When is your next available class?

Our next available class will start on April 2, 2018. We do not have a waiting list.

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 be April 2018.

When is the entrance exam being given?

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

How much does the entrance exam cost?

The entrance exam fee is $40 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.

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.

What are the application requirements?

You must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma with a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or a GED. You must also pass an entrance exam at the school. Complete application requirements are here, in a downloadable file.

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 7:00 or 7:30 AM to 2:30 or 3:00 PM. If necessary, evening hours will be from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Hours on duty in Community Nursing clinicals will vary with the individual assignment.

What's a typical week like?

CSPN has a 4-day week. Students are in class 2 days per week, and 2 days per week are spent in clinicals (hands-on training at hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, etc.)

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. Our program is full-time, daytime, Monday through Friday only.

How long is the program?

One calendar year, or 46 weeks to be exact.

How many students are in a class?

Each class has seating for up to 45 - 50 students.

How are admissions decisions made?

In making admissions decisions, CSPN looks at your entire file, including entrance exam scores, transcripts, background check, personal statement, etc. We reserve the right to accept the most qualified applicants.

Are there any prerequisites?

We do not require any prerequisite coursework. Applicants must, however, meet the basic requirements as listed above.

What do students wear to class and clinicals?

Students wear scrubs of their choosing to class. They wear the School uniform to lab and clinicals.

Do you offer an RN program?

We do not. CSPN is an LPN program only.

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 five (5) year approval.

How much does it cost?

The total cost of the program for the October 2017 class will be:$16,200. This amount covers classes, clinicals, and labs. There are additional costs for uniforms and books.

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?


What type of certification do students receive?

Upon completing the program, students attend a graduation ceremony and receive a Certificate of Completion.

Do you have campus housing?

No. Students are from Northeast Ohio and live independently or with their family.

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).

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.

I think I want to apply. What do I do next?

Use our online form to contact us or call our office (216-901-4400). Then, register to take the entrance exam, and you're on your way!

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