Instituto del Progreso Latino

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About Us

About Us
Built on our expertise in workforce education and training, paired with supportive service and cultural competency, Instituto College is a contemporary education institution providing quality and accessible higher education while meeting the needs of Chicago area employers. Instituto College will start with only a School of Nursing but ultimately will issue Associates' Degrees in Applied Sciences in the following areas: Healthcare Leadership; Manufacturing Management and Supervision; Production and Operations; Networking Technology; Nursing; and Organizational Leadership.
The mission of Instituto College is to provide an enriched learning environment where students have the opportunity to earn practical credentials and degrees based on industry standards that enable them to develop their skills, becoming lifelong learners, and contribute to the overall vitality of their communities.
Instituto del Progreso Latino is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education:
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701
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Instituto del Progreso Latino has also been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health to administer licensure programs for CNA and RN candidates. Finally, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has approved Instituto College to offer Associates Degrees in Nursing.
Who We Are
Karina Ayala-Bermejo
President and CEO
Dean of Academic Affairs and Career Pathways
Dean of Student Services and Community Affairs
Dean of Adult and Continuing Education
Laila Torres, MSN, RN
Associate Dean of Nursing

Helpful Links
Upcoming Open Houses
  • September 11
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 11