We only accept online applications. All applications must be completed 30 days after your initial application submission. To be considered for program entry, applications received within 30 days of the application close date do not receive additional time. Applications close on the date stated. For the January Cohort, applications must be submitted by October 1st. For the August Cohort, applications must be submitted by May 1st.
Complete all sections of the online application, including the essay and two references, and submit your application.
We require two current references (not close friends or relatives). Please use the reference form to submit your references.
We require official transcripts from your high school. Official transcripts or GED must be in a sealed envelope from the granting institution or school district.
Please have the transcripts sent to:
The Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
c/o Admissions Coordinator 470 Skyview Centre Parkway
Rochester, NY 14622
We require an entrance assessment (the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)) for all applicants. The invitation to take the TEAS assessment will be sent after all required application documents have been received.
After You've Submitted Your Application
After review of all application components, you will be notified in writing of a decision to admit, placement on the waiting list, or a decision to decline admission. Decisions are made by the Student Selection Committee on a rolling basis.
Applications are accepted online only. Deadline is 30 days from your application submission date. Note: all parts of the application need to be completed 30 days after your initial application submission to be considered for admission.
Complete all sections of the online application including the essay and submit your application.
An entrance assessment is required for all applicants. This assessment is designed to access the student's preparedness for entering the Health/Science field. This is not a pass or fail assessment. Assessment dates are listed in the application. A photo ID will be required to verify your identity on the day you take the assessment. view information on the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and for study guides.Note: Please create a free student account with ATI before taking the assessment.
Official transcripts are required from your high school. "Official" format- transcripts and GED must be in a sealed envelope from the granting institution or school district. If you have a GED, a copy of your High School Equivalency grades must be sent with your application. If your records are in any other name, please be sure your current name is on the transcript
Request the transcripts to be sent to:
Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
C/O Admissions Coordinator
470 Skyview Centre Parkway
Rochester, New York 14622
References: Give these to people such as employers, clergy, professional acquaintances, health care workers, committee members, teachers and counselors. Completed forms are mailed directly to the school. Do not give reference forms to close friends or relatives. View our reference form.
If you scored Basic or higher on the TEAS assessment and your application is complete (all of your documentation has been received, you will be scheduled for a potential on-boarding session.
After faculty review of all components of your application, you will be notified in writing of either: a decision to admit, placement on the waiting list, or decision to decline admission. Admission decisions are made by the faculty on a rolling basis.
Advanced placement at Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing is designed for the applicant who has successfully completed 185 hours clinical/lab time in an approved college or vocational nursing program within 2 years of application time. Successful candidates will join the existing cohort in either January or June, which is the start of semester II (PN 200: Medical/Surgical Nursing). The following detail the steps in the admission process.
Applicant must successfully complete (with a proficiency level of 2 or higher) the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) testing for content of Nursing Fundamentals
There is a $45 fee
Applicant must successfully complete (with a grade of 90% or greater) the Math Calculation Exam proctored by IGH (The applicant is given 1 opportunity to pass dosage calculation).
Step 4: Clinical Skills Demonstration
Upon successful completion of steps 1, 2, and 3 you will be scheduled to demonstrate competence in fundamental nursing skills
Once You've Applied
Upon successful completion of the above steps and ranking, the candidate may be offered acceptance into the PN program. Accepted students are required to attend an orientation prior to the first day of classes.
For classes beginning in January: Advanced Placement students must have the completed application, required documentation and testing finished by October 1st.
For classes beginning in June: Advanced Placement students must have the completed application, required documentation and testing finished by May 1st.