Medical students

Practical Nursing

Career & Technical Certificate


Modes of Instruction

Click here to learn more about the modes of instruction offered at Kaskaskia College.

KC’s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program has prepared over 1,296 LPNs since 1980 for a career in healthcare. In just 11 months, students can start their career in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care settings, doctor's offices, outpatient clinics, home health, or hospice. KC's program features: 

  • New students admitted twice per year
  • State-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Board exam pass rates above state and national average

This is a three-semester program leading to a certificate. The graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Graduates who pass the exam may apply to become Licensed Practical Nurses. The current NCLEX pass rate for Kaskaskia College is 96%. LPNs work in a variety of healthcare settings giving direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician.

What You Can Do

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

To apply to the College, please click the Apply button below. To apply to this program, scroll to the bottom of the page and under “Additional Information”, choose the Allied Health Applications link.

Apply

How to Apply to the Program

1. Apply to Kaskaskia College (see link above).

2. Fill out the Allied Health Application. The link contains applications to all the Kaskaskia College Allied Health Programs

Questions? Learn more about the  Nursing Program Application Process.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate individualized, evidence-based nursing care for clients according to the nursing process.
  • Develop open communication with clients and their support systems.
  • Organize client-centered care with other health care team members based on nursing judgment.
  • Recognize the need for a commitment to lifelong learning and quality improvement according to regulations of the nursing profession.

Program Details

PRNU_0525_CERT

Nursing Faculty

Ali Albers

Ali Albers

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Marsha Baro

Marsha Baro

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Lisa Barrow

Lisa Barrow

Professor of Nursing
Shelby Guthrie

Shelby Guthrie

CNA Program Coordinator
Kaylee Hilmes

Kaylee Hilmes

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nichole Macon

Nichole Macon

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Rebecca McElhose

Rebecca McElhose

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Tessa Opfer

Tessa Opfer

Associate Professor of Nursing
Lisa Ring

Lisa Ring

Associate Professor of Nursing
Kim Storm

Kim Storm

Associate Professor of Nursing
KC Strieker

KC Strieker

Associate Professor of Nursing
Whitney Wadkins

Whitney Wadkins

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Contact Us

Kim Storm

Associate Professor of Nursing

Phone  |  618-545-3332

Main Campus

Admissions

Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Main Campus

Random Photo of a Pretty Building

We can help you take the first step