Illinois Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Peoria, Springfield and Danville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Chicago and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Rockford

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Champaign and Danville

Schools for Registered Nurses in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Illinois

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  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

  • Programs: M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, RN to BS, RN to MS - Nursing Informatics, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate

Iowa Wesleyan University is a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers.

  • Programs: RN to BSN
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Illinois Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Aurora University Aurora Doctorate 3,946
Black Hawk College Moline Associate 6,311
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing Quincy Masters 219
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg Associate 2,693
Chicago State University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 6,810
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago Associate 11,354
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago Associate 6,140
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago Associate 6,031
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago Associate 4,078
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago Associate 9,679
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
Concordia University River Forest River Forest Doctorate 4,126
Danville Area Community College Danville Associate 2,832
DePaul University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 23,401
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Eastern Illinois University Charleston Masters 12,179
Elgin Community College Elgin Associate 9,613
Elmhurst College Elmhurst Masters 3,184
Governors State University University Park Doctorate 5,692
Harper College Palatine Associate 15,156
Heartland Community College Normal Associate 4,827
Highland Community College Freeport Freeport Associate 2,049
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College Olney Associate 1,610
Illinois State University Normal Doctorate 20,274
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby Associate 4,103
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington Bachelor 2,094
John A Logan College Carterville Associate 7,559
John Wood Community College Quincy Associate 2,417
Joliet Junior College Joliet Associate 13,149
Kankakee Community College Kankakee Associate 3,591
Kaskaskia College Centralia Associate 5,041
Kishwaukee College Malta Associate 4,466
Lake Land College Mattoon Associate 7,177
Lakeview College of Nursing Danville Bachelor 246
Lewis University Romeoville Doctorate 5,347
Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey Associate 7,875
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield Associate 6,655
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 15,545
MacMurray College Jacksonville Bachelor 648
McKendree University Lebanon Masters 3,312
Methodist College of Nursing Peoria Bachelor 118
Millikin University Decatur Masters 2,376
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills Associate 15,859
Morton College Cicero Associate 5,057
Northern Illinois University Dekalb Doctorate & First Professional 25,254
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Associate 10,805
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Doctorate 4,636
Parkland College Champaign Associate 9,407
Prairie State College Chicago Heights Associate 5,507
Quincy University Quincy Masters 1,323
Rend Lake College Ina Associate 4,821
Richland Community College Decatur Associate 3,274
Rock Valley College Rockford Associate 7,923
Rockford College Rockford Masters 1,566
Roosevelt University Chicago Doctorate 7,163
Rush University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 1,596
Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford Masters 182
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Peoria Masters 434
Saint Xavier University Chicago Masters 5,675
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon Associate 2,700
Shawnee Community College Ullin Associate 2,176
South Suburban College South Holland Associate 6,260
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg Associate 2,606
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville Masters & First Professional 13,398
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Associate 13,713
Spoon River College Canton Associate 2,139
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights Bachelor 1,367
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences Rock Island Bachelor 210
Triton College River Grove Associate 15,658
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 25,747
University of St Francis Joliet Masters 3,503
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731
West Suburban College of Nursing Oak Park Masters 213
Wheaton College Wheaton Wheaton Doctorate 2,895
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