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Nursing – Practical Nursing Part-Time Program – Certificate


Practical Nursing: Part-Time Program


The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide an individual with the knowledge and skills to function as a safe and effective member of the health care team in the role of the practical nurse. Classroom theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience are included in this four-semester certificate program. This program is accredited by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations, and the ICCB. The accreditation and approval of these agencies allow a graduate of the program to do the following:

  1. Write the NCLEX-PN Examination. (This is the licensing examination that a graduate of any nursing program must pass in order to be employed as a practical nurse.)
  2. Be employed as a practical nurse in any health care setting of choice, including state and federal institutions.

In addition to completing a college application, the applicant must be able to do the following: provide proof of graduation from an accredited high school or possess a G.E.D. certificate; successfully complete the practical nursing pre-entrance examination, including mathematics and communication, ASSET Test or COMPASS Test, and provide proof of sound health to practice nursing. The selection procedures are listed in the admission packet.

What You Can Do

Description of what you can do with this program.


  • Medical Office Practices
  • Flu Clinics
  • Home Health; Private duty (especially disabled pediatric home bound patients)
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Senior Citizen Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Hospitals

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook for Licensed Practical Nurses at Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

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Students must maintain a “C” or higher in all courses.

ORI 111PN Orientation 10.5
BIO 205Human Anatomy and Physiology I 24
BIO 206Human Anatomy and Physiology II 34
COM 115Speech OR COM 116 Interpersonal communication 33

The above coursework must be completed in the time frame denoted.


ALH 101Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 41
PNE 101Fundamentals of Nursing3
PNE 102Nursing Procedures2.5
PNE 103Clinical Nursing 1.5
PNE 161Pharmacology in Nursing I2


PNE 105Nursing throughout the Life Cycle1
PNE 193Pediatric Nursing1.5


PNE 171Pharmacology in Nursing II2
PNE 204Adult Nursing I2
PNE 209I.V. Therapy0.5


PNE 183Maternal and Newborn Health1.5
PNE 184Obstetric Clinical 0.5
PNE 206Adult Nursing II2
PNE 207Medical/Surgical Clinic3
PNE 208Mental Health Nursing1

Total Hours for Degree36.5

  1. Students must complete ORI 111 4-6 weeks before start of the LPN program. ↩︎
  2. BIO 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology I must be completed by the end of the first semester or prior to program admittance. No prior credit will be given if a grade lower than a “C” was earned. It is strongly recommended that students without a high school or college background in biology take BIO 100 or 101 or 105 prior to BIO 205. ↩︎
  3. BIO 206 and COM 115 or COM 116 must be completed prior to program completion. ↩︎
  4. Students must be certified in CPR annually before starting clinical rotation. Students will be required to complete ALH 101 during the first-year spring semester. ↩︎

The Practical Nursing Part-Time Certificate is a minimum of 36.5 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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John A Logan College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. For more information on programs with specialized accreditations please visit Programs with Specialized Accreditations – John A. Logan College (

The JALC LPN program meets licensure requirements in the state of Illinois.

Higher education institutions and the U.S. Department of Education share a common goal: to support students in educational programs that lead to state licensure, enabling them to fulfill the educational requirements necessary for employment in their chosen field. According to U.S. Department of Education regulations 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32), starting July 1, 2024, all institutions must disclose whether the curriculum for Title IV-eligible programs designed or advertised as leading to professional licensure or certification required for employment meets state educational requirements where a student is located. Disclosure is required regardless of a program’s modality. Academic programs that provide a path to optional, national, or industry certifications do not require disclosure.

John A. Logan College strives to ensure that information regarding educational requirements for licensure or certification is up to date; however, state requirements may change. Beyond educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, residency requirements, jurisprudence exams, and other training.

The new U.S. Department of Education regulations, 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32) require colleges to assign programs leading to licensure to one of two categories; “Yes, meets state requirements” or “No, does not meet state requirements.”

John A. Logan College’s educational programs are designed to meet licensure requirements in the state of Illinois regardless of the modality of instruction. The programs listed below meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification for that occupation in Illinois:

  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Cosmetology (COS)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Massage Therapy (MAS)

John A. Logan College cannot guarantee licensure in other states. State laws, regulations, and policies governing professional licensure may change at any time. The decision to grant a license or certification is the purview of the state. Only state licensing agencies or boards can determine whether an academic program meets or partially meets educational requirements for licensure. John A. Logan College cannot guarantee an individual’s attainment of any professional licensure or certification, in any field, in any state. At this time, per regulations, the College must assign, “No, does not meet requirements” in states other than Illinois.

Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing authority directly to determine if John A. Logan College’s program meets the educational requirements for licensure before beginning the program. Many John A. Logan College licensure program graduates have successfully transferred into careers and obtained licensure in states other than Illinois.

John A Logan offers a seamless transfer to the next step in your educational journey for many of our programs. Our academic programs prepare you for what you will need to transfer to a four-year college or university. When you have selected the college where you would like to transfer, it is important to review their specific admission and course requirements. John A Logan College has many articulation agreements with various colleges.

Transfer Planning – John A. Logan College (

1. Explain the quality and safety of an individual’s care, including information technology.

2. Identify appropriate nursing actions based on patient presentation and disease processes.

3. Show caring by actively advocating for diverse populations.

4. Demonstrate effective professional communication.

5. Take part in interdisciplinary teamwork to promote optimal health.

Nursing Faculty Contact

Dr. Kristin Yosanovich, DNP, RN, CPPS

Dean of Health Sciences and Director of Nursing

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8455
Office: G218F