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RN Programs in Ohio

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.

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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

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

Ohio Northern University

Akron Institute of Herzing Institute

Northwest State Community College

Ashland University

Aultman Hospital

  • 2600 Sixth St. SW
    Canton, OH 44710
    Programs: ADN, RN

Malone College

Cedarville University

Fortis College

Christ Hospital

  • 2139 Auburn Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45219
    Programs: RN

Cincinnati State Technical Community College

College of Mount St. Joseph

Good Samaritan College of Nursing

The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Cleveland State University

Cuyahoga Community College

Capital University

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Sinclair Community College

Wright State University

Huron School of Nursing

Terra State Community College

  • 2830 Napoleon Rd.
    Fremont, OH 43416
    Programs: ADN, RN

Miami University

ATS Institute of Technology

Southern State Community College

Kent State University

Lakeland Community College

James A Rhodes State College

North Central State College

Washington State Community College

Marion Technical College

Hondros College

Hocking Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College

Stark State College of Technology

Walsh University

Ursuline College

Owens Community College

Edison State Community College

  • 1973 Edison Drive
    Piqua, OH 45356
    Programs: ADN, RN

Shawnee State University

University of Rio Grande

Firelands Regional Medical Center

  • 1111 Hayes Ave.
    Sandusky, OH 44870
    Programs: RN

Clark State Community College

The Community Hospital School of Nursing

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