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Nursing Schools in Ohio

If you're compassionate, driven, and enjoy helping others, a career as a registered nurse may be for you. Nationwide, registered nurses make up one of the fastest-growing occupations in health care, and Ohio is no exception. An education from one of the Ohio nursing schools can help you get the training you need for this rewarding position.

In 2009, Ohio registered nurses made a mean annual wage of $90,740, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That's less than the national mean of $66,530 but still significantly above the mean for all occupations in Ohio of $40,300. Ohio's cost of living was the 14th lowest in the nation, according to 2010 data from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, so your wages go far in the state.

Nursing Careers Expected to See Major Growth

As of 2009, more than 2.5 million registered nurses were employed in the U.S., according to the BLS, and 83,060 of those nurses worked in Ohio. The nursing field is expected to grow by 22 percent nationally between 2008 and 2018, much faster than other occupations, the BLS reports. That rapid growth means new nursing school graduates should face a strong job market.

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If you're compassionate, driven, and enjoy helping others, a career as a registered nurse may be for you. Nationwide, registered nurses make up one of the fastest-growing occupations in health care, and Ohio is no exception. An education from one of the Ohio nursing schools can help you get the training you need for this rewarding position.

In 2009, Ohio registered nurses made a mean annual wage of $90,740, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That's less than the national mean of $66,530 but still significantly above the mean for all occupations in Ohio of $40,300. Ohio's cost of living was the 14th lowest in the nation, according to 2010 data from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, so your wages go far in the state.

Nursing Careers Expected to See Major Growth

As of 2009, more than 2.5 million registered nurses were employed in the U.S., according to the BLS, and 83,060 of those nurses worked in Ohio. The nursing field is expected to grow by 22 percent nationally between 2008 and 2018, much faster than other occupations, the BLS reports. That rapid growth means new nursing school graduates should face a strong job market.

Ohio Nursing Schools Open Doors

Nursing schools in Ohio generally offer two types of programs for registered nurses: a two-year associate's degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor's of science in nursing. An ADN gets your foot in the door, but doesn't provide for many advancement opportunities. A BSN, however, provides more clinical work in non-hospital settings and is often required for advancement opportunities. Some advanced positions in nursing or nursing administration require a master's in nursing, or MSN. With a BSN and some experience, you could go straight into a master's program.

Students attending Ohio nursing schools may take coursework in:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology

Hands-on experience is a large part of any nursing school curriculum as well, and many nursing students spend a good deal of time in a hospital setting doing clinicals. Once you graduate from an approved program and pass the NCLEX-RN exam, you can start working as a registered nurse.

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School City Students (FTE)
Adult and Community Education-Hudson Columbus 190
Adult Center for Education Zanesville 245
Akron Adult Vocational Services Akron 486
Akron School of Practical Nursing Akron 129
Apollo Career Center Lima 233
Ashland University Ashland 6493
Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School Jefferson 137
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Canton 219
Belmont College Saint Clairsville 1742
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green 18619
Brown Mackie College-Findlay Findlay 723
Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center Hamilton 327
Capital University Columbus 3713
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland 9844
Cedarville University Cedarville 3055
Central Ohio Technical College Newark 3100
Central School of Practical Nursing Cleveland 79
Choffin Career and Technical Center Youngstown 160
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati 8507
Clark State Community College Springfield 3383
Cleveland State University Cleveland 15038
College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati 2282
Columbus State Community College Columbus 23057
Community Hospital School of Nursing Springfield 159
Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland 24563
Edison State Community College Piqua 3025
Ehove Career Center Milan 291
Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing Sandusky 126
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville 2434
Franklin University Columbus 7559
Gallia Jackson Vinton Joint Vocational School District Rio Grande 157
Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science Cincinnati 304
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Cincinnati 471
Hannah E Mullins School of Practical Nursing Salem 36
Hocking College Nelsonville 4341
Huron School of Nursing Cleveland 289
James A Rhodes State College Lima 3385
Jefferson Community College Steubenville 1744
Kent State University-Ashtabula Campus Ashtabula 1575
Kent State University-East Liverpool Campus East Liverpool 902
Kent State University-Kent Campus Kent 22819
Kent State University-Tuscarawas Campus New Philadelphia 2039
Kettering College of Medical Arts Kettering 808
Knox County Career Center Mount Vernon 110
Lakeland Community College Kirtland 8934
Lorain County Community College Elyria 10769
Lourdes College Sylvania 2021
Madison Local Schools-Madison Adult Education Mansfield 87
Malone College Canton 2371
Marion Technical College Marion 2125
MedCentral College of Nursing Mansfield 416
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio Toledo 804
Miami University-Oxford Oxford 15968
Miami Valley Career Technology Center Clayton 326
Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus 680
North Central State College Mansfield 3148
Northwest State Community College Archbold 2944
O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake 492
Ohio Hi Point Joint Vocational School District Bellefontaine 805
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus 52568
Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus Chillicothe 1836
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Lancaster 1728
Ohio University-Main Campus Athens 21089
Ohio University-Southern Campus Ironton 1699
Ohio University-Zanesville Campus Zanesville 1805
Otterbein College Westerville 3107
Owens Community College Perrysburg 19853
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District Chillicothe 288
Pike County Joint Vocational School District Piketon 97
Portage Lakes Career Center Green 53
Practical Nurse Program Canton City Schools Canton 106
School of Nursing at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Brecksville 129
Scioto County Joint Vocational School District Lucasville 421
Shawnee State University Portsmouth 3699
Sinclair Community College Dayton 18691
Southern State Community College Hillsboro 2436
Stark State College of Technology North Canton 8238
TCTC Adult Training Center Warren 157
The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cincinnati 338
The University of Toledo-Health Science Campus Toledo 1358
Toledo School of Practical Nursing Toledo 309
Tri-Rivers Career Center Marion 222
Trinity Health System School of Nursing Steubenville 147
University of Akron Main Campus Akron 23007
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati 29319
University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College Blue Ash 4257
University of Rio Grande Rio Grande 2243
University of Toledo-Main Campus Toledo 19767
Upper Valley Joint Vocational School Piqua 633
Ursuline College Pepper Pike 1550
Vantage Career Center Van Wert 68
W Howard Nicol School of Practical Nursing Green 35
Walsh University North Canton 2522
Washington State Community College Marietta 1243
Wayne County Schools Career Center Smithville 548
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing Willoughby 70
Wright State University-Main Campus Dayton 16151
Xavier University Cincinnati 6646
Youngstown State University Youngstown 13595
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