Admission Qualifications/Requirements


The completion of the following high school or introductory college level courses with a letter grade of “C” or better are required:

  • Algebra
  • Biology with Laboratory
  • Chemistry with Laboratory

Pre-Entrance Exams

Students must also obtain a passing score on our pre-entrance exam.

The exam is the Test of Essential Academic Skills, (TEAS), Booklet 1, which is a scholastic aptitude test made up of 170 questions which must be completed within 3 hours’ time. The academic skills tested in the TEAS are Reading, Mathematics, Science and English/Language usage. The results are scored using an Adjusted Individual Score.

TEAS pre-entrance exam dates:

October: 7, 16, 22
November: 1, 12, 21
December: 6, 11, 16
January: 6, 10, 14, 23, 29
February: 7, 11, 17, 19, 27
March: 2, 11, 17, 20, 26
April: 3, 7, 9, 13, 15

All testing dates are subject to change.  You must submit your application prior to scheduling your testing date.  Please contact Sharon Gyory at 412-777-6204 to schedule.  All testing starts at 9 am.  April 15, 2020, is the last day for testing and the deadline for all application documents to be submitted.

The OVH School of Nursing offers the TEAS Study Guide for $50. This guide is written to address the needs of students preparing for this assessment. The guide is available for purchase at School’s Admission Office. All test takers must create an ATI profile prior to taking the exam. Please log onto, click on Create New Account and follow the screen instructions. After the tester has registered on the website, a personal paper/pencil ID will be displayed; please print for your records.

Please see our attached Assessment Technologies sheet for more information.

We Offer Free Tuition Scholarships Annually for Qualifying Students!!

A full-scholarship is worth up to approximately $29,000.00.

How Can You Qualify?

Please visit our Tuition and Fees section for more information.