You must be a high school graduate or have a GED, be at least 18 years of age, and pass our Entrance Exam. Each applicant is reviewed and accepted on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid –– Pell Grants, Stafford (student) loans, and scholarships –– is available for those who qualify. All Cuyahoga County residents who apply automatically qualify for a minimum scholarship of $1500.  

Central School of Practical Nursing
Founded in 1937, Central School of Practical Nursing is Ohio’s oldest PN program and among the first of its kind in the United States. Located in suburban Cleveland and with clinical sites throughout the Northeast Ohio region, we are currently the only private, independent PN program in the state.