Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Are you compassionate? Do you let others cry on your shoulder? Do you drop what you're doing to hold a door open for the elderly? If you answered “yes,” did you know you can transform this trait into a career in practical nursing?

Ten reasons become a practical nurse:

  1. High demand.
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses should increase twelve percent between 2016 and 2026.1
  2. Short program.
    Our nursing diploma program is only eighteen months. Before you know it, you can be on your way to passing the NCLEX-PN exam and starting your dream job!
  3. Care for many new people.
    It won't feel like work when you're spending all your time socializing and getting to know your patients better.
  4. Work with nurses and doctors.
    A practical nurse is not a registered nurse, but you will work together to provide the best care. Under their supervision, registered nurses can help you achieve your full potential.
  5. Take the NCLEX-PN exam. 
    Upon completion of the program, you could be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ohio.
  6. Work in a variety of settings.
    Practical nurses could travel to patients' homes, assisted living facilities, or work at hospitals, clinics, or physicians' offices.
  7. Road to advancement.
    If you enjoy nursing but wish to branch out, you can always become a registered nurse or other healthcare worker later in your career.
  8. Never be alone.
    If you loathe working in a quiet office corner, this job is perfect for you. Other nurses and patients will give you plenty of company.   
  9. Always stay busy.
    Patients' needs might keep you running in circles, but you certainly won't be bored. Your work day will be over before you know it!
  10. Become your patients' new family.
    Many patients need practical nurses because they don't have relatives to assist them. The most important part of this job is ensuring patients know they have someone who truly cares.


1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor.  (2017, October 24).  Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.  Retrieved from

Program length – 18 months

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On-campus program

Curriculum addresses clinical skills, critical thinking, medical ethics and practical applications, including holistic nursing care, the promotion of health and wellness throughout the lifespan, the science of caring, and the creation of a safe environment for patients, family, and the community.

Upon completion of the program, you could be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ohio.

Practical nurses provide for the basic needs and comfort of ill, injured, or convalescing patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. They work under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. Licensing is required.

Demand for licensed practical nurses is expected to grow by 14% or more through 2024 with 322,200 new job openings.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

Maumee, OH

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