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LPN Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in CAAN Academy of Nursing License Practical Nursing Program. Graduates of CAAN are prepared to assume entry-level practical nursing positions in acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings. Graduates of the program receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and seek licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
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What are the admission requirements for the LPN program?
There are four requirements.
1. Prerequisites. Prospective students are required to have prior to applying for admission, the following prerequisites:
  • Medical Terminology (if you are a Certified Nursing Assistant [CNA], you may take a Proficiency exam & this course may be waived successfully completed)
  • Basic Computer Training (may take a proficiency exam)
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Math
  • Anatomy and Physiology I (Sciences must have been completed within the last 5 years)
2. Application. Application must be completed in its entirety including
  • $35 non-refundable application fee
  • One page typed essay regarding prospective student desire to be a nurse (Please limit essay to 500 words, double-spaced, Times New Roman Font.)
  • Copy of an Official Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (One Personal and One Professional)
Complete the Application ---> CAAN Academy Application
3. Entrance exam. The entrance exam assesses your academic readiness for the practical nursing program. It's consisted of four sections: math and reading. The exam is 2 hours long. To be eligible for admission, you must achieve a cumulative score of at least 12.0 on the exam.
4. Admissions Interview. CAAN Academy provides quality nursing education to qualified applicants. Our program length is 63 weeks, hence requiring students to remain focus, driven, and dedicated to their studies. Our interview provides students and administrative the time to get to know each other and what's expected of our students.
* Ask about obtaining your Basic Nursing Assistant Training (BNAT)/CNA while in the LPN program*
Applicants will be notified regarding the admission status 10 days prior to their applied session.
Each student must meet the above criteria and submit an application with all of the above-listed requirements. If chosen as a prospective candidate, you will interview with the committee selected for student admissions. The committee will be made up of educators, business leaders, and mentors.
All decisions made by the selection committee will be final.
*CAAN does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability*

LPN Program Overview

Curriculum- 59 Weeks; 1180 Clock Hours
PN Program Length- 16 months 4 days; includes Calendar Holidays & Student Vacation Schedule
All Sessions meet 5 days a week
Graduates are prepared to assume entry-level practical nursing positions in acute care, long–term care, and ambulatory care settings. While encouraged and equipped to pursue Advanced Levels of Professional Nursing Education. Graduates of the program receive a certificate of Completion and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX - PN) and seek licensure as a licensed Practical Nurse.
Students must meet the following criteria:
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Must be free of disqualifying convictions
  • Have and maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) through their school career
  • Must have prerequisites completed prior to apply for program
  • Student must complete evaluation exam administered by CAAN with a passing score of 12.0

Tuition Assistance

Here at CAAN Academy of Nursing, we understand that financial support is what will make your educational investment in your future possible. At CAAN we have a dedicated team that is here to assist you through the entire financial funding process. As an admitted student to CAAN Academy; we accept the following of financial assist options:
1. Financial Aid - Click here to complete your FAFSA application. School Code: 042428. See "Consumer Information Disclosures" link for additional information.
2. Employer Assistance (Tuition Reimbursement)
3. WIA Assistance click here to find a Workforce Center near you
4. Self Pay (Tuition payment plans)
5. Montgomery GI Bill- "Programs are approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency for the enrollment of qualified veterans and/or other eligible persons to receive Montgomery GI Bill education benefits."
6. Grants/Scholarships/Educational Incentive
7. Private Loans
If you have any additional questions regarding you funding options, contact our Fiscal Department. Start you nursing career today!