Washington Health System School of Nursing presently provides a 16-month nursing program of study (20 months including pre-requisite courses) leading to a diploma. The school is fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Founded in 1897, the school proudly claims over 4,000 alumni and a reputation for a quality nursing program. Students accepted into the nursing program will have completed 4 prerequisite college courses in general education, arts, and sciences. From this foundation, students will apply the knowledge acquired in their nursing courses.

Become an RN-Diploma Nurse at the Washington Health System School of Nursing


Applications are currently being accepted for the following:

  • Class of December 2021
    (Start Date: September 2020)
    Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

Please note the CHANGES to the admission process beginning with the Class of August 2022 (Start Date: May 2021):

  1. Application Deadlines:
    • September 1st application deadline for ALL cohorts beginning in January
    • January 1st application deadline for ALL cohorts beginning in May
    • May 1st application deadline for ALL cohorts beginning in September
  2. Pre-requisite courses must be COMPLETED with an achievement of a “C” (2.0) or better PRIOR to submission of an application to the program.
    • *Pre-requisite college credits include:
      • Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab
      • Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
      • English Composition
      • Developmental Psychology
    • NOTE: All science credits (Anatomy and Physiology) must have been completed within the past five years, as well as from the same institution.
  3. A minimum Academic Preparedness Level of Proficiency of 66% on the ATI TEAS Pre-entrance Assessment is REQUIRED PRIOR to submission of an application to the program.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions will be held on the following dates at 1:00pm, please contact Candace Dranzo at (724) 223-3168 for your appointment.

  • February 12, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • June 10, 2020
  • July 8, 2020
  • August 12, 2020
  • September 9, 2020
  • October 14, 2020
  • November 11, 2020
  • December 9, 2020