Our next available class will start on October 2, 2017. We do not have a waiting list.
New classes start two times per year, in April and October.
We do not have a waiting list for our next available class, which will be October 2017.
Please see this page for all the most current entrance exam information.
The entrance exam fee is $20 and is non-refundable.
The test consists of reading comprehension and basic math. For more information about the test, including some sample math problems, please see this page.
Our address is 4700 Rockside Road, in the Summit Park Offices in Independence. We are in Summit 1, Suite 250. For directions, click here.
You must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED with a score of 475 or higher. You must also pass an entrance exam at the school. For a complete list of application requirements, please click here.
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.
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.)
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.
Unfortunately, we do not offer evening or weekend classes. Our program is full-time, daytime, Monday through Friday only.
One calendar year, or 46 weeks to be exact.
Each class has seating for up to 45 - 50 students.
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.
We do not require any prerequisite coursework. Applicants must, however, meet the basic requirements as listed above.
Students wear scrubs of their choosing to class. They wear the School uniform to lab and clinicals.
We do not. CSPN is an LPN program only.
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.
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.
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.
Upon completing the program, students attend a graduation ceremony and receive a Certificate of Completion.
No. Students are from Northeast Ohio and live independently or with their family.
No. As soon as you complete the program, you are eligible to take the National Council of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
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.
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!