ADN Programs in Illinois

Why Consider a Career in Nursing in Illinois?
Nursing is a highly respected profession.  A nurse provides hands-on, front-line care to patients and is a critical health care provider.  Unfortunately, one of the most chronic shortages in health care is in the field of nursing.

The number of people who are older than 65 will grow by almost 80% through the year 2030.  This number is significant because most people in that age group have one or more health conditions that need to be addressed on a regular basis.  The Affordable Care Act will aggravate that shortage by providing insurance coverage to millions of individuals currently without insurance.

What is an ADN program in Illinois?

An Illinois Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a two to three year program usually offered at an Illinois community or junior college designed to provide you with the foundation which you need in order to become a registered nurse in Illinois, including the foundations needed to pass the Illinois licensing exam.  An Illinois ADN program will provide you with the solid background in the health sciences, biology and particularly nursing that you will need in order to be successful in your chosen field in Illinois.  In order for you to qualify as a registered nurse in Illinois with your ADN degree, you need to be sure that the ADN program you are considering is accredited in Illinois, and you will need to pass a licensing examination after you graduate.  Once you have done so, and obtained your license from the Illinois State Board of Nursing, you will be eligible to practice as an RN anywhere in the state, from Chicago to Springfield to East St. Louis, and the more rural areas also.

What are Some Specialties an ADN RN can practice in Illinois?

An ADN RN license in Illinois enables a nurse to work in a broad variety of settings.  Just some of these specialties include ambulatory care nurses (nurses who treat patients either in physician’s offices or clinics), critical care nurses, emergency/trauma nurses and home health nurses.

What are my employment prospects as an RN in Illinois?

The employment prospects for RN’s in Illinois are excellent.  Overall, registered nurses are anticipated to lead in the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations, not just health care occupations.  In addition, as the nursing shortage increases with the aging of the baby boomer generation and the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act, employers who are already having difficulty in retaining and attracting registered nurses will be under pressure to provide even stronger incentive packages for this profession.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Training Schools: 2 Year Nursing Programs in Illinois

Black Hawk College
6600 34th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-796-9999

Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-344-2518

Kennedy-King College
6800 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60621
Phone: 773-602-5222

Malcom X College
1900 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312 850-7350

Olive-Harvey College
10001 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, Illinois 60628
Phone: 773-291-6100

Richard J. Daley College
7500 South Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60652
Phone: 773-838-7500

Truman College
1145 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago IL 60640
Phone: 773-907-4000

Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: 773-777-7900

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137- 6599 Phone: 630-942-3924

College of Lake County
19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Phone: 847- 543-2000

Danville Area Community College
Martin Luther King Memorial Way
2000 East Main Street
Danville, IL 61832-5199
Phone: 217-443-3222

Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
Phone: 847-697-1000

Heartland Community College
Health & Human Services Division
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8750

Highland Community College
2998 West Pearl City Road
Freeport, Il. 61032
Phone: 815-235-6121

Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: 309-694-5422

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
233 East Chestnut
Olney, IL 62450
Phone: 618-393-2982

Illinois Valley Community College
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, Illinois 61348
Phone: 815-224-2720

John A. Logan College
120 Southtowne Shopping Ctr
Du Quoin, IL 62832
Phone: 618-542-9210

John Wood Community College
1301 S. 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
Phone: 217-224-6500

Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: 815-280-2462

Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901

Kaskaskia College
27210 College Road –
Centralia, Illinois 62801 –
Phone: 618-545-3000

Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois 60150
Phone: 815-825-2086

Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
Phone: 217-234-5253

Lewis & Clark Community College
Benjamin Godfrey Campus
5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, Illinois 62035
Phone: 618-468-7000

LLCC ADN Program
5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
Phone: 800-727-4161, ext. 62437

McHenry County College
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2738
Phone: 815-455-3700

Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
Phone: 708-974-4300

Morton College
3801 South Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: 708-656-8000

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines Campus
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
Phone: 847.635.1600

Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-351-2200

Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708- 709-3500

Rend Lake College
468 N Ken Gray Pkwy
Ina, IL 62846
Phone: 618-437-5321

Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-875-7200

Robert Morris College
401 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 800-RMC-5960

Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114
Phone: 815-921-7821

Sauk Valley Community College
73 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.288.5511

Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Rd.
Ullin, Il 62992
Phone: 800-481-2242

Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville Campus
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
Phone: 800-222-5131

South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473-120
Phone: 708-596-2000

Southeastern Illinois College
3575 College Rd
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: 618-252-5400 Ext. 2330

Spoon River College
Canton Campus
23235 N. County Highway 22
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: 309-649-6227

Trinity College
2122 25th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Phone: 309-779-7700

Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171
Phone: 708-456-0300, Ext. 3652

Waubonsee Community College
Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Dr.
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Phone: 630-466-7900

Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: 847-925-6707