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LPN to RN Programs in Ohio

While most nursing programs do have LPN to RN programs, it is not uncommon to also find LPN to BSN programs in Ohio.  Ohio has a multitude of nursing schools, making it sometimes difficult to select a school.  Looking at what the schools offer and long-term career goals may make it easier in narrowing down the "right" school.

 

Ohio RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

At the conclusion of a nursing program, the director or dean will send a letter to the Ohio Board to verify that the educational requirements have been met. The candidate will be required to pass a licensing exam and submit a criminal background check. Candidates are required to have their fingerprints completed through the approved vendor, Webcheck. There is a $75 application fee that will accompany the $200 fee that is required to register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX exam. When the candidate has received authorization to test (ATT) he/she can schedule the computer-based test.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who have been licensed in one of the other fifty states can apply for Ohio licensure by endorsement. There will be a background check required and may request fingerprint cards if he/she lives outside of Ohio. Official license verification must be sent to the Ohio Board.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Candidates who were educated outside of the United States and are seeking licensure must first submit a credential evaluation from CGFNS. If not in English, a transcript must be translated. International candidates are required to show evidence of completing an English proficiency exam unless the school was in an English speaking country. The only exception to this rule is graduates from the providence of Quebec, Canada.

Total Schools: 61

Ranked Schools: 51

Ranked: 1 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.708194.16%

Northwest State Community College

22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH - 43502-9542 (419) 267-5511

Northwest State Community College is located in Archbold, Ohio.  They offer an RN program and an LPN to RN program.  While the RN program is available only at the Archbold campus, the LPN to RN program can be found at both the Archbold campus and the Van Wert campus.

Campus: Archbold, OH
Net Price: $10,478.00
Enrollment: 4,603
Transfer Out Rate: 15.70%
Loan Default Rate: $21.90
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $2.02%
Graduation Rate: 27.30%
Median Borrowing: 7,000.00%
Median Payment: 73.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6285192.57%

Hocking College

3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH - 45764 (740) 753-3591

Hocking College is located in Nelsonville, Ohio.  They offer an LPN program, an RN program and a “PN2RN” option- a nursing transition option.  This allows the LPN entrance into the RN program after a “transition” semester, then joins the RN students for the final 2 semesters.

Campus: Nelsonville, OH
Net Price: $9,446.00
Enrollment: 4,094
Transfer Out Rate: 18.40%
Loan Default Rate: $34.10
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.43%
Graduation Rate: 18.60%
Median Borrowing: 11,000.00%
Median Payment: 114.85%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6105192.21%

Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls

2545 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH - 44221-2949 33092413

Fortis College is located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, although they have many campuses nationwide.  Fortis College offers an online RN to BSN option, in addition to practical nursing and ADN degrees at its campuses.  LPNs can also gain entrance into the ADN programs.

Campus: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Net Price: $21,979.00
Enrollment: 471
Loan Default Rate: $11.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-3.55%
Graduation Rate: 48.70%
Median Borrowing: 15,210.00%
Median Payment: 158.81%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5955191.91%

Mercy College

2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH - 43604-1132 (419) 251-1313

Mercy College is located in Toledo, Ohio.  They are a college that educates strictly healthcare professionals.  They offer various nursing options – they have both a day and an evening/weekend ADN program, a pre-licensure BSN program and an RN to BSN program, which is offered online.

Campus: Toledo, OH
Net Price: $17,645.00
Enrollment: 1,195
Transfer Out Rate: 1.90%
Loan Default Rate: $5.50
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-2.24%
Graduation Rate: 67.90%
Median Borrowing: 21,270.00%
Median Payment: 222.08%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.565191.30%

Marion Technical College

1467 Mount Vernon Ave, Marion, OH - 43302-5694 74038912

Marion Technical College is located in Marion, Ohio.  They offer an RN program and an LPN to RN program.  They also offer dual degree programs, where the students completes requirements for both their ADN and BSN subsequently; they can choose to complete the dual degree option in conjunction with Ohio State University – Marion or Ohio University.

Campus: Marion, OH
Net Price: $7,700.00
Enrollment: 2,698
Loan Default Rate: $24.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-0.35%
Graduation Rate: 20.00%
Median Borrowing: 7,000.00%
Median Payment: 73.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5625191.25%

Kettering College

3737 Southern Blvd, Kettering, OH - 45429-1299 (937) 395-8601

Kettering College is located in Kettering, Ohio.  Kettering College is located at Kettering Medical Center and educates healthcare professionals.  They offer several BSN programs – a prelicensure program, an LPN to BSN program, an online bachelor completion program, which is designed for the working RN who holds their associate's degree.

Campus: Kettering, OH
Net Price: $16,477.00
Enrollment: 800
Loan Default Rate: $6.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-4.89%
Graduation Rate: 62.70%
Median Borrowing: 18,596.00%
Median Payment: 194.16%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.532190.64%

Fortis College-Cincinnati

11499 Chester Road Ste 200, Cincinnati, OH - 45246 (513) 771-2795

Fortis College is located in Cincinnati, although they have many campuses nationwide.  Fortis offers an online RN to BSN option, in addition to practical nursing and ADN degrees at its campuses.  LPNs can also gain entrance into their ADN programs.

Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Net Price: $26,084.00
Enrollment: 501
Loan Default Rate: $12.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $14.35%
Graduation Rate: 64.00%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.478189.56%

Edison State Community College

1973 Edison Dr, Piqua, OH - 45356-9239 (937) 778-8600
Campus: Piqua, OH
Net Price: $7,166.00
Enrollment: 2,993
Transfer Out Rate: 22.90%
Loan Default Rate: $20.90
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $7.45%
Graduation Rate: 20.40%
Median Borrowing: 10,500.00%
Median Payment: 109.63%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4585189.17%

Owens Community College

30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg, OH - 43551 (567) 661-7000
Campus: Perrysburg, OH
Net Price: $6,434.00
Enrollment: 14,691
Transfer Out Rate: 17.40%
Loan Default Rate: $32.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-5.96%
Graduation Rate: 6.80%
Median Borrowing: 8,868.00%
Median Payment: 92.59%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4435188.87%

Terra State Community College

2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont, OH - 43420-9670 (419) 334-8400
Campus: Fremont, OH
Net Price: $6,918.00
Enrollment: 2,923
Loan Default Rate: $33.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $2.14%
Graduation Rate: 12.30%
Median Borrowing: 7,063.00%
Median Payment: 73.75%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.43188.60%

Akron Institute of Herzing University

1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100, Akron, OH - 44306-3931 (330) 724-1600
Campus: Akron, OH
Net Price: $20,539.00
Enrollment: 302
Loan Default Rate: $16.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $33.62%
Graduation Rate: 30.20%
Median Borrowing: 14,471.00%
Median Payment: 151.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4155188.31%

Washington State Community College

710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, OH - 45750 (740) 374-8716
Campus: Marietta, OH
Net Price: $7,617.00
Enrollment: 1,759
Transfer Out Rate: 23.70%
Loan Default Rate: $22.80
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $21.95%
Graduation Rate: 15.50%
Median Borrowing: 9,250.00%
Median Payment: 96.58%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4115188.23%

Sinclair Community College

444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH - 45402-1460 (937) 512-3000
Campus: Dayton, OH
Net Price: $3,415.00
Enrollment: 19,176
Transfer Out Rate: 24.50%
Loan Default Rate: $27.70
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $51.37%
Graduation Rate: 11.50%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.411188.22%

Lakeland Community College

7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH - 44094-5198 (440) 525-7000
Campus: Kirtland, OH
Net Price: $6,996.00
Enrollment: 8,839
Transfer Out Rate: 31.40%
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.08%
Graduation Rate: 8.30%
Median Borrowing: 8,155.00%
Median Payment: 85.15%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3455186.91%

Southern State Community College

100 Hobart Dr, Hillsboro, OH - 45133 (937) 393-3431
Campus: Hillsboro, OH
Net Price: $7,517.00
Enrollment: 2,431
Transfer Out Rate: 20.60%
Loan Default Rate: $31.40
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.09%
Graduation Rate: 21.80%
Median Borrowing: 6,800.00%
Median Payment: 71.00%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3255186.51%

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

375 Dixmyth Ave, Cincinnati, OH - 45220-2489 (513) 862-2631
Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Net Price: $23,628.00
Enrollment: 355
Loan Default Rate: $5.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $26.95%
Graduation Rate: 46.20%
Median Borrowing: 15,869.00%
Median Payment: 165.69%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3225186.45%

North Central State College

2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH - 44901-0698 (419) 755-4800
Campus: Mansfield, OH
Net Price: $5,186.00
Enrollment: 2,958
Loan Default Rate: $26.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $2.69%
Graduation Rate: 10.50%
Median Borrowing: 5,280.00%
Median Payment: 55.13%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.259185.18%

Cuyahoga Community College District

700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH - 44115-2878 (800) 954-8742
Campus: Cleveland, OH
Net Price: $5,627.00
Enrollment: 27,910
Transfer Out Rate: 22.20%
Loan Default Rate: $26.30
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $16.94%
Graduation Rate: 4.40%
Median Borrowing: 4,666.00%
Median Payment: 48.72%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2515185.03%

Ohio University-Main Campus

020 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH - 45701-2979 (740) 593-1000
Campus: Athens, OH
Net Price: $17,846.00
Enrollment: 23,504
Transfer Out Rate: 26.50%
Loan Default Rate: $15.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.63%
Graduation Rate: 66.40%
Median Borrowing: 16,772.00%
Median Payment: 175.12%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.241184.82%

ITT Technical Institute-Youngstown

1030 N Meridian Rd, Youngstown, OH - 44509-4098 (330) 270-1600
Campus: Youngstown, OH
Net Price: $21,131.00
Enrollment: 472
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $0.81%
Graduation Rate: 45.00%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.234184.68%

Stark State College

6200 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH - 44720 33049513
Campus: North Canton, OH
Net Price: $13,726.00
Enrollment: 15,450
Transfer Out Rate: 13.40%
Loan Default Rate: $29.70
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $3.62%
Graduation Rate: 9.20%
Median Borrowing: 10,775.00%
Median Payment: 112.50%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.223184.46%

Lorain County Community College

1005 North Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH - 44035-1691 (440) 366-5222
Campus: Elyria, OH
Net Price: $3,137.00
Enrollment: 12,274
Transfer Out Rate: 19.90%
Loan Default Rate: $20.30
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-5.54%
Graduation Rate: 9.50%
Median Borrowing: 6,577.00%
Median Payment: 68.67%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2015184.03%

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2600 6th St SW, Canton, OH - 44710-1797 (330) 363-6347
Campus: Canton, OH
Net Price: $19,707.00
Enrollment: 306
Transfer Out Rate: 9.10%
Loan Default Rate: $5.90
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $21.12%
Graduation Rate: 90.90%
Median Borrowing: 19,000.00%
Median Payment: 198.38%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 24 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.189183.78%

Columbus State Community College

550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH - 43215 (614) 287-5353
Campus: Columbus, OH
Net Price: $5,513.00
Enrollment: 25,249
Transfer Out Rate: 23.70%
Loan Default Rate: $21.30
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.69%
Graduation Rate: 7.80%
Median Borrowing: 7,865.00%
Median Payment: 82.12%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 25 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.143182.86%

University of Toledo

2801 W Bancroft, Toledo, OH - 43606-3390 (419) 530-4636
Campus: Toledo, OH
Net Price: $14,588.00
Enrollment: 16,153
Loan Default Rate: $13.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.66%
Graduation Rate: 46.40%
Median Borrowing: 17,500.00%
Median Payment: 182.72%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 26 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1182.00%

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Ohio

1350 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, OH - 43209-2705 (614) 252-8890
Campus: Columbus, OH
Net Price: $23,264.00
Enrollment: 667
Loan Default Rate: $5.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-5.40%
Median Borrowing: 23,500.00%
Median Payment: 245.37%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 27 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0895181.79%

Shawnee State University

940 Second St, Portsmouth, OH - 45662 (740) 354-3205
Campus: Portsmouth, OH
Net Price: $13,109.00
Enrollment: 4,255
Transfer Out Rate: 20.50%
Loan Default Rate: $21.30
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-9.73%
Graduation Rate: 24.40%
Median Borrowing: 11,875.00%
Median Payment: 123.99%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 28 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0775181.55%

James A Rhodes State College

4240 Campus Dr, Lima, OH - 45804 (419) 221-1112
Campus: Lima, OH
Net Price: $9,994.00
Enrollment: 3,599
Loan Default Rate: $20.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.60%
Graduation Rate: 18.90%
Median Borrowing: 10,522.00%
Median Payment: 109.86%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 29 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.077181.54%

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, OH - 45219-2989 (513) 585-0032
Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Net Price: $19,725.00
Enrollment: 535
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $19.50%
Graduation Rate: 82.40%
Median Borrowing: 19,000.00%
Median Payment: 198.38%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 30 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0205180.41%

University of Rio Grande

218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, OH - 45674 (740) 245-7206
Campus: Rio Grande, OH
Net Price: $26,364.00
Enrollment: 2,206
Transfer Out Rate: 33.60%
Loan Default Rate: $21.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.85%
Graduation Rate: 43.40%
Median Borrowing: 10,500.00%
Median Payment: 109.63%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 31 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0125180.25%

Clark State Community College

570 E Leffel Ln, Springfield, OH - 45501-0570 (937) 325-0691
Campus: Springfield, OH
Net Price: $6,210.00
Enrollment: 5,653
Transfer Out Rate: 21.40%
Loan Default Rate: $23.60
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $6.63%
Graduation Rate: 8.70%
Median Borrowing: 8,160.00%
Median Payment: 85.20%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 32 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.912178.24%

Galen College of Nursing-Cincinnati

100 E Business Way Ste 200, Cincinnati, OH - 45241 (513) 475-3600
Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 33 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.894177.88%

Central Ohio Technical College

1179 University Drive, Newark, OH - 43055-1767 (740) 366-1351
Campus: Newark, OH
Net Price: $10,126.00
Enrollment: 3,648
Transfer Out Rate: 17.70%
Loan Default Rate: $23.50
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-0.80%
Graduation Rate: 12.00%
Median Borrowing: 9,845.00%
Median Payment: 102.79%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 34 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.874177.48%

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH - 45223-2690 (513) 569-1500
Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Net Price: $6,592.00
Enrollment: 11,167
Transfer Out Rate: 20.80%
Loan Default Rate: $21.90
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-38.92%
Graduation Rate: 15.60%
Median Borrowing: 8,126.00%
Median Payment: 84.84%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 35 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.858177.16%

Hondros College

4140 Executive Parkway, Westerville, OH - 43081 (855) 906-8773
Campus: Westerville, OH
Net Price: $32,312.00
Enrollment: 1,656
Loan Default Rate: $12.10
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $55.83%
Graduation Rate: 52.60%
Median Borrowing: 14,167.00%
Median Payment: 147.92%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 36 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.7835175.67%

Belmont College

120 Fox Shannon Place, Saint Clairsville, OH - 43950 (740) 695-9500
Campus: Saint Clairsville, OH
Net Price: $4,319.00
Enrollment: 1,259
Loan Default Rate: $28.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-62.70%
Graduation Rate: 19.20%
Median Borrowing: 11,990.00%
Median Payment: 125.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 37 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.75175.00%

Bryant & Stratton College-Akron

190 Montrose West Avenue, Copley, OH - 44321-2798 (330) 598-2500
Campus: Copley, OH
Net Price: $17,868.00
Enrollment: 313
Loan Default Rate: $24.60
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Median Borrowing: 12,545.00%
Median Payment: 130.98%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 38 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.6125172.25%

Fortis College-Centerville

555 E Alex Bell Rd, Centerville, OH - 45459-2712 (937) 433-3410
Campus: Centerville, OH
Net Price: $20,714.00
Enrollment: 2,802
Loan Default Rate: $15.10
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.85%
Graduation Rate: 71.00%
Median Borrowing: 15,834.00%
Median Payment: 165.33%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 39 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.611172.22%

ITT Technical Institute-Norwood

4750 Wesley Ave, Norwood, OH - 45212 (513) 531-8300
Campus: Norwood, OH
Net Price: $23,016.00
Enrollment: 419
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.03%
Graduation Rate: 25.90%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 40 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.4455168.91%

Ohio Valley College of Technology

15258 State Route 170, East Liverpool, OH - 43920-9585 (330) 385-1070
Campus: East Liverpool, OH
Net Price: $12,972.00
Enrollment: 183
Loan Default Rate: $8.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.41%
Graduation Rate: 61.40%
Median Borrowing: 9,823.00%
Median Payment: 102.56%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 41 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.3335166.67%

ITT Technical Institute-Dayton

3325 Stop Eight Rd, Dayton, OH - 45414-3877 (937) 264-7700
Campus: Dayton, OH
Net Price: $24,059.00
Enrollment: 304
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $14.83%
Graduation Rate: 35.10%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 42 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.299165.98%

University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College

9555 Plainfield Rd, Blue Ash, OH - 45236-1096 (513) 745-5600
Campus: Blue Ash, OH
Net Price: $11,271.00
Enrollment: 4,796
Transfer Out Rate: 33.30%
Loan Default Rate: $10.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-6.08%
Graduation Rate: 20.40%
Median Borrowing: 18,750.00%
Median Payment: 195.77%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 43 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.2205164.41%

Miami University-Oxford

501 East High St, Oxford, OH - 45056 (513) 529-1809
Campus: Oxford, OH
Net Price: $24,247.00
Enrollment: 15,462
Loan Default Rate: $14.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $9.17%
Graduation Rate: 80.80%
Median Borrowing: 19,133.00%
Median Payment: 199.77%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 44 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.182163.64%

ITT Technical Institute-Warrensville Heights

24865 Emery Road, Warrensville Heights, OH - 44128 (216) 896-6500
Campus: Warrensville Heights, OH
Net Price: $22,582.00
Enrollment: 458
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.62%
Graduation Rate: 24.20%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 45 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.968159.36%

ATS Institute of Technology

325 Alpha Park Dr, Highland Heights, OH - 44143 (440) 449-1700
Campus: Highland Heights, OH
Net Price: $36,029.00
Enrollment: 504
Loan Default Rate: $12.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $21.16%
Graduation Rate: 86.30%
Median Borrowing: 14,250.00%
Median Payment: 148.79%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 46 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.7015154.03%

Kaplan College-Dayton

2800 East River Road, Dayton, OH - 45439 (937) 294-6155
Campus: Dayton, OH
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 47 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.645152.90%

ITT Technical Institute-Strongsville

14955 Sprague Rd, Strongsville, OH - 44136 (440) 234-9091
Campus: Strongsville, OH
Net Price: $21,007.00
Enrollment: 391
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.24%
Graduation Rate: 48.20%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 48 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.424148.48%

Beckfield College-Tri-County

225 Pictoria Drive, Springdale, OH - 45246 (513) 671-1920
Campus: Springdale, OH
Net Price: $22,700.00
Enrollment: 554
Loan Default Rate: $24.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.41%
Graduation Rate: 24.10%
Median Borrowing: 14,083.00%
Median Payment: 147.04%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 49 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.391147.82%

American Institute of Alternative Medicine

6685 Doubletree Ave, Columbus, OH - 43229 (614) 825-6255
Campus: Columbus, OH
Net Price: $20,916.00
Enrollment: 263
Loan Default Rate: $8.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-5.53%
Graduation Rate: 72.20%
Median Borrowing: 13,000.00%
Median Payment: 135.73%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 50 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 1.75135.00%

ITT Technical Institute-Hilliard

3781 Park Mill Run, Suite 1, Hilliard, OH - 43026 (614) 771-4888
Campus: Hilliard, OH
Net Price: $21,453.00
Enrollment: 322
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-5.39%
Graduation Rate: 22.80%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 51 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 1.389127.78%

ITT Technical Institute-Akron

3428 W Market St, Akron, OH - 44333 (330) 865-8600
Campus: Akron, OH
Net Price: $23,245.00
Enrollment: 249
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.56%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Ohio

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Fortis College-Columbus N/A Westerville, OH
N/A Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake N/A Eastlake, OH
N/A Bryant & Stratton College-Parma N/A Parma, OH
N/A Kent State University at Ashtabula N/A Ashtabula, OH
N/A Kent State University at East Liverpool N/A East Liverpool, OH
N/A Kent State University at Tuscarawas N/A New Philadelphia, OH
N/A Kent State University at Geauga N/A Burton, OH
N/A Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus N/A Chillicothe, OH
N/A Ohio University-Southern Campus N/A Ironton, OH
N/A Ohio University-Zanesville Campus N/A Zanesville, OH

LPN to BSN Programs in Ohio

An RN to BSN program in Ohio can be completed online or in a traditional campus setting. Nurses should expect to spend two or three years in school. The amount of time it takes to complete the program is dependent on if students enroll full or part time. Clinical hours are often required but can be completed close to home. Typical courses that may be found in a RN to BSN program include:
  • Nursing leadership, management, and administration
  • Management of complex health issues
  • Nursing informatics and health technology

 

Ohio RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

At the conclusion of a nursing program, the director or dean will send a letter to the Ohio Board to verify that the educational requirements have been met. The candidate will be required to pass a licensing exam and submit a criminal background check. Candidates are required to have their fingerprints completed through the approved vendor, Webcheck. There is a $75 application fee that will accompany the $200 fee that is required to register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX exam. When the candidate has received authorization to test (ATT) he/she can schedule the computer-based test.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who have been licensed in one of the other fifty states can apply for Ohio licensure by endorsement. There will be a background check required and may request fingerprint cards if he/she lives outside of Ohio. Official license verification must be sent to the Ohio Board.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Candidates who were educated outside of the United States and are seeking licensure must first submit a credential evaluation from CGFNS. If not in English, a transcript must be translated. International candidates are required to show evidence of completing an English proficiency exam unless the school was in an English speaking country. The only exception to this rule is graduates from the providence of Quebec, Canada.

Total Schools: 43

Ranked Schools: 30

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.8075196.15%

Ohio Northern University

525 S. Main St, Ada, OH - 45810-1599 (419) 772-2000

Ohio Northern University is located in Ada, Ohio.  They offer a BSN program and an RN to BSN completion program.  Their RN to BSN program is just 12 months; students meet once weekly for 4 12-week terms, in addition to two clinical experiences.

Campus: Ada, OH
Net Price: $24,002.00
Enrollment: 2,702
Transfer Out Rate: 16.50%
Loan Default Rate: $2.70
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-2.71%
Graduation Rate: 68.50%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7465194.93%

Ohio State University-Main Campus

190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH - 43210 (614) 292-6446

Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio.  OSU offers a BSN program and an online RN to BSN program for students with a Diploma inn Nursing or an ADN degree.  OSU's RN to BSN accepts students into their program twice yearly, Spring and Autumn semesters.

Campus: Columbus, OH
Net Price: $17,406.00
Enrollment: 44,201
Loan Default Rate: $7.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-8.78%
Graduation Rate: 83.20%
Median Borrowing: 19,000.00%
Median Payment: 198.38%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.725194.50%

Walsh University

2020 East Maple St, North Canton, OH - 44720-3396 (330) 499-7090

Walsh University is located in North Canton, Ohio.  The Byers School of Nursing offers a pre-licensure BSN program, an accelerated BSN program and an RN to BSN program.  They also offer an RN to MSN program; this program is offered in a hybrid format.  Students may elect to return to the RN to BSN program at any time.

Campus: North Canton, OH
Net Price: $19,750.00
Enrollment: 2,385
Loan Default Rate: $6.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $7.46%
Graduation Rate: 55.20%
Median Borrowing: 23,370.00%
Median Payment: 244.01%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.651193.02%

Baldwin Wallace University

275 Eastland Rd, Berea, OH - 44017-2088 (440) 826-2900

Baldwin Wallace University is located in Berea, Ohio.  BWU offers an accelerated BSN program; this program is offered to students with prior college credits.  Their program is designed to be completed in 12 months, 3 semesters.  It is described as intense and students are advised that they will have little time for working during this timeframe.

Campus: Berea, OH
Net Price: $19,503.00
Enrollment: 3,425
Loan Default Rate: $3.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $0.81%
Graduation Rate: 70.90%
Median Borrowing: 27,000.00%
Median Payment: 281.91%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.612192.24%

Franciscan University of Steubenville

1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, OH - 43952-1763 (740) 283-3771

Franciscan University of Steubenville is located in Steubenville, Ohio.  Franciscan University is a Catholic university where students integrate Catholic studies with their academic studies.  Their nursing department seeks to educate their nurses to treat the whole patient holistically.  They offer a BSN program, an RN to BSN program, an LPN to BSN program and an RN to MSN program.

Campus: Steubenville, OH
Net Price: $24,474.00
Enrollment: 2,112
Loan Default Rate: $2.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $5.90%
Graduation Rate: 71.30%
Median Borrowing: 21,981.00%
Median Payment: 229.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4725189.45%

Lourdes University

6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, OH - 43560-2898 (419) 885-3211
Campus: Sylvania, OH
Net Price: $17,391.00
Enrollment: 1,806
Transfer Out Rate: 41.10%
Loan Default Rate: $15.90
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $12.85%
Graduation Rate: 32.20%
Median Borrowing: 21,000.00%
Median Payment: 219.26%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4485188.97%

University of Akron Main Campus

302 Buchtel Common, Akron, OH - 44325-4702 (330) 972-7111
Campus: Akron, OH
Net Price: $15,972.00
Enrollment: 20,477
Transfer Out Rate: 27.40%
Loan Default Rate: $13.50
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $9.39%
Graduation Rate: 40.20%
Median Borrowing: 17,145.00%
Median Payment: 179.01%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4015188.03%

Youngstown State University

One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH - 44555-0001 (877) 468-6978
Campus: Youngstown, OH
Net Price: $11,943.00
Enrollment: 12,138
Transfer Out Rate: 1.40%
Loan Default Rate: $20.30
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.94%
Graduation Rate: 33.40%
Median Borrowing: 18,310.00%
Median Payment: 191.18%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.396187.92%

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

127 So. Davis Ave, Columbus, OH - 43222-1504 (614) 234-5800
Campus: Columbus, OH
Net Price: $23,602.00
Enrollment: 947
Loan Default Rate: $2.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $33.66%
Graduation Rate: 56.00%
Median Borrowing: 20,500.00%
Median Payment: 214.04%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.378187.56%

Cleveland State University

2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH - 44115-2214 (216) 687-2000
Campus: Cleveland, OH
Net Price: $16,255.00
Enrollment: 12,133
Transfer Out Rate: 38.60%
Loan Default Rate: $9.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $27.31%
Graduation Rate: 32.00%
Median Borrowing: 15,068.00%
Median Payment: 157.33%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.372187.44%

Cedarville University

251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH - 45314-0601 (937) 766-2211
Campus: Cedarville, OH
Net Price: $22,648.00
Enrollment: 3,238
Loan Default Rate: $1.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.85%
Graduation Rate: 72.60%
Median Borrowing: 24,933.00%
Median Payment: 260.33%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.342186.84%

College of Mount St Joseph

5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, OH - 45233-1670 (513) 244-4200
Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Net Price: $17,144.00
Enrollment: 1,795
Loan Default Rate: $10.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-4.68%
Graduation Rate: 56.70%
Median Borrowing: 21,766.00%
Median Payment: 227.26%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3135186.27%

Ursuline College

2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH - 44124 (440) 449-4200
Campus: Pepper Pike, OH
Net Price: $14,815.00
Enrollment: 805
Loan Default Rate: $6.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-6.04%
Graduation Rate: 50.00%
Median Borrowing: 26,750.00%
Median Payment: 279.30%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2945185.89%

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Ohio

1350 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, OH - 43209-2705 (614) 252-8890
Campus: Columbus, OH
Net Price: $23,264.00
Enrollment: 667
Loan Default Rate: $5.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-5.40%
Median Borrowing: 23,500.00%
Median Payment: 245.37%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.248184.96%

Wright State University-Lake Campus

7600 St. Rt. 703, Celina, OH - 45822-2952 (419) 586-0300
Campus: Celina, OH
Net Price: $8,419.00
Enrollment: 1,096
Loan Default Rate: $10.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-8.40%
Graduation Rate: 48.80%
Median Borrowing: 16,769.00%
Median Payment: 175.09%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.245184.90%

Mercy College

2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH - 43604-1132 (419) 251-1313

Mercy College is located in Toledo, Ohio.  They are a college that educates strictly healthcare professionals.  They offer various nursing options – they have both a day and an evening/weekend ADN program, a pre-licensure BSN program and an RN to BSN program, which is offered online.

Campus: Toledo, OH
Net Price: $17,645.00
Enrollment: 1,195
Transfer Out Rate: 1.90%
Loan Default Rate: $5.50
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-2.24%
Graduation Rate: 67.90%
Median Borrowing: 21,270.00%
Median Payment: 222.08%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2375184.75%

Malone University

2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, OH - 44709-3897 (330) 471-8100
Campus: Canton, OH
Net Price: $18,100.00
Enrollment: 1,656
Loan Default Rate: $6.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.99%
Graduation Rate: 58.70%
Median Borrowing: 21,074.00%
Median Payment: 220.04%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1725183.45%

Notre Dame College

4545 College Rd, Cleveland, OH - 44121-4293 (216) 381-1680
Campus: Cleveland, OH
Net Price: $17,947.00
Enrollment: 1,989
Loan Default Rate: $7.90
Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-9.46%
Graduation Rate: 38.70%
Median Borrowing: 16,300.00%
Median Payment: 170.19%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.17183.40%

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, OH - 43050-9500 (740) 392-6868
Campus: Mount Vernon, OH
Net Price: $20,041.00
Enrollment: 1,829
Transfer Out Rate: 25.70%
Loan Default Rate: $6.60
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $3.63%
Graduation Rate: 59.70%
Median Borrowing: 23,000.00%
Median Payment: 240.15%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.149182.98%

Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH - 44106 (216) 368-2000
Campus: Cleveland, OH
Net Price: $25,116.00
Enrollment: 4,661
Loan Default Rate: $1.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-7.56%
Graduation Rate: 79.90%
Median Borrowing: 24,831.00%
Median Payment: 259.26%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.141182.82%

Ohio University-Main Campus

020 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH - 45701-2979 (740) 593-1000
Campus: Athens, OH
Net Price: $17,846.00
Enrollment: 23,504
Transfer Out Rate: 26.50%
Loan Default Rate: $15.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.63%
Graduation Rate: 66.40%
Median Borrowing: 16,772.00%
Median Payment: 175.12%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1055182.11%

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

2624 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH - 45221-0063 (513) 556-6000
Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Net Price: $19,310.00
Enrollment: 23,706
Transfer Out Rate: 20.40%
Loan Default Rate: $10.00
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $6.50%
Graduation Rate: 63.50%
Median Borrowing: 18,750.00%
Median Payment: 195.77%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.08181.60%

Capital University

1 College and Main, Columbus, OH - 43209-2394 (614) 236-6011
Campus: Columbus, OH
Net Price: $22,062.00
Enrollment: 2,788
Loan Default Rate: $4.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $8.46%
Graduation Rate: 58.20%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 24 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.068181.36%

University of Toledo

2801 W Bancroft, Toledo, OH - 43606-3390 (419) 530-4636
Campus: Toledo, OH
Net Price: $14,588.00
Enrollment: 16,153
Loan Default Rate: $13.50
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.66%
Graduation Rate: 46.40%
Median Borrowing: 17,500.00%
Median Payment: 182.72%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 25 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.047180.94%

Xavier University

3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH - 45207-1092 (513) 745-3000
Campus: Cincinnati, OH
Net Price: $28,182.00
Enrollment: 4,620
Loan Default Rate: $3.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.53%
Graduation Rate: 76.30%
Median Borrowing: 25,750.00%
Median Payment: 268.86%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 26 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.028180.56%

Miami University-Oxford

501 East High St, Oxford, OH - 45056 (513) 529-1809
Campus: Oxford, OH
Net Price: $24,247.00
Enrollment: 15,462
Loan Default Rate: $14.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $9.17%
Graduation Rate: 80.80%
Median Borrowing: 19,133.00%
Median Payment: 199.77%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 27 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.889177.78%

Kettering College

3737 Southern Blvd, Kettering, OH - 45429-1299 (937) 395-8601

Kettering College is located in Kettering, Ohio.  Kettering College is located at Kettering Medical Center and educates healthcare professionals.  They offer several BSN programs – a prelicensure program, an LPN to BSN program, an online bachelor completion program, which is designed for the working RN who holds their associate's degree.

Campus: Kettering, OH
Net Price: $16,477.00
Enrollment: 800
Loan Default Rate: $6.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-4.89%
Graduation Rate: 62.70%
Median Borrowing: 18,596.00%
Median Payment: 194.16%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 28 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.8505177.01%

Otterbein University

1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH - 43081 (614) 890-3000
Campus: Westerville, OH
Net Price: $25,174.00
Enrollment: 2,479
Transfer Out Rate: 39.60%
Loan Default Rate: $6.50
Institution Accreditation: NCA
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $11.27%
Graduation Rate: 58.90%
Median Borrowing: 25,508.00%
Median Payment: 266.33%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 29 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.677173.54%

Hiram College

Hinsdale Hall Third Floor, Hiram, OH - 44234-0067 (330) 569-3211
Campus: Hiram, OH
Net Price: $21,957.00
Enrollment: 1,283
Loan Default Rate: $9.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $1.41%
Graduation Rate: 64.60%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 30 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.125162.50%

Muskingum University

163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH - 43762 (740) 826-8211
Campus: New Concord, OH
Net Price: $17,661.00
Enrollment: 1,728
Loan Default Rate: $6.60
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $7.28%
Graduation Rate: 47.90%
Median Borrowing: 19,500.00%
Median Payment: 203.60%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Ohio

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A South University-Cleveland N/A Cleveland, OH
N/A Bryant & Stratton College-Parma N/A Parma, OH
N/A Fortis College-Centerville N/A Centerville, OH ACEN
N/A University of Rio Grande N/A Rio Grande, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE
N/A Shawnee State University N/A Portsmouth, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA
N/A Urbana University N/A Urbana, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE
N/A Wright State University-Main Campus N/A Dayton, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE, APA, CEPH, LCME
N/A Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science N/A Cincinnati, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE, APA, CEPH, LCME
N/A Hondros College N/A Westerville, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE, APA, CEPH, LCME
N/A Kent State University at Kent N/A Kent, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE, APA, CEPH, LCME, ASHA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, ACEND
N/A Defiance College N/A Defiance, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE, APA, CEPH, LCME, ASHA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, ACEND
N/A Franklin University N/A Columbus, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE, APA, CEPH, LCME, ASHA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, ACEND
N/A Bowling Green State University-Main Campus N/A Bowling Green, OH ACEN, JRCERT, NCATE, ADA, AOTA, APTA, CCNE, APA, CEPH, LCME, ASHA, NASAD, NASD, NAST, ACEND

Ohio RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

At the conclusion of a nursing program, the director or dean will send a letter to the Ohio Board to verify that the educational requirements have been met. The candidate will be required to pass a licensing exam and submit a criminal background check. Candidates are required to have their fingerprints completed through the approved vendor, Webcheck. There is a $75 application fee that will accompany the $200 fee that is required to register with Pearson VUE to take the NCLEX exam. When the candidate has received authorization to test (ATT) he/she can schedule the computer-based test.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Candidates who have been licensed in one of the other fifty states can apply for Ohio licensure by endorsement. There will be a background check required and may request fingerprint cards if he/she lives outside of Ohio. Official license verification must be sent to the Ohio Board.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Candidates who were educated outside of the United States and are seeking licensure must first submit a credential evaluation from CGFNS. If not in English, a transcript must be translated. International candidates are required to show evidence of completing an English proficiency exam unless the school was in an English speaking country. The only exception to this rule is graduates from the providence of Quebec, Canada.

Ohio LPN Jobs by City

Ohio RN Job Outlook

There are many schools for nurses to attend in order to obtain higher education. Schools are designed to meet the need of busy, working nurses. Registered nurses who seek out higher education are often picked over nurses who have not obtained a bachelors degree. This is because they are better prepared to work in the constantly evolving industry. Nurses are commonly employed in clinics, schools, laboratories, and hospitals and form a large section of the health care industry. The state employed approximately 124,400 registered nurses and the mean salary is $61,750.

Ohio Registered Nursing Salaries

There are more registered nurses employed in Cleveland than any other metropolitan area in Ohio. Cleveland also has the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Akron, OH 7,400 $30.38 $63,940
Canton-Massillon, OH 3,950 $28.27 $57,440
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 23,570 $30.45 $61,820
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 29,080 $31.46 $65,270
Columbus, OH 23,390 $31.29 $62,440
Dayton, OH 10,210 $29.22 $59,360
Lima, OH 1,760 (8)- (8)-
Mansfield, OH 1,160 $28.59 $58,580
Sandusky, OH 740 $27.81 $57,170
Springfield, OH 980 $28.29 $59,330
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 1,360 $30.23 $62,290
Toledo, OH 7,870 $28.73 $58,650
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 4,670 $26.94 $55,550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 3,140 $26.45 $55,070
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 4,840 $27.85 $57,570
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,480 $26.76 $55,050
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 4,400 $27.46 $5,595
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data