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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Ohio boasts many accredited nursing schools that offer great nursing education for prospective students. With the huge growth in the healthcare industry, graduates can look forward to exciting nursing careers at major employers in Ohio. There are three main nursing roles from which students can choose before embarking on a nursing career.

Registered nurse
Registered nurses (RNs) play an independent role in directing critical patient care, working in tandem with the medical team. Prospective students can choose one of several pathways to become an RN, including a hospital diploma, an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a direct-entry master’s degree. Two of the most prestigious Ohio schools offering registered nursing courses are University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University. There are more than 120,000 RNs employed in Ohio. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they command a median annual salary of $60,530, with the highest earners bringing home more than $70,800 annually.

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Licensed practical nurse
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are a critical part of every medical team, providing primary nursing care in a diverse range of medical settings including nursing homes, hospitals, private homes, and schools. The LPN’s job scope includes collecting samples for routine laboratory tests, monitoring vital signs, and dressing wounds. After undergoing a short program of 12 to 18 months, prospective LPNs must pass a national exam called the NCLEX-PN to be licensed. The 39,310 LPNs employed across Ohio have a median annual salary of $40,120.

Nursing assistant
Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) perform basic nursing procedures for the chronically sick, elderly, and rehabilitation patients in a hospital or nursing facility. Prospective students can look forward to great nursing education at Ohio colleges such as Brown Mackie College and Sinclair Community College. There are over 69,000 CNAs employed in Ohio, with salaries that can exceed $28,000 annually.

We have put together a list of accredited schools in Ohio that offer state-approved nursing programs. Find them organized below by major metropolitan area.

Akron

Akron School of Practical Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Brown Mackie College - Akron
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Bryant & Stratton College - Akron
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Fortis College - Ravenna
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Herzing University - Akron
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Hiram College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Akron
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kent State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing
Northcoast Medical Training Academy
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Portage Lakes Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Akron
Programs offered: Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Geriatric Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Practice

Canton

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Brown Mackie College - North Canton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Canton City Schools, Adult Career & Technical Education
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Kent State University at Stark
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Malone University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist
Robert T White School of Practical Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Stark State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
University of Mount Union
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Walsh University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Cincinnati

Antonelli College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Beckfield College - Cincinnati
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Brown Mackie College - Cincinnati
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Butler Technology and Career Development Schools
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Research; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
College of Mount St Joseph
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Fortis College - Cincinnati
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Hondros College - Cincinnati
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Miami University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
University of Cincinnati
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Women's Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Women's Health Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Research; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing
University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
US Grant Joint Vocational School
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Warren County Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Xavier University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader; Master's in Nursing Research

Cleveland

ATS Institute of Technology - Cleveland
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Auburn Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Baldwin Wallace University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Bryant & Stratton College - Eastlake
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Bryant & Stratton College - Parma
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Programs offered: Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Graduate Certificate in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Master's in Nursing Midwifery; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Master's in Critical Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Palliative Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing; Master's in Geriatric Nursing; Master's in Women's Health Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing
Central School of Practical Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Cleveland
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Cleveland State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Bachelor's in Nursing Research
Cuyahoga Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hondros College - Cleveland
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Strongsville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Warrensville Heights
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kent State University at Geauga
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Lakeland Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Lorain County Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Notre Dame College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
South University - Cleveland
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
University of Phoenix - Cleveland
Programs offered: Master's in Nursing Administration
Ursuline College
Programs offered: Doctor's in Nursing Practice; Master's in Palliative Care Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist; Master's in Nursing Education; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Secondary)

Columbus

American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Capital University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education; Master's in Nursing Research
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Central Ohio Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Columbus
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Columbus School of Practical Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Columbus State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Delaware Area Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Felbry College
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Fortis College - Columbus
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hondros College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Hilliard
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing
Ohio State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing
Otterbein University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nurse Anesthetist; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
Tolles Career and Technical Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Dayton

Cedarville University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Edison State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Fortis College - Centerville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hondros College - Dayton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
ITT Technical Institute - Dayton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kaplan College - Dayton
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kettering College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ohio Institute of Allied Health
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Ohio Medical Career Center
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Sinclair Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Upper Valley Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Wright State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Nursing Science; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Public Health and Community Nursing

Toledo

Acadia Career Institute
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Athena Career Academy
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Bowling Green State University, in partnership with University of Toledo
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Lourdes University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Education
Mercy College of Ohio
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Owens Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Professional Skills Institute
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Richard Medical Academy
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Stautzenberger College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Toledo School of Practical Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Toledo
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Family Practice Nursing; Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Pediatric Nursing; Master's in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Master's in Clinical Nurse Leader; Master's in Nursing Research

Youngstown

Choffin Career and Technical Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
ETI Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Patient Care Aide
ITT Technical Institute - Youngstown
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kent State University at Trumbull
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Youngstown State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing; Master's in Pediatric Nursing

Other Ohio cities

Apollo Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ashland County - West Holmes Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ashland University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Nursing Administration
Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Diploma in Registered Nursing
Belmont College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Brown Mackie College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Buckeye Hills Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Clark State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Defiance College
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Eastern Gateway Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
EHOVE Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
Four County Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Research
Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Hocking College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
James A Rhodes State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Kent State University at East Liverpool
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kent State University at Salem
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Kent State University Regional College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Knox County Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Madison Adult Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Marion Technical College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Research
Mid-East Career and Technology Centers
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Secondary); Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Muskingum University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Nancy J Knight School of Nursing
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
North Central State College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Northwest State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
O C Collins Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ohio Northern University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Ohio University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Ohio University - Chillicothe
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Ohio University - Southern
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Ohio University - Zanesville
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Ohio Valley College of Technology
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pike County Career Technology Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Pioneer Career and Technology Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Sandusky Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Scioto County Career Technical Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Shawnee State University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Southern State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Terra State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Tri-County Adult Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Tri-Rivers Career Center
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Trinity Health System School of Nursing
Programs offered: Diploma in Registered Nursing
University of Rio Grande
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Associate's in Nursing Practice; Bachelor's in Nursing Practice
Urbana University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing
Vantage Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Washington County Career Center, Adult Technical Training
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Washington State Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing (Secondary)
Wright State University - Celina
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
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