Central School of Practical Nursing is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Virginia Department of Education Career and Technical Division and accredited by Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) see Related Links.
The program prepares graduates for a career in practical nursing. Upon completion of Level I, the student is eligible to take the test to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
CSPN is an Interactive Learning Environment: knowledge, skills and attitudes can best be developed through the correlation of theory and practice. When students join faculty in taking responsibility for their learning, true learning takes place.
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Classes begin for Level I at 8:00 am and continue to 1:30 pm. Level I runs for 9 months, from September to June. Students attend every other day and follow the Norfolk Public School calendar. Theory and skills lab are integrated. The last course has a clinical component. See Curriculum Plan link.
Classes begin for Level II at 8:00 am and continue to 2:00 pm. Clinical experiences begin at 6:30 am and continue to 2:00 pm. Level II runs for 9 months, from August to April. Students attend every day with theory and clinical integrated. See Curriculum Plan link.
Post graduates who meet specific income qualifications may be able to receive PELL Grants and/or tuition vouchers to help defray the cost of tuition. Inquiries should be made to the Program Leader. See Related Links for more information.