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LPN Training in Ohio

How to Become an LPN in Ohio

To become an LPN in Ohio you will need to:

  1. Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
  2. Ohio graduates must request a Certification of Program Completion Form to be completed by the nursing school attended and sent to the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  3. Graduates of U.S. nursing programs outside of Ohio must request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  4. Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one here. Your application must also include a passport-size photograph with your name and social security number printed on the back and a $75 application fee in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made out to the Treasurer of the State of Ohio. In addition, you will need to have the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Affidavit Form notarized and undergo a criminal records check.
  5. Register for the NCLEX exam here. The exam fee is $200.
  6. Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam.
  7. Receive your license from the Ohio Board of Nursing

Did you know that LPNs in Ohio earn a mean hourly wage of $19.09 or a mean annual wage of $39,700?

*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008

Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413


Schools offering LPN Programs in Ohio


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