Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program
Akron, Ohio

Take the leap into your new career as a nurse.

One of the quickest ways to start your career in nursing is earning your diploma in Practical Nursing. The Herzing University LPN program provides a hands-on education preparing you to become a LPN and get your first job as a nurse.

How long is the Herzing University LPN program in Akron?

You’ll build the real-world skills and confidence to be on your way to a nursing career in as few as 12 months (1 year), fully prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses exam (NCLEX-PN) and become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

As a Herzing University practical nursing student, you will:

  • Practice in simulation labs
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience
  • Learn from nursing instructors with real healthcare experience

Herzing University Akron staff & faculty actively support you every step of the way. Our mission is to empower you to become better at what you do, earn your PN diploma and find success in your new career.

Classes start September 4.
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Careers

Enrolling in a LPN program is step #1 to starting your new career

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse happens in 4 steps:

  1. Enroll in the Herzing University practical nursing program
  2. Graduate and get your PN diploma
  3. Take and pass the NCLEX-PN to get licensed
  4. Find your first job!

How long does it take to become an LPN?

The Herzing University LPN program can take as little as 12 months to complete. After your training and earning your PN diploma, all that’s left for you is passing the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Ohio.

How much do LPN's make in Ohio?

Licensed Practical Nurses in Ohio earn an average annual salary of $43,430 per year ($20.88 per hour), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. LPN’s in the top 10% of the profession on average earn $55,680 and up. The job outlook in the coming years is looking positive, with a projected increase in employment of 12% from 2016-2026. Learn about how much an LPN makes and compare against other similar positions in healthcare.

Becoming a LPN now puts you in position to be very qualified for a career in high demand for the years ahead.

I want to become a registered nurse (RN). Do I need more than a diploma in practical nursing?

Yes—you’ll need at least an associate’s degree in nursing to become a registered nurse, although we encourage you to pursue a bachelor's degree if you’re serious about becoming a RN.  Hospitals and medical facilities are more often recommending or outright requiring nurses to earn their BSN degree.


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Curriculum

What you'll learn in the Herzing University PN diploma program

The practical nursing program at Herzing University in Akron, Ohio provides theoretical, academic and clinical instruction in many different types of nursing to bridge the patient lifespan:

  • Surgical
  • Obstetric
  • Pediatric
  • Geriatric
  • Mental health

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Over the course of the program, you will learn the basics of nursing procedures, measuring vital signs, administering medication, and develop communication skills necessary to easily collaborate with other healthcare providers.

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Requirements

Applying for the LPN Program at Herzing University in Akron

Here are the requirements to be considered for admission into the Akron Practical Nursing program:

  • Completion of high school with a cumulative GPA or 2.0 or higher, high school equivalency (HSD or GED) or college cumulative GPA of 2.0 with 12 or more college credits
  • Take the TEAS and achieve the minimum composite score

Tuition

The cost of tuition for the LPN program in Akron

With Herzing University, an affordable, career-focused education is within your reach. We are always striving to make college more affordable for everyone.

Financial aid options include:

  • Student loans & secured loans. Loans offer a way to pay for all or part of your tuition.
  • Scholarships. We offer a variety of scholarships based on academic achievement, financial need or community affiliations – in 2018 Herzing University awarded $5 million in scholarships to nursing students. Contact an admissions advisor about current scholarship opportunities by calling 1-800-596-0724 or request for information online.
  • Clinical partner grants. We partner with clinical facilities all over the United States. Many partners are offered a tuition grant for employees who attend Herzing University.

You can find an estimate for grant and scholarship aid using the net price calculator, and find an estimate for tuition for the LPN program using Herzing University’s tuition wizard.

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Come visit our Akron campus for a personalized look at our LPN program to get a feel for the school and our learning environment. We are located on the south side of Akron just west of the airport.

Akron Campus

1600 South Arlington St, 100
Akron, Ohio 44306

 (330) 594-3034

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