Offered on: Brown County Campus (Day)
Nature of Profession
The Licensed practical nurse (LPN) provides patient care due to illness or desire to maintain health. The LPN scope of practice is defined by the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. The LPN provides care at the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, chiropractor, or registered nurse. The majority of LPNs work is in long-term care and community organizations.
The program is designed to be completed in three semesters and combines lecture classes, lab practice and clinical experience designed to prepare the graduate to be eligible to complete the licensure examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse. Continuation in the nursing program requires a minimum grade of "B" in all NURS courses and a minimum grade of "C" in all other required courses including prerequisites. Students must have the ability to fulfill the essential technical standards defined in the Technical Standards Policy.
Individuals interested in the Pracitcal Nursing program will follow the:
Note: A felony or misdemeanor may disqualify a candidate from being certified by the State of Ohio (as outlined in Section 4761.04 of the Ohio Revised Code). Learn more about Eligibility for Clinical Placement.
The Ohio Board of Nursing also provides information in the “Criminal History Fact Sheet".
Hopefully these frequently asked questions will help you find the information you need! If you have additional questions, please contact Sue Leach.
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Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply for the Practical Nursing Certificate and would also qualify to sit for the NCLEX-PN.
A revised curriculum plan for the Practical Nursing Program will be implemented in Spring 2018 on Brown County Campus in Mt. Orab. Additional information will be available at a later date.
View the 2016-17 Academic Catalog for the current program curriculum.
NOTE: The Practical Nursing curriculum is being revised for the Spring Semester 2018. Please check back for updates to this page.
Technology requirements for Nursing program: Desktop, laptop, or tablet running Windows 7 or later or Mac OSX 10.8 or later. Not all required software/online resources will work with Android or iOS. High speed internet must be accessible.
E-books will be utilized in program. Program package includes all texts (e-books) for the entire Nursing program at a reduced cost and provides updated versions as available.
Non-nursing courses must be completed in addition to PRAC courses. Required non-nursing courses in the program are:
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|BIOL 2205||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 2206||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|MATH 1135||Allied Health Mathematics||3|
|PSYC 1111||Life Span Human Development||3|
Non-nursing courses may be completed prior to entering the program, however the credit hours per semester will be less while in the program and may affect the amount of Financial Aid you receive each term.
|Nursing Pinning Date/Cohort||Licensure Pass Rate
(First-time test-takers for NCLEX-RN)
(Number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first nursing course)
|Job Placement Rate
(Percentage of graduates, six (6) to twelve (12) months after graduating)
Brown County Campus
The Nursing Office is located in room 172 on Central Campus and operates from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
- 800.628.7722 x2640
- Nursing Office
- Southern State Community College
- 100 Hobart Drive
- Hillsboro, OH 45133