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Practical Nursing Program

This course will enhance the skills of healthcare providers seeking to practice licensed nursing. Definition of Program: Scott School of Careers Practical Nursing Program is a program that prepares individuals to assist in providing skilled nursing care to a wide array of individuals including the ailing, recovering, mentally and physically afflicted serving various communities and cultural backgrounds under the direction of physicians, registered professional nurses, dentist and podiatrist. Includes instruction in taking patient vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education, practical pharmacodynamics, and assistance with examinations and treatment. Course Objective: Scott School of Careers will train each student in the knowledge and skill of practical nursing.

Tuition and Fees:


Tuition: $17, 000.00 Registration: $125 Application: $50.00 Books: $856.00 Lab Fee: $1000.00   

Application and Registration Fee are non-refundable. Book fee includes total book fees and HESI course completion exams.


Total Tuition: 18,856.00

Payment Plan Available: (Enrollment deposit $1175 includes $125 registration fee and $50 Application fee)

Extra Fees covered by Student:

  • White safety shoes (no clogs)

  • White monogrammed lab jacket $50.00

  • White scrubs $45.00 (monogrammed top/slacks or skirt)

  • Lab uniform Teal monogrammed scrub top $60.00 and white slacks

  • Watch with second hand, stethoscope, b/p cuff, pen light, note pad, sharpie, scissors

  • Background check/fingerprinting $65.00

  • Drug Screen: $25.00

  • Graduation fee: $100.00

  • NCLEX Exam: $200

Class Days and Times: MWF  9:00am-2:00pm Clinical 6:30am-1:45pm

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Prerequisite courses & other requirements for admission to program/course:

High School Diploma or GED (only official transcripts will be accepted), you must be a minimum of 18 years of age and able to speak, read and write English. Be able to provide a social security number and a copy of the social security card, submit copy of State Issued ID or Driver’s License, Student must provide proof of current (less than 1 year old) negative TB skin test, Quantiferon Gold blood test or negative chest x-ray. Be able to pass a criminal background check. No Federal offense or felony convictions. As of January 21, 1996, a UCIA Criminal Background Check is required for individual healthcare workers. Any applicant with disqualifying felony convictions should receive a waiver from IDPH.


PN Program Requirements:


$50.00 non-refundable application fee and $125.00 non-refundable registration fee (these are not included in the price of tuition)

Physical Exam by a physician or Nurse Practitioner to include up to date immunizations and lifting clearance, Drug Screen (Quest Diagnostics), COVID test

Applicant must have Basic Nursing Assistant certification identifiable on the Healthcare worker registry or Certified Medical Assistant or Certified EMT in good standing

Current CPR certification (BLS)

Official High school Diploma or Transcripts will be required if accepted to program. (Unofficial may be submitted for review.)

Applicant must have completed college level Anatomy and Physiology within the last 5 years with a grade of “C” or better (Official College Transcripts will be required)

International Student applicant must request to have official transcript sent to a certified credential evaluation service. (Credential Agency must send results to SSC)

GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Scott School of Careers AP 099 Anatomy and Physiology Course will be accepted in lieu of college level anatomy and physiology course if less than 2 years old.

Applicants must pass an entrance exam with Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) with a 78% or higher in three (3) attempts within one year. Cost of Exam $60.00 (money order)

2 letters of professional recommendation 

500-word essay on what Nursing means to you. Response should be double spaced in 12pt Times New Roman Font.

Complete PN admission application Complete and sign an enrollment agreement Agree to take NCLEX review course Interview with designated School Official Mandatory orientation

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