Become an asset to your local healthcare facility through the Practical Nursing program! During your three semester long venture in the program, you will gain valuable laboratory skills and clinical experience. The Lake Land College Nursing program is among the top three in the state. Known for extremely high standards of excellence, our caring nursing faculty have been preparing students for success for more than 30 years. As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN, you may apply for PN licensure. Completion of the PN program does not guarantee PN licensure.
The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). State regulations require that qualified in-district residents be accepted before consideration is given to out-of-district applicants.
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Cheryl Beam – Nursing Instructor, Director of Nursing Programs
Beam holds a master’s degree in nursing and is a registered nurse. She has worked as an instructor in the Lake Land nursing programs since 2001.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The practical nursing program at Lake Land College is offered at both the main campus in Mattoon, Illinois and the Kluthe campus in Effingham, Illinois.
The practical nursing program is a competitive, special admission program which uses an objective formula to rank applicants. Applicants seeking admission into the Practical Nursing Program for Fall semester must have a completed application on file in the nursing department prior to the admission deadline of March 1st. Applicants are notified via Lake Land email of tentative acceptance/denial within six weeks of the admission deadline.
In addition to tuition and fees, costs include textbooks and software products, uniforms, supplies, physical examination and immunizations, CPR certification, background check, drug screen, and transportation to clinical experiences. Additional expenses upon completion of the program include NCLEX-PN test and licensure application fees.
A negative drug screen is required prior to the start of clinical experiences.