Quick Details



When is your next available PN class?

Our next available class will start on September 23rd, 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 September 23rd, 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 2.0 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 its entirety, including but not limited to, transcripts, background check/drug screening, and writing sample.  CSPN reserves the right to accept the most qualified applicants.


   Entrance Exam 

When is the entrance exam being given?

Exams will begin in June 2024 for the October 2024 class.

Please see this page for all the most current entrance exam information.

How much does the entrance exam cost?

There is no cost to take the entrance exam.

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.


cspn-program   The Program

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, and is not offered on weekends. Classroom instruction is held in-person.  The clinical experience 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.

Level 1 and Level 2 classes and clinical sessions are held Monday – Thursday.
Level 3 and Level 4 classes and clinical sessions are held Monday – Thursday.

Do you offer evening or weekend, or part-time classes?

Unfortunately, we do not offer evening or weekend classes. The PN program is full-time, daytime. Classes and clinicals are Monday through Thursday.

How long is the program?

The PN program at CSPN is one calendar year, or 46 weeks to be exact. Students typically have 4-day weeks.

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. Students wear nursing whites to clinical lab.

Do you offer an RN program?

We do not. CSPN is an PN 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 PN 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).


   The School

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.


cspn-fees   Cost

How much does it cost?

The total cost of the PN program for the October 2024 class will be: $19,500. This amount covers classes, clinicals, and labs.

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?