Capital Area School of Practical Nursing

2201 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL

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The mission statement of the Capital Area School of Practical Nursing (CASPN) is: “Shaping the future of healthcare through nursing excellence in education, advancement, and practice.” A provider of certification for those aspiring to sit for the LPN boards, this Springfield, IL, school is accredited by the North Central Association.

The nine-month course is divided into four semesters totaling 1,330 hours of clinical (462 hours) and theory (868 hours) instruction. Two batches are admitted each year – in August and December – and attend classes consecutively.

Financial aid is accepted in many forms, including grants, loans, scholarships, the GI Bill and the Workforce Investment Act. Tuition is currently set at either $8,000 or $4,000 per semester and excludes all other fees and charges. A full listing of costs and financial aid eligibility is sent to each enrolled student from the financial aid office. The school discourages full-time employment because of the course’s intensity, but does advise part-time employment up to 20 hours per week.

CASPN is a public, less-than-two-years sub-baccalaureate institution located in a mid-sized city. It currently enrolls fewer than 200 students, all of whom are undergraduates. In 2012, about 94% of the students received financial aid in some form, which is average for the two-year college category of institutions. Average grant aid was $10,320 during the year. Student to Faculty ratio is 16:1, which makes for small-sized classes where students get adequate attention from their instructors. On-schedule graduation rate is currently at 77%.

Programs Offered

The programs listed below are some of the programs offered by Capital Area School of Practical Nursing. The list may differ from current programs, for a complete list of what is being offered students may visit the school's website.

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The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program offered most often takes about ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $9,000*
  • Estimated cost of required books and supplies are around $1,360*
  • Students who complete this program take, on average, $7,300 in student loans**
  • Around 100 students completed the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program last year
  • The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program takes about 10 months to complete

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Notes:
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$10,320
Receiving Student Loans80%$8,590

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.

Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (217) 585-2160

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (217) 585-2160

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