Becoming an LPN in Ohio
The state of Ohio prides itself on having high standards of care and believes in the value of continued education and professional growth and development for its nurses and health care providers. By 2024, The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 20% increase in licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs per year. Applicants looking to apply for an Ohio LPN license by either exam or endorsement can meet the growing demand for nurses in the state.
Program Details17345 McCutchenville Rd, Pemberville, OH 43450 Request Information70 N. Broadway, Akron, OH 01911 Request Information6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus, OH 43229 Request Information124 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Request Information3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, OH 45806 Request Information1565 State Route 167, Jefferson, OH 44047 Request Information5700 Monroe St #500a, Sylvania, OH 43560 Request Information8140 Auburn Road, Concord Twp., OH 44077 Request Information225 Pictoria Dr #200, Cincinnati, OH 45246 Request Information120 Fox-Shannon Place, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 Request Information1700 Fostoria Ave #100, Findlay, OH 45840 Request Information351 Buckeye Hills Road, Rio Grande, OH 45674 Request Information3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011 Request Information305 McKinley Ave., NW, Canton, OH 44702 Request Information1179 University Dr, Newark, OH 43055 Request Information200 East Wood St., Youngstown, OH 44503 Request Information17 South High Street, Columbus, OH 45223 Request InformationEast Leffel Lane, Springfield, OH 45501 Request Information11627 State Route 243, Chesapeake, OH 45619 Request Information9364 State Route 45, Lisbon, OH 44432 Request Information270 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Request Information550 East Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215 Request Information200 E Wood St, Youngstown, OH 44503 Request Information8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141 Request Information4000 Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, OH 43952 Request Information316 West Manson Rd, Milan, OH 44846 Request Information2076 Youngstown, Niles, OH 44446 Request Information6055 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43231 Request Information555 E. Alex Bell Road, Centerville, OH 45459 Request Information11499 Chester Rd #200, Cincinnati, OH 45246 Request Information2545 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 Request Information653 Enterprise Pkwy, Ravenna, OH 44226 Request Information4151 Executive Pkwy #120, Westerville, OH 43081 Request Information230 N Lincoln Ave #3, Salem, OH 44460 Request Information3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764 Request Information4140 Executive Parkway, Westerville, OH 43081 Request Information308 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 Request Information1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH 44035 Request Information325 Alpha Park, Highland Heights, OH 44143 Request Information400 Richards Road, Zanesville, OH 437001 Request Information2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906 Request Information1832 Ohio 59, Kent, OH 44240 Request Information22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502 Request Information6245 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424 Request Information1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd #110, Dayton, OH 45417 Request Information3200 Bright Rd, Findlay, OH 45840 Request Information895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601 Request Information4401 Shriver Rd, Uniontown, OH 44685 Request Information1505 Holland Rd, Maumee, OH 43537 Request Information4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804 Request Information5237 Renwyck Dr A, Toledo, OH 43615 Request Information2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 Request Information951 Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, OH 45648 Request Information100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133 Request Information1796 Indian Wood Cir, Maumee, OH 43537 Request Information500 Glamorgan Street, Alliance, OH 44601 Request Information701 East Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43608 Request Information1563 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd., Marion, OH 43302 Request Information8811 Career Drive, Piqua, OH 45356 Request Information710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 Request Information518 West Prospect Street, Smithville, OH 44677 Request Information34050 Glen Drive, Suite 2, Eastlake, OH 44095 Request Information
Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.
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Ohio LPN Licensing Requirements
To become an LPN in Ohio, the applicant’s education must be approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing or a jurisdiction of the national council of state boards of nursing, or has been determined acceptable by the board for a foreign-educated nursing graduate.
If the applicant is foreign-educated, a full educational course-by-course report must be submitted from the Credentialing Evaluation Service, as well as Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS - http://www.cgfns.org/) verification. Passing the Test of English as a Foreign Language is also required and evidence must also be submitted.
Once the nursing program is complete, the graduate must register, sit for, and pass the NCLEX-PN exam, as well as complete a criminal background check to receive licensure.
Ohio Board of Nursing Licensure and Renewal Information (http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/LicensureInformation.htm)
Working as an LPN can be physically strenuous—the job may require additional physical requirements on a day-to-day basis such as lifting patients, standing and squatting for extended periods of time, and moving heavy machinery.
LPN’s moving into the state of Ohio can become licensed by endorsement and can apply for a temporary, non-renewable permit for 180 days. They must submit the following:
- $75 application fee.
- Proof of completion of a medications administration/IV therapy course.
- License verification.
- Criminal background check.
- Official transcripts – foreign graduates should submit transcript in English or submit a Credentialing Evaluation Service report from CGFNS.
- English proficiency evidence.
LPN licenses must be renewed every 2 years—the licensure period runs from September 1 of an even-numbered year to August 31st of the next even numbered year. 24 hours of continued education must be completed within 2 years to renew for the next licensure period. A transferring LPN, who’s licensed in the state of Ohio by endorsement for 1 year or less, must complete 12 hours continued education before the next licensure period.
Additional OH Nursing Resources
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3413
Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388
1. Ohio Nurses Association (http://www.ohnurses.org)For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Ohio LPN to RN programs page.