Admission Process

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CSPN Admissions

5 steps to apply to CSPN’s LPN Program:

  1. Once you confirm you meet the application requirements , applicants must take and pass the entrance exam. Due to COVID-19, the entrance exam is not required for April 2021.
  2. Attend a Financial Aid Information Session. This session will review information about the financial requirements.
  3. Complete and submit all application, enrollment, and financial aid requirements as directed by the school. This includes the school application, obtaining transcripts; background (BCI) check ($30), drug test ($40); and the Student Nursing Perspective. Submit these materials to the school, in person, or by mail.
  4. If you receive a letter of acceptance into the program, a $500 Administration Fee: $300 of which will be due within 10 days of acceptance into the program.
  5. Start LPN classes!

Admissions Policy

Application Requirements

  • Pre-entrance exam – reading comprehension and math. Requires a minimum score of 73% on each section to pass. (Due to COVID-19, not applicable)
    • An applicant may re-take only the math portion of the test once per enrollment period.
    • CSPN pre-entrance exam scores are proprietary and non-transferrable.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age to apply to the program.
  • If English is not applicant’s first language, applicant must have taken the TOEFL iBT within the past 2 years, and achieved a minimum score of:
      • 18 listening
      • 18 reading
      • 26 speaking
      • 17 writing
  • High school graduate with official transcript or official GED results.
    • High school GPA of 2.5 is required, unless college GPA meets or exceeds 2.5
    • GED results will be reviewed and considered according to test series
    • If an applicant’s high school grades/GPA were achieved in another country, they must be translated to English prior to submission (translated at applicant’s expense).  CSPN does not offer translation services.
  • Prospective students with an online high school transcript/diploma must have a minimum of six academic college-level courses from an accredited college, completed after high school. ESL courses will not be accepted as part of the six college courses.
  • College transcript(s) – official, or a copy of the official transcript
  • Student Nursing Perspective (writing sample)
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Signed Statistical Data Form
  • Background check and Drug Screening (BCI – $30 / Drug Screening – $40) through Integrity Verifications
    • BCI report must not contain any convictions other than traffic violations, DUI/OVI and disorderly conduct
    • Drug screening: All applicants must a submit a drug test through Integrity Verifications ($40) at the time of the BCI. CSPN has a zero tolerance policy and drug test results must be negative.

Applicants are required to attend an applicant information session, whereby the applicant is given an Application Packet and Financial Aid Packet. Contents of the packet are presented by the Director of Operations and the Chief Financial Aid Officer. To be considered for enrollment, the applicant must submit the information listed above (Application Requirements). Each applicant is reviewed on an individual basis by the Admissions and Promotions Committee. The Admissions and Promotions Committee does not guarantee enrollment, as CSPN is a private, non-profit school, and reserves the right to select the best candidates.

Enrollment Requirements (for enrolled Students only)

  • Physical exam, including immunization records or titers
  • Two-step TB test, or bloodwork test
  • CPR certification
  • Signed Enrollment Agreement
  • Signed Ohio Disclosure Statement
  • Working knowledge of computer(s)
  • Access to laptop/WIFI/Smartphone

Statement on Non-Discrimination

CSPN is committed to diversity and inclusion, and adheres to all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, and any other protected classifications under federal, state or local law. CSPN does not consider any applicant’s protected classification in making admission or other decisions relating to students.

Special Needs of Students with Disabilities:

If a student feels he/she needs modification in the learning environment, he/she should make those needs known upon admission. Disabilities which should be brought to the school’s attention include, but are not limited to, the following: physical, mental, hearing or visual impairments; reading or learning disabilities; conditions necessitating the use of medication or snacks; and/or the use of any kind of special equipment or aids. Documentation required must include the following letters:

1. A letter from the student identifying the specific disability and specific modifications desired. The modifications requested must be appropriate to the specific disability;
2. A letter to the Executive Director from an appropriate professional practitioner confirming the specific diagnosis of the disability and identifying each diagnostic test administered, if applicable with the test results, including the practitioner’s interpretation. This letter must state the specific activities affected by the disability and the impact the disability has upon the student’s ability to perform in the program; and, Reasonable accommodations will be made available for students with a disability.
The Ohio Board of Nursing needs to be notified in writing six (6) months prior to sitting for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). See Guidelines: PROCESS FOR OBTAINING MODIFICATIONS OF THE NCLEX EXAMINATION PROCEDURES. These guidelines are available to the student through the school’s administration, or on line at the State Board website

Non-Hazing Policy

CSPN will not tolerate any form of hazing (harassment, abuse, and/or humiliation) of any faculty, administrator, student, or staff member. Student(s) will be subject to immediate dismissal should an event occur on campus, through social media, or any other means directly associated with CSPN.

Reviewed 1/14, 1/15, 9/16, 1/17, 9/17, 8/18, 4/20

CSPN reserves the right to accept only the best applicants.