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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

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lima, Toledo and Dayton
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Columbus, Cincinnati and Youngstown
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Ohio

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Cleveland, Cincinnati and Mansfield

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  • Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

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  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

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  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

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  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

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  • RN to BS
  • RN to MS - Nursing Informatics
  • M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics
  • Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

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  • Nursing - Associate of Applied Science
  • Practical Nursing
  • Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.
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Canton
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  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Care Coordination
  • The goal of earning a master’s degree should be defined by you, not by your circumstances. No matter which path you’ve chosen, a graduate degree can help you advance with your current organization, explore opportunities with a new company, or even start fresh in a new industry. When you earn your master's degree, you’re opening new opportunities for career development that can make a difference for you and your family. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

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  • MS Nursing
  • MS Nursing: Patient Safety and Quality
  • MS Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.
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  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

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  • Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor
  • Nursing Administration - Master's
  • 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.

More Ohio Registered Nursing Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Highland Heights
Associate
438
Canton
Associate
219
Saint Clairsville
Associate
1,742
Bowling Green
Doctorate
18,619
Columbus
Masters & First Professional
3,713
Cleveland
Doctorate & First Professional
9,844
Cedarville
Masters
3,055
Newark
Associate
3,100
Cincinnati
Associate
8,507
Springfield
Associate
3,383
Cleveland
Doctorate & First Professional
15,038
Cincinnati
Doctorate
2,282
Columbus
Associate
23,057
Cleveland
Associate
24,563
Defiance
Masters
973
Piqua
Associate
3,025
Steubenville
Masters
2,434
Cincinnati
Associate
304
Hiram
Masters
1,271
Nelsonville
Associate
4,341
Westerville
Associate
255
Lima
Associate
3,385
Ashtabula
Associate
1,575
East Liverpool
Associate
902
Burton
Associate
1,265
Kent
Doctorate
22,819
New Philadelphia
Associate
2,039
Kettering
Masters
808
Kirtland
Associate
8,934
Elyria
Associate
10,769
Sylvania
Masters
2,021
Canton
Masters
2,371
Marion
Associate
2,125
Mansfield
Bachelor
416
Toledo
Bachelor
804
Oxford
Doctorate
15,968
Columbus
Masters
680
Mansfield
Associate
3,148
Archbold
Associate
2,944
Cleveland
Masters
1,490
Ada
Doctorate
3,603
Columbus
Doctorate
52,568
Athens
Doctorate
21,089
Westerville
Doctorate
3,107
Perrysburg
Associate
19,853
Portsmouth
Masters
3,699
Dayton
Associate
18,691
Hillsboro
Associate
2,436
North Canton
Associate
8,238
Fremont
Associate
2,495
Cincinnati
Associate
338
Akron
Doctorate & First Professional
23,007
Cincinnati
Doctorate & First Professional
29,319
Blue Ash
Associate
4,257
Rio Grande
Masters
2,243
Toledo
Doctorate & First Professional
19,767
Urbana
Masters
1,440
Pepper Pike
Masters
1,550
North Canton
Doctorate
2,522
Marietta
Associate
1,243
Dayton
Doctorate & First Professional
16,151
Cincinnati
Doctorate
6,646
Youngstown
Doctorate
13,595

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