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
November 13, 2017 September 21, 2018 October 5, 2018
April 30, 2018 March 8, 2019 March 22, 2019
October 1, 2018 August 9, 2019 August 23, 2019
March 18, 2019 January 24, 2020 February 7, 2020
August 19, 2019 June 26, 2020 July 10, 2020
February 3, 2020 November 27, 2020 December 11, 2020

Evening Class:

Start Date Last Day of Class Graduation Date
February 12, 2018 December 7, 2018 December 21, 2018
July 16, 2018 May 24, 2019 June 7, 2019
December 17, 2018 October 25, 2019 November 8, 2019
June 3, 2019 April 10, 2020 April 24, 2020
November 4, 2019 September 11, 2020 September 25, 2020
April 20, 2020 February 26, 2021 March 12, 2021

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

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

  • Pass PN 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

  • Study Resources