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),  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 2020: 6th, 14th, 23rd
November 2020:
4th, 10th, 19th
December 2020:
1st, 11th, 16th
January 2021:
6th, 12th, 15th, 20th, 29th
February 2021:
2nd, 10th, 16th, 19th, 24th
March 2021:
1st, 10th 16th, 19th 24th
April 2021:
2nd, 6th, 7th, 9th 13th 14th, 22nd, 27th
May 2021: 7th, 12th, 20th, 24th

The deadline for admission is June 1, 2021.  You are required to submit your application prior to scheduling your TEAS exam.  Please contact Sharon at 412-777-6204 to schedule your testing date.

The HVK 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. 

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.