Ohio Board of Regents List of Degrees and Certificates Conferred by Ohio Public Institutions 2001-2010
Registered Nurse (RN) Educational Programs
RNs work in collaboration with numerous other health care professionals including doctors, LPNs, nursing aides and social workers to achieve positive outcomes for patients. Duties include: Direct patient care, observation, assessment, recording symptoms, reactions and patient progress, physician assistance, administering medications, supervising tasks performed by LPNs, nursing assistants and orderlies.
To become a Registered Nurse, you must complete the required nursing curriculum from an approved program. Then you must pass the national licensing exam (NCLEX-RN). This allows you to obtain your Ohio nursing license.
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A current listing of RN Education Programs can be found on the Ohio Board of Nursing's Website. (Click Here)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Educational Programs
LPNs work under the direction of doctors and RNs to provide care for patients. Duties include: basic bedside care, taking vital signs, changing dressings, preparing and giving injections/medications, collecting samples for lab testing, feeding patients and recording food and fluid intake and output, keeping patients comfortable, and supervising nursing assistants and orderlies.
Completion of a LPN program can be a stepping-stone to the next level. For example, many schools offer LPN to RN programs for those who want to further their education. To become an LPN, you must pass the national licensing exam (NCLEX-LPN) after completing a state-approved practical nursing program. This allows you to obtain your Ohio nursing license.
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A current listing of LPN Education Programs can be found on the Ohio Board of Nursing's Website. (Click Here)