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Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing
Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing
Please call our office (304-647-7114) as soon as possible to start the admission process. See Important: 1st Step In The Admission Process block for more information.
IMPORTANT: 1st Step in the Admission Process
To start the application process for the Class of 2021, please call 304-647-7114 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm . We need to obtain information in order to connect you with the Adult Education department staff who will administer a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test.

Depending on your TABE results, you will either receive remediation on areas of concern or be referred to the GSPN (Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing) staff for a HESI A2 for PN pre-admission exam.

It recommended that you start the admission process as soon as possible to allow time for remediation and/or study in order to score a 60% or greater on the pre-admission exam (HESI A2 for PN) by the deadline date for the Class of 2021. 60% is the minimum acceptable score (on the HESI A2 for PN exam) that you must achieve in order to be considered for admission to our program.

If you do not achieve a 60% or greater on the pre-admission exam, you may retest after performing remediation with the HESI A2 for PN Study Guide (see Quick Links). You must pay the testing fee each time you retest.

Successful candidates recommend the HESI A2 for PN Study Guide to assist with achieving the acceptable score on the pre-admission exam. For your convenience, we have included a link for the Study Guide (see Quick Links tab). You may also contact our office to check out a copy from our library.
Jump Start Calendar Announcement
Dates: TBA---July or August 2020 (Monday through Friday from 9:30 am-3:30 pm)
Location: Computer Lab at the Board Office
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (daily)
Instructors: Ginger Reliford-Boone and Lucy Bell

This 2 week session is designed to assist students in preparing for the upcoming LPN program prior to the start of the school year.

NOTE: Prospective Class of 2021 students will be required to attend the entire 2 week session in order to meet the Admission requirements to the program.
Admission Requirements
ADMISSION POLICY
The purpose of this admission policy is to provide a record of the requirements and procedures necessary for an applicant to be considered qualified for admission to the GREENBRIER SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING. The requirements will be in accordance with the admission requirements recommended by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Educational Requirements:
1. Applicants must have a recognized (meaning accredited by the United States Department of Education) high school diploma, an official high school transcript, or results of the General Education Development Test (GED)/Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) showing satisfactory performance; and official grade transcript.
a. Science-oriented background is recommended.
b. Advanced math courses are recommended.
2. In accordance with the WV Adult Education policy found in section 14 of the WV Adult Education handbook, English as Second Language (ESL/ELL) students must pass:
a. Best + 2. Or
b. CASAS with high-intermediate level score.
3. Official transcripts from secondary and postsecondary schools attended must be on file in the school office. High school diploma and/or GED/TASC results will be verified as needed.
4. Applicant must submit proof of completion of CPR/First Aid course prior to the first day of clinical.

Health Requirements:
1. Immunizations as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), GREENBRIER SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING, and Greenbrier County Health Department. Required: PPD test, Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccine/Tdap, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, and Influenza vaccine.
2. Pre-entrance dental examination and clearance/repairs by family dentist.
3. Pre-entrance physical examination and clearance by a healthcare provider.
4. Proof of current health insurance coverage.

References:
Three written letters provided prior to interview. Appropriate individuals to provide personal references include a teacher, counselor, or employer.

Admission Procedure:
1. Interested person applies to the school by phone, email, Adult Education or other referring agencies. The applicant may be admitted into the program at the age of 17 years old as long as applicant turns 18 prior to the first day of clinical rotations.
2. Contact GSPN office. School secretary will schedule the prospective student to take the
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
3. Application form and brochure are sent to applicant by mail/via internet.
4. Application and non-refundable $25 processing fee must be completed and returned to the school.
5. Applicant registers for the pre-admission examination. The cost of this exam is $50.00.
6. Applicant takes the pre-admission examination.
7. When the pre-admission test results are returned:
a. Applicant who did not make acceptable score (60% or greater) is notified and referred to Adult Education for remediation prior to re-testing. Additionally, the student needs to obtain/utilize the HESI A2 for PN Study Guide prior to retesting.
b. Applicant with satisfactory score is notified and an interview is scheduled.
8. Applicant makes an appointment for an interview.
9. Applicant requests three professional reference letters and official high school/postsecondary transcript(s) to be mailed to the school.
10. Applicant interviews with the Interview Committee (composed of Nursing Faculty, Advisory Board Members and Adult Education).
11. Interview Committee evaluates the applicant’s record.
12. Applicant is notified of the decision of the Interview Committee.
13. Applicant submits payment of $50.00 seat holding fee. This payment is non-refundable and is payment toward your tuition.
14. Those recommended for admission will receive the following forms:
a. Physical Examination – requires the following diagnostic tests: Complete Blood Count, RPR, Urine Drug Screen testing, immunity titers, and any other tests or x-rays that may be necessary to clear health status. The exam is to be completed by the applicant’s primary care provider and must be returned by the date requested by the school.
b. Immunization/Titers form – to be completed by his/her health care provider or health department and to be returned the date requested.
c. Dental record – to be completed by his/her dentist and returned the date requested.
d. Criminal background search required by the WV State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. (Legislative Rule 9.2.) will be at applicant's expense.

15. Applicant submits completed:
a. Physical Examination Form, which states applicant is physically and emotionally able to participate in all classroom and clinical experiences;
b. Immunizations/Titers Form, which indicates that immunizations are up to date/titers are positive; and
c. Dental Form, which indicates that dental health is satisfactory or that repairs are scheduled.
16. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon documentation of physical/immunization/dental requirements, the results of the criminal background check, and successful completion of the LPN-preadmission requirements through Adult Education (participating in Jump Start program).

The school cannot refuse to educate anyone who meets the admission criteria, but applicants must understand that the state board could deny licensure or the opportunity to sit for the NCLEX-PN examination.

Note: BE AWARE THAT THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO ADMIT APPLICANTS TO THE LICENSURE EXAMINATION WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY, ARE HABITUALLY INTEMPERATE, ADDICTED TO THE USE OF HABIT FORMING DRUGS, OR ARE MENTALLY INCOMPETENT. THE APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF A CRIMINAL CONVICTION ON THE APPLICATION AND LICENSURE PROCESS, PRIOR TO APPLICATION.



Written: 4/03
Reviewed: 4/04, 4/05, 4/06, 4/07, 4/08, 4/09, 4/10, 4/12, 5/13, 5/14, 5/15, 5/16, 9/17, 8/18, 8/19,1/2020
Revised 04/04, 04/05, 04/06, 04/07, 04/08, 04/09, 04/10, 04/12, 05/13, 05/14, 05/15, 05/16, 09/17,01/2020
Contact Us
The Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing is located in Room 132 (Section "A"/A Building) on the campus of Greenbrier East High School.

The school began in 1975 as the Region IV School of Practical Nursing. In 2003 the name was changed to Greenbrier School of Practical Nursing (GSPN). We have been involved in providing competent practical nurses to the Greenbrier Valley and beyond for over 40 years. We are fully accredited by the West Virginia LPN Board.

Our students/graduates are a part of the community and are valued for their contributions.

Send us an email or give us a call
(304) 647-7114
prlewis@k12.wv.us


For more information:
For Regulations/Rules for LPN’s in WV: www.lpnboard@state.wv.us

For information about Nursing nationally: www.ncsbn.org
Pre Entrance Exam (HESI A2 for PN) Dates
The required Pre Entrance Exam (HESI A2 for PN) Exam will be given on the following dates:
TBD

You MUST contact our office (304-647-7114) for more information on scheduling your date for this exam.