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Practical Nursing Program Checklist

Want to get into the Practical Nursing profession? Follow our checklist in order to register for our Practical Nursing program.

Selection Procedure

The Admissions Committee consists of the faculty and administration of The Academy. When the required forms, test scores and information are completed on all applicants, the Coordinator of Practical Nursing schedules a meeting of the Admissions Committee. The Committee, on the basis of all available information, selects the persons to be admitted to the program who demonstrate an overall aptitude for nursing.

Offers of admission will be made based on all components of the application process including application completion, personal statement, letters of reference and pre-entrance test score.

Upon receiving a conditional letter of acceptance, students will be required to obtain clearances which include the following

  • PA State Police Criminal Record
  • Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Fingerprinting
  • Current Physical including vaccinations/medication list
  • Drug Testing

Persons with a documented history of child abuse will not be admitted to the program. Persons with a criminal record may not be permitted to practice in clinical sites nor sit for State Board Exams. Persons with a felony, 2 misdemeanors or drug convictions of less than 10 years will not be admitted to the program. Persons admitted to the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) program for charges related to DUI must provide (1) a statement of acceptance into the program and/or (2) a statement of program completion. Persons with alcohol related charges or a criminal history with less than two misdemeanors will be counseled that they will need to have legal counsel evaluation prior to approval of eligibility to sit for the licensure exam.