Practical Nursing Program

OMCC Practical Nursing 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 Nurse Aide and willing to pursue higher level of professional education, OMCC Practical Nursing Program is the right choice to meet your personal goal.

OMCC Practical Nursing program is approved by Ohio Board of Nursing and authorized by 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
February 3, 2020 November 27, 2020 December 11, 2020
July 6, 2020 May 14, 2021 May 28, 2021
December 7, 2020 October 15, 2021 October 29, 2021
May 24, 2021 April 1, 2022 April 15, 2022
October 25, 2021 September 2, 2022 September 16, 2022
April 11, 2022 February 17, 2023 March 3, 2023
September 12, 2022 July 21, 2023 August 4, 2023
February 27, 2023 December 22, 2023 January 19, 2024
July 31, 2023 June 7, 2024 June 21, 2024
January 15, 2024 November 8, 2024 November 22, 2024

Evening Class:

Start Date Last Day of Class Graduation Date
November 4, 2019 September 11, 2020 September 25, 2020
April 20, 2020 February 26, 2021 March 12, 2021
September 21, 2020 July 30, 2021 August 13, 2021
March 8, 2021 January 14, 2022 January 28, 2022
August 9, 2021 June 17, 2022 July 1, 2022
January 24, 2022 November 18, 2022 December 2, 2022
June 27, 2022 May 5, 2023 May 19, 2023
November 28, 2022 October 6, 2023 October 20, 2023
May 15, 2023 March 22, 2024 April 5, 2024
October 16, 2023 August 23, 2024 September 6, 2024

Prerequisite Courses

» Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)


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

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 or Medical Assistant certification

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

  • Pass PN Entrance Exam (NPET-PN). Exams are scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 am and 2:30 pm. 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

  • Study Resources