1440 hours (12 months)
09/29/14 09/18/15 MF 8 am3:30 pm* HCEC $15,000
Feb 2015 January 2016 MF 8 am3:30 pm* HCEC $15,000
June 2015 May 2016 MF 8 am3:30 pm* HCEC $15,000
*Hours may vary slightly for clinical experiences, including hours as early
as 7 am and as late as 5 pm.

Celebrating 60 years in Nursing Education!!

The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing which supervises and regulates nursing practice and education in the state of Ohio. The school has been in existence for 60 years and has had consistent success.

Come join the ranks...

Employment for 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.

The average income for LPNs is $30,000. Their income varies based on the capacity in which they are employed.

An opportunity for growth...

This training gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of nursing settings. Your skills will provide valuable support for RNs and the healthcare team.

Our School of Practical Nursing offers important distinctive qualities for prospective students to consider, such as outstanding graduate success on the the state board exam, excellent employer satisfaction with graduates, and IV Therapy included in the curriculum.

Our expert, personable nursing faculty provide outstanding individual and group support and diverse clinical experiences to gain competency in nursing skills.

Click the Information Packet link at the top of the page to download the packet (pdf document) or pick up a copy at the Adult and Community Education Center. All requirements must be met prior to acceptance into the program.

Textbooks and uniforms are an additional cost and not included in the tuition cost. A list of required textbooks will be provided during orientation.  Additional fees include: uniforms, duty shoes, stethoscope, uniform accessories, parking at some clinical sites, and Board exam fees.

Practical Nursing Curriculum Overview

Trimester I
Anatomy & Physiology I           
Communications through Technology and Documentation
General Psychology     
Pharmacology I            
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing I               
Anatomy & Physiology II          
Nursing Care of the Adult I (Medical-Surgical Nursing)
Pharmacology II          
Theoretical Foundations of Nursing II              
Community Health       
Maternal-Child Nursing            
Mental Health Nursing
Nursing Leadership      
Nursing Care of the Adult II (Medical-Surgical Nursing)
Pediatric Nursing  


Please download the information packet or call 614-365-6000 ext. 239
for registration information.

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. See the financial aid section in the Information Packet or call our financial aid coordinator at
614-363-6000, ext. 244. 


Students must possess a high school diploma or GED, meet required scores on the entrance examination, hold a valid STNA license and hold a current CPR card for healthcare providers or with professional rescuer endorsement. See Information Packet for complete details and other pre-requisites.

Entrance Exam Requirements

All nursing candidates are required to take and pass the HESI A2 exam, which measures Reading, Vocabulary, grammar and math skills.

The content of the test is at the level of a high school graduate. All HESI scores are valid for the Practical Nursing (PN) Program for up to two years. We will also accept TEAS V scores if taken within the last two years.



Students may register to take the exam at Columbus State Community College by calling 614.287.5750. Click here for additional HESI information.


Test Preparation

Free Assistance in entrance test preparation is available through the Bridge to Nursing program by calling 614-365-6000, ext.241. The next Bridge class begins June 2, 2014 and will prepare you to take the exam prior to the September 29, 2014 Practical Nursing class. Click here for the Bridge to Nursing flyer.