Cincinnati RN Programs - Ohio

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RN Programs in Cincinnati Ohio

There are many RN programs in Cincinnati, Ohio for those interested in a career in healthcare. These are available in associate's and bachelor's degree programs, and are offered both online and on campus

. Students should evaluate the options and choose the best fit.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

There are advantages to both associate's and bachelor's degree RN programs. ADN programs can be completed in as little as two years, if the students is enrolled full-time. This allows students to get through school quickly and to start a career with little delay. These programs may be less costly that higher level degree programs.

BSN degree programs take an average of four years of full-time study to complete. Despite the longer amount of time spent in school, graduates of these programs have a more rounded education, and are one step closer to earning a more advanced degree, such as an MSN or DNP. These RNs may also have a better chance of being promoted than those with a lower level of education.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

RN programs in Cincinnati are available both online and on campuses around the city. The main advantage of online programs is that they provide increased flexibility. These programs work well for those who are employed full-time or have other obligations. The advantage of on-campus programs is that they give students an opportunity to interact face-to-face with other students and with professors.

Once an individual has graduated from an RN program, he or she must pass the NCLEX and apply for licensure.

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Which schools offer Cincinnati RN Programs?

RN Programs (both campus-based & online RN Programs) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Cincinnati?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Ohio. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Ohio. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Ohio.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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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

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Other Cincinnati Nursing Schools w/ RN Training

Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Cincinnati State Bethesda
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
College of Mount St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233
Good Samaritan College of Nursing
375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences
2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
University of Cincinnati
2600 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207

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