Welcome to the BECK School of Practical Nursing

The Beck School of Practical Nursing is located at 6137 Beck Road, Red Bud, Illinois. We are affiliated with the Career Center of Southern Illinois. The Nursing Program offers a Diploma in Practical Nursing.  We are fully approved by the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). 

The Beck School of Practical Nursing was established in 1979 and offers two nursing programs accepting over 100 students per year. Programs beginning  each January and July and are completed 11 months later (December and June of the following year). After successfully completing the program, the student may sit for the NCLEX - PN examination. When the student passes the examination, he/she will be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).


Mission
The Mission of the Beck School of Practical Nursing is to offer quality allied health and nursing programs that integrate professional skills, career focused education and hands on practical experience, empowering students to develop and achieve their personal and career potentials.  

The Center provides a sophisticated level of training to individuals who desire a professional career in the medical field. This is accomplished through educational programs utilizing up to date training equipment, didactic lectures and hands-on experience provided by highly trained instructors, and faculty.

Vision
Beck School of Practical Nursing believes that education should promote the development of positive individual and professional responsibility and accountability by providing services that support the efforts of students to succeed academically, vocationally, and personally.

Our Contact Information
Beck School of Practical Nursing
6137 Beck Road
Red Bud, IL 62278
Phone: 618-473-2222
Fax: 618-473-2292



PN 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 institutions. 

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.


CNA Program Description

 The Beck Certified Nurse Aide class is offered every Summer.  Class days will vary from class to class, please see class schedules for more specific information.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Nurses Assistant Exam to obtain CNA Licensure in the State of Illinois.   The decision to write the exam rests solely with the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the CNA exam.

  We will register and confirm your eligibility to take the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. The student is required to schedule and pay for the examination.











CURRICULUM:



Nursing Fundamentals

Working Relationships   

Medical-Surgical Nursing   

Pediatrics   

Maternity Nursing   

Growth & Development   

Anatomy    

Microbiology   

Pharmacology   

Mental Health Nursing   

Nutrition   

Community Health




PN ENTRANCE
 
REQUIREMENTS


1. Online Application submitted

2. Official High School transcript        
    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 WorkKeys

     tests 
(The Work Keys Entrance Exam

      identifies skill levels in 
Math, Reading, &

      Locating Information
(Thinking,  Remembering           
      & Reasoning). Students must Score: Math 

      & Reading 5+Locating Information 4+. 


Students results that are too low, are recommended

to consider 
developmental courses prior to

reapplication.

  OR proof of ACT composite score of 18+,

  OR SAT composite score of 860+ 

  OR college courses (level 100+, grade

  C+) in math, 
literature, & composition

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.


ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM

Record Review: All application materials upon receipt will be reviewed by the Department of Nursing.

NOTE: Not 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.

Interview: Satisfactory 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.    


APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 2020 Nursing Program- Applications must be submitted by November 27, 2019


TESTING

Entrance testing is administered at two locations:

1. Chester Regional Office of Education 

Randolph County Courthouse

#1 Taylor Street, Room 101, Chester IL 62233

618-826-5471

- First Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month  


2. Waterloo Regional Office of Education 

107 East Mill Street, Waterloo IL 62298

618-939-5650

- Every Tuesday of the month 


For additional information, please use the following linkwww.roe45.net (then find Services and Programs, where PN Testing is listed). 

FINANCIAL AID

Various forms of financial assistance and scholarships are available, including Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, Workforce Investment Act (WIOA), 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 Officer.


TUITION

Current tuition for the 2019 - 2020 school year is $14,900.   Tuition is determined semi-annually and subject to change.  After acceptance into the program, an administrative fee is due to reserve your place in the class. 

This administrative fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

If the administrative fee is not paid, the applicant’s place in the class will be forfeited.  The administrative fee 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".


PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

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

IDFPR Website

List of IDFPR Approved Nursing Schools

COE Accreditation 

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/      


Students wishing to file a complaint concerning the Practical Nursing Program may contact either of the aforementioned agencies.


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.

Once submitted, application documents become the property of Beck and will not be returned.

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 PN 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.


TIME COMMITMENT

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.




   
PN Info/Links

PN Applications

-Now accepting applications!
 


CNA Info/Links




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  Licensure Requirements

     NCLEX-PN Exam

    After successful completion of the Nursing program, students are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN examination, graduates apply for licensure as a licensed practical nurse.
    
    Licensure

    After written documentation confirming successful completion of NCLEX-PN has been received by the graduate, the graduate may be employed in a licensure-pending category and work under the supervision of an RN, until the Illinois license has been received. Graduates seeking licensure in a state other than Illinois are required to follow the regulations of that state.

Beck School of Practical Nursing

Undergraduate Certificate in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Program Length: 11 months

 

Students graduating on time

50% of Title IV students complete the program within 11 months (1)

 

Program Costs*

$14,900 for tuition and fees

$1,079 for books and supplies

 

Visit the website for more program cost information: www.gotoccsi.org/financial-aid

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.  Note that this information is subject to change.

 

Students Borrowing Money

89% of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it (2)

The typical graduate leaves with

$8,373 in debt (3)

The typical monthly loan payment

$86 per month in student loans with 4.45% interest rate. (4)

The typical graduate earns

$60,000 per year after leaving this program (5)

1. The share of students who completed the program within 100% of normal time (11 months).

2. The share of students who borrowed Federal, private, and/or institutional loans to help pay for college.

3. The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

4. The median monthly loan payment for students who completed this program if it were repaid over ten years at a 4.45% interest rate.

5. The median earnings of program graduates who received Federal aid.

Graduates who secured jobs

86% of program graduates secured jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate (6)

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses: http://onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2061.00

 

6. Accreditor Job Placement Rate:

Name of the accrediting agency this placement rate is calculated for:  Council on Occupational Education

 

Follow this link to find out who is included in this rate calculation: http://council.org/applications-and-forms/ 

What types of jobs were these students placed in? 

The job placement rate includes completers hired for: Any jobs

Positions that recent completers were hired for include: Nursing

When were the former students employed?  within 180 days of completing the program

How were completers tracked?  Completer/alumni survey (100% response rate) 

Licensure Requirements (7)

This program meets licensure requirements in Illinois

7. Some States require students to graduate from a state-approved program in order to obtain a license to practice a profession in those States.

8. State Job Placement Rate: N/A

Date Created: 8/11/2017

These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education


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PN PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS


Applicants now being considered for the January 2020 Class. 

CNA PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Currently accepting applicants for Summer 2020 class. 



 For additional information regarding the PN/CNA programs, please contact: 
Student Services: (618) 473-2222 ext. 122


For Graduate Nurses
Mail Board Applications to:
Continental Testing Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 100
LaGrange, IL  60525-0100