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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.

Featured Schools

Akron

Akron School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Brown Mackie College - Akron
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Bryant & Stratton College - Akron
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fortis College - Cuyahoga Falls
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Fortis College - Ravenna
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Herzing University - Akron
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Hiram College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Kent State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northcoast Medical Training Academy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Portage Lakes Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Akron
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Canton

Aultman College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Brown Mackie College - North Canton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Canton City Schools, Adult Career & Technical Education
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kent State University at Stark
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Malone University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Robert T White School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Stark State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Mount Union
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Walsh University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Cincinnati

Antonelli College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Beckfield College - Cincinnati
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Brown Mackie College - Cincinnati
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Butler Technology and Career Development Schools
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Patient Care Assistant Certificate
Fortis College - Cincinnati
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Hondros College - Cincinnati
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Miami University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount St. Joseph University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Cincinnati
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Occupational Health Nursing
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
US Grant Joint Vocational School
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Warren County Career Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Xavier University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Cleveland

ATS Institute of Technology - Cleveland
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Auburn Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Baldwin Wallace University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bryant & Stratton College - Eastlake
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Bryant & Stratton College - Parma
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Graduate Certificate: Palliative Care
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Palliative Care
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Central School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Cleveland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Cleveland State University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Cuyahoga Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hondros College - Cleveland
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kent State University at Geauga
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lakeland Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Lorain County Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Notre Dame College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - Cleveland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Phoenix - Cleveland
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Ursuline College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • MSN: Palliative Care
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Palliative Care Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (Secondary)

Columbus

American Institute of Alternative Medicine
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Capital University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Central Ohio Technical College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Columbus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Columbus School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Columbus State Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Delaware Area Career Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Felbry College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Fortis College - Columbus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Franklin University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Hondros College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio Christian University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Otterbein University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Tolles Career and Technical Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Dayton

Cedarville University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Edison State Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Fortis College - Centerville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Hondros College - Dayton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kaplan College - Dayton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Kettering College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Ohio Institute of Allied Health
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Ohio Medical Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Sinclair Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Upper Valley Career Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Wright State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Toledo

Acadia Career Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Diploma in Nursing
Athena Career Academy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Bowling Green State University, in partnership with University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Lourdes University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Mercy College of Ohio
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Owens Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Professional Skills Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Richard Medical Academy
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Stautzenberger College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Toledo School of Practical Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Youngstown

Choffin Career and Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
ETI Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Kent State University at Trumbull
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthetist
  • MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Ohio cities

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