Practical Nursing Program

practical nursing program

The Practical Nursing Program consists of 1318 hours completed in 11 months. The program consists of classroom, clinical and laboratory components. Clinical experiences will take place at local hospitals and long-term care facilities.  All graduates of this program will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses to become licensed as a practical nurse (LPN).
The Practical Nursing Program is governed by the Ohio Board of Nursing for nursing education. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
2020-2021 Program Begins:  September 8, 2020      Ends:  August 5, 2021
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 class. 
1,318 total clock hours completed in 44 weeks of training
Classes will meet from 7:30am - 3:45pm Monday through Thursday. 
Class size is limited to 28 students. 
Clinical hours will vary depending on the site.
Precepting hours will vary according to availability.    

A detailed information and cost sheet is available to the right under forms. 
The school provides all required textbooks and software to the student at a discounted price.  These charges are applied to the student's account.  Students may chose to purchase these materials themselves.  Students who chose to do so must have the exact book available on the first day of the class and must notify the school one month prior to the start date. 
Prep Classes are available to help students prepare for their Workkeys and HESI pre-entrance assessments.  Anyone interested must attend an orientation and commit to attend a minimum of 12 hours.  3 day a week Sessions:  Begin July 20.  Class meets Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am-noon.  2 day a week Sessions:  Begin The Following Dates:  August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3.   Classes meet on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00am-noon.   


  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Provide evidence of a valid high school diploma or have attained a GED equivalency certificate.       
  • Provide all official high school and post-secondary transcripts to the Ohio Technical Center Enrollment Coordinator.
  • Meet required standards on pre-entrance assessments (WorkKeys & HESI).  
  • Interview with program administrator.
  • Complete FBI and BCI screenings.
  • Students must be a certified Nurse Aid and have CPR training. 

  • Ability to critically think in order to apply sound judgement in the clinical setting
  • Ability to move freely from room to room in a clinical setting observing the patient and environment
  • Ability to collect objective data through the senses (such as auscultation and palpation)
  • Ability to prepare and administer medications; including the ability to accurately read the medication administration record, patient medical records and patient identifiers
  • Ability to lift and /or assist in the transport of patients
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both in verbal and written forms
  • Ability to treat patients, instructors and peers with respect and dignity

Financial Assistance is available for qualified students from a variety of sources.  Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for Federal Financial Aid including Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) and Federal Student Loans.  For details on all assistance available, see our Financial Aid page
The Practical Nursing Program has a designated classroom and a dedicated lab. Equipment available includes teacher and student computers, a smart board, DVD and VHS player, six hospital beds, educational mannequins, educational models and nursing lab supplies needed for instructional purposes. The classroom also has a dedicated restroom for student use.

According to the United States Department of Labor Outlook Handbook, the need for licensed practical nurses is projected to increase by 16% during the time frame of 2014-2024. This growth is much faster than average in comparison with other occupations. Statistics are take from   
Licensed Practical Nurses may be employed in physician offices, clinics, some general medical surgical hospitals, home health agencies, community care facilities (such as residential treatment facilities for mentally, chronically ill patients or rehabilitation services), hospice services and long term care facilities.   
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CIP Code:  51.3901   SOC Code:  29-2061

course descriptions

This is a complete list of classes a student is required to complete for the Practical Nursing Program.

Faculty and Staff

Jean Sullivan Practical Nursing Program Administrator / Instructor
Erin Askins Practical Nursing Full Time Instructor
Brenda Adams Practical Nursing Part Time Instructor
Kelli Bergstrom Practical Nursing Part Time Instructor
Barbara Hoffman Practical Nursing Part Time Instructor
Jessica Hoyng Practical Nursing Part Time Instructor
Samantha Joseph Practical Nursing Part Time Instructor
 Jeanne Elise Hoaglin Practical Nursing Part Time Instructor

contact us

Jean Sullivan
Jean Sullivan
Practical Nursing Program Administrator / Instructor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2080
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
Jaclyn Gunsett
Jaclyn Gunsett
Financial Aid Coordinator / VA Certifying Official / Accreditation Liaison Officer
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2110