LPN Programs in Ohio

LPN Programs in Ohio

If you live in Ohio and are looking for a way to break into the field of nursing as quickly as possible, consider training to become a licensed practical nurse. In Ohio as in most other states, LPNs are in high demand. Best of all, however, is that most LPN training programs can be completed in 12 to 18 months, and you should be able to start applying for LPN jobs shortly thereafter.

To become a licensed LPN in Ohio, you must take and pass the NCLEX-PN licensing examination. To be eligible to sit for this exam, you must take and pass an LPN program that's approved by the Board of Nursing. In addition to preparing you for the exam, your training will arm you with the knowledge and skills that you need to be an effective LPN. There are many programs to choose from, and you'll find recommendations for the top LPN schools in OH below.


So, what does it take to become an LPN in Ohio? Get up to speed about licensing requirements for LPNs in the Buckeye State to get through the process as quickly as possible:

  • Complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Expect this to take anywhere from 12 to 18 months.
  • Apply for your license by submitting an application for licensure by exam to the Ohio Board of Nursing, completing criminal background check as well as paying fees for your license application.
  • Register for, take and pass the NCLEX-PN licensing examination. Note that it is administered at sites around the state on dates throughout the year.

Because Ohio, at the time of this writing, does not belong to the Nurse Licensure Compact, or NLC, LPNs with valid multistate licenses from other states must transfer theirs through an endorsement process. You can get specific information regarding the endorsement process for LPN licenses in OH by contacting the Ohio Board of Nursing. It should be noted here that at the time of this writing Ohio has pending legislation for NLC.

Ohio Board of Nursing

After completing your training and passing the exam, you'll submit an application for licensure to the Ohio Board of Nursing. Note that this is the same agency that handles all manner of licensing issues, including transfers and renewals. Keep the contact information on hand:

Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S High St #660, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388


Although it doesn't take a ton of time or money to complete the steps that are needed to become a licensed practical nurse in Ohio, you will still be investing a decent amount into pursuing this objective. When you're done, you'd probably like to have access to plenty of jobs — and you'd probably like to be as well-compensated as possible too.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, for example, LPNs in the state of Ohio earn an average income of $46,590 per year, which is equal to $22.40 per hour. It's just a bit lower than the national average salary for LPNs - $48,820, which is equal to $23.47 per hour -, but it’s well above the federal minimum wage.

LPNs in Ohio are also in high demand, and that is expected to remain true for a long time to come. According to the BLS, the LPN field in the state of Ohio is expected to grow by 20 percent between 2014 and 2024. This is significantly faster than the national growth rate of 16 percent. It means that every year during that period, around 1,930 new LPN jobs will be added.

LPN Salaries in Ohio by Area

As you probably already know, several factors affect how much you can expect to make as an LPN in OH. Some, like level of experience, you have no real control over. Others, like location, can conceivably be managed. For example, you might find it's worth it to relocate to a different part of the state for better pay and opportunities.

AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)


You can choose from dozens of approved LPN training programs in Ohio, including programs that are exclusively campus based and programs that include online components for more flexibility. In addition to confirming that a program is approved by the Board of Nursing, check its pass rates for the NCLEX-PN. They should be 95 percent or higher.

Since it can be tricky to zero in on suitable training programs with so many available, here are some recommendations for reputable LPN programs in OH:

  1. Academia Medical Institute

    3445 South Blvd, Columbus, OH 43204
  2. Acadia Career Institute

    17345 McCutchenville Road, Pemberville, OH 43450
  3. American Institute of Alternative Medicine

    6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus, OH 43229
  4. Apollo Career Center

    3325 Shawnee Rd, Cridersville, OH 45806
  5. Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus

    1565 OH-167, Jefferson, OH 44047
  6. Athena Career Academy

    5700 Monroe St #500a, Sylvania, OH 43560
  7. ATS Institute of Technology

    325 Alpha Dr, Highland Heights, OH 44143
  8. Auburn Career Center

    8140 Auburn Rd, Painesville, OH 44077
  9. Beckfield College

    225 Pictoria Dr #200, Cincinnati, OH 45246
  10. Belmont College

    120 Fox Shannon Pl, St Clairsville, OH 43950
  11. Bryant & Stratton College

    12955 Snow Rd, Parma, OH 44130
  12. Bryant & Stratton College

    190 Montrose W Ave, Akron, OH 44321
  13. Buckeye Hills Career Center

    351 Buckeye Hills Rd, Centerville, OH 45685
  14. Butler Tech

    3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011
  15. Canton City School District - Adult Career & Technical Education

    305 McKinley Ave NW, Canton, OH 44702
  16. Central Ohio Technical College

    1179 University Dr, Newark, OH 43055
  17. Choffin Career & Technical Center

    200 E Wood St, Youngstown, OH 44503
  18. Cincinnati State Great Oaks

    17 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
  19. Clark State Community College

    E Leffel Ln, Springfield, OH 45505
  20. Collins Career Technical Center

    11627 OH-243, Chesapeake, OH 45619
  21. Columbiana County Career and Technical Center

    9364 OH-45, Lisbon, OH 44432
  22. Columbus City Schools

    270 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215
  23. Columbus State Community College

    550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
  24. Cuyahoga Community College

    200 E Wood St, Youngstown, OH 44503
  25. Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

    8001 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141
  26. Eastern Gateway Community College

    4000 Sunset Blvd, Steubenville, OH 43952
  27. EHOVE Career Center

    316 W Mason Rd, Milan, OH 44846
  28. ETI Technical College

    2076 Youngstown Rd SE, Warren, OH 44484
  29. Felbry College

    6055 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43231
  30. Fortis College

    11499 Chester Rd #200, Cincinnati, OH 45246
  31. Fortis College

    2545 Bailey Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
  32. Fortis College

    555 E Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, OH 45459
  33. Fortis College - Columbus

    4151 Executive Pkwy #120, Westerville, OH 43081
  34. Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing

    230 N Lincoln Ave #3, Salem, OH 44460
  35. Herzing University

    1600 S Arlington St #100, Akron, OH 44306
  36. Hocking College

    3301 Hocking Pkwy, Nelsonville, OH 45764
  37. Hondros College of Nursing

    4140 Executive Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43081
  38. Knox Technical Center

    308 Martinsburg Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 43050
  39. Lorain County Community College

    1005 Abbe Rd N, Elyria, OH 44035
  40. MDT College of Health Sciences

    325 Alpha Park, Highland Heights, OH 44143
  41. Mid-East Career and Technology Centers

    400 Richards Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701
  42. North Central State College

    2441 Kenwood Cir, Mansfield, OH 44906
  43. Northcoast Medical Training Academy

    1832 OH-59, Kent, OH 44240
  44. Northern Career Institute

    34050 Glen Dr #2, Eastlake, OH 44095
  45. Northwest State Community College

    22600 OH-34, Archbold, OH 43502
  46. Ohio Institute of Allied Health

    6245 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424
  47. Ohio Medical Career College

    1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd #110, Dayton, OH 45373
  48. Owens Community College

    3200 Bright Rd, Findlay, OH 45840
  49. Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center

    895 Crouse Chapel Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601
  50. Portage Lakes Career Center

    4401 Shriver Rd, Uniontown, OH 44685
  51. Professional Skills Institute

    1505 Holland Rd, Maumee, OH 43537
  52. Rhodes State College

    4240 Campus Dr, Lima, OH 45804
  53. Richard Medical Academy

    5237 Renwyck Dr # A, Toledo, OH 43615
  54. Ross College - North Canton

    4300 Munson St NW, Canton, OH 44718
  55. Sandusky City Schools

    2130 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870
  56. Scioto County Career Technical Center

    951 Vern Riffe Dr, Lucasville, OH 45648
  57. Southern State Community College

    100 Hobart Dr, Hillsboro, OH 45133
  58. Stark State College

    6200 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720
  59. Stautzenberger College

    1796 Indian Wood Cir, Maumee, OH 43537
  60. The Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing

    500 Glamorgan St, Alliance, OH 44601
  61. Toledo Public Schools - Adult Education

    3281 Upton Ave, Toledo, OH 43613
  62. Tri-Rivers School of Nursing

    1563 Marion-Mt Gilead Rd, Marion, OH 43302
  63. Upper Valley Career Center

    8811 Career Dr, Piqua, OH 45356
  64. Washington State Community College

    710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, OH 45750
  65. Wayne County Schools Career Center - Adult Education

    518 W Prospect St, Smithville, OH 44677

Training to become an LPN is one of the best ways to break into the exciting field of nursing. The sooner you complete your training, the sooner you will earn your license. Find a program that works for you and enroll today!

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