•  The on-line application for the 2024-25 school year application is closed.


    Students shall be selected on the basis of the philosophy and objectives of the program and the ability of the student to carry the program to completion.  Selection for admission follows the school policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation in its programs, activities, or employment practices.  The Advisory Committee will assist faculty in determining the selection criteria.  The implementation will be conducted by the Practical Nursing Program faculty.


    To be considered for acceptance, applicants must have the following:

    • High school diploma and/or GED (or the equivalent) 
      • The applicant must have graduated from an accredited high school, OR have a passing score on the Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). 
      • All high school and/or continuing education transcripts are required after being accepted. 
      • If a student is foreign-educated, an evaluation of the transcripts will be required to be completed prior to the start of the program. This evaluation will be completed at the expense of the student. Please click here to find out more information about transcript evaluation.
    • NOTE: No prerequisites are required
    • TEAS testing scores
      • Students must take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) to be considered for admission to the PN program.
      • The TEAS may be taken through ATI Testing. Click here to find out how to register for and schedule the TEAS Test.
      • Applicants that have a score of >54%  will be admitted as the files are completed anytime after November 1st.
      • Those applicants with a score of <54% and ≥ 50%and complete files will be admitted into any remaining seats after March 31st.  (>50% - 53.9%)
      • Please request the results to be sent from ATI (from the institution where you took the test) to admissions@cccpnnursing.org
    • Applicants must submit a FAFSA form
      • Apply for aid using the link below by submitting a FAFSA form using the school code 016354. Click here to complete the FAFSA application
      • Each applicant will be required to complete the FAFSA application and correct any error codes to complete their application file.
    • Completion of application for admission
      • The application for admission must be completed online, before the deadline of April 15 to be considered for selection.
      • The submission of this application requires a $25.00 fee.
        • This must be paid to be considered for selection to the program.
        • You can click here to pay the fee if you did not pay when you completed the application. You will need to create an account to pay the fee. Select application fee.

    After your file is complete, it will be considered for selection. Please look at your email for communication about admission to the program within fifteen days.

    Once you are admitted, you will need to submit the following per the instructions in your email:

    • Criminal Background Check
      • A criminal background check will be completed before school starts.
      • Final selection for the class is contingent upon successful background check. 
        • Any individual who has been convicted of a Class A, B, or C felony may be ineligible for completing clinical experience and therefore may be unable to complete the requirements for this program. Please contact the program coordinator to discuss how this can be addressed. This does not disqualify a student from completing the program successfully. This will be addressed with the clinical sites on a case-by-case basis.
        • A student with a felony must be approved by all clinical sites before final acceptance.
      • Employee Disqualification List 
        • If the applicant is on the employee disqualification list, he/she is ineligible for completing clinical experience and therefore unable to complete the requirements for this program.
        • If the student is added to the list or found to be on the list during the course of the program, he/she will be immediately terminated from the Cass Career Center LPN program.
    •  Functional Ability Verification
      • An applicant must sign a functional ability form attesting that they are able to perform the tasks required for nursing. 
      • The form to be completed will be provided upon acceptance.  
      • Click here to see the tasks list.
    • Negative TB test
      • The applicant must provide proof of a two-step tuberculosis test. 
    • Evidence of vaccinations
      • The applicant must provide a copy of the current vaccinations:
        • Two MMR and Varicella vaccinations. A history of varicella does not serve to meet the varicella requirements.
        • COVID-19 Vaccination series: A booster for COVID-19 is recommended after six months, but not required. 
        • One Tdap which must have been administered anytime after June 1, 2014.
        • Hepatitis B is recommended, but not required in order to attend clinical experiences.  
      • Religious or medical exemptions will be considered. Please submit a request in writing with your application to Coordinator for the PN Program.
      • These vaccinations must be obtained at the student’s expense.


    Please note: If the administration or nursing faculty have concerns regarding the student application during discussions with the coordinator, the applicant may be called back for further interview or counseling or be asked to submit additional information prior to acceptance into the program. A student may be conditionally accepted into the program based on recommendations of the faculty committee or director of the school. Final acceptance into the program, then, would depend on following through with the recommendations of the committee.

    No student shall be admitted later than five school days after the established entrance date of the program in accordance with Missouri Board of Nursing Minimum Standards.


Last Modified on April 15, 2024