LPN Program Admission Information

General Requirements

Classes for the LPN day program begin in September.

Application Form

Submission of an application form with a non-refundable application fee is required.

Pre-Nursing Entrance Examination (TEAS)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a standardized pre-nursing entrance examination, is administered to measure general academic ability, including math skills, reading comprehension and test-taking aptitude. Candidates must pre-register and pay the non-refundable exam fee at the time of registration. If special accommodations are needed to take the TEAS, candidates should alert the school office at the time of registration. Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing allows applicants to sit for the TEAS two times in a calendar year with 30 days between each attempt. The waiting time frame provides applicants additional time to prepare for the exam.


Applicants need to have an official copy of their high school transcript, and where applicable, their college transcript, forwarded to the Holy Name School of Practical Nursing. High school equivalency certificates, with scores, should also be forwarded to the school.

Personal Interview

Each applicant will meet with a member of the admissions committee for an interview after the application is deemed complete. The applicant will be notified of the date and time of the meeting. Applications are considered in the order in which they are received. Applicants are notified in writing of the admission committee's decision.

Health Requirements

Each applicant is required to have a complete physical examination, including a 2-step Mantoux test, CBC, urinalysis and dates of immunizations for admission to Holy Name's School of Nursing. Health forms and proof of immunizations must be submitted to the school office before the first day of class. Students are encouraged to have health insurance and bring proof of insurance to the school nursing health officer. Holy Name's School of Nursing does not provide insurance.

Professional Liability Insurance

All students are required to carry current liability insurance.

Criminal Background Check

Pursuant to the Joint Commission Standard, all students must undergo a criminal background check before acceptance into Holy Name's School of Nursing. A criminal history background check, including fingerprinting, is a prerequisite to licensure.

Drug Screening

Holy Name's School of Nursing is a drug-free environment. Every candidate is required to submit to a drug test prior to admission and if requested, additional tests once enrolled.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of the application for admission form and submission of non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official transcript from high school or graduate equivalency diploma (GED) including completion of the following courses:
    • English Reading and Comprehension — 4 years
    • Mathematics — 2 years
    • General Science — 1 year
    • Chemistry — 1 year
  3. Results of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) — a score in the 60th percentile or above (program percentile rank).
  4. Official transcripts of all previous college courses where applicable, regardless of length of attendance.
  5. Two professional references, i.e., teacher, guidance counselor, employer, to be submitted on the form provided by the School of Nursing.
  6. For students educated in a foreign country, an evaluation of educational transcripts by World Education Services.
  7. An interview with a member of the admissions committee.
  8. Students must be physically capable of fulfilling the objectives of the nursing program and providing all aspects of nursing care in a safe manner. They must also have a sensory function adequate for patient assessment and care.
  9. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School of Practical Nursing will make reasonable accommodations for students with learning disabilities, including allowing students additional time to complete examinations. The student must inform the School of Nursing during the admission interview of any need for special accommodations and provide written evidence before the program begins.