Adult & Community Education, Columbus City Schools
Columbus School of Practical Nursing
Our 12-month Practical Nursing program in Columbus is a fast, affordable way to gain the nursing skills needed to work in the healthcare field.
- Convenient 12-month, daytime Practical Nursing program
- STNA is NOT REQUIRED
- A long tradition of excellence in nursing education –66 years
- Outstanding graduate success on the state board examination
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Our 12 month Practical Nursing Program is divided into three trimesters. The tuition for the entire program is $15,900, payable by trimester. We accept all forms of financial aid and scholarships. Books and uniforms are not included in the tuition.
Please download the Information Packet. The checklist of requirements appears on page 3. Check out the Roadmap to Registration for a step-by-step process. Click here to apply online.
Click here for a video to assist with the application.
Practical Nursing Calendar
The HESI A2 Entrance ExaminationStudents must achieve a composite score of 75% on the HESI Entrance Exam in one exam session in order to qualify for admission to the Practical Nursing program.The required 75% score is an average of the following 4 sections of the examination:
We offer 2 options for free exam preparation - a ten-week Bridge to Nursing class and a one-time Zoom meeting.Additional Study Guides:
- Vocabulary and General Knowledge
- Reading Comprehension
- Purchase or borrow from the library the HESI A2 Study Guide
- Ohio Means Jobs practice HESI test
HESI Test Registration HESI Test DatesFinancial Aid
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Call our financial aid coordinator at 380.997.7620.
Request for Advanced Standing (transfer credit)
Practical Nursing may award advanced standing to students who meet the requirements. Download the Request for Advanced Standing here. Please note that the request for advanced standing must be turned in along with a nursing application. Late submissions will not be considered.
Class hours are 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on clinical days, when students will be required to be at their clinical site by 7 a.m.