The Washington Health System School of Nursing is a 16-month nursing program (60 weeks of instruction with breaks throughout) with a requirement of four (4) pre-requisite college credit* courses completed prior to application, for a potential total of 20 months leading to an RN diploma in nursing.
The Washington Health System School of Nursing is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
The diploma nursing program at the Washington Health System located in Washington, Pennsylvania is accredited by the:
- Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the diploma nursing program is continuing accreditation.
To be considered for admission into the Class of April 2023 (Start Date: January 2022), all pre-requisites need to be successfully completed (with a “C” (2.0) or better) by a date to be determined. An official transcript showing proof of completion must be received by the Washington Health System School of Nursing prior to or at the time of application.
*Pre-requisite college credits include:
- Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
- Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
- English Composition
- Developmental Psychology
NOTE: All pre-requisite courses must have a completion date within the past five years, in addition Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs must have been completed from the same institution.
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, however, a minimum Academic Preparedness Level of Proficiency with a score of greater than or equal to 68% is recommended. For any subsequent attempts of the ATI TEAS, the higher score will be considered.