Licensed Practical Nurse

Adult Education Office Hours

Mon - Thur 8:00 am - 9:00 pm and Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Licensed Practical Nurse

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program is a 11 month- 1376 hour program consisting of Classroom and Clinical Experience – which is attained at local hospitals or long-term care facilities. Coursework includes general and specialized nursing subjects.

Approximately 40% of the program is spent providing nursing care in health care institutions throughout the region.

This course includes Nursing Principles and Skills, Body Structure and Function, Medical and Surgical Nursing, Nursing Issues, Pharmacology, Normal Nutrition, Normal Growth and Development, Maternity Nursing, Nursing of Children, and Pre-employment Skills.

Upon Completion of Coursework the student is awarded a certificate- career passport and becomes eligible to sit for the State Board Exam.

Admission Policy

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Graduate from a State Department of Education approved high school or have GED equivalency certificate.
  • Pass required standards on pre-entrance and assessment tests which evaluate math and reading skills.
  • Interview with the director.
  • Provide personal and employer references.
  • Submit health information.
  • Must be able to transfer clients safely, read charts and collect objective data, such as auscultation of body sounds. Immunizations are required.

Prospective students will be notified of their admission status after review of all pre-entrance requirements by the Admission Committee.

All students must maintain a minimum average of 78% in all classroom work and pass clinical work.

93% attendance required. Successful LPN graduates receive a certificate, school pin, and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam.

Faculty Our faculty is made up of highly qualified Registered Nurses. All instructors are licensed by the State of Ohio board of Nursing and are certified by the State Department of Education.

Apollo School of Practical Nursing is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, the State of Ohio Department of Career Technical Education, and is accredited by the Counsel on Occupational Education (COE).

Practical Nursing Manager
Lisa Brackney, Director Practical Nursing Program 

Phone: (419) 998-2975 Fax: (419) 998-2994 Email:

  • 1988 Graduate Lima Technical College / Assoc. Degree/Applied Science in Nursing
  • 1996 Graduate Franklin University – Columbus/ B.S.N. Nursing
  • 2002 Graduate University of Phoenix/ Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Experience- Assisted Director of Nursing/ Patient Assessment Nurse, and In-service Coordinator in a skilled long term care facility for 3 plus years,4 plus years as a nurse on a busy medical and surgical floor, 5 plus years working as a nurse in a skilled long term care facility caring for geriatric patients.
  • 2 plus years as a nurse aide trainer is a skilled long term care facility
  • Experience as a CPR Instructor
  • Instructor here at Apollo School of Practical Nursing since 1995 in the skills lab and clinical areas in Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Long Term Care Facilities/Units. Experience as classroom instructor in the following courses: Fundamental Skills, Nutrition, Obstetrics, Medical and Surgical Nursing, and Issues and Trends in Nursing.
  • Currently the director of the program since 2007.
  • Inducted as Cambridge Who’s Who Lifetime Member in 2008 for Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs; then in January 2009 was recognized as Cambridge’s Professional of the year representing Health Care Training.
  • Appointed to the American Health Council Board of Nurses in 2017, and recognized as a leader in Nursing.

LPN Course Schedules

LPN in Lima, Ohio

Lima Schedule Dates:
 Aug 6, 2018 – Jun 13, 2019
18-19 Lima Detailed Schedule Click Here
Cost Estimate Detail: 18-19 Lima add’l fee estimate
18-19 Tuition Cost Breakdown
Day / Time:  Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hours:  1376 Hrs (45 weeks)

LPN  in Ottawa (w/visits to Lima)

Ottawa Schedule Dates:  Feb 20, 2018 – Jan 9, 2019
18-19 Ottawa Schedule Click Here
Cost Estimate Detail:  18-19 Ottawa add’l fee estimate
18-19 Tuition Cost Breakdown
Day / Time:  Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hours:  1376 Hrs (45 weeks)

According to the Department of Labor,, employment for LPNs is expected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018 much faster than the average for all occupation in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for healthcare services.

Special Admission Policy

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Placement Rate Methodology

LPN Get Started


Print Application    LPN Transcript Request

ArrowSTEP 1: Get your LPN APPLICATION. You may download and print it using the link, or pick one up in our office.
                    Read through it completely and return it to Apollo with your application fee.

ArrowSTEP 2: Begin your financial aid by filling out the FAFSA at home. Click Here
You can do this at any time; even before Step 1.

ArrowSTEP 3: Once the LPN department has the required items on file, you will be notified to begin testing.

ArrowSTEP 4: Work Keys and HESI testing (by appt. only).  Links to study for these tests will be provided.

ArrowSTEP 5: Interview with the program manager (by appointment only).

ArrowSTEP 6: Make an appointment with the financial aid manager to discuss your financial aid and payment options.
Financial aid

Licensed Practical Nurse Testimonials

“Selecting a school of nursing was an important and life-changing decision. That’s why I chose the Apollo Career Center’s Licensed Practical Nursing program. Apollo’s staff of knowledgeable and expert instructors are experienced professionals in their field. With in-depth classroom presentations and state of the art hands-on clinical experience, Apollo has provided me with the ability and the confidence to enter today’s modern health care field.”

-J. Campbell

I am so glad I went to your program I love my job!  It’s not just about earning a new pay, I actually love going in to work every day!  Not many people can say that.  I have a “real” career, and I LOVE my residents!  Apollo Career Center changed my life!
-K. Podach