RMA is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, which is part of the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN). Upon Graduation from Richard Medical Academy and passing your NCLEX you can practice in any of the 50 states. RMA is approved and registered by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools.

The RN Program is designed for License Practical Nurses who wish to become Registered Nurses.

This is a 12 Month program, with enrollment beginning every quarter. Resources such as clinical facilities/lab and faculty, are at the disposal of our students thereby making it more than easy to go through the program and pass the board exam. All applicants must meet minimum requirements to be considered for admission.

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(No prerequisites                                                (Day classes)                                   (In as few as 12 Months)
         No wait lines)

Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to take the RN Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN).

If you enjoy nursing and want to advance in your field, this program helps you get to the next level by going from a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN).

(Functional Abilities Essential for Nursing Practice)

The purpose of the faculty of Nursing is to educate students to meet the program outcomes and to ensure that no graduate will pose a danger to the patient. Nursing students will receive both classroom and clinical instruction in multiple nursing specialty areas (Medical/Surgical, Maternal/Child, Pediatric, Mental Health, etc.) and will be required to demonstrate competency in each area.

In order to provide safe and effective patient care at Richard Medical Academy, the student must be able to demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodation, physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the program curriculum and clinical agency requirements.

Students admitted to RMA gain experience in many settings that can be physically demanding, e.g., hospitals, long term care facilities, public health and community agencies, school settings and clinics. During each clinical experience, the nursing student is assigned clinical care which may include medication administration and direct patient care. Students will be expected to adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 which safeguards patient confidentiality.

Transportation to and from health care facilities is the responsibility of the student.


Throughout the course of the RN program, students are placed in various approved clinical sites. Students complete clinical objectives under the direct supervision of an approved nursing clinical instructor and overseen by a course faculty member. Students complete over 700 hours of clinical learning experiences during the course of the program.

Upon successfully completing this program, you will be eligible to take the RN Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN).

Career Pathway: Through this program, the student is prepared for a career as a Registered Nurse.

Contact the admission office for more details.