Admission Requirements

  • Note: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, and possess a High School Diploma or GED.

    1. Complete a pre-admission interview.

    2. Complete an Application and pay the $35.00 application fee (non-refundable).

    3. Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) Admissions Test and pay the $55.00 testing fee (non-refundable). A cumulative score of 52% or higher is required for the test.

    4. Provide an official High School transcript, GED certificate or college transcript. Mail to: Practical Nurse Program of the Canton City School District, 2701 Coventry Blvd. NE, Canton, OH 44705.

    5. Complete a personal interview with school staff.

    6. Prior to the start of class, the student must:

     Pass a BCI/FBI background check. (see Ohio Revised Code below)
     Complete a minimum of 48 hours of volunteer work in a   structured healthcare environment (if necessary).
    Complete a clinical health screening (physical exam, 2-step Mantoux (TB), Hepatitis B vaccine, etc.).

    Ohio Revised Code

    According to Section 4723.28, nursing students are responsible for informing the department head/director of nursing early in the program of any misdemeanor related to alcohol or drugs, or felony convictions so that students may be informed of the steps the Ohio Board of Nursing will take before considering their application to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensing examination.


    According to Ohio HB327, anyone previously convicted of, pleaded guilty to, or had a Judicial finding of guilt for an egregious felony will be precluded from initial licensure. Egregious felonies are: aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, kidnapping, rape, sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Some misdemeanors may also disqualify; must be employable in Acute care, Long term care and Home Care settings.


    Further, the Board may propose to deny an application for the following: any felony, a crime involving gross immortality or moral turpitude; a misdemeanor drug violation; and a misdemeanor committed in the course of practice; and/or falsification of application of licensure.