The Practical Nursing Program at J´Reneé College is a certificate program which prepares LPNs to provide nursing care to clients with normal and common health problems through the use of basic nursing skills under the direction of a registered professional nurse, licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist.
The program consists of classroom instruction, faculty supervised Simulation Laboratory and clinical experiences in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health care settings.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate in Practical Nursing and Pharmacology. Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®). Eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-PN® is determined by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
The LPN program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Board of Nursing.
“I took my prerequisites at J´Reneé because they are accelerated and applied directly to the nursing program. The instructor was excellent—he made me want to learn.”
The Practical Nursing Program has a selective admissions process and has limited seating. All students applying for the LPN program must meet the following requirements:
1) A one-time student application must be submitted to enroll in any J´Reneé program. The application fee is a non-refundable $45 fee. Payments are accepted in cash, check or credit card.
2) Submit transcripts from other institutions to have prerequisite courses evaluated.
3) Enroll in, attend and complete prerequisite courses, if necessary.
4) Sign up for the HESI (Health Education Systems Incorporated) A2 Entrance Exam in Reading, Math, Science & English. The exam is a non-refundable $50 fee.
5) If accepted, students must attend mandatory Nursing Orientation.
6) If accepted, students will undergo a criminal background check and must submit health and immunization records as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. All students will also be required to have a drug test.