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RN Jobs in IL

Illinois is a Midwestern state, located in the country’s fertile agricultural center. The Chicago metropolitan area is one of the most important cities in the United States, and its presence creates a stark difference between the predominantly urban and suburban population of the northeastern part of the state and the more balanced urban and rural population of the lower state.

Illinois is rich in coal and oil reserves and ideally located for the procurement of raw materials and the distribution of finished products. Chicago is a national rail hub, the city’s O’Hare International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, and Illinois’ highways and waterways are filled with commercial traffic. Politically, Illinois tends to be a “shaky state” whose votes often reflect fluctuating social tensions that underlie growing but unevenly distributed economic prosperity.

Top RN Schools


1. Loyola University, Maywood

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing: In 1935, Loyola University’s nursing school became the first nursing school in IL to offer a baccalaureate in nursing. Loyola University has a reputation for turning out movers and shakers, and this is no less true of its nursing graduates than it is of its alumni in other fields. The school unfailingly places near the top of U.S. News and World Report’s annual lists of the best nursing schools in the U.S.

2. Illinois State University, Normal

Mennonite College of Nursing is part of the Illinois State University system. Students enrolled in Mennonite’s nursing programs truly get the best of two worlds: While they enjoy all the advantages that a large university can provide, they can also blossom in the personalized atmosphere that only a small nursing college environment has to offer.

3. University of Illinois, Chicago

UIC's College of Nursing, which has been recognized by the World Health Organization and has been designated a WHO Collaborating Center for International Nursing Development in Primary Health Care, features dynamic keynote speakers like poet Maya Angelou, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher and TV producer Linda Ellerbe at its annual Power of Nursing Leadership event. Students help staff the Mile Square Health Center, which provides primary health care to many of Chicago’s underserved residents.

4. Lewis University, Romeoville

Lewis University was founded as a technical training school in 1932 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago; and while today, the school admits students of all religious denominations, its Jesuit values are still evident in its nursing college’s holistic curriculum which emphasizes that the needs of a patient’s spirit are just as important as the needs of a patient’s body.

5. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

The SIUE School of Nursing offers an accelerated, flexible curriculum in an environment that prepares you for the real world. The university’s satellite campus in East St. Louis (Missouri), just 20 miles away from the Edwardsville campus, is home to the WE CARE clinic operated by the nursing school; here, nursing students have opportunities to participate in providing services to the diverse client populations who rely upon the clinic as their primary health care provider. The nursing school is also a center for research and has received $4.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health and other prestigious organizations.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/illinois/

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