Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing has 100% NCLEX Passing Rate

Heritage Valley Health System is pleased to announce that 100% of its recent graduates from the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®).  

This is the first class to graduate from the Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing, formerly known as the Ohio Valley School of Nursing.  The 10 graduates received their diplomas in May, and six of the new Registered Nurses will remain within the Heritage Valley Health System to begin their nursing careers.   

The school, under the leadership of Director Valerie Gaydosh, has had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX exams during three of the past four years.  “We are proud of our school’s reputation for providing a high-quality nursing education, and we believe that our students are well-prepared to enter the field of nursing in a time of great need for this profession,” states Heritage Valley Health System Chief Nursing Officer Linda Homyk.  “Our consistently high pass rate for graduates taking the NCLEX is evidence of the success of our program.” 

The School of Nursing also recently received a three-year approval from the State Board of Nursing and successfully completed requirements for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing review for an eight-year accreditation.  

The Heritage Valley Kennedy School of Nursing provides students with an environment to grow, learn and become leaders in the delivery of compassionate, high quality patient care.  Classes begin each August with a 20-month curriculum designed to enhance clinical decision making and support student retention.  For information on the School of Nursing, please call 412-777-6204; send an email to SONAdmissions@hvhs.org; or visit www.heritagevalley.org and select the “Residencies + Schools” tab.