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Ohio Nursing Schools
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State Nursing Board: Ohio Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Ohio Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: Ohio Hospital Association

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In the heart of the Midwest, Ohio is a state with a thriving health care industry and many opportunities for dedicated health care professionals. Whether you want to change the world of health care by helping those in emergency situations, children, people with chronic disease, or another population entirely, you should get started by learning about nursing programs in Ohio.

You can contact the Ohio nursing schools listed below to get program details.

Becoming a nurse doesn't just mean taking blood and helping doctors. It is a career that actually gives you the chance to improve people's lives. Throughout Ohio, nursing homes have started stimulating patients' memories with the use of familiar music. By participating in studies like this one, you can help your patients more thoroughly enjoy life and maintain as much youth as possible.

However, there are many areas in which you may be able to use your nursing skills to positively impact Ohio health care. When compared to nursing homes in other states, Ohio nursing homes rank very low on the list. If you are willing to use evidence-based care standards and stay on top of new procedures and techniques, you may be the change that's needed in this industry.

While the nursing shortage is severe throughout the United States, it's particularly bad in Ohio. Civitas Media reports that the state's aging population has put a huge strain on the local nursing staff, leading many employers to seek out more nursing staff.

Nursing Education in Ohio

Which type of nursing degree is right for your growing career? If you want to get into the field as quickly as possible, consider a licensed practical nursing diploma or certificate. If you eventually decide to earn an associate's degree or bachelor's degree, this degree may help you. Those who want to become registered nurses must go through an Associate's or Bachelor's program.

Course requirements tend to be similar between Ohio schools. While building a strong knowledge of nursing theory and background, you may work in several different clinical settings. This should lead to over 500 hours of clinical experience. Courses that may be part of your curriculum include Evidence-Based Practice, Pathophysiology, Clinical Judgment, Health Assessment, Foundations of Nursing Practice, and Nursing Care of Adults.

If you're like most students, financial aid may be a big part of your education experience. Luckily, Ohio has many organizations that fund nursing scholarships. The Ohio Nurses Foundation is a great source for those looking for local grants and scholarships. Through the Ohio Center for Nursing, you may encounter several types of tuition assistance. Ohio Higher Ed is a government agency with different financial aid options.

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Outlook for Nursing in Ohio

You may find that Ohio has a fairly positive job outlook for nurses. Job openings for LPNs are expected to jump by 22% through the year 2022, according to O*Net. They report an expected 15% increase in job openings for registered nurses (O*Net, 2012).

Salaries in Ohio are generally close to nationally-reported figures. LPNs earn an average of $41,060 per year (BLS, 2015). The average salary for an Ohio registered nurse is $62,800 per year (BLS, 2015).

You must get your license from the State of Ohio Board of Nursing before you begin working as an LPN or an RN. This state requires you to submit your proof of education, a background check, and your passing score from the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN.

Some of the top employers of Registered Nurses in Florida include Cleveland Clinic, Miami Valley Hospital, Mount Carmel West, Ohio State University Hospital and Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Find out what you can do with an accredited nursing degree. Check out our school listings and contact nursing programs in Ohio today to get started.

Nursing Degree Programs in Ohio


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MSN Programs from Ohio Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in Ohio.

Online MSN Programs

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Capital University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Administration, Legal Studies, MSN/JD, MSN/MBA, MSN/MTS, Nursing Education, Theological Studies
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP), ANP/GNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Public Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (online), FNP/PNP, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP), GNP/Gerontological CNS, Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN/Master of Arts in Anthropology, MSN/Master of Arts in Bioethics, MSN/MBA, MSN/MPH, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing Informatics, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), Psych-Mental Health NP/CNS, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited, ACEN accredited, ACNM accredited
Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader Track (online), Forensic Track (online), MSN/MBA (online), Nursing Education Track (online), Specialized Population Track (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Master of Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville, OH)
Program Name: Education Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Indiana Wesleyan University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: M.S. Primary Care Nursing (Columbus)
Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care NP, Adult CNS, Adult NP, Adult/Psychiatric-Mental Health NP, Family NP, Geriatric NP, MSN-MBS, MSN-MPA, Nursing and Healthcare Management, Pediatric CNS, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric-Mental Health CNS, Women’s Health NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Lourdes University (Sylvania, OH)
Program Name: MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: CANAEP
Malone University (Canton, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mount Carmel College of Nursing (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Adult Health CNS, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Program Name: Adult Health & Illness (ANP or CNS or ANP/CNS), Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Nursing and Health Systems Management, Nursing Science, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (NP or CNS), Women’s Health (NP or CNS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Otterbein University (Westerville, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Service Administration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Program Name: Advanced Practice Nursing, MSN - Nurse Educator (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Akron (Akron, OH)
Program Name: Adult Gerontological Health Nursing - CNS, Adult Gerontological Health Nursing - NP, Behavioral Health Nursing - CNS, Child and Adolescent Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Anesthesia, Nursing Service Administration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist (online), Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery (online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration (online), Master of Science in Nursing - Womens Health Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN - Psychiatric NP/CNS (online), Neonatal NP or CNS, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nursing (CNS)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Cincinnati - Online (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: MSN - Adult-Gero Clincal Nurse Specialist (online), MSN - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN - Nurse Administration (online), MSN - Nurse Midwifery (online), MSN - Womens Health Nurse Practitioner (online)
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing (online), MS in Nursing / MBA Health Care Management (online), MS in Nursing/Health Care Education (online), MS in Nursing/Master of Health Administration (online), Nurse Practitioner (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Urbana University (Urbana, OH)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Ursuline College (Pepper Pike, OH)
Program Name: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Health CNS
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Program Name: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child/Adolescent Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Leader, Community Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN/MBA - Administration of Nursing & Healthcare Systems, Pediatric and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, School Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Education Concentration, Forensic Concentration, Health Care Law Concentration, MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration, MSN/ MSCJ Dual Degree, MSN/MBA Dual Degree, MSN/MED Dual Degree, Nursing Administration Concentration, School Nurse Concentration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)
Program Name: Clinical Nurse Specialist for Chronic Illness Care, Nurse Anesthesia, School Nursing CNS
Accreditation: AANA/CANAEP accredited, ACEN accredited

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