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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Fortis Institute , Cincinnati
  • 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.
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Beckfield College , Cincinnati
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  • Offers 15 different programs with various degree levels in allied health, business & technology, criminal justice, paralegal studies, and nursing.
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South University , Cleveland
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • Offers career-focused, degree programs to over 70,000 students at over 140 ITT Technical Institutes in 38 states.
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Vatterott College , Broadview Heights
  • Offers programs in  19 locations in 9 states, as well as online.
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Harrison College , Grove City
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  • Has five schools of study offering more than 30 programs including business, IT, education and more.
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