Registered nurses, or RNs, are licensed medical professionals who care for patients who are ill, injured or recovering from surgery. Registered nurses typically work in hospitals, but can also be found in physicians' offices, home healthcare services or social assistance agencies.
Registered Nursing Schools in Ohio
You can become an RN by earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) from a college or university. You can also get an associate degree at a community college or a diploma from a hospital-based nursing school. Registered nurses who earn a master's degree in nursing (MSN) are known as advanced practice nurses. These nurses can perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as prescribe medication. As a registered nursing student, you'll receive both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Registered nursing programs may include coursework in nursing studies, health law and ethics, epidemiology, anatomy and patient confidentiality (HIPAA). You can earn a nursing degree or diploma from an online or campus-based program at one of the many Ohio RN schools. After graduating from an approved nursing program, you'll need to pass a national licensing examination. Other requirements, such as continuing education credits, vary by state. Enrolling at one of the many RN schools in Ohio is the first step to becoming a registered nurse.
Registered Nursing Salaries in Ohio
Job opportunities for RNs are expected to be excellent, with more than 581,000 new jobs opening between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With 2.6 million jobs in 2008, registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation. In Ohio, there are 117,870 registered nurses. According to data from May 2009, Ohio RNs earned an hourly median wage of $27.99, or $58,220 a year. Within Ohio, employment for registered nurses is highest in the Cleveland area, Columbus and Dayton.
For a rewarding career as a registered nurse, get more information from one of the Ohio RN schools below.
Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Ohio
Salaries for Registered Nurses in Ohio
Schools for Registered Nurses in Ohio are listed below.
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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Ohio.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.
* Programs vary by location
* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information
Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.
Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.
You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.
Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary
Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.
About Brightwood College
Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|ATS Institute of Technology||Highland Heights||Associate||438|
|Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences||Canton||Associate||219|
|Belmont Technical College||Saint Clairsville||Associate||1,742|
|Bowling Green State University-Main Campus||Bowling Green||Doctorate||18,619|
|Capital University||Columbus||Masters & First Professional||3,713|
|Case Western Reserve University||Cleveland||Doctorate & First Professional||9,844|
|Central Ohio Technical College||Newark||Associate||3,100|
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College||Cincinnati||Associate||8,507|
|Clark State Community College||Springfield||Associate||3,383|
|Cleveland State University||Cleveland||Doctorate & First Professional||15,038|
|College of Mount St. Joseph||Cincinnati||Doctorate||2,282|
|Columbus State Community College||Columbus||Associate||23,057|
|Cuyahoga Community College||Cleveland||Associate||24,563|
|Edison State Community College||Piqua||Associate||3,025|
|Franciscan University of Steubenville||Steubenville||Masters||2,434|
|Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science||Cincinnati||Associate||304|
|James A Rhodes State College||Lima||Associate||3,385|
|Kent State University Ashtabula Campus||Ashtabula||Associate||1,575|
|Kent State University East Liverpool Campus||East Liverpool||Associate||902|
|Kent State University Geauga Campus||Burton||Associate||1,265|
|Kent State University Kent Campus||Kent||Doctorate||22,819|
|Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus||New Philadelphia||Associate||2,039|
|Kettering College of Medical Arts||Kettering||Masters||808|
|Lakeland Community College||Kirtland||Associate||8,934|
|Lorain County Community College||Elyria||Associate||10,769|
|Marion Technical College||Marion||Associate||2,125|
|MedCentral College of Nursing||Mansfield||Bachelor||416|
|Mercy College of Northwest Ohio||Toledo||Bachelor||804|
|Mount Carmel College of Nursing||Columbus||Masters||680|
|North Central State College||Mansfield||Associate||3,148|
|Northwest State Community College||Archbold||Associate||2,944|
|Notre Dame College||Cleveland||Masters||1,490|
|Ohio Northern University||Ada||Doctorate||3,603|
|Ohio State University-Main Campus||Columbus||Doctorate||52,568|
|Ohio University-Main Campus||Athens||Doctorate||21,089|
|Owens Community College||Perrysburg||Associate||19,853|
|Shawnee State University||Portsmouth||Masters||3,699|
|Sinclair Community College||Dayton||Associate||18,691|
|Southern State Community College||Hillsboro||Associate||2,436|
|Stark State College of Technology||North Canton||Associate||8,238|
|Terra State Community College||Fremont||Associate||2,495|
|The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences||Cincinnati||Associate||338|
|University of Akron Main Campus||Akron||Doctorate & First Professional||23,007|
|University of Cincinnati-Main Campus||Cincinnati||Doctorate & First Professional||29,319|
|University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College||Blue Ash||Associate||4,257|
|University of Rio Grande||Rio Grande||Masters||2,243|
|University of Toledo||Toledo||Doctorate & First Professional||19,767|
|Ursuline College||Pepper Pike||Masters||1,550|
|Walsh University||North Canton||Doctorate||2,522|
|Washington State Community College||Marietta||Associate||1,243|
|Wright State University-Main Campus||Dayton||Doctorate & First Professional||16,151|
|Youngstown State University||Youngstown||Doctorate||13,595|
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