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LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse

LPN Students “Best program I have ever had the honor of being accepted into. Such supportive staff and well thought out teaching methods. I am so utterly grateful to have been introduced into the world of nursing by such amazing beacons of nursing sapience.”  Rebecca Conrad, LPN, 2013 graduate of Knoedler School of PNE.
Becoming an LPN can be your final educational experience in nursing or it may be your first step in becoming an RN. Whatever your long term goals, Knoedler can be an important part in obtaining them.


The Knoedler School of Practical Nurse Education is an 11-month program beginning every September. It is approved by the Ohio State Board of Nursing and accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. It has been developed to prepare the student to perform basic nursing skills under the direction of a licensed physician or registered nurse. The program includes nursing theory, lab and planned clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. The lab now has an adult, pediatric and infant simulator to assist the student at increasing their critical thinking skills and confidence. Selected courses include Pharmacology and medication administration, Medical-Surgical Nursing, IV Therapy, Pediatrics and Obstetrics. Upon completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for certification as a licensed practical nurse. The license may be transferred to any state. The Ohio Board of Nursing may deny, suspend or revoke a license if an applicant has a criminal history. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee licensure.
Clinical sites include:
Ashtabula County Medical Center
Ashtabula County Nursing Home
Ashtabula County Health Dept.
Ashtabula Regional Home Health
Cardinal Woods
Continuum Home Care
Jefferson Health Care Center
Lake Pointe
UHHS – Conneaut Medical Center
LPN Students
Gainful Employment:
Hours 1500
Day Class Times 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Convenient advancement to a registered nurse (R.N.) is now available through A-Tech.
Criteria for selecting students is the responsibility of the school’s Admission Committee.
  1. Satisfactory scores on pre-entrance exam. Sample questions can be found at
  2. High School graduate or equivalency
  3. Three work/personal references excluding relatives and friends
  4. Personal interview with program director or faculty member
PLEASE NOTE: Physical examination report is required after acceptance and prior to enrollment which must include a mandatory drug screen, proof of immunizations for Tdap, Influenza, Hepatitis B, MMR, and Varicella. Pre-Entrance Physical Examination
Call 440-576-5545 or click on the link 2020-2021 LPN Brochure to view the LPN brochure with the scheduled pre-entrance test dates.
A $30 testing fee is required and early testing is strongly encouraged.
Acceptance letters for the upcoming class are mailed the first week of June.
The Ohio Board of Nursing website has multiple resources. It contains the scope of practice for the LPN, information about educational programs and directions to apply for licensure after program comopletion.
Employment during the past 20 years of the program’s existence has been virtually 100%. Employment opportunities for the practical nurse continue to abound. For additional information, call 440-576-5545.
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