Ohio's Laundry List of Nursing Schools Available

How Do You Choose?

Right now you may find schools in Ohio with waiting lists for nursing programs. Big problem in the industry — a literal bottleneck for new nurses AND in an industry that cannot handle it. However, Ohio does have dozens of schools and there are those that don't have a wait, you need to be thorough in your search.

Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

The other option: search for a school that offers some online choices. Study online and you automatically open up many more options as far as school goes. Unfortunately many nursing students fail to even consider online or blended programs, but quite a number of the very well-respected brick and mortar schools have purposely added on distance degrees for nurses.

If you're trying to get your degree done ASAP check out the Ohio schools on the list that offer practical nurse programs — technical and vocational schools — these prep you for the LPN license and a fast entry to a good job. By far the most popular track to an RN job is via a 2-year Associates degree from one of the many community colleges. You should be able to find one of these practically in your own backyard, BUT the waiting list could be the problem. Again, if you open your mind you should check out an online option. Once you already have your RN, additional coursework can allow you to quickly upgrade to a BSN.

Put Professional RNs into Engaging Jobs

Cleveland.

Experienced RNs are being urged to go back to school. Another major issue for the nursing industry is retention. Mid-career nurses are at the biggest risk for ditching jobs and with a looming nursing crisis everything is being done to try and stem the bail-out. If you're a professional RN some of the more innovative and engaging jobs for experienced nurses include forensics, informatics and legal nursing. Of course anesthesia remains hot, but it's very competitive and demanding of your time. Other advanced practice specialties which may require earning an MSN or a grauduate certificate and could bump you up nicely into autonomous and well-paying jobs include nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse administrator, and educator.

Ohio Nursing Salaries and Job Factors

Ohio nurses have access to many well-paying jobs at the 150 hospitals (1) located across the state. There are, of course, many other places that employ nurses, but hospitals remain the largest employers. Look for the biggest hospitals in Cincinnati, Akron, Columbus and Cleveland. Also, expect salaries to be a bit higher for RNs in large metro areas versus more suburban even rural areas. The average salary range for a staff RN in Cincinnati is $54,700 to $66,000.(2)

Cincinnatti Skyline.

For information on state licensure requirements visit the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Ohio Nursing Schools Offering Some Online Degree Programs

Chamberlain College of Nursing
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Indiana Wesleyan University
CCNE Accredited

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Ohio University
School of Nursing
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

University of Phoenix
CCNE Accredited

University of Toledo
College of Health and Human Services
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Search our big list of online nursing schools for many more distance education opportunities.

Campus-based Nursing Schools in Ohio

Akron Public School System — Akron
Akron School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Ashland University — Ashland
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences — Canton
NLNAC Accredited

Belmont Technical College — Saint Clairsville

Bowling Green State University — Bowling Green
CCNE Accredited

Canton City Schools — Canton
School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Capital University — Columbus
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Case Western Reserve University — Cleveland
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Cedarville University — Cedarville
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Central Ohio Technical College — Newark
Division of Nursing and Related Programs
NLNAC Accredited

Chamberlain College of Nursing — Columbus
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Choffin School of Practical Nursing — Youngstown
NLNAC Accredited

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College — Cincinnati
Bethesda School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Clark State Community College — Springfield
Health Technologies Division
NLNAC Accredited

Cleveland Clinic Health System — Eastern Region
Huron School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Cleveland State University — Cleveland
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

College of Mount St. Joseph — Cincinnati
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Columbus State Community College — Columbus
Nursing Program
NLNAC Accredited

Community Mercy Health Partners — Springfield
Springfield Regional School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Cuyahoga Community College — Cleveland
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Edison Community College — Piqua
Health and Human Services
NLNAC Accredited

Firelands Regional Medical Center — Sandusky
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Franciscan University of Steubenville — Steubenville
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science — Cincinnati
NLNAC Accredited

Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development — Cincinnati
School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Hocking Technical College — Nelsonville
School of Nursing/Allied Health
NLNAC Accredited

Indiana Wesleyan University — Cleveland
CCNE Accredited

James A. Rhodes State College — Lima
Division of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Kent State University — Ashtabula
NLNAC Accredited

Kent State University — East Liverpool
NLNAC Accredited

Kent State University — Tuscarawas — New Philadelphia
NLNAC Accredited

Kent State University — Kent
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Kettering College of Medical Arts — Kettering
Division of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Lakeland Community College — Kirtland
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Lorain County Community College — Elyria
Division of Allied Health and Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Lourdes College — Sylvania
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Malone College — Canton
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Marion Technical College — Marion
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

MedCentral College of Nursing — Mansfield
CCNE Accredited

Medical University of Ohio — Toledo
College of Nursing

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio — Toledo
Division of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Miami University
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Mount Carmel College of Nursing — Columbus
CCNE Accredited

North Central State College — Mansfield
Health Sciences Division
NLNAC Accredited

Northwest State Community College — Archbold
Division of Allied Health and Public Service
NLNAC Accredited

Notre Dame College — Cleveland
Nursing Department
NLNAC Accredited

Ohio Northern University — Ada

Ohio University — Zanesville
NLNAC Accredited

Ohio University
School of Nursing — Athens
CCNE Accredited

Otterbein College — Westerville
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Owens Community College — Toledo
Nursing and Surgical Technologies/Registered Nurse Program
NLNAC Accredited

Providence Hospital School of Nursing — Sandusky

RETS College — Centerville
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Salem City Schools
Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Shawnee State University — Portsmouth
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Sinclair Community College — Dayton
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Southern State Community College — Hillsboro
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

St. Elizabeth Health Center — Youngstown
School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc.
COA Accredited

Stark State College of Technology — Canton
Division of Health Technologies
NLNAC Accredited

Ohio State University — Columbus
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Toledo School of Practical Nursing — Toledo

Trinity Health System — Steubenville
School of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

University of Akron
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Cincinnati
College of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Cincinnati
Raymond Walters College
NLNAC Accredited

University of Rio Grande
Holzer College of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

University of Toledo
College of Health and Human Services
CCNE, NLNAC Accredited

Urbana University — Urbana
CCNE Accredited

Ursuline College — Pepper Pike
Breen School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Walsh University — North Canton
Nursing Division
NLNAC Accredited

Washington State Community College — Marietta

Wright State University — Dayton
College of Nursing and Health
CCNE Accredited

Xavier University — Cincinnati
Department of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Youngstown State University — Youngstown
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

1 American Hospital Directory
2 Salary.com

 

 

 

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