Ohio LPN Training

Complete LPN training in Ohio to earn your LPN certification and increase your marketability with employers.
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LPN courses are being offered at vocational schools, trade schools and private LPN schools in Ohio.

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Ohio LPN Training

In today's economy, it is common for individuals to feel stuck in a career or to worry about the future. Some say that now is the best time to expand one's skill set with further education. Ohio LPN training is a great chance to begin a new career that is both exciting and secure.

Ohio LPN training is a specialized course of education that makes it possible for individuals to become licensed practical nurses. In health care settings, licensed practical nurses play an important role in providing a high level of bedside patient care. LPNs are responsible for making the patient comfortable and for facilitating communication between the patient and other members of the medical team.

Becoming an LPN in Ohio

The first step in becoming an LPN in Ohio is to complete a nursing education program that fulfills one of the following requirements:

  • It is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • It is approved by a jurisdiction of the national council of state boards of nursing
  • It has been determined acceptable by the board for a foreign-educated nursing graduate
  • If the applicant is foreign-educated, he or she must also submit a full education course-by-course report from the Credentialing Evaluation Service (CES) and CGFNS verification. In addition, he or she must provide evidence of passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    After Completing the Training

    Once the education requirement has been fulfilled, an individual can apply for licensure by examination and register to take the NCLEX-PN.

    In Ohio, LPNs can also become registered by endorsement. In order to do so, he or she must submit the following items to the board:

    • Application and $75 fee
    • Proof of successful completion of medication administration/IV therapy course
    • Foreign graduates: Official transcript (in English or a Credentialing Evaluation Service (CES) report from CGFNS and evidence of English proficiency
    • License Verification
    • Continuing Education (evidence of 2 contact hours)
    • Criminal background check
    • Affidavit (signed and notarized)

    A temporary permit may also be granted to those seeking licensure by endorsement. The permit is non-renewable and valid for 180 days.

    Renewing an LPN License

    The LPN licensure period runs from September 1st of an even-numbered year to August 31st of the next even-numbered year. An LPN must satisfy continuing education (CE) requirements in order to renew his or her license. LPNs must complete at least 24 CE contact hours in a 2 year period. LPNs licensed by endorsement in Ohio for 1 year or less need only complete 12 contact hours of continuing education.

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    Ohio Board of Nursing
    17 South High Street, Suite 400
    Columbus, OH 43215-3413
    Phone: (614) 466-3947
    Fax: (614) 466-0388

    Ohio Nurses Association

    Ohio LPN Resources

    Like in other parts of the country, LPNs in Ohio work directly with patients, clients, and residents.

    LPN duties include performing basic diagnostic tests, administering medication to patients, giving shots and injections, obtaining patients' vital signs, as well as many other important responsibilities.

    As a Ohio LPN, you might specialize in obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery or psychiatry or another nursing specialty that interests you.

    The Best LPN Schools in Ohio

    By providing the most compehensive list of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps you find the best LPN programs in Ohio, including the best online LPN schools accepting students in Ohio.

    Why Online LPN Classes?

    Being a licensed practical nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an LPN have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local LPN schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their LPN classes online.

    Online programs allow students to fit their education into their already busy schedule - studying and taking exams when it's convenient for them. LPN students can access their online classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

    Also, taking LPN nursing courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get LPN training, without interfering with their current job and personal life.

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Other Schools that Offer LPN Training in Ohio

Akron School
1532 Peckham St.
Akron, OH 44320
Robert T White School
530 North Lincoln Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601
Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502
Nancy J. Knight School
2280 State Route 540
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
8001 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
Canton City Schools
305 McKinley Ave.
Canton, OH 44702
Fortis College
555 E. Alex Bell Road
Centerville, OH 45459
Collins Career Center
11627 St. Rt. 243
Chesapeake, OH 45619
Pickaway Ross JVS District
895 Crouse Chapel Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Great Oaks - Post Secondary
6375 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45247
Great Oaks - Secondary
3254 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
6800 Hoke Rd.
Clayton, OH 45315
Central School
4600 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
Cuyahoga Community College
700 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Columbus Public Schools
270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Miami-Jacobs Career College
110 N Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402
Lorain County Community College
1005 N Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Butler Tech
3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road
Fairfield Township, OH 45011
Brown Mackie College - Findlay
1700 Fostoria Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840
Marymount School
12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Portage Lakes Career Center - W Nicol School
4401 Shriver Rd.
Green, OH 44232
ATS Institute of Technology
325 Alpha Park
Highland Heights, OH 44143
Southern State Community College
100 Hobart Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Knoedler School
1565 Rte 167
Jefferson, OH 44047
Apollo Career Center
3325 Shawnee Rd.
Lima, OH 45806
James A Rhodes State College
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
9364 State Route 45
Lisbon, OH 44432
Scioto County Career Technical Center
951 Vern Riffe Drive
Lucasville, OH 45648
North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, OH 44906
Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, OH 45750
Tri-rivers Center - Adult
2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd.
Marion, OH 43302
Hondros College
4605 Duke Drive
Mason, OH 45040
Ehove School
316 West Mason Road
Milan, OH 44846
Knox County Career Center
306 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Hocking Technical College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Buckeye Career Center
545 University Drive NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Central Ohio Technical College
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055
Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Pike County Career Technology Center
175 Beaver Creek Road
Piketon, OH 45661
Buckeye Hills Career Center
351 Buckeye Hills Road
Rio Grande, OH 45674
Hannah E Mullins School
230 N. Lincoln Ave.
Salem, OH 44460
Sandusky Career Center
407 Decatur Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Smithville, OH
Wayne County JVS - Secondary
518 W Prospect St.
Smithville, OH 44677
Clark State Community College
570 East Leffel Lane
Springfield, OH 45505
Belmont College
120 Fox-Shannon Place
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Eastern Gateway Community College
4000 Sunset Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952
Professional Skills Institute
5115 Glendale Ave.
Toledo, OH 43614
Toledo School - Woodward
701 East Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43608
Trumbull Career and Technical Center - Post Secondary
528 Educational Highway
Warren, OH 44483
Trumbull Career and Technical Center - Secondary
528 Educational Highway
Warren, OH 44483
Willoughby - Eastlake School - Secondary
25 Public Square
Willoughby, OH 44094
25 Public Square
Willoughby, OH 44094
Choffin Career & Technical Center
200 East Wood Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Mid-east Career and Technology Centers - Adult
400 Richards Road
Zanesville, OH 43701
Mid-east Career and Technology Centers - High School
400 Richards Road
Zanesville, OH 43701

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