OVH School of Nursing

The Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing was founded in 1901 as a 3 year diploma-nursing program. With our first student graduate in 1904, we established a long-standing tradition of excellence amongst our student nurses. You can read about the commencement ceremony of our first graduate, Annabell McAnulty, here.


We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020!

About Us

We proudly claim a reputation for providing a high-quality nursing education, one which prepares graduates to enter the practice of nursing. Graduates of our school maintain a high degree of success on the PA State Board of Nursing licensing exam, NCLEX-RN, as evidenced by a consistently high first-time pass rate for graduates.

OVH-SONPatchFINALBLUEandGOLDGraduates are eligible to take the same Registered Nursing Licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) required of graduates from Associate Degree (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs, which allow entry into the nursing practice.

Our full-time program offers full-tuition scholarships. Please see our Admission Qualifications/Requirements section for information on these scholarships.

To find out more about our School of Nursing program, please visit our School of Nursing Brochure and School of Nursing Catalog.

*We are in the process of updating both the brochure and the catalog. Please check back or call the school to request your copies directly!*

Why Choose Us?

  • We offer a strong clinical program built on the foundation of humanities, as well as behavioral and natural sciences
  • Smaller class sizes and individualized instruction
  • Become an RN in just 20 months
  • Our program bridges with area universities and colleges to help facilitate the faster completion of a BS Degree in Nursing
  • Opportunity for seamless transition with our affiliate California University of Pennsylvania to obtain a BSN in just 12 months

For more information please view our 2020-2022 School of Nursing Catalog and Brochure below.

OVHSON Catalog

OVHSON Brochure

OVHSON Student Handbook



We offer Full Tuition Scholarships for Qualifying Students!

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School Partnership

Addressing the needs of the professional nurse and changing healthcare demands, the school recently entered into a partnership with California University of Pittsburgh.

This relationship enables students to earn 30 general education credits while working toward achieving their diploma in nursing.

Students will receive all of their science courses and general education credit requirements within the technologically-advanced platform of California University’s ‘virtual lab.’

This will enable the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing to implement more simulation and laboratory activities to assist each student in their application of learning. Rather than going off-campus, all of the hands-on nursing practical course training will take place at Ohio Valley Hospital, in their state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, as well as with actual hospital patients.

Graduates benefit by having a broad educational base for their nursing practice, as well as having credits to transfer toward their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Location and Contact Us

We are located on the Ohio Valley Hospital campus, which makes it easy for our students to gain the hands on experience they need from current and former nurses.

We are located on Ohio Valley Hospital’s main campus. Our building is called the W. Laird Davis Center of Learning.

Our address is 25 Heckel Road, Kennedy Township, PA 15136

You may contact our Admissions office by calling 412-777-6204.

You may email the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing Admissions department secretary at

We also have a General Questions Form on our Prospective Students page.