Full-Time Licensed Practical Nursing Program

The full-time LPN program is a 12 month, 1530 hour program that is divided into three levels. Each level is divided between class time held on location at The Rapha School, clinical hours held at a assited living or personal care home, and clinical hours held at a hospital. Personal care, assisted living, and hospital location will be announced prior to the beginning of the class year. Upon graduation from the program, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX PN exam.
Classes will be held Monday to Thursdays with class times being 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and clinical times being 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission Requirements:

  • Completed school application
  • Check or money order in the amount of $19,500 which includes a $500 non-refundable seat placement fee. The remaining $19,000 is tuition. This is due prior to the first day of class unless an agreement has been made between yourself and the school.
    • The $19,000 tuition includes criminal record check, textbooks, uniforms, CPR certification, ATI exams, laptop computer, and a NCLEX review exam.
  • PA Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) report
  • Physical exam performed no more than a year prior to your application. The exam must include:
    • Evidence of being free of any communicable diseases
    • Evidence of ability to lift at least 50 lbs
    • Evidence of a negative 2-step Mantoux or negative QuantiFeron®-TB Gold. The second Mantoux must be administered between 7 and 12  days of the first.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • ATI Teas Scores
    • We will proctor your exam if you have not already taken this
  • CPR Certification
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • The candidate will need basic math, reading, and writing skills in English. If you have EFL you will need to take a TOEFL, scores will be evaluated by the admissions committee, but generally a 50 on this exam is recommended.
Plan of Study
Med Surge Nursing I
Fundamentals of Nursing190
The Influence of a Christian Nurse in a Secular World30
Caring for the Older Adult40
Pharmacology/Herbal Therapies40
Clinical Med/Surg. Level I200
Total Hours Level I580
Med Surge Nursing II160
Medication Administration/IV Therapies40
Clinical Med/Surg. Level II200
Total Hours Level II400
Maternal and Child Nursing
Pediatric Nursing40
Clinical Med/Surg. Level III350
Maternal/Child Clinical40
Pediatrics Clinical40
Total Hours Level III550
​Admission Application

Application must be completed and mailed/emailed to The Rapha School no later than a month prior to the start of the program. Two letters of recommendation must be included.

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Physical Form

This form must be completed and returned to The Rapha School no later than a week prior to the beginning of the program. If you have a recent physical (no more than a year old) that shows evidence of all information required by this form then we will accept a copy.

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​Full-Time Factsheet

This is a quick glance fact sheet that you may download and refer to for things such as admissions cost, class times/days, what forms we will require, and other admissions requirements.

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LPN Student Handbook

This student handbook has all of the information that the student must be aware of before class begins.

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