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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.

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    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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