Spring Quarter Starts April 3
Spring Quarter Starts April 3
The Practical Nursing program at Richard Medical Academy is a one year full-time accelerated program completed in four (4) quarters. Classes meet in-person Mondays-Thursdays 8:50-4:40. Clinical hours vary by site.
Driver's License/Government Issued Photo ID.
Social Security Card (Must be verified by RMA Admissions)
TB (Mantoux 2-Step series, T-Spot or Chest X-Ray)
MMR (Two Step Series within the last 10 years)
Tetanus (1 injection within the last 10 years)
Hepatitis HBV (Three Step Series)
Rubella Titers (Good for 1 year)
Varicella Titers (Good for 1 year)
Influenza (October-March of current flu season)
COVID Vaccination(s) - Full vaccinations by the first day of class.
Can be completed by the school for $67.50
A felony conviction may impact your ability to obtain Licensure.
Criminal background checks, including fingerprints, are required for licensure, and are required my most clinical sites providing clinical experiences. If any clinical site refuses to allow a student to participate in an onsite clinical experience due to negative criminal background check, the student will receive an "U"- unsatisfactory in clinical and will be unable to complete the nursing program.
To begin the application process, click the link/button below You will be directed to create an account with CastleBranch There is a $59 fee which also covers the cost of your pre-admission drug screen. Here you will find all of the forms and admission requirements for the PN program.
Follow the steps below to guide you through filling the RMA online application:
NOTE: By clicking the continue button, you will create your myCB account. You will access your account to manage your order and view your results. If you already have a myCB account, you will have the option to log in.
Richard Medical Academy is a private institution with a campus in Toledo, Ohio. The academy is approved to offer nursing programs (RN and PN) by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
We currently have 46 full time students - 28 PN and 18 RN
12:1 Student : Faculty ratio in the PN Program
Current Average Class Size is 7 PN Students
$17,853.62 for the PN Program
Certain criminal convictions will exclude you from enrolling in nursing school. These regulations and determinations are governed by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).
If you are unsure of how your background may impact your admissions, please notify your admissions specialist.
Learn More: Background check for entering students
Our admissions process uses CastleBranch to collect and store all admission requirements. This is a required program. https://portal.castlebranch.com/IW58
Please complete the entire application process before paying your Program Enrollment/Registration.
The best time to pay this is on the day of your orientation.
An FBI BCI background check is required twice in your program - ADMISSION requirement and an EXIT Background Check to comply with NCLEX/Licensure requirements. You may opt to have your EXIT background check completed at the location of your choosing.
As a service to RMA students, we offer an on campus 2-Step TB test.
Contact 419-776-1055 to schedule.
Richard Medical Academy student uniforms for the Practical Nurse Program must be ordered through Robert's Medical Uniforms. Please order the required uniform items in the quantities listed below:
*Note: If you are not 100% certain of your exact size, please use a tape measurer and refer to their size chart. You cannot exchange or return your uniforms once ordered.
Practical Nurse (PN) Program:
Class Attire - Two (2) Green Scrub Tops Two (2) Green Scrub Pants
Clinical Attire - One (1) White Scrub Top One (1) White Scrub Bottom
Class or Clinical Attire- One (1) White Scrub Jacket
Enter the RMA Password: RMA22 in RLogin Box
By Phone: 877-512-9090
Email Robert's: firstname.lastname@example.org
$133.93 standard sizes (plus shipping/taxes)
$160.93 extended/plus sizes (plus shipping/taxes)
NOTE: Scrubs or uniforms other than the ones listed above from Robert's Medical Uniforms are a violation of the RMA Dress Code and Code of Conduct and may lead to dismissal of any student found out of compliance.
Practical Nursing at Richard is a clock hour program with a total of 1260 hours divided into Theory, Lab and Clinical instructional experiences.
See Student Handbook for more information.
This course offers a systematic approach to understanding medical terminology. The focus is to enable students to use this specialized language in a professional health care environment and professional writing & documentation. By successfully completing this course, students will be able to define and recognize basic word roots, prefixes, and suffixes, human body orientation, human body in health and disease, terms relating to the different body system and medical procedures.
20 HRS Theory
This course is designed to provide a review of basic mathematics skills related to dosage calculations, a thorough knowledge of the systems of measurement and conversion, and application skills to compute equations related to healthcare. These includes basic mathematical applications, including algebra, exponents, fractions, measurement units, and more essential for understanding medication administration.
30 HRS Theory
This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of the human body. This is the first of a two-part series designed to introduce students to the essentials of human anatomy and physiology. The course uses a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. In Anatomy and Physiology, the topics include an overview of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, as well as discussion of tissues and special senses.
40 HRS Theory
This course provides comprehensive understanding of the care of the aging population. The focus is on evidence-based nursing care related to the unique concepts of aging. This course will introduce the student to the unique needs of adults and older adults with an emphasis on common medical or surgical conditions. The student will be presented with normal aging as well as the common pathophysiology of common diseases affecting the older adult. Emphasis is placed normal and abnormal age-related changes, cultural influences, and health promotion when planning effective nursing care for this population.
60 HRS Theory
This course focuses on fundamental concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care for a diverse patient population with well-defined healthcare concerns, with an introduction to the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse. This course introduces the use of clinical judgment applied to nursing, the nursing process, cultural diversity, and communication techniques used when interacting with patients, families, other support persons, and members of the inter-professional team. Other program concepts such as evidence-based care, teamwork/collaboration, and information technology are also introduced. Selected nursing skills are taught in the skills laboratory with opportunities to apply fundamental concepts to basic nursing skills.
180 HRS Total (62.5 HRS Theory 62.5 HRS Lab 55 HRS Clinical)
This course serves as an introduction to the basic principles, findings and methods of study relating to human behavior. Topics include biological basis of behavior, motivation, sensation, perception, learning, personality, behavior disorders, and individual differences. This course focuses on the scientific study of the psychological processes and interpersonal interactions in and between groups or individuals.
30 HRS Theory
This beginning class reviews the principles of pharmacology and medication administration. Drug classifications, medication assessment, procedures for administration, and dosage calculations of medications and intravenous fluid rates are covered. Safety precautions, guidelines, and documentation are discussed.
40 HRS Theory
This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of the human body. This is the second of a two-part series designed to introduce students to the essentials of human anatomy and physiology. The course uses a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. In Basic Anatomy and Physiology, the topics include an overview of the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.
40 HRS Theory
Medication calculations will be required to demonstrate knowledge of safe dosing parameters. Safety precautions, which will assist with decreasing the incidence of errors in medication administration are stressed. Mastery of drug dosage calculations through different routes.
50 HRS Total ( 20 HRS Theory 30 HRS Lab)
This is the first of a two-part series designed to incorporates and builds on the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients experiencing various medical/surgical interventions. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of adult patients with common health problems. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.
180 HRS Total ( 62.5 HRS Theory 62.5 HRS Lab 55HRS Clinical)
This course introduces the nurse to the relationship between informatics and modern patient care delivery. It prepares the nurse with practical and comprehensive information related to computer applications and information systems in health care. It reflects changes that have occurred in the rapidly evolving technology of health. General computer information, health care information systems, and specialty applications are covered. The themes of privacy, confidentiality, ethics, and information security are woven throughout the course.
30 HRS Total (10 HRS Theory 20 HRS Lab)
This course is designed to provide an overview of nutrition and its role in maintaining health and healing. The course focuses on nutrients, food sources, food selections and the use of food in disease management.
20 HRS Theory
This theory course incorporates and builds on previously learned concepts for the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients needing various levels of mental health promotion and mental illness management while integrating legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings during the concurrent Adult Health Nursing Course.
70 HRS Total ( 40 HRS Theory 30 HRS Clinical)
This is the second of a two-part series designed to incorporate and build on the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients experiencing various medical/surgical interventions. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of adult patients with common health problems. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.
180 Total ( 62.5 HRS Theory 62.5 HRS Lab 55 HRS Clinical)
This course builds on the concepts learned in NURS 202 Nursing Pharmacology 1. Drug classifications and their effect on the various body systems are presented in this course. Specific drugs in each classification are emphasized according to expected effects, side effects, allergic, and adverse effects. This course also offers the theoretical basis for intravenous therapy administered by the Practical Nurse. Hands-on learning and practice is accomplished in the skills laboratory. Supervised clinical practice of the skills of intravenous therapy learned in the course is provided in concurrent and subsequent clinical nursing courses.
70 HRS Total ( 40 HRS Theory 30 HRS Lab)
The review course is based on the content of NCSBN (National Council for State Board of Nursing) NCLEX-PN Test Plan and is organized into four major clients needs categories such as: Safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, physiology integrity.
80 HRS Theory
This course integrates nursing care across the human lifespan and includes nutritional needs of the mother and developing fetus as well as the basics nursing skills required to care for the mother throughout the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum stages. The basic principles of pediatric growth and development are studied as well as the pediatric responses to wellness and illness. This course compares the differences in the body systems between adults and children and the nursing care that is needed. The course includes an introduction to hospice care and issues arising at the end of the life cycle.
140 HRS Total ( 80 HRS Theory 60 HRS Clinical)
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