The Class of 2016 (classes starting in spring (April), 2015) is presently full. Applications are still being accepted for the Class of 2016. Applicants who successfully pass the pre-entrance examination, complete an Application for Admission online (see Application Procedure Checklist and Testing Information for details), submit the application fee, and official academic transcripts from high school and post-secondary schools attended, will be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list will be reviewed at the beginning of January and March for possible placement into the class. Those who are not offered a seat in the class of 2016 may roll their application forward for the next class beginning January 2016.
Classes will start in spring (April), 2015, under our new curriculum, approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The proposed curriculum changes will result in a 16-month nursing program (60 weeks of instruction with mid-term, summer, and winter breaks), requiring 4 prerequisite college credit* courses prior to entry for a total of 24 months.
To be considered for spring (April), 2015 admission, all prerequisites need to be successfully completed (with a grade of “C” or better) by the end of the fall, 2014 semester. An official transcript showing proof of completion must be received by the Washington Health System School of Nursing before the end of 2014 in order to begin enrollment in 2015.
*Prerequisite college credits include: Human Anatomy (or Anatomy and Physiology I), Human Physiology (or Anatomy and Physiology II), English Composition, and Human Growth and Development.
NOTE: All science credits (Anatomy, Physiology) must have been complete within the past five years.
*CLASS OF 2017 (Starting January, 2016)*
A change in the admission procedure will include a ranking of all applicants for the Class of 2017 (classes starting in January, 2016) with attention to the ATI TEAS score. A new minimum score will be required. If the ATI TEAS is taken a second time the higher score will be considered. More information on these changes will be posted at a later date.