Admissions

Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing (MSWSPN) offers a program that is conducive to the learner seeking a career as a license practical nurse. Students attend during the day, Monday through Friday for ten months. This 1080 clock hour program will lead to a Certificate of Practical Nursing.

Admission to our program, and most nursing programs, has become extremely competitive with more students than available seats. To aid in the decision making process we are instituting the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test as part of our admissions process.  See attached insert –  Teas Test insert

How to Apply:
Traditional Option  – Students enter in the Fall as a freshman and complete three trimesters:

If you are currently a High School Student – Admission Requirements are:

  • High school diploma/GED (High school seniors may apply prior to their actual graduation)
  • *Completion of either Biology or Anatomy & Physiology I, The course must be completed within five (5) years of application deadline and a final grade of “C” or higher achieved

Traditional Student – Admission Requirements are: (for a graduated high school/ GED greater than five years ago)

  • High school diploma/GED (High school seniors may apply prior to their actual graduation)
  • *Completion of either Biology or Anatomy & Physiology I, The course must be completed within five (5) years of application deadline and a final grade of “C” or higher achieved
Second Trimester Admission – Students enter as a sophomore (in November) and complete two trimesters :

Admission Requirements (graduated high school/ GED greater than five years ago)

  • High school diploma/GED (High school seniors may apply prior to their actual graduation)
  • *Completion of either Biology or Anatomy & Physiology I, The course must be completed within five (5) years of application deadline and a final grade of “C” or higher achieved
  • And Nursing Fundamentals (from another nursing program) within 2 years of application with a final grade of C+ or higher

* These courses must be completed prior to the application deadline

Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression

Nursing is a practice discipline with cognitive, sensory, affective, and psychomotor performance requirements. For admission and progression, the following core performance standards must be performed independently:  Core Performance Standards for Nursing Document

If you are unable to meet one or more of these standards without accommodations or modifications, you may request reasonable assistance from Disability Services. Through an interactive process, Disability Services will make a case by case determination. Recent documentation (within 3 years) is required.

Please send all documentation and transcripts to:

MSWSPN School Admissions Department
196 North Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-787-5403
Fax: 315-787-4275
Submit your admissions information request via this link:  Admissions Office

Again, thank you for your interest in our school. Please call us at (315) 787-4005 if you have additional questions.