DEADLINE EXTENDED for fall enrollment - SEPTEMBER 30 is new deadline.
Become an LPN in Columbus, Ohio
Our 12-month Practical Nursing program in Columbus is a fast, affordable way to gain the nursing skills needed to work in the healthcare field.
- Convenient 12-month, daytime Practical Nursing program.
- STNA is NOT REQUIRED.
- A long tradition of excellence in nursing education –66 years
- Outstanding graduate success on the state board examination.
- Excellent employer satisfaction with graduates.
- Expert nursing faculty who provide outstanding individual and group support, and diverse clinical experiences to gain competency in nursing skills.
- Three convenient start dates each year.
- Nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
- Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
Employment for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is expected to grow faster than the national average. The fastest growing sources of employment for LPNs are home healthcare services and nursing home facilities, especially as the baby boom generation ages. Many opportunities also exist in the insurance industry and medical equipment companies. According to Ohio Labor Market Information, the average income for LPNs is $41,000, but can vary based on your position.
An outstanding opportunity for growth
The training our nursing students receive in our 12-month program gives them the opportunity to work in a variety of nursing settings where they provide valuable support for RNs and healthcare teams.
By choosing our Practical Nursing program, you will become part of a close-knit family of students supported by a caring staff that is committed to providing the individual and group support needed to ensure your success. To gain competency in your nursing skills, you will participate in diverse clinical experiences at area hospitals and other clinical settings where you will care for patients and learn from experienced nurses.
Practical Nursing Calendar
Columbus School of Practical Nursing
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. See the financial aid section in the application packet or call our financial aid coordinator at 380.997.7620.
Request for Advanced Standing (transfer credit)
The school of Practical Nursing may award advanced standing to students who meet the requirements. Download the Request for Advanced Standing here. Please note that the request for advanced standing must be turned in along with nursing application. Late submissions will not be considered.
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Students must possess a high school diploma or GED, meet required scores on the entrance examination, and hold a current BLS Healthcare Provider card. Additionally, all students who have been accepted into the nursing program must attend the Student Success class, which runs during the two weeks prior to the start of the nursing program. See Information Packet for complete details and other requirements.
CPR Requirement: All incoming students must have a valid CPR Card. Our nursing program specifically requires the BLS Provider certification. We offer this course once each trimester at our location. If you wish to take the BLS Provider course at the main campus, please refer to the information here.
Please register early, as we can only accommodate about 8 testers in each session.
Our 12 month Practical Nursing program is divided into three trimesters. The tuition for the entire program is $15,900, payable by the trimester. We accept all forms of financial aid and scholarships. All students are encouraged to apply for as much financial assistance as possible. Books and uniforms are not included in the tuition.
Class hours are 8 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, except on clinical days, when students will be required to be at their clinical site by 7 am. please refer to the calendar at the top of the page for application deadlines and program dates.