Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Diploma Program

Brecksville Campus:  Nursing Program Starts in 2019 - Enroll Today

Q1 2019 - 100% of the graduates who took the NCLEX exam passed on the first attempt!

Stautzenberger College has prepared people for jobs in Ohio since 1926. 
Our Practical Nursing program has achieved Full Accreditation Status through the Ohio Board of Nursing. This means the program has met or exceeded the expectations of the Nursing Board and has excellent NCLEX pass rates. Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for the NCLEX exam. In 2018, ninety-four percent of the Maumee Campus graduates who took the NCLEX exam passed on the first attempt!1  

Stautzenberger teaches a concept-based curriculum. This means that while you are learning about the cardiovascular system in your Fundamentals of Nursing class, you are also studying it in your Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Nutrition classes. Students have found this type of curriculum to be very intuitive as it readily ties concepts together.

Our small class size and accomplished instructors are committed to providing you with a solid education.

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of licensed practical nurses should increase by twelve percent between 2016 and 2026.2

Financial aid available for those who qualify.
1, retrieved 3/1/2109
2, retrieved 3/1/2019

The Stautzenberger Advantage
We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skillset and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. The majority of our training is hands-on, creating an ideal environment for many types of learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for high-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential.

We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

Congratulations to the staff, faculty, and students for the Practical Nursing program for achieving Full Accreditation Status through the Ohio Board of Nursing.  We are so proud of our staff and students!

Have you checked out Nursing Programs?  If so, make sure you review their approval status on the Board of Nursing website at to understand if the program you are looking at is Fully Accredited. This means the program has met or exceeded the expectations of the Nursing Board AND has excellent NCLEX pass rates on the exam.   The first 9 months of 2018, Stautzenberger College had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX exam.  Our 2018 NCLEX results are as follows: 17/18 graduates(94.4%) of first-time candidates who took the NCLEX-PN within six months of completion of the program passed.

Congratulations to the last three groups of students at the Maumee Campus who all passed the national Practical Nursing exam (NCLEX-PN) the first time! The NCLEX-PN stats capture first time test takers that took the NCLEX-PN in the following time periods:
1st quarter: 1/1/18 - 3/31/18
2nd Quarter: 4/1/18 - 6/30/18
3rd Quarter: 7/1/18 - 9/30/18

At Stautzenberger College we know what is important to you.

Are you compassionate? Do you let others cry on your shoulder? Do you drop what you're doing to hold a door open for the elderly? If you answered “yes,” did you know you can transform this trait into a career in practical nursing?


Program length – 14 months


On-campus program

Curriculum addresses clinical skills, critical thinking, medical ethics and practical applications, including holistic nursing care, the promotion of health and wellness throughout the lifespan, the science of caring, and the creation of a safe environment for patients, family, and the community.

Upon completion of the program, you could be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ohio.

Practical nurses provide for the basic needs and comfort of ill, injured, or convalescing patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. They work under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. Licensing is required.

Demand for licensed practical nurses is expected to grow by 14% or more through 2024 with 322,200 new job openings.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

Maumee, OH and Brecksville, OH