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Youngstown has a thriving local nursing profession. The city’s major nursing employers include Mercy Health, Akron Children’s Hospital, and the state of Ohio. These healthcare providers employ three primary nursing roles: registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and certified nursing assistant (CNA).

Registered nurses fill the classic “nurse” position. They direct many aspects of patient care, and they often assume administrative responsibility for the entire nursing unit. To practice as an RN in Ohio, one must complete an accredited prelicensure program: either a hospital diploma, associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), or direct-entry master of science in nursing (MSN). All candidates must then pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure examination. Youngstown’s RNs earn a median annual salary of $55,300.

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Junior to the RN is the licensed practical nurse. LPNs provide direct bedside care to patients, and they may execute a number of medical procedures under physician or RN supervision. Aspiring LPNs in Ohio must complete an accredited certificate program before successfully passing the NCLEX-PN national licensure examination. The LPNs in Youngstown report a median annual salary of $36,700.

Nursing assistants, also frequently referred to as nurse’s aides, fill an entry-level nursing role. They help sick, elderly, and injured patients to complete essential life tasks like eating, bathing, or using the restroom. Ohio’s CNAs need only finish a brief training program and pass the state certification exams in order to gain licensure. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Youngstown’s CNAs earn roughly $23,400 per year.

To help Youngstown’s future nurses launch their careers, we have compiled below a comprehensive list of accredited nursing schools in the metropolitan area.

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Youngstown nursing schools by NCLEX score

ETI Technical College
2076 Youngstown-Warren Road | Niles, Ohio 44446
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 98.8% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
528 Educational Highway | Warren, Ohio 44483
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 91.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza | Youngstown, Ohio 44555
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
  • 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
Kent State University at Trumbull
4314 Mahoning Avenue NW | Warren, Ohio 44483
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 87.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2017)
Choffin Career and Technical Center
200 East Wood Street | Youngstown, Ohio 44503
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 83.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center
7300 North Palmyra Road | Canfield, Ohio 44406
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Program NCLEX score Time period
ETI Technical College Certificate in Practical Nursing 98.8% 2010 to Q1-2 2013
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trumbull Career & Technical Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 91.6% 2009 to Q1-2 2013
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Youngstown State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.9% 2009 to 2017
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
Kent State University at Trumbull Bachelor of Science in Nursing 87.6% 2009 to 2017
Choffin Career and Technical Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 83.7% 2009 to 2012
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Nursing Assistant Certificate