Practical Nursing Admissions

The Admission Process

The Practical Nursing Program is an intense and competitive program. The program is a 40-week, 10-month, full-time, Monday through Friday, evening program that will prepare graduates for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. Upon program completion graduates will receive a Certificate in Practical Nursing. Practical Nurses are prepared for careers in a variety of heath care settings including extended care facilities, clinics, physician offices, hospitals, and community health agencies.
Admission Requirements are competitive and space is limited. No one evaluation tool is used to determine admission. Students who meet the MINIMUM admission criteria are evaluated against the entire group of qualified applicants.

Register for the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Entrance Test.
The first step for admissions is to fill out the entrance form in its entirety, sign you have read and understood requirements and rules, and return with the payment to the Practical Nursing department here at Bay Path. There is a $75 non-refundable, non-transferable, testing fee with a $25 returned check fee. Students may not reschedule or transfer funds.

Take the TEAS Entrance Test on the scheduled date.
Each student is required to take and complete the TEAS Entrance Test here at Bay Path during the admission’s period (September-April). Reading, English, Math, and Science are the areas of concern of the exam.

Start the application process.
Once a student has met the minimum test scores for the TEAS Entrance Exam he or she will be sent an Application Packet to complete. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the applications packet in its entirety, and return all requested documents to the Practical Nursing Office by the deadline.

Complete an Interview.
Once the Practical Nursing office has received all requested information. The student will start the second step of the application process where a brief interview will be conducted. The interview is very similar to a job interview.

Of those qualified students those whose TEAS scores, transcripts, references, writing sample, and interview demonstrate the greatest chance for success in the program will be admitted. When qualifications are equal, first consideration is given to student’s in-district, and graduates of Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. During this step it is recommended the student starts organizing his or her medical and financial documentation.

After you've completed the entire application process and have been accepted into the program, you will be notified about orientation. Orientation is mandatory, last about four hours, and take place in the spring before classes begin.

Financial Aid is available through SallieMae.


Financial Aid is available through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).