Practical Nurse Certificate of Achievement


Total Credit Hours: 36

Colleague Code: CA.PRN

Curriculum Code: PCN 206

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester: PCN 101, BIO 175, EGL 101

Second Semester: PCN 102, BIO 176, PSY 101

Third Semester: PCN 103

Program Information:

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For Program Information Contact:

Health Professions advisor at 217.786.2224 or the Nursing Department at 217.786.2445 or 217.786.4913.

Admission to the Program:

  1. Submit the LLCC admission worksheet.
  2. Be a high school graduate or have a GED and submit high school transcript or proof of GED.
  3. Have a composite ACT score of 18 or higher. Have the ACT test results sent to the LLCC Records Office. If the test is needed, call 217.786.2211, the Office of Placement and Testing.
  4. Take the LLCC placement test and demonstrate placement out of MAT 092. If this ability is not demonstrated, the courses MAT 088 and MAT 092 must be successfully completed before entering the program.
  5. Take the LLCC placement test and demonstrate placement out of EGL 099. If the ability is not demonstrated, the courses of EGL 098 and/or EGL 099 must be successfully completed.
  6. Take the LLCC placement test and demonstrate placement out of RDG 099. If the ability is not demonstrated, the courses of RDG 098 and/or RDG 099 must be successfully completed.
  7. Be a current Certified Nursing Assistant.
  8. Submit the nursing application.
  9. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all previous college courses.
  10. Send all high school and college transcripts to: Records Office, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, P.O. Box 19256, Springfield, IL 62794-9256.
  11. Give evidence of satisfactory physical and emotional health required of practitioners to carry out the tasks of this occupation.

Application and admission to the program is a separate procedure from application and admission to LLCC. The program uses a selective admissions process. Prospective students’ applications are ranked based on several criteria such as ACT score, grade point average, college science courses grades and previous academic achievement. Applications will be accepted during specified time periods for fall and spring admissions. Further information can be found at:

Required General Education Courses (14 credits)

EGL 101

Composition I

3 credits

BIO 175

Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIO 176

Anatomy and Physiology II

4 credits

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Required Program Courses (22 credits)

PCN 101

Practical Nursing I

8 credits

PCN 102

Practical Nursing II

8 credits

PCN 103

Practical Nursing III

6 credits

Graduates of the LLCC Practical Nurse program interested in attending the LLCC Associate Degree Nursing program must pass the National Council State Board Licensure examination for Practical Nurses, possess an unencumbered LPN license and meet all other requirements for the LPN to ADN Transition.

Lincoln Land Community College provides the following information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).

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