|LPN Program Description:
The course consists of
eleven months of classroom theory and clinical experience. The curriculum is divided into five 9–10 week
blocks for a total of 1440 clock hrs. Excluding holidays.
The course is full time,
Monday through Friday, for an average of 35–40 hours per week. Campus classes are generally from 8:15 a.m.
to 2:45 p.m., and clinical days are generally from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After the first nine weeks, two days per week
are scheduled as clinical assignments at selected health care
Students may have to attend
meetings, seminars, classes, clinical practicum, etc. during the evening and/or
weekends. The student will be given prior notice should this occur.
A diploma and a
recommendation to write the National Council of State Boards Exam for Practical
Nursing are granted upon successful completion of the program. Students are responsible for securing their
own employment after graduation.
Growth & Development
Mental Health Nursing
2. Official High School transcripts or G.E.D.
3. Official College transcripts.
(Transcripts must be official: in sealed envelope from school, or mailed directly to Beck from school).
4. Entrance Testing: Successful completion of Work Keys
and/or proof of ACT composite score of 18 or greater, taken within the last 5 years.
The Work Keys Entrance Exam identifies skill levels in Math, Reading, & Locating Information (Thinking, Remembering & Reasoning). Students must Score: Math & Reading 5 or >, Locating Information 4 or >.
Students results that are to low, are recommended to consider developmental courses prior to reapplication.
5. Two letters of professional reference.
Note: All items listed above must be completed and turned into school before a student will be considered for admission.
Questions? For an individual review of your application, contact student services.
(Class runs from July until June)
(Class runs from January until December)
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM:
All application materials upon receipt will be reviewed by the Department of
all candidates receive interviews with the Admissions Committee or the Director
of Nursing. Some records may receive record review only. Phone interviews may be
substituted when necessary.
personal interview will be scheduled after all entrance criteria are met.
Upon completion of record review and/or interview, the applicant will receive written notification as to
whether or not he/she has been accepted for admission.
Each applicant to the PN program has equal opportunity
for selection. Beck does not discriminate because of race, age, color, gender,
religion, national origin, handicap or status as a veteran.
July 2017 Nursing Program: Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017
January 2018 Nursing Program- Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2017
Entrance testing is administered at two locations:
1. Chester Regional
Office of Education
Randolph County Courthouse
#1 Taylor Street, Room 101, Chester IL 62233
- First Tuesday and third Wednesday of
2. Waterloo Regional Office of Education
Mill Street, Waterloo IL 62298
- Every Tuesday of the
For additional information, please use the following link: www.roe45.net (then find Services and
Programs, where LPN Testing is listed).
Various forms of financial
assistance and scholarships are available, including Stafford Loans, Pell
Grants, Workforce Investment Act (WIA), etc.
It is very important that
you fill out your financial aid applications early. Your financial aid information must be
completed before entrance into the program.
Retain any replies from
financial aid sources until you are accepted into the PN program. After receiving an acceptance letter, the
applicant must make an appointment with the Financial Aid Counselor.
Current tuition for the 2016 school year is $14,900. Tuition is determined semi-annually
and subject to change. After acceptance
into the program, a deposit is due to reserve your place in the class.
This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
If the deposit is not paid,
the applicant’s place in the class will be forfeited. The deposit is deducted from the total
tuition, and arrangements for the remainder are DUE, IN FULL, AT THE START OF
THE PROGRAM. It is suggested that
financial arrangements are made well in advance.
Note: All payments are to be made
out to “Career Center of Southern Illinois.” In the Notes section place Beck School of Practical Nursing.
IDFPR Approval - The Beck Nursing program is approved by:
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
100 Randolph, Suite 9-300 Chicago, Illinois 60601 (312) 814-4500
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, Georgia 30350 (770) 396-3898
Verification of program accreditation can be found at http://www.council.org/
IT IS THE
APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.
Incomplete or partial applicant files (including
pre-entrance tests) not completed within 6 months are discarded.
submitted, application documents become the property of Beck and will not be
All admissions are conditional, pending
satisfactory physical and dental exams, drug screen, background check and
successful completion of a healthcare provider CPR training class provided by
the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
The LPN program is an
integrated curriculum; therefore, we do not accept credits from other
institutions. However, if you are listed
in good standing on the Illinois Department of Public Health Healthcare Worker
Registry, credit will be given for the basic skills portion of the
curriculum. Information for that will be
given when the student is enrolled in the program.
Clinical Information - Clinical experiences are completed at hospitals/clinical facilities throughout Randolph/Monroe/St. Clair Counties. Students begin clinical experience in the second Block of instruction and every Block throughout the remainder of the program. Background checks and drug testing are required prior to clinical experience. Specific Clinical placement cannot be guaranteed.
Students within the same course may have different schedules due to clinical placement. To complete the program, students must be willing to adapt their schedules as needed.
Transportation & Attendance - Students are responsible for their own transportation and attendance to all classes and clinicals assigned by the program. Specific clinical placement cannot be guaranteed, although the program attempts to take into consideration students' residency to reduce excessive travel.