Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing Program Review

The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing (HEMSPN) was founded in 1957 and today, they provide a full-time educational program for students who are interested in becoming nurses in the future.

Practical Nursing

The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing has a strict nursing curriculum that focuses on children to senior citizens and includes medication administration and IV therapy. From Monday to Friday, students will go through clinical experiences and theory courses, although afternoon and weekend classes are sometimes part of the curriculum, too.

In general, the curriculum at the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing lasts for 44 weeks and follows three main concepts: the nursing process, basic human needs, and wellness-illness of life. The curriculum mainly consists of formal classroom settings, though clinical experiences, theory courses, nursing lab settings are all a part of the curriculum, as well.

To apply, students need to submit their official high school transcripts, the application and the application fee on time, as well as complete the FAFSA. They will also need to make an appointment to take the ACT WorkKeys pre-entrance test. Students will also need to take a medical terminology course.

Before starting at the school, students will also be required to attend the enrollment orientation. If requested, they can also make an appointment to discuss their options for financial aid.

Students who graduate from this Practical Nursing (PN) school usually end up with a slew of career opportunities in various hospitals, physician’s offices, long-term healthcare facilities, and home care agencies.

Any successful graduate of the PN program will be able to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in any state. Graduates with licenses are also allowed to join a baccalaureate (BSN) or associates nursing degree program to become registered nurses.

This program has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Nursing, and has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

To provide their students with satisfactory clinical experiences, the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing has teamed up with various healthcare agencies, including the Salem Community Hospital, the Essex of Salem, Briarfield Manor, the Forum Health’s Childbirth Center, the Crandall Medical Center, the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities, Hospice of the Valley, and the East Liverpool City Hospital. They are also affiliated with various community healthcare agencies, though.

Financial Aid

Financial aid exists for qualifying students via Title IV funding, as well as other loans and grants.

Direct Subsidized Loans

This loan is based on need and won’t be charged with interest while the student is still in school. Also, repayment schemes will not begin until half a year after school has ended.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans

This loan, on the other hand, isn’t based on need. Instead, its amount will depend on the dependency status of the student. Interest will start from the beginning, though. However, the repayment schemes will begin half a year after school has ended, as well.

Pell Grant

Unlike loans, the Pell Grant doesn’t need to be paid back. This grant exists for undergraduate students without professional or bachelor’s degrees.


Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing
Salem City Schools,
230 North Lincoln Avenue, Suite 3,
Salem, OH 44460