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Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing

Opening Doors. Changing Lives.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for January: August 1st - November 1st

Applications are accepted for August: January 15th - May 15th

Admission Requirements

  • 17 years of age or older
  • High School Transcript or General Education Diploma (GED) Transcript - in official format from the granting institution or school district
  • A score of Basic (50) or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance assessment. 
    •  There is no fee for the applicant
  • Essay (included in the application)
    •  In 500 words or more, tell us why you want to be a nurse
      • Why are you choosing nursing as a career?
      • How will Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing help you achieve your career goals?
      • What life experiences brought you to this decision?
  • Two current references. Please use the reference form to submit.
  • All applicants must complete the FAFSA prior to beginning the program
  • Practical Nursing Admissions Rubric

How to Apply for Admissions

  1. We only accept online applications. All parts of your application must be completed 30 days after your initial application submission to be considered for admission. For the January Cohort, applications must be submitted by November 1st. For the August Cohort, applications must be submitted by May 15th.
  2. Complete all sections of the online application, including the essay, and submit your application
  3. We require an entrance assessment (the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)) for all applicants.
  4. 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
  5. We require two current references (not close friends or relatives). Please use the reference form to submit your references. 

After You've Submitted Your Application

  1. 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.