The practical nursing program, offered at both the Archbold and Van Wert locations, is a one-year certificate program designed to prepare students for providing nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings and for employment as licensed practical nurses. The three-semester program incorporates lectures, labs, and supervised clinical experience in a variety of area healthcare facilities.

Nursing faculty are available to advise students as they progress through the program. Successful completion of the program prepares the students to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN), and practice as licensed practical nurses.

Admission Requirements

Program Details

Review the program sheet for information on required courses, sequence and more for the Archbold and Van Wert programs.

How to Apply

separate application is required, in addition to the College application. The nursing admissions committee usually meets once a semester. Any applications received at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting are reviewed; applications received after are reviewed at the next meeting. There are no set dates when applications need to be in.

Questions should be directed to Marsha Buehrer, division secretary, at or 419.267.1246. Students Interested in enrolling in classes at the Van Wert location should contact the nursing office at 419.238.0779.


All programs in the Nursing Division are fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.