• Now Accepting Applications!!!
    Become a Licensed Practical Nurse through the Waynesville School of Practical Nursing

    Practical Nursing Application 

    Practical Nursing Information Packet

    “I have always cared for other people and enjoyed helping others. I chose this program because I believe the intensity and depth of the program would adequately prepare me to be the best nurse I can be. Choosing to attend the PN program at Waynesville is a decision that I will forever be grateful about. This program is fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get a thorough quality education. I am currently working as a plastic surgery nurse, as well as continuing my nursing education. I love waking up in the morning knowing I’m going to make a difference in the lives of others.” - Grace, LPN, Class of 2021
  • Application Deadlines and Fees:
    First, please schedule an appointment with the Waynesville School of Practical Nursing Secretary to take your HESI A2 exam. 
    Entrance Exam (HESI A2):

    - You will schedule your HESI A2 exam with the PN secretary when you turn in your PN Application Packet. The HESI A2 will be administered by appointment only. Please notify our office if you are unable to make the date you selected.
    - Test results are available immediately after testing.
    - A 70% or higher is required on the HESI A2 exam for the applicant to be considered for admission into the program.
    - You are advised to make your online Elsevier account by visiting www.elsevier.com. You will need your Elsevier username and password for the exam.
    - You will be allowed to test twice during the application process. If you decide to take the test a second time, there will be a $53 fee for the re-test.
    - The HESI A2 exam consists of five sections: Reading Comprehension, Basic Math, Vocabulary, General Knowledge, Grammar, and Anatomy and Physiology. 
    Study Guides can be purchased by visiting https://www.elsevier.com for a study guide manual and other test prep options.
    Once you have earned 70% or higher on the HESI A2 exam, you will be required to complete the next steps of the application process (the Practical Nursing Secretary will give you more specific instructions once you have successfully completed your HESI A2 exam.

    How to Apply: 
    All Waynesville School of Practical Nursing applicants will need to turn in ALL completed documents at ONE time. 
    - Your completed and signed Waynesville School of Practical Nursing application
    - Your non-refundable $35 application fee (check, cash, debit, VISA, or Mastercard)
    - Official High School Transcripts
    - Official College Transcripts (if using A+), Unofficial College Transcripts (if NOT using A+)
    - Applicants whose native language is not English must submit one of the following documents:
           -TOEFL exam results
           - ESLO Services
           - H.S. diploma from an accredited public or private school within the U.S.
           - A score of 20 or higher on the English portion of the ACT
           - A "C" average or better in English Composition at the college level
    - Three Professional Reference Surveys returned by the deadline
    - Early Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
    - Final Application Deadline: June 14, 2024
    *All application documents and a HESI A2 score of 70% (or higher) must be on file by the deadline in order to be considered for admission.
    - Criminal Background Check ($15.55)
    - Orientation
    Professional Reference Surveys
    - You are required to have at least two of your listed Professional References complete a Google form and return a Professional Reference Survey to the PN Secretary by the application deadline.
    - Surveys will NOT be accepted by the applicant.
    - Surveys cannot be completed by family members.
    Admissions Criteria
    • All applicants must meet the basic requirement for admission into the Waynesville School of Practical Nursing.
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet.
    • Earn 70% or higher on the HESI A2 entrance examination. HESI A2 exam may be taken from any location.  Please send results to 400 G.W. Lane, Waynesville, MO 65583.
    • Be of good moral character as verified by written personal references.
    • Have a sincere interest in nursing as a career.
    • Must have a criminal background check.
    • Be physically, mentally, and medically able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions necessary in the role of the student nurse.
    • Accepted applicants must make tuition payments as required.
    • If you know that you will be moving to the area, please start the application process as soon as possible. We can accept applications through the mail. 
    "I wanted to become a nurse to understand the disease process as I grieved the loss of my parents, because I had no clue what was happening to them. We had just moved here from out of state and my husband had gone to work on post. That evening, he brought me a flier for the Waynesville School of Practical Nursing and, to my amazement, NO prerequisites were required prior to enrolling in the program. All I needed was to pass the TEAS test. I am currently working in a nursing home as an LPN, and I enjoy having the ability to serve my fellow humans not only with love and compassion, but also with a deeper understanding of ailments."
    - Catherine, LPN, Class of 2021