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 authorized by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges & Schools and provisionally approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. 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
July 31, 2023 June 7, 2024 June 21, 2024
January 15, 2024 November 8, 2024 November 22, 2024
June 17, 2024 April 25, 2025 May 9, 2025
November 18, 2024 September 26, 2025 October 10, 2025
May 5, 2025 March 13, 2026 March 27, 2026
October 6, 2025 August 14, 2026 August 28, 2026
March 23, 2026 January 29, 2027 February 12, 2027

Evening Class:

Start Date Last Day of Class Graduation Date
May 15, 2023 March 22, 2024 April 5, 2024
October 16, 2023 August 23, 2024 September 6, 2024
April 1, 2024 February 7, 2025 February 21, 2025
September 2, 2024 July 11, 2025 July 25, 2025
February 17, 2025 December 12, 2025 January 9, 2026
July 21, 2025 May 29, 2026 June 12, 2026
January 5, 2026 October 30, 2026 November 13, 2026
June 8, 2026 April 16, 2027 April 30, 2027

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 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (LPNs and LVNs) is projected to grow 9 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients.

A number of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity, have become more prevalent in recent years. LPNs and LVNs will be needed to assist and care for patients with these and other conditions. In addition, many procedures that once could be done only in hospitals are now being done outside of hospitals, creating demand in other settings, such as outpatient care centers.

Document Checklist

  • 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

  • Study Resources