Admission Procedure / Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Application forms can be obtained from Saint Michael School of Allied Health located at 1106 Bladensburg Road, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-2512

Applicants will be considered for admission to Saint Michael School of Allied Health Practical Nursing Program after completing the following requirements.

  • Submit completed application form and payment of application fee.
  • Obtain a minimum score of 76% on Reading Comprehension and 70% on Math.
  • Once the entrance exam is passed, an application for admission to the Practical Nursing Program can be obtained.
  • A student may repeat the section of the entrance exam he/she fails; the exam may only be repeated once.
  • Submit proof of high school education: diploma, transcript, or GED
  • CPR Certification: Current certification is required for all clinical courses. Information for courses is available at the American Heart Association [AHA]. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the certification current.
  • Documentation of Health Requirements: Students must provide evidence of having received immunization for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Tetanus (within ten yrs), and Hepatitis B series [or sign a waiver of declination for the Hepatitis B immunization]. The student must also have proof of a negative tuberculin skin test (within one yr) or chest x-ray. A student with a positive PPD must have a chest x-ray or a statement from his/her physician that he/she is free from symptoms of TB, annually. These records must be on file within the first two weeks of classes; it is the student’s responsibility to keep this information current.
  • Insurance requirements: Health Insurance is strongly recommended. Saint Michael School of Allied Health assumes no responsibility for any injuries and illnesses incurred while performing duties as a student nurse.  Professional Liability Insurance is provided for nursing students by Saint Michael School of Allied Health while performing duties on behalf of or under the direction of SMSAH.
  • Submit two personal references from previous teachers, employers or co-workers.
  • Interview with the Program Director and the school representative.
  • Drug Screen must be done before beginning clinical courses.
  • Students must abide by the drug screen policies of each Clinical agency in which a student is assigned for clinical practicum.
  • Saint Michael School of Allied Health maintains a drug-free environment.
  • Criminal background checks are required of all students before beginning Clinical Courses.
  •  If a student is prohibited from participating in a clinical rotation based on their criminal background screening, the school will make every effort to place the student in a comparable clinical setting. If the school is unable to facilitate this placement, the student will be dismissed from the nursing program due to their inability to progress.
  • Students may be denied access to clinical facilities based on offenses appearing on the criminal record which may have occurred more than seven years ago.
  •  Students should also know that having a criminal background may hinder future employment opportunities in healthcare facilities or home care.

CANDIDATE ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE

The Admissions Committee is responsible for reviewing all applications and documents for admission.  Successful applicants who are granted admission into the SMSAH Practical Nursing Program are notified in writing.