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Practical Nurse Program

Licensed Practical Nursing careers across the country continue to grow. The variety of employment opportunities, the demand for qualified nurses, and personal career satisfaction are a few obvious reasons. If you enjoy helping people, are interested in working directly with patients, and have good communication skills, then getting your practical nurse training from Professional Skills Institute may be a good option for you. PSI’s Practical Nurse program offers both DAY and EVENING CLASSES!

The Practical Nurse program has approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) through November 2025, 17 South High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3413; telephone: (614) 466-3947; website:

Your Role as a Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) perform a multitude of essential duties under the direction of a physician. LPNs provide basic bedside care, take vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respirations, and document patient care in electronic health record systems. They provide direct patient care such as wound care, inserting, monitoring and removing urinary catheters, starting IVs for adult patients, and administering select medications. LPNs closely monitor patients and report adverse reactions to medications and treatments. In addition, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform blood draws and routine laboratory tests, and provide a comfortable environment for patients – listening to their concerns and discussing their medical care.

LPNs can also supervise nursing assistants and aides under the direction of a registered nurse or any of the following who is authorized to practice in this state (Ohio) or surrounding states where licensed: a physician, physician assistant, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, or chiropractor.

Program Details


Weeks Program Length

*Hybrid programs combine a supportive, hands-on, campus-based education environment with the independence and flexibility of online learning.

The Professional Skills Institute Advantage

  • Clinical Training​

    At PSI, our focus is on your success. Employment is the goal. The 48-week Practical Nurse program includes 270 hours of clinical training. Beginning in your second quarter and continuing through the remaining quarters, you'll spend time throughout the quarter working onsite in actual medical facilities. During this special training you'll have an opportunity to shadow a qualified professional and apply the skills you've learned during your campus labs. A dedicated clinical coordinator works closely with students to help match clinical sites best suited for their location and schedules.

  • Fully Equipped Labs​

    PSI provides labs that are fully equipped with the tools and equipment that you can expect to be using in your job as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Qualified Instructors

    PSI's course instructors, lab instructors and clinical instructors are Registered Nurses and are required to have at least 3 years of nursing experience. In addition, instructors teaching Practical Nurse courses have a minimum of Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students benefit from the real-world experience from instructors who have worked in the field.

  • Extra Lab Availability

    The Practical Nurse program offers open lab time during specified weeks that is fully staffed with instructors for students who are interested in, or may need, additional training on specific skills.

Careers in Focus-
Practical Nurse

If you enjoy helping others and want to provide care for those in your community, you should consider a career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). LPNs provide basic care for patients under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. Check out our infographic to find out what you’ll do, where you’ll work and the career opportunity for an LPN!

Get Practical Nursing Jobs with Your PSI Education

With a Professional Skills Institute education, you’ll have opportunities to apply for licensed practical nursing jobs to some of the most highly sought-after medical employers in the state. Here are just a few of the companies who have hired our graduates:

  • Heartland at Promedica
  • Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn
  • Sunset Retirement Communities

Did You Know...

Licensed practical nurses provide basic care for patients under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Licensed Practical Nurses

6.6% expected growth rate in Ohio from 2018 to 2028

9% expected growth rate nationwide from 2020 to 2030

Additional Information

PSI's Practical Nursing program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Ohio and in the state of Michigan.

We have not made a determination for the following states*: AL, AK, American Samoa, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, Guam, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MD, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, N. Marianas Island, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, Virgin Islands, WA, WV, WI, WY

Those who successfully graduate from the Practical Nursing program may be eligible to take the NLCLEX-PN®. Approval to take the examination is not automatic. Successfully passing the NCLEX is one of several requirements for licensure.

Requirements for licensure vary among states. In order to locate the licensure eligibility requirements of another state, please contact the Board of Nursing of that state.

*If you need additional information on state eligibility or transferability requirements for these states, please contact your Program Director or the Campus Director.


National Level
Professional Skills Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

ABHES is recognized by the Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by the educational institutions and programs it accredits. Its approved and recognized scope includes degree and non-degree granting private, postsecondary institutions offering educational programs predominantly in allied health; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs. When you attend an ABHES-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

State Level
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
PSI has been granted state approval to confer the Associate of Applied Science Degrees and program Diplomas.

Programmatic Approval
The Practical Nurse program has approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) through November 2025, 17 South High Street, Suite 660, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3413; telephone: (614) 466-3947; website:


The following are a few of the courses that you'll take as part of the Practical Nurse program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology Foundations
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology
  • Basic Math and Dosage Calculations
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Nursing Principles
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal and Pediatric Nursing
  • Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • PN Transitions to Practice
  • PN Capstone

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for Financial Aid information.