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Ohio RN Programs

Ohio RN Programs

Ohio is the home of many great job opportunities, especially when it comes to the medical field. One great medical career is registered nursing. There are plenty of RN programs in New York, so it is possible for a potential student to find the right program to suit one's personal needs and preferences.

RN programs range in length from 2 years to 4 years. For those who wish to continue education, there are many specialty areas. RNs can even work toward an advanced degree or pursue a career teaching nursing.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Ohio

In Ohio, one can become licensed either by examination or by endorsement. The exam used for licensing RNs in the NCLEX.

In addition to registering for and passing the NCLEX, individuals must submit an application for licensure by examination and pay the $75 fee. The applicant must also submit the following items to the board:

  • Completion letter from the director of the program (or official transcript sent directly from the nursing school for non-Ohio graduates)
  • Criminal background check
  • Signed and completed affidavit
  • Foreign educated applicants: CGFNS CES Professional Report and passing score on the TOEFL
  • Non-Ohio nursing graduates: Proof of successfully completing a course on medication administration

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Ohio

In order to become licensed by endorsement, one must have already been licensed in another state or jurisdiction. He or she must submit to the board the application for licensure by endorsement, $75 fee, and the following items:

  • Foreign educated applicants: CGFNS CES Professional Report and passing score on the TOEFL
  • Non-Ohio nursing graduates: Proof of successfully completing a course on medication administration
  • License Verification from original and current state of licensure
  • Certificate showing completion of 2 contact hours of continuing education
  • Criminal background check
  • Signed and completed affidavit

Those applying for licensure by endorsement can obtain a temporary permit that is valid up to 180 days or until a license is granted.

Renewing an RN License

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

Additional Resources

Featured Accredited On-Campus RN Schools

RN programs currently available in OH.
Dayton - Westerville - Cuyahoga Falls  More...
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
Akron - Strongsville - Youngstown  More...
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.
Take the next step in your career with Thomas More College. We offer a variety of accelerated business degree programs designed specifically for the busy working adult.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university that is committed to liberal arts and professional education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana Wesleyan University as "one of the best Master's universities in the Midwest."
Give your career a boost with an education from Bryant and Stratton College. We offer certificate, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs for careers in the business, criminal justice, design, finance, technology, health care, and legal fields. For more information about Bryant and Stratton’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures.
Cincinnati - Canton - Morgantown  More...
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center. We offer programs in dental assisting, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and office administration, and pharmacy tech.
Take your career to a whole new level with a degree from Everest Institute. Programs available in Accounting, Paralegal, Business Administration and more.
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
Sharpen your skill set at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School. Study nursing, massage therapy, cosmetology, and more.
Ohio Business College offers a variety of Associate degrees, including Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Web Page Design, Information Technology, Accounting and Legal Assistant. We also offer Real Estate Pre-Licensing courses and Microsoft Office Specialist exams. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at: www.ohiobusinesscollege.edu/disclosure.asp.

Featured Accredited Online RN Schools

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.
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. 
Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university that is committed to liberal arts and professional education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana Wesleyan University as "one of the best Master's universities in the Midwest."
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
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.
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
Take your career to a whole new level with a degree from Everest Institute. Programs available in Accounting, Paralegal, Business Administration and more.
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
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.
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. 
Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.
Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university that is committed to liberal arts and professional education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana Wesleyan University as "one of the best Master's universities in the Midwest."
Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.
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.
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
Take your career to a whole new level with a degree from Everest Institute. Programs available in Accounting, Paralegal, Business Administration and more.
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
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The Best RN Schools in Ohio

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps Ohio residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

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

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

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

Ohio RN Resources on NurseGroups.com

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

Other OH Schools with RN Programs

1600 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44306
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
325 Alpha Park
Highland Heights, OH 44143
2600 Sixth St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
120 Fox-Shannon Place
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Willoughby Hills, OH
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055
2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
570 East Leffel Lane
Springfield, OH 45505
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233
550 East Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
700 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
1973 Edison Drive
Piqua, OH 45356
1111 Hayes Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
555 E. Alex Bell Road
Centerville, OH 45459
1235 University Blvd.
Steubenville, OH 43952
375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764
4605 Duke Drive
Mason, OH 45040
13951 Terrace Road
East Cleveland, OH 44112
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804
800 East Summit Street
Kent, OH 44242
3737 Southern Blvd.
Kettering, OH 45429
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094
1005 N Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
6832 Convent Boulevard
Sylvania, OH 43560
2600 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709
1467 Mount Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
127 S. Davis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, OH 44906
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502
525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
154 W 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
1425 Newark Road
Zanesville, OH 43701
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
444 W. Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402
100 Hobart Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133
6200 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720
2830 Napoleon Rd.
Fremont, OH 43416
2139 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
2615 E. High St.
Springfield, OH 45505
302 Buchtel Mall
Akron, OH 44325
380 Summit Avenue
Steubenville, OH 43952
2600 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45221
218 N. College Avenue
Rio Grande, OH 45674
2801 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43606
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720
710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, OH 45750
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555