Nursing Schools in Ohio – OH

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Nursing programs in Ohio are turning away hundreds of qualified applicants each year due to the shortage of nursing faculty. This has created a shortage of nursing school graduates including a decline in nurses earning a baccalaureate nursing degree in Ohio. In fact, enrollment of registered nurses into BSN programs in the state of Ohio decreased 62% according to the Nursing Institute of Western Ohio. The decrease in BSN graduates from Ohio nursing schools has had a profound impact on vacancy rates at hospitals throughout Ohio. The majority of hospitals in Ohio are now seeking registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees, because those registered nurses with a BSN are trained in the required standards of care and the more complex cases seen in the hospital setting.

Nursing degree programs in Ohio, including BSN programs have become increasingly more competitive to apply to. explore becoming a Nurse in Ohio. As was mentioned above, Ohio nursing schools have been turning away numerous overly qualified applicants because there is not enough room.

Online Nursing Schools in Ohio

This site has dedicated itself to researching ways to make more nursing programs and nursing information available to registered nurses and prospective nursing school applicants. One solution is for registered nurses to earn their LPN to BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN or MSN online from one of the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or NLNAC accredited nursing schools found on this website. These nursing schools can help students coordinate clinical training and the cost per credit is similar to other Ohio nursing programs.

Ohio Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis of the Health Resources Services Administration predicts Ohio will reach a shortfall of almost 32,000 registered nurses by the year 2020 (a 29 percent shortage). Registered nursing ranks as the occupation with the highest projected growth rate, with the nation expected to need 2.8 million nurses by the year 2020—800,000 more than the projected supply. Health care related occupations, including nursing, are projected to account for approximately one in seven new jobs in Ohio. What this means that a career in nursing will have job security, good wages and benefits. There hasn’t’t been a better time to start or advance your nursing career.

According to the median annual salary for a registered nurse in Akron, OH is $59,474, in Bowling Green, OH $59,480, in Canton, OH $57,986, in Cincinnati, OH $59,281, in Cleveland, OH $60,337, in Columbus, OH $59,350, in Dayton, OH $59,628, in Toledo, OH $59,380. According to the AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses) 2006 Salary survey,  the average staff nurse (RN) earns $59,000 a year, up 1,600 from 2005. also found that registered nurses practicing in rural areas of Ohio earn $6,600 less than those in an urban setting. They estimate that a staff nurse in a facility with 3 Ors earns $57,700 annually and a staff nurse in a larger facility earns $63,800 annually. Employers are offering sign on bonuses from $2,500 to $5,000, primarily to staff nurses. All of these wages will vary by location, experience and specialty.

Campus Based Nursing Schools in Ohio

University of Phoenix College of Health and Human Services

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University of Phoenix offers accredited nursing degree programs at campuses nationwide. Locations in Ohio include Cincinnati, Dayton, Beechwood, Cleveland, and Columbus. Request free admission, curriculum, and financial aid information from University of Phoenix to learn more.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs Approved by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing

Akron Institute (ADN)
1600 S. Arlington Road
Akron, OH 44306
ATS Institute of Technology
AAS in Nursing
325 Alpha Park
Highland Heights, OH 44143
Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
2600 6th Street SW
Canton, Ohio 44710
Belmont Technical College– ADN Program
120 Fox-Shannon Place
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Bryant & Stratton College – Department of Nursing
27557 Chardon Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Central Ohio Technical College – ADN
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055
Chamberlain College of Nursing– ADN
1350 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43209
The Christ College of Nursing and Sciences
2319 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
The Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Bethesda School of Nursing
3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Clark State Community College– ADN
570 East Leffels lane
Springfield, OH 45501
Columbus State University
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43216
Cuyahoga Community College– ADN Program
2900 Community College Avenue
S&T 332
Cleveland, OH 44115
Edison State Community College– ADN
1973 Edison Drive
Piqua, OH 45356
Galen College of Nursing
100 E- Business Way Ste 200
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Hocking Technical College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Hondros College– School of Nursing- ADN
7600 Tyler’s Place Blvd
West Chester, OH 45069
James A. Rhodes State College – ADN
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804
Kent State University
ADN Program
113 Henderson Hall
Kent, OH 44242
Kettering College of Medical Arts
3737 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
Lakeland Community College
ADN Program
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094
Loraine County Community College – ADN
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Miami University – Assoc Degree in Nursing
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, OH 44901
Northwest State Community College– ADN
22-600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502
Ohio Academy of Holistic Health
2380 Bellbrook Avenue
Xenia, OH 45385
Ohio University – ADN Program
Grover Center W365
Athens, OH 45701
RETS School of Nursing
555 E Alex Bell Blvd
Centerville, OH 45459
Owens Community College
P.O. Box 10000, Oregon Road
Toledo, OH 43699
Shawnee State University – ADN Program
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Sinclair Community College
ADN Program
444 W Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Southern State Community College– Associate Degree Nursing Program
100 Hobart Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Stark State College of Technology
6200 Frank Avenue, NW
Canton, OH 44720
Terra State Community College– ADN
2830 Napoleon Road
Fremont, OH 43420
University of Cincinnati– Assoc Degree in Nursing
9555 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
University of Rio Grade Holzer School of Nursing – ADN
PO Box 500
Rio Grande, OH 45674
The University of Toledo– ADN Program
2801 W Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, OH 45750

BSN Programs Approved by the Ohio State Board of Nursing

Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The BSN and MSN programs are approved by the Ohio State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) and the Nurse Midwifery program is accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, Direct Entry MSN, RN to MSN, Part-Time MSN, MSN – (Specializations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) w/ Subspecialty: Flight Nursing or Subspecialty: Cardiovascular Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner w/ Subspecialty: Cardiovascular Nursing or Subspecialty: Infection Control or Subspecialty: Gerontology, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) w/ Subspecialty: Cardiovascular Nursing, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) w/ Subspecialty: Cardiovascular Nursing or Subspecialty: Gerontology, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)), MSN Joint Degrees – Master of Science in Nursing/Master Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Arts in Anthropology, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Arts in Bioethics, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health, DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD, Post-Master’s Certificates

Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing,
10900 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44106-4904

Chamberlain College of Nursing

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The BSN program at the Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University holds institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, MSNA, MSNE | Nursing, Nursing Admin, Nursing Education, Primary Care

Capital University – BSN
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Cedarville University
251 N. Main Street
Cedarville, OH 45314
Chamberlain College of Nursing
1350 Alum Creek Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Cleveland State University
BSN Program
2121 Euclid Avenue, Rte 915
Cleveland, OH 44115
The College of Mt. St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233
Franciscan University of Steubenville, BSN Program
1235 University Blvd
Steubenville, OH 43952
Hiram College – Department of Nursing
PO Box 67
Hinsdale Hall Rm 136
Hiram, OH 44234
Kent State University
School of Nursing, BSN
113 Henderson Hall
Kent, OH 44242
Lourdes College, BS in Nursing
6823 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560
Malone College
515 25th Street – NW
Canton, OH 44709
MedCentral College of Nursing
335 Glessner Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44903
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Miami University– BSN Program
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 S. Davis Avenue
Columbus, OH 43222
Mount Vernon Nazarene University – School of Nursing and Health Sciences
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Muskingum College – BSN
163 Stormont St. Montgomery Hall
New Concord, OH 43762
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
Ohio Northern University – BS in Nursing
Getty College of Arts and Sciences
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
The Ohio State University, College of Nursing BSN Program
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Otterbein Nursing Program
One Otterbein College
Westerville, OH 43081
The University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325
University of Cincinnati, BSN Program
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45221
The University of Toledo College of Nursing
3000 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614
Ursuline College
The Breen School of Nursing
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Walsh University, BSN
2020 Maple Street NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Wright State University – Miami Valley
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Firelands Regional Medical Center
1912 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Huron School of Nursing
13951 Terrace Road
East Cleveland, OH 44112
Springfield Regional School for Nursing
2615 East High Street
Springfield, OH 45505
Tri-Rivers School of Nursing Diploma Program
2222 Marion Mt – Gilead Road
Marion, OH 43302
Trinity Health System School of Nursing
380 Summit Ave
Steubenville, OH 43952

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