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Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing

Opening Doors. Changing Lives.


Fall Admission: July 2024 start

  Applications: Open April 15th through May 20th 

All required admission documents and TEAS test results must be completed before May 20th

Applications for Fall 2024 admissions are now closed.

Admission Requirements

Documents required for admission include:

  • 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.
  • All applicants must complete the FAFSA prior to beginning the program
  • Practical Nursing Admissions Rubric
  • Applicants must be17 years of age or older

International Applicants ONLY

In addition to completing the application and submitting required documents, international applicants are required to submit additional documents as part of the application process. International applicants must secure (at the student’s expense) a course by course credential evaluation for all foreign transcripts and related academic documents.

An official copy of the Course by course credential evaluation must be submitted directly to:

Rochester General College of Health Careers

Admissions Department

470 Skyview Centre Parkway

Rochester, NY 14622

A credential evaluation is only considered official if it is received by RGCOHC sealed in the original envelope from the credentialing entity.

How to Apply for Admissions

  1. 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 July Cohort, applications must be submitted by May 20th.
  2. Complete all sections of the online application, including the essay and two references, and submit your application.
  3. We require two current references (not close friends or relatives). 
  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 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

  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.