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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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  • Founded in 1937, originally established as the American Institute of Commerce.
  • Some campuses host low-cost medical and dental clinics, where students can get real-world experience.
  • Part of the Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1976.
  • Campus-specific accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 16 campus locations across the United States.
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  • Founded in 1937, originally established as the American Institute of Commerce.
  • Some campuses host low-cost medical and dental clinics, where students can get real-world experience.
  • Part of the Kaplan Higher Education Campuses (KHEC).
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1976.
  • Campus-specific accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 16 campus locations across the United States.
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  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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  • 24/7 myCampusLink system lets students access their records, e-mail, communicate with faculty, and more.
  • Their mission is to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
  • Designated a 2014 MIlitary Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers career education in nursing, dental, business, information technology, and more.  
  • 44 campus locations across 15 states, with online options as well.
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  • Through an agreement with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, its Yellow Ribbon Program provides tuition contributions to eligible students at a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
  • Classes are offered year-round, typically in the daytime and evening. Online courses can be accessed anywhere, 24 hours a day. 
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 
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  • Through an agreement with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, its Yellow Ribbon Program provides tuition contributions to eligible students at a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
  • Classes are offered year-round, typically in the daytime and evening. Online courses can be accessed anywhere, 24 hours a day. 
  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. 
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  • Has over 25 locations nationwide and six career-focused areas of study including nursing, business, legal studies, and more.
  • Offers a ONE COURSE A MONTH® schedule that helps students fit education into their busy lives.
  • Provides tutoring as part of curriculum and at no additional charge.
  • Offers educational opportunities to active military personnel, reservists, veterans, and their families.
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  • Has over 25 locations nationwide and six career-focused areas of study including nursing, business, legal studies, and more.
  • Offers a ONE COURSE A MONTH® schedule that helps students fit education into their busy lives.
  • Provides tutoring as part of curriculum and at no additional charge.
  • Offers educational opportunities to active military personnel, reservists, veterans, and their families.
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• Founded in 1984 by Dr. Harry L. Beck.
• Offers programs with various degree levels in allied health, business & technology, criminal justice, paralegal studies, and nursing.
• Career services help students and graduates with job search assistance, resume development, interview coaching, personalized career planning, and more.
• 2 campuses located in Tri-County Cincinnati, Ohio and Florence, Kentucky, with online options as well.
• Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2008.

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• Founded in 1984 by Dr. Harry L. Beck.
• Offers programs with various degree levels in allied health, business & technology, criminal justice, paralegal studies, and nursing.
• Career services help students and graduates with job search assistance, resume development, interview coaching, personalized career planning, and more.
• 2 campuses located in Tri-County Cincinnati, Ohio and Florence, Kentucky, with online options as well.
• Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2008.

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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."

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."

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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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  • Phoenix Career Services™ help students find careers that match their interests & map out a personalized career plan.
  • Mentorships & networking opportunities available through Alumni Association of 800,000+ graduates.
  • Flexible start date and class schedules.
  • 100+ locations and online options.
  • Offers special military rates and special advisors who have a military background.
  • Students can earn credits for applicable military training and education.
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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.
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  • Providing exceptional career training since 1963.
  • Offers programs in business, health care, technology and design, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • 13 campuses across Ohio and Kentucky, as well as online options.
  • Graduates can use lifelong learning credit to return and review or audit any previously taken course for free.
  • Presents numerous scholarships opportunities for eligible students.
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  • Providing exceptional career training since 1963.
  • Offers programs in business, health care, technology and design, and more.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • 13 campuses across Ohio and Kentucky, as well as online options.
  • Graduates can use lifelong learning credit to return and review or audit any previously taken course for free.
  • Presents numerous scholarships opportunities for eligible students.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
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