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Admission Requirements for the Practical Nursing Education Program

  1. All applicants must pass Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test to be accepted in the Practical Nurse Education Program. Applicants are allowed one re-take of the exam if they did not pass the first time.
  2. All applicants upon passing the written entrance exam, the applicant must successfully meet the criterion during an interview with the Program Director/ Administrator.
  3. All Applicants must complete the registration form. Applicant is responsible for a $100.00 registration fee. The registration fee is fully refundable if the student requests cancellation within 5 calendar days after submitting the application. If the student leaves the program or decides not to attend for any reason, in order to return to the Practical Nurse Education Program, student will be charged $100.00 registration fee to hold their place on the next class roster.
  4. All applicant must submit proof of a GED or high school equivalency.
  5. All applicants must pass criminal background screening.
  6. All applicants must complete satisfactory drug screening and completion of ALL required health screening and immunizations.
  7. All applicants must submit copy of current Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Professional certification card.
  8. If applicant is not a citizen of the U.S., the applicant must submit a copy of their Resident Alien card.

Admission Requirements for the Nurse Aide Training Program:

  1. Applicant must complete the registration form.
  2. Applicant must obtain a physical exam prior to registering for the Nurse Aide Training Program. The Medical Certification Form must:
    • be signed by a physician
    • be dated within one year of admission to the program
    • include affirmation that the student is free of communicable diseases
    • include proof of a negative PPD test (Two – Step Mantoux test).
  3. Applicant will be required to submit to a urine drug screening test after initial application to the program; they will be directed to a specific lab by the school representative. The result of this test must be negative in order for the student to be accepted into the Nurse Aide Training Program.
  4. Each candidate needs an understanding of basic math, and reading/ writing skills in English. All applicants are required to take an entrance test. Minimum score required to be accepted in the Nurse Aide Training Program is eighth grade level in each subject on TABE D test, (Reading, Math and Language).
    EXCEPTION to this requirement: Any student who successfully completed an interview and was hired by a long term care facility, who has a contract with Falcon Institute of Health and Science to train their employees, will not be required to take TABE D test if that facility is paying for their program.
  5. Applicant will be required to submit to a urine drug screening test after initial application to the program; they will be directed to a specific lab by the school representative. The result of this test must be negative in order for the student to be accepted into the Nurse Aide Training Program.
  6. Each candidate needs an understanding of basic math, and reading/ writing skills in English. All applicants are required to take an entrance test. Minimum score required to be accepted in the Nurse Aide Training Program is eighth grade level in each subject on TABE D test, (Reading, Math and Language).
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