Qualifying for The Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing Program


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. These exams are made up two parts.

The first exam is the Test of Essential Academic Skills, (TEAS), Booklet 1, which is a scholastic aptitude test made up of 170 questions you must complete within 3 hours time. The skills tested in the TEAS are Reading, Mathematics, Science and English/Language usage. The results are scored using an Adjusted Individual Score. You must score a 65% for self-pay students, and an 85% to be considered for Full Tuition Scholarships.

We offer the TEAS Study Guide for $50. This guide is written to address the needs of students preparing for this assessment. We have this guide available for purchase at our school. All test takers must create an ATI profile prior to taking the exam. Please log onto www.atitesting.com, 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.

The second exam is the Critical Thinking Assessment, Booklet 2. This 40 question Critical Thinking test incorporates Interpretation, Analysis, Evaluation, Inference, Explanation, and Self-Regulation competencies. We believe Critical Thinking is a valued and important part of the nursing profession, which is why we feel it is so important to teach and test on.

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. We offer up to 10 scholarships each academic year.

How Can You Qualify?

To be considered for a full scholarship, the applicant must score an 85% or above on their Adjusted Total Score of the TEAS entrance exam, and have a composite score of 50% or above on the Critical Thinking Exam. Additional requirements applicable once you are accepted into the program.

Please visit our Tuition and Fees section for more information.