Practical Nursing (LPN) Training Program

OMCC Practical Nursing (LPN) Training Program prepares students to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care in hospitals and extended care facilities. If you are a Certified Nursing Aide and willing to pursue higher level of professional education, OMCC Practical Nursing (LPN) Program is the right choice to meet your personal goal.

OMCC Practical Nursing Program has attained full approval from Ohio Board of Nursing and received authorization from the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools. The curriculum includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (patient care). Classroom study covers basic nursing concepts and subjects related to patient care, including anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, and holistic care. Clinical practice integrates knowledge learned in classroom and labs into real world patient care settings.

Graduates will receive a diploma upon program completion and become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-PN. NCLEX-PN is required in order to obtain licensure as an LPN. It is a computer-based exam and varies in length, covering four major Client Needs categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity.

Academic Calendar

» Class Schedule

OMCC Practical Nursing program is divided into four ten-week terms with one-week break in between each term. We offer both day and evening classes:

Class Program Length
Day Class 40 weeks; 60 credit hours
Evening Class 40 weeks; 60 credit hours

» Program Calendar

Day Class:

Start Date Last Day of Class Graduation Date
May 16, 2016 March 17, 2017 March 31, 2017
October 17, 2016 August 18, 2017 September 1, 2017
March 27, 2017 February 2, 2018 February 16, 2018
August 28, 2017 July 6, 2018 July 20, 2018
February 12, 2018 December 7, 2018 December 21, 2018
April 30, 2018 March 8, 2019 March 22, 2019

Evening Class:

Start Date Last Day of Class Graduation Date
February 29, 2016 December 23, 2016 January 6, 2017
August 1, 2016 June 2, 2017 June 16, 2017
January 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 17, 2017
May 30, 2017 April 6, 2018 April 20, 2018
November 13, 2017 September 21, 2018 October 5, 2018
April 30, 2018 March 8, 2019 March 22, 2019

Prerequisite Courses

» Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

» CPR Training

» Medical Terminology

If you have already taken the courses listed above, please submit your official transcript, license, or certificate to OMCC Admission Office.

Career Description

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), or licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. LPNs care for patients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care, measure and record patients' vital signs. They also prepare and give injections and enemas, monitor catheters, dress wounds, and give alcohol rubs and massages. Experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.

As part of their work, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory tests, and record food and fluid intake and output. They clean and monitor medical equipment. Sometimes, they help physicians and registered nurses perform tests and procedures. Some LPNs help to deliver, care for, and feed infants. LPNs are vital members of the care team whom registered nurses and doctors rely upon to determine the best course of care for a patient.

Career Outlook

Mean Annual Salary: $33,360 - $46,710

  • Employment services: $44,690
  • Nursing care facilities: $40,580
  • Home health care services: $39,510
  • General medical and surgical hospitals: $38,080
  • Physician offices: $35,020

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, rapid job growth and excellent job growth opportunities are expected for Licensed Practical Nurses. Employment is expected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for healthcare services.

Demand for LPNs will be driven by the increase in the share of the older population. Older persons have an increased incidence of injury and illness, which will increase their demand for healthcare services. In addition, with better medical technology, people are living longer, increasing the demand for long-term healthcare.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed application form, emergency contact form, and student enrollment agreement

  • Valid photo ID and social security card

  • An official high school transcript or equivalent (GED)

  • Certification of completion from a state-approved Certified Nurse Aide training program

  • Pass prerequisite Medical Terminology course (6-day online self-study course, start anytime)

  • Current, active CPR card (through Red Cross or American Heart Association)

  • Pass LPN Entrance Exam (NPET-PN). Exams are scheduled every Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm. Study guide available for review

  • Physical exam and two-step Mantoux tuberculin tests (for TB) within last year

  • Record of current immunizations including two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); chickenpox; hepatitis B; diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT) - childhood record and tetanus within last 10 years

  • Submit to fingerprinting criminal background check through both FBI & BCI

  • Two letters of professional recommendation

  • Any college or university transcripts for transfer credit

  • Offered in These Location(s)

  • Dayton Main Campus

  • Gainful Employment Disclosure 15-16

  • Study Resources