Start your nursing career as a Practical Nurse with a one year training program

Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Ohio (OH)

For many people interested in entering the health-care field, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is the most accessible, cost effective and least time-consuming way to put their vocation to the test. Besides the specific training involved in practical nursing, LPNs are part of the overall profession of caring for the ill and injured that can be highly satisfying.

Ohio LPN Training Options

The state of Ohio offers many training options for individuals interested in becoming an LPN. These training programs can be found in colleges, vocational schools, community colleges and nursing schools. Depending on the location of the school and the tuition requirements, students can find a wide variety of programs that will fit their own particular needs and also be in accordance with state standards.

Prerequisites for Entering an LPN Program

As in most secondary education, entering an LPN training program will involve having completed certain prerequisites. The most common requirements include an entrance examination, having a high school diploma or GED certificate and actually being accepted by the school applied to. Individual schools may have additional prerequisites depending on the duration of their program and the type of certification offered.

Duration of LPN Study Program

In most Ohio LPN training schools, students can expect to study from 12 to 18 months. Besides the traditional classroom activity, some Ohio schools are able to offer LPN students practical, vocational experience because of their association with university hospitals. This hands-on training is not only a valuable learning experience but will also make an LPN’s early, post-study resume stronger.

Preparation for NCLEX-PN Examination

Once an LPN nursing program is completed, students must submit themselves to a certification process which will differ from state to state. In the case of Ohio, applicants who have studied in-state will need to request Certification of Program Completion Form which is sent to the Ohio Board of Nursing. Ohio residents should take advantage of the many programs offered in the state in most major cities such as Akron and Columbus as well as in medium-sized communities like Youngstown and Springfield, as this will facilitate this part of the certification process.

Becoming an LPN in Ohio can be the first step towards a life-long career in the health-care field. Dedicated students will discover in a reasonably short period of time if health-care is their vocation, an area where the care of the ill, injured or disabled can bring great personal satisfaction and contribute to the community as a whole.


LPN Training Programs in Ohio

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • MS in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assisting
Locations: Ravenna
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • BS - Nursing

Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.

Programs:

  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)

Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)
Sharpen your skill set at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School. Study nursing, massage therapy, cosmetology, and more.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Washington
Explore a new direction in life with Beckfield College. We offer a number of diploma, certificate, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs in a variety of fields, including allied health, business and technology, criminal justice, legal, and nursing.

Programs:

  • Occupational Diploma: Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Occupational Diploma: Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Applied Science: Medical Assisting
  • And more...
Locations: Florence

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.

Programs:

  • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
  • And more...

Grow, lead, succeed - with an online graduate degree
Keiser University Graduate School provides student-centered, quality career education that enables you to make an immediate contribution to your profession. For over 35 years, Keiser University's commitment to excellence has led to success for our graduates. Our unique combination of a strong curriculum rich in relevant courses for today’s workforce and our students-first approach provides an outstanding academic experience. Become part of a caring, learning environment, whether online or on campus, led by experienced faculty who bring you real-world challenges and solutions.

Programs:

  • Nursing, MS (Online)
  • Doctor of Health Science (Online)
Allied Health Institute is a post-secondary vocational school offering a variety of Diploma and Associate Degree programs in the field of Allied Health. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant

List of LPN Schools in Ohio (OH)

Complete list of Ohio schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Akron School of Practical Nursing

1532 Peckham Street, Akron, OH 44320
(330) 873-3355

Practical Nursing Education Program

6685 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 825-6255

Apollo School of Practical Nursing

3325 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45806
(419) 998-2975

Applied Technology Systems, Inc. Job Corps Center Practical Nursing Program

13421 Coit Road, Education Building, Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 541-7760

Athena Career Academy Practical Nursing Program

5700 Monroe Street, Suite 2, Sylvania, OH 43560
(419) 289-1119

ATS Institute of Technology Practical Nursing Program

325 Alpha Park, Highland Heights, OH 44143
(440) 449-1700

Auburn Practical Nursing Program

8140 Auburn Road, Concord Twp., OH 44077
(440) 357-7542 x8379

Beckfield College Practical Nursing Program

225 Pictoria Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246
(513) 671-1920

Belmont Technical College Practical Nursing Program

120 Fox-Shannon Place, St. Clairsville, OH 43950-9735
(740) 695-9500

Brown Mackie College Practical Nursing Program – Findlay

1700 Fostoria Avenue, Suite 100, Findlay, OH 45840
(419) 423-2211

Buckeye Hills Career Center Practical Nursing School

P.O. Box 157, 351 Buckeye Hills Road, Rio Grande, OH 45674-0157
(740) 245-5334 x205

Butler Tech Program of Practical Nurse Education

3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton, OH 45011

Canton City Schools Practical Nurse Program

116 McKinley Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44702
(330) 453-3271

Central Ohio Technical College Practical Nursing Program

1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055-1767
(740) 366-9285

Central School of Practical Nursing, Inc.

4600 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 391-8434

Choffin School of Practical Nursing

200 East Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503-1600
(330) 744-8723

Cincinnati State Great Oaks School of Practical Nursing

3254 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 612-5823

Clark State Community College Practical Nurse Program

570 East Leffel Lane, Springfield, OH 45505
(937) 328-8078

Collins Career Center Program in Practical Nursing

11627 State Route 243, Chesapeake, OH 45619
(740) 532-7405

Columbus School of Practical Nursing

North Adult Education Center
2323 Lexington Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 365-6000

Columbus State Community College Practical Nurse Program

550 East Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43216
(614) 287-5764

Cuyahoga Community College Division of Nursing Education

Practical Nursing Program
2900 Community College Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-3196
(216) 987-4067

Eastern Gateway Community College School of Practical Nursing

4000 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, OH 43952
(740) 264-5591 x231

EHOVE School of Practical Nursing

EHOVE Career Center
316 West Mason Road, Milan, OH 44846
(419) 499-4663 x231

ETI Technical College Practical Nursing Program

2076 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, OH 44446
(330) 652-9919

Felbry College Licensed Practical Nurse Program

1900 Polaris Parkway, Suite 475, Columbus, OH 43240
(614) 781-1085

Fortis College School of Nursing Practical Nursing Program

555 E. Alex-Bell Road, Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 260-4838

Fortis College Practical Nursing Program

11499 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246
(513) 771-2795

Fortis College Practical Nursing Program

2545 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
(330) 923-9959

Fortis College Practical Nursing Program

653 Enterprise Parkway, Ravenna, OH 44266
(330) 297-7319

Fortis College Practical Nursing Program

4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 120, Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 882-2551

Great Oaks School of Practical Nursing

3254 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 771-8810

The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing

230 North Lincoln Avenue, Suite 3, Salem, OH 44460
(330) 332-8940

Hocking Technical College Nursing Technology Career Ladder Program

(Practical Nursing Program)
3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764-9704
(740) 753-6350

Hondros College, School of Nursing

Practical Nursing Program
7600 Tylers Place Boulevard, West Chester, OH 45069
(800) 783-0095

James A. Rhodes College Practical Nursing Program

4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804-3597
(419) 995-8218

The Knoedler School of Practical Nurse Education

1565 Route 167, Jefferson, OH 44047-9420
(440) 576-5545

Knox County Career Center Practical Nursing Program

308 Martinsburg Road, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050-4298
(740) 393-2933

Lincoln College of Technology Nursing Education Program

111 W. First St., Suite 700, Dayton, OH 45202
(937) 224-0061

Lorain County Community College Practical Nursing Program

1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035-1691
(800) 995-5222 x4015

Marymount School of Practical Nursing

12300 McCracken Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125-0100
(216) 587-8160

Miami – Jacobs Career College Practical Nursing Program

401 E. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 461-5174

Miami Valley Career Technology Center Program of Practical Nurse Education

6800 Hoke Road, Clayton, OH 45315
(937) 854-6297

Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Adult Center for Education PN Program

400 Richards Road, Zanesville, OH 43701-4695
(740) 455-3111 x147

Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Zanesville Campus High School PN Program

400 Richards Road, Zanesville, OH 43701-4695
(740) 455-3111 x147

Nancy J. Knight School of Nursing

Practical Nursing Program
2280 State Route 540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311
(937) 599-3010 x1400

North Central State College Practical Nurse Program

2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906
(419) 755-4800

Northcoast Medical Training Academy Practical Nursing Program

1832 State Route 59, Kent, OH 44240
(330) 678-6600

Northwest State Community College Practical Nursing Program

22-600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502-9506
(419) 267-1246

Ohio American Healthcare, Inc. Practical Nursing Program

2323 Lake Club Drive, Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 866-9680

Ohio Institute of Allied Health Practical Nursing Program

2380 Bellbrook Avenue, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-3454

Ohio Medical Career Center Practical Nursing Education Program

1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Suite 110, Dayton, OH 45408
(937) 567-8880

Owens Community College Practical Nurse Program

PO Box 10000, Toledo, OH 43699
(567) 661-7338

Pickaway-Ross County JVSD Practical Nursing Education Program

C/O VA Medical Center
Dennewitz Hall, Building 4
17273 State Route 104, Chillicothe, OH 45601-9010
(740) 642-1440

Pike County Career Technology Center Practical Nursing Program

175 Beaver Creek Road, P.O. Box 577, Piketon, OH 45661
(740) 289-4172

Portage Lakes Career Center W. Howard Nicol School of Practical Nursing

4401 Shriver Road, Uniontown, OH 44685-0248
(330) 896-8105

Professional Skills Institute School of Practical Nursing

5115 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 720-6670

The Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing

530 North Lincoln Avenue, Alliance, OH 44601
(330) 829-2284

Sandusky Career Center School of Practical Nursing

2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 624-3260

The School of Nursing at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141
(440) 746-8200

Scioto County JVS Practical Nursing Program

951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, OH 45648
(740) 259-5526

Southern State Community College Practical Nursing Program

100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133-9488
(937) 393-3431 x2640

Stautzenberger College Practical Nursing Program

1796 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH 43537
(419) 866-0261

Toledo School of Practical Nursing

1530 N. Superior Street, Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 671-8706

Tri-Rivers Center for Adult Education in Nursing

333 E. Center Street
Marion, OH 43302-8913
(740) 389-4682 x500

Trumbull Career and Technical Center School of Practical Nursing-Post Secondary

528 Educational Highway, Warren, OH 44483
(330) 847-0503

Upper Valley Joint Vocational School of Practical Nursing

Stouder Center, Suite 1472
1100 Wayne Street, Troy, OH 45373
(937) 440-0550

Washington State Community College Practical Nursing Education

710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750-9614
(740) 374-8716

Wayne Adult School of Practical Nursing

518 West Prospect Street, Smithville, OH 44677
(330) 669-7030

Wayne County Joint Vocational High School Practical Nurse Program

518 West Prospect Street, Smithville, OH 44677
(330) 669-7030

Willoughby Eastlake School of Practical Nursing Adult Division

25 Public Square, Willoughby, OH 44094-7887
(440) 602-5094

Willoughby Eastlake School of Practical Nursing High School Division

25 Public Square, Willoughby, OH 44094-7887
(440) 602-5094

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