Apply to Practical Nursing

Applications are closed for this year.
Current Clara Barton High School 10th graders may apply for other Health Careers
Current PN applicants may also apply to other Health Careers as a second option
PN Application is Open 2/16-3/3 Join us for a virtual information session 2/15
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Class of 2025,


We are accepting applications for the September incoming Practical Nursing class from February 16th through March 3rd 

The Clara Barton High School Practical Nursing Program is approved by the New York State Education Department with the same standards as other professional programs in colleges and universities.  In addition to your high school academic subjects, you will complete a 22-month rigorous course of study before you are eligible to take the New York State License Practical Nurse Exam and receive your Practical Nursing certificate. This includes your participation in summer school classes upon your acceptance, Summer 2023 and Summer 2024.



A completed application including two letters of recommendation from your Health Core teacher and an external source must be submitted on or before March 3, 2023 by the student applicant.


Please email your Health Core teacher to request a recommendation form to be completed and cc Ms. Khavina at [email protected] so she can follow up on your request. All Health Career teachers will be provided with an online recommendation form access.  An external source recommendation letter can be submitted to Ms. Khavina via email or dropped off in room 263.


The Practical Nursing admission committee will begin reviewing the applications and transcripts in March.  Students must have at least a 75% cumulative average and be on target to graduate with their class to be eligible for this program. You also must have a grade of 75% or above in Health Core 1, 2 and CFM courses. Students who meet the academic criteria must take a Pre-entrance Exam, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), that will be administered on April 24th. The TEAS informational session is scheduled for March 10th and a meet link will be emailed to the applicants who meet the academic requirements and receive a Dean's office clearance.


PN students and instructors will host an informational session for parents and students on Wednesday February 15th at 7:00 pm.  The link is provided below:

Topic: PN Program Showcasing Event
Time: Feb 15, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 990 1173 6514
Passcode: 509435



If you would like to initiate the application process, please access the PN application here. Please review your answers before submitting your application. You can view our Practical Nursing page at:


Please email Ms. Khavina at [email protected] or Dr. Edmond, PN program Coordinator, at [email protected] if you have any questions about the program or the admission process.


We look forward to having you in the Practical Nursing program.


Yuliya Khavina, Assistant Principal, Health Careers and Science & Dr. Edmond, LPN Program Coordinator