Olney, IL 62450 (618) 393-2982
  35. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821 (217) 351-2200
  36. Prairie State College

    202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 709-3500
  37. Rasmussen College

    6000 E State St 4th Floor, Rockford, IL 61108 (815) 316-4800
  38. Rend Lake College

    468 Ken Gray Pkwy, Ina, IL 62846 (618) 437-5321
  39. Richland Community College

    4275 E Mound Rd, Decatur, IL 62521 (217) 875-7200
  40. Robert Morris University Illinois

    401 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 935-6800
  41. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114 (815) 921-7821
  42. Sauk Valley Community College

    173 IL-2, Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-5511
  43. Shawnee Community College

    8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL 62992 (618) 634-3200
  44. South Suburban College

    15800 S State St, Riverdale, IL 60827 (708) 596-2000
  45. Southeastern Illinois College

    3575 College Rd, Harrisburg, IL 62946 (618) 252-5400
  46. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221 (618) 235-2700
  47. Spoon River College

    23235 N County 22, Canton, IL 61520 (309) 647-4645
  48. Trinity Christian College

    6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463 (708) 597-3000
  49. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

    2122 25th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 779-7700
  50. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171 (708) 456-0300
  51. Wabash Valley College

    2200 College Dr, Mt Carmel, IL 62863 (618) 393-2982
  52. Waubonsee Community College

    IL-47 & Waubonsee Dr, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 (630) 466-7900
  53. William Rainey Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 925-6000
  54. William Rainey Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067 (847) 925-6683

Illinois Board of Nursing

All matters concerning nursing licensure in Illinois should be directed to the Illinois Board of Nursing. Contact information is as follows:

Illinois Board of Nursing
320 W Washington St 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62767
Phone: (312) 814-2715

Conclusion

This article lists some of the highly reputable schools that offer approved ADN programs in Illinois.

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