When is your next available LPN class?
Our next available class will start on April 1st, 2024.
When do classes start?
New classes start two times per year, in April and October.
Do you have a waiting list?
We do not have a waiting list for our next available class, which will begin April 2024.
What are the application requirements?
You must be at least 18 years old to apply to the program. You also must have a high school diploma with a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or a GED. Complete application requirements are here.
What is school’s policy regarding vaccinations?
Upon enrollment, students are required to have his/her healthcare provider complete an immunization record. If immunization record is unable to be located by healthcare provider, a titer(s) are drawn. If titer(s) show a student is absent of a vaccination(s), he/she much follow the recommended schedule prescribed by his/her healthcare provider.
If a clinical facility requires students have the flu shot, CSPN will defer to the clinical facility policy.
The enrolled student must be in full compliance with respect required vaccinations and medical examinations (physical upon enrollment), or risks dismissal from the program.
How are admissions decisions made?
In making admissions decisions, CSPN looks at each applicant file in it’s entirety, including but not limited to, transcripts, background check/drug screening, and writing sample. CSPN reserves the right to accept the most qualified applicants.
When is the entrance exam being given?
Exams will begin in December 2023 for the April 2024 class.
Please see this page for all the most current entrance exam information.
How much does the entrance exam cost?
The entrance exam fee is $25 and is non-refundable.
What is on the entrance exam, and how can I prepare for it?
The test consists of reading comprehension and basic math. For more information about the test, including some sample math problems, please see this page.
What are the hours of the program?
Expect to be in class from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Expect to be at your clinical site from approximately 6:45 AM to 4:00 PM
CSPN’s program is 4 days per week, daytime only. Students have 1 day of in-person didactic instruction and one day of virtual didactic instruction. The clinical experience is 2 days per week and may involve any of the following modalities (Vsim, on-site clinical laboratory, and/or off-site community clinical) per week.
Tell me more about the 4-day week.
For Levels 1 & 2 (the first half of the program), you will be in class or clinical Monday through Thursday, and Friday is a day off. For Levels 3 & 4 (the second half of the program), you will be in class or clinical Tuesday through Friday, and Monday is a day off.
Do you offer evening or weekend, or part-time classes?
Unfortunately, we do not offer evening or weekend classes. The LPN program is full-time, daytime. Classes and clinicals during the first half of the year are held Monday through Thursday. During the second half of the year, classes are Tuesday through Friday.
How long is the program?
The LPN program at CSPN is one calendar year, or 46 weeks to be exact. Students typically have 4-day weeks which consist of 2 days of classroom instruction and 2 days of clinical experience.
How many students are in a class?
Each class has seating for up 52 students.
Are there any prerequisites?
We do not require any prerequisite coursework. Applicants must, however; meet the basic requirements as listed on the requirements page.
What do students wear to class and clinicals?
Students wear scrubs of their choosing when attending in-person learning. Dress code for virtual classes is no pajamas, no low-cut shirts. Students wear nursing whites to clinical lab.
Do you offer an RN program?
We do not. CSPN is an LPN program only.
Does your program offer IV therapy?
Yes, IV therapy is an integral part of the program throughout all four levels. Upon licensure in the State of Ohio, you will be allowed to perform IV therapy as part of your scope of practice.
What type of certification do students receive?
Upon completing the LPN program, students attend a graduation ceremony and receive a Certificate of Completion.
Is the certificate the same as a license?
No. As soon as you complete the program, you are eligible to take the National Council of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Is your school accredited?
Yes. CSPN is ABHES (Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools) accredited and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing receiving the maximum 5-year approval, and also approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools (#2159).
Do you have campus housing?
No. Students are from Northeast Ohio and live independently or with their family.
Where is the school located?
Our address is 4700 Rockside Road, in the Summit Park Offices in Independence. We are in Summit 1, Suite 250. For directions, click here.
How much does it cost?
Is financial aid available?
Yes! Financial assistance is available to those who qualify through Pell grants, student loans, and scholarship money (available through the school and elsewhere). For more information on financial aid, click here.
What is the school’s FAFSA code?