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 cohort:

  • May 2021 Cohort (Class of August 2022)
  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2021
  • January 2022 Cohort (Class of April 2023)
  • Application Deadline: September 1, 2021


  1. All pre-requisite courses must be COMPLETED with an achievement of a “C” (2.0) or better.

*Pre-requisite college credits include:

    • Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
    • Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
    • English Composition
    • Developmental Psychology

NOTE: Starting with the January 2022 Cohort, all college credit courses must have been completed within 5 years of program start.  Credits for Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Lab must be from the same school.

  1. A minimum Academic Preparedness Level of Proficiency of 66% on the ATI TEAS Pre-entrance Assessment is REQUIRED.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions will be held on the following dates at 1:00pm. Please fill out the session form below or contact Candace Dranzo at (724) 223-3168 or cdranzo@whs.org for your appointment. There will be a limit of 20 people total per session.

Information Sessions Dates

June 9, 2021
July 14, 2021
August 11, 2021
September 8, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 10, 2021
December 8, 2021

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