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Online Nursing Programs in Illinois

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports Illinois nurses should stay in high demand, with a 30 percent job growth rate between 2008 and 2018. With 6 medical schools, 31 teaching hospitals, and many private physicians' offices, nurses have plenty of job options in the Prairie State. Illinois nurses also earn good pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 2009 mean annual salary for nurses in Illinois is:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs): $65,440
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses: $41,240
  • Nursing Aides: $24,690

Why Choose Online Nursing Schools in Illinois?

Due to the growing difficulty of entering on-campus nursing programs, you should consider Illinois online nursing schools. Depending on your career plans, you may decide to earn your diploma, associate's degree in nursing (ADN), or bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN). Online nursing schools in Illinois can help you acquire valuable skills via classes in:

  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology and behavioral science
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

Illinois online nursing schools have several advantages over traditional nursing schools. Your flexible online class schedule could let you keep your full-time job, since you may finish classwork in your free time. Also, you can tackle homework from anywhere with an internet connection. You might even pursue hybrid RN programs in Illinois, which combine the convenience of online education with the personal attention of on-campus classes. Remember, even after earning a degree, nurses often need to take continuing education units (CEUs) to stay current on nursing trends, so make sure to check your state's guidelines.

Online Nursing Programs in Illinois

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