Since 1979, the Beck School of Nursing has prepared highly-skilled, professional nurses to deliver first-rate patient care at many of the country’s top healthcare institutions and research centers.

Affiliated with the Career Center of Southern Illinois, our year-long program turns out hundreds of qualified, respected LPNs and CNAs, who embody our school’s commitment to excellence.

Beck = Quality, Reputable Healthcare

Offering top-notch faculty, state-of-the-art technology and clinical experiences in diverse practice settings, our nurses are in high demand because Beck is known for its exceptional programming.

Our Commitment to excellence includes:
  • Hands-on, practical experience
  • Reputable, highly-trained faculty
  • Top-notch instruction
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • A variety of courses and required field experience

Each year, more than 100 Beck nurses enter the profession eager to deliver patient care that meets and exceeds the highest standards in healthcare.

*Beck School of Nursing is fully approved by the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

Our Programs

Practical Nursing

Certified Nurse Assistant Program


Beck School of Practical Nursing believes that education should promote the development of positive individual and professional responsibility and accountability, by providing services that support the efforts of students to succeed academically, vocationally, and personally.


The Mission of the Beck School of Practical Nursing is to offer quality allied health and nursing programs that integrate professional skills, career focused education and hands on practical experience, empowering students to develop and achieve their personal and career potentials.

The Center provides a sophisticated level of training to individuals who desire a professional career in the medical field. This is accomplished through educational programs utilizing up to date training equipment, didactic lectures and hands-on experience provided by highly trained instructors, and faculty.