LOCATED IN DUNBAR, WV 304-766-0108

How to begin:

  1. Download and complete the Ben Franklin Career Center Application and the PN Application.
  2. Submit high school transcript or GED transcript.
  3. Pay the $100.00 Application and $70.00 ATI TEAS test fee for upcoming 2022-23 class (if testing at Garnet Career Center).

Note: Application may be mailed, hand-delivered, emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 304-348-6198.

Results for the TEAS test are accepted from tests taken at Ben Franklin Career Center or an approved testing site within two years of test date. Proctored/virtual test scores will not be accepted.


How to study for the ATI TEAS test:

  • You may study in the Adult Learning Center now located at 500 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV. Call 681-466-0925 to get started. These classes are free, but you will need an appointment.
  • A special evening class will be available. Please see the schedule on the Application Process tab.
  • It is mandatory you attend the first class of a session. There will be a pre-test given that date to determine your study needs. The study groups will be held according to the schedule on the Application Process tab.

The ATI TEAS test includes:

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English and Language Usage

The ATI TEAS exam provides an objective measurement of each of the items listed above. It is a timed test. Admissions are based on the ATI TEAS results.

What are the testing dates?  TEAS PREP 22-23

Please contact: [email protected]  to register or with questions.

When will you know your test results?

Test results will be available online one week after test date. An acceptance letter and admission packet will be mailed to all accepted students. At that time, students will be advised of their next step.

What will I do if I am accepted to the Nursing Program?
After receiving the admission letter of acceptance, you will be advised to complete an acceptance form and submit a non-refundable deposit of $375. This deposit confirms that you want your space held and that you do intend to attend the class. The $375 deposit is due on the day of orientation (early June of each year) when uniforms are ordered. This deposit is not provided by financial aid. (Revised November 1, 2012)

Other requirements of the accepted students include a physical, titres, immunizations, CPR card, drug screen, and a police background check. The costs for these requirements are not covered by the Federal Pell Grant and must be assumed by the applicant. A very strict timeline for all physical requirements is required for admission.

What if I am not accepted to the program?

Three options are available:

  • Study and retest
  • Enroll in evening Phlebotomy class (August or January)
  • Enroll in the 6-month Medical Assisting Program (July or January)

What about financial aid?

Complete a FAFSA online. If you are enrolling in the 2023 class, scheduled to begin mid-August 2023, fill out the 2023-2024 FASFA form , which will open Oct. 1, 2022. Students should put Ben Franklin school code on the application: Ben Franklin code 013732 (FEDERAL PELL GRANT). A direct link can be found on the Financial Aid tab at the top of the screen.

Diann Clothier, our Financial Director, is available to assist you each Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each week.

Other forms of financial aid:
Workforce Investment Act Contact Job Service 304-558-0342
WV HEAPS Contact Ben Franklin FA Consultant
Private loans Contact your bank or credit union

Ben Franklin does not participate in the student loan program. A monthly payment plan may be set up for students who do not qualify for or receive full financial aid. A deposit of books, uniform and fees is required to start class. See financial aid secretary for details or to set up a payment plan.

Who will I call for specific questions? 


Mrs. Diana Wood, Counselor- 
Mrs. Erica Collins, Coordinator Practical Nursing
Mrs. Diann Clothier, Financial Aid

*Dates and information are subject to change.

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