Practical Nursing (LPN)

The Practical Nursing (LPN) program at North Shore College is approved by the Illinois Nursing Board, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Practical Nursing (LPN) Course Outline (1050 Hours):

  • PNP-120 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • PNP-121 Nursing Foundation
  • PNP-122 Nursing Care of the Chronically Ill Patient
  • PNP-123 Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Patient
  • PNP-124 Nursing Care of the Pediatric Child
  • PNP-125 Nursing Care of the Developing Family
  • PNP-126 Nursing Leadership and Medication Administration

North Shore College: a privately owned college that imparts quality education in the highest academic standards. Our curriculum and its delivery provide a learning experience that is progressive in approach yet classical in philosophy. This unique methodology leads to the development of the student into an ideal health care practitioner that is second to none

North Shore College takes pride in securing faculty with a distinguished teaching and professional record. These highly accomplished teachers not only employ creative ways to instill factual knowledge, but demonstrate an exemplary standard of care in the clinical practice. Here at North Shore College, we truly believe that your knowledge is indeed your future!

Prerequisite Courses

The Prerequisite coursework for the Practical Nursing Program (Pre-Practical Nursing Courses) consists of the following 4 general education courses (244 contact hours):

  • BIO-120 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (60 Theory Hours, 40 Lab Hours)
  • PSY-101 Introduction to Mental Health (48 Theory Hours)
  • MTH-101 Math for Nurses (48 Theory Hours)
  • ENG-101 Rhetoric Communication (48 Theory Hours)

Our Pre-Practical Nursing Courses provides basic knowledge required to succeed in the Practical Nursing Program. These courses are conducted over approximately 10 weeks during our Morning Fast Track session and 13 weeks during the Evening session.

The educational programs we offer have been made very affordable. We also offer tuition assistance and flexible payment plans. Our educational model caters to the needs of the adult learner who seeks to secure a career in health care within a fairly short amount of time. North Shore College offers both day and evening courses.

North Shore College has unique opportunities for success. To encourage education, we offer FREE tutoring sessions. Our goal is to nurture an environment of success through knowledge, learning and education.

North Shore College Wheeling campus houses one computer lab, one anatomy & physiology lab, and two state of the art nursing labs. These facilities exist to enrich our students with real life simulations that allow them to excel in the clinical arena. Our faculty prides in creating mock experiences which the students will most commonly encounter in their clinical practice.

All in all, North Shore College is an exciting place. A place where the faculty often challenges the sharpest of the minds and always inspire those that haven't fully recognized their true potential; for truly, your knowledge is your future.

"This is the best school I have ever been to with the best faculty and staff. They work with my schedule and actually make learning interesting here. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time and am so proud of myself. I recommend this school to anyone and everyone!"


"North Shore College (formerly Northbrook College of Health Care) is a great school to attend. The teacher and staff are very dedicated in giving their students the best education. They go out of their way to make sure you succeed in your field of choice. Their facility is top notch!"


"I called North Shore College (formerly Northbrook College of Health Care) and it turned out to be the best decision i have ever made. The teacher was awesome and fun, the class was small so learning was easy and the labs were great. Two weeks after i received my certificate i found a wonderful position in a doctors office."


Studying at North Shore College has been an outstanding experience. The Instructors are amazing, extremely smart, caring, modest and very helpful. Everyone is willing to help and very sincere about it. Its just one big caring family and that is what made my decision to attend."