BHC Practical Nursing program ranked #2 in Illinois

horizontal blue ribbon on top of blue circle with text 2024 top ranked LPN & LVN programs PracticalNursing.orgCongratulations to the Practical Nursing program for being named the #2 Ranked Practical Nursing Program in Illinois by!

Black Hawk College received an overall score of 97.11 out of 100. analyzed the 38 state-approved LPN programs in Illinois and ranked the Top 10.

“We take pride in recognizing exceptional programs, and your institution has been acknowledged for its excellence in Illinois,” the announcement said.

The evaluation process considers various factors, including past and present first-time NCLEX-PN pass rates, weighted by year. says the methodology ensures that the evaluators assess how effectively a program supports students in their journey toward licensure and beyond.

Being ranked #2 in the state is a great honor, said Trudy Starr, chair of the BHC Nursing Department.

“Black Hawk College is very proud of the dedication and commitment to the students of our Practical Nursing faculty members Kathy Dusthimer, Jody Lindstrom and Angela Czubara,” she said.

The Black Hawk College Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students for direct patient care and perform skilled tasks under the direction of a doctor or registered nurse. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) work in hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, clinics and community agencies. is a leading resource for LPN/LVN students. It was built to guide those interested in pursuing the exciting career in health care.

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