Frequently Asked Questions about the Parkland LPN Program How long is the program?
The LPN Program is three semesters long. There is a summer semester in which there are no classes, however, so it is actually four. If you are admitted for the fall semester of a year, you will graduate the following fall semester.What do I have to do to get in?
The best thing to do is contact the program director, Joanne Heck. Call 217/353-2126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to make an appointment. What is the difference between an RN and an LPN?
LPNs do much of what RNs do. They assess patients, give medication, start IVs, educate, document, etc. LPNs cannot give IV push medication, take care of central lines, or hang blood.What differences are there for admission into the LPN program versus the RN program?
The method used to score you is different. The LPN program evaluates your program GPA (only classes taken for the LPN program). The LPN program requires a 2.5 GPA. You do not need to take the TEAS test for the LPN program. You are given a score depending on your GPA, number of classes taken, etc. (Please consult Joanne Heck for further information).