Ohio Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Ohio

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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

Schools for Registered Nurses in Ohio are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Ohio

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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Ohio.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

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.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Degrees: Master
Fortis Institute
Cincinnati, Cuyahoga Falls, Dayton, Ravenna, Westerville

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

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  • Programs: Associate Degree in Nursing, Practical Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

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.

  • Programs: Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor, Nursing Administration - Master's
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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.

  • Programs: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

  • Programs: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administrator
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Work toward your degree online with University of Cincinnati Online.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - WomenÂ’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Degrees: Master

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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.

  • Programs: AS Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

  • Programs: Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
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  • Programs: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Diploma in Practical Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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More Ohio Registered Nursing Schools

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
Cedarville University Cedarville Masters 3,055
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
Defiance College Defiance Masters 973
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
Hiram College Hiram Masters 1,271
Hocking College Nelsonville Associate 4,341
Hondros College Westerville Associate 255
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
Lourdes College Sylvania Masters 2,021
Malone University Canton Masters 2,371
Marion Technical College Marion Associate 2,125
MedCentral College of Nursing Mansfield Bachelor 416
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio Toledo Bachelor 804
Miami University-Oxford Oxford Doctorate 15,968
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
Otterbein College Westerville Doctorate 3,107
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
Urbana University Urbana Masters 1,440
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
Xavier University Cincinnati Doctorate 6,646
Youngstown State University Youngstown Doctorate 13,595
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