LPN Programs in Ohio

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.

    Additional Resources

Ohio LPN Resources

LPN Schools Near You & Online in Ohio

Akron School

  • 1532 Peckham St. Akron, OH 44320
    Programs: LPN
    (330) 873-3355

Robert T White School

  • 530 North Lincoln Ave. Alliance, OH 44601
    Programs: LPN
    (330) 829-2267

Northwest State Community College

Nancy J. Knight School

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Canton City Schools

Fortis College

Collins Career Center

  • 11627 St. Rt. 243 Chesapeake, OH 45619
    Programs: LPN, Radiography, Sonography
    (740) 867-6641

Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School

Great Oaks – Post Secondary

  • 6375 Harrison Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45247
    Programs: LPN
    (513) 574-1300

Great Oaks – Secondary

  • 3254 East Kemper Road Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Programs: LPN
    (513) 771-8810

Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Central School

  • 4600 Carnegie Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103
    Programs: LPN
    (216) 391-8434

Cuyahoga Community College

Columbus Public Schools

  • 270 East State Street Columbus, OH 43215
    Programs: LPN
    (614) 365-5000

Columbus State Community College

  • 550 East Spring St. Columbus, OH 43215
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Medical Assistant, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Radiography, RN
    (614) 287-5353

Miami-Jacobs Career College

Lorain County Community College

Butler Tech

Brown Mackie College

  • 1700 Fostoria Avenue Findlay, OH 45840
    Programs: LPN
    1(800)420-0119

Marymount Hospital

Portage Lakes Career Center

ATS Institute of Technology

Southern State Community College

Knoedler School

Apollo Career Center

James A Rhodes State College

Columbiana County Career and Technical Center

  • 9364 State Route 45 Lisbon, OH 44432
    Programs: LPN
    (330) 424-9561

Scioto County Career Technical Center

  • 951 Vern Riffe Drive Lucasville, OH 45648
    Programs: LPN
    (740) 259-5526

North Central State College

  • 2441 Kenwood Circle Mansfield, OH 44906
    Programs: ADN, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (419) 755-4800

Washington State Community College

Tri-rivers Center – Adult

  • 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd. Marion, OH 43302
    Programs: LPN
    (740) 389-4681

Hondros College

  • 4605 Duke Drive Mason, OH 45040
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (513) 573-6093

Ehove School

  • 316 West Mason Road Milan, OH 44846
    Programs: LPN
    (419) 499-4663

Knox County Career Center

Hocking Technical College

  • 3301 Hocking Parkway Nelsonville, OH 45764
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, RN
    (740) 753-3591

Buckeye Career Center

Central Ohio Technical College

  • 1179 University Drive Newark, OH 43055
    Programs: ADN, LPN, Radiography, RN
    (740) 366-9494

Owens Community College

Pike County Career Technology Center

  • 175 Beaver Creek Road Piketon, OH 45661
    Programs: LPN
    (740) 289-2721

Buckeye Hills Career Center

  • 351 Buckeye Hills Road Rio Grande, OH 45674
    Programs: LPN
    (740) 245-5334

Hannah E Mullins School

  • 230 N. Lincoln Ave. Salem, OH 44460
    Programs: LPN
    (330) 332-8940

Sandusky Career Center

  • 407 Decatur Street Sandusky, OH 44870
    Programs: LPN
    (419) 625-8477

Wayne County Schools Career Center

Clark State Community College

Belmont Technical College

Eastern Gateway Community College

Professional Skills Institute

  • 5115 Glendale Ave. Toledo, OH 43614
    Programs: LPN
    (419) 720-6670

Toledo School – Woodward

  • 701 East Central Avenue Toledo, OH 43608
    Programs: LPN
    (419) 671-6000

Trumbull Career and Technical Center – Secondary

Willoughby – Eastlake School – Secondary

  • 25 Public Square Willoughby, OH 44094
    Programs: LPN
    (440) 946-7085

Choffin Career & Technical Center

  • 200 East Wood Street Youngstown, OH 44503
    Programs: LPN
    (330) 744-8723

Mid-east Career and Technology Centers

  • 400 Richards Road Zanesville, OH 43701
    Programs: LPN
    (740) 455-3111