AHN Schools of Nursing Program Admissions

Learn all about the process for applying to an AHN Schools of Nursing Program, working with experts, engaged faculty, and beginning your journey toward a rewarding career in nursing.

Policy statement and purpose

The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Schools of Nursing strive to provide an open, inclusive, and supportive academic setting. AHN Schools of Nursing recognize that students come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We welcome the benefits that a diverse student body can bring to the program and the nursing profession. Therefore, the AHN Schools of Nursing use a holistic approach to student admission. This holistic approach utilizes both quantitative and qualitative criteria to evaluate an applicant for admission.

Applicants to the School of Nursing must meet established criteria for acceptance and program enrollment. Current admission criteria and procedures are published on the school website. All applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of a nursing student with or without reasonable accommodation. Criminal background and record clearance, child abuse clearance and fingerprinting, urine drug screening, and immunizations are required as a condition of enrollment.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for prospective applicants regarding the application, acceptance, and enrollment process. It is the policy of the AHN Schools of Nursing to provide equal educational opportunity according to academic qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military/veteran status or any other legally protected group status.