Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (PIHT) located in Southwestern Pennsylvania offers a direct admission Practical Nursing Program. Direct admission means that you do not have to waste time and money taking extra elective classes allowing most students to complete the program within just 12 months. Enrolling in any nursing program can be a long process. To improve your acceptance chances in a highly sought-after program, you need to be organized and attentive to deadlines.
2. Attend a Career Planning Session to see if you are a good fit for our program. It is important to understand that this program requires a lot of commitment. The practical nursing program requires students to allow 50 hours per week (40 hours of instruction and 10 hours of outside study time) of time to dedicate to the program.
3. Complete Application
4. Potential students will need to request OFFICIAL copies of transcripts from your high school and every college they have attended. Official Transcripts should be requested and sent directly to the admission’s office or brought in unopened. Faxed or emailed transcripts that are not in a sealed envelope from the previous institution will not be accepted.
5. Schedule and study for the TEAS entrance exam.
- The exam is taken on campus and is around 3.5 hours long.
- Students must achieve passing scores (65 readying, 60 math, 60 english, and 45 science) within two attempts. If you do not pass within two attempts you will need to wait six months before trying again.
- The TEAS test typically requires 2-3 weeks of preparation and study time. DO NOT WAIT…THE PROGRAM FILLS FAST!
- Remember passing the TEAS exam does not guarantee a spot in the Practical Nursing Program.
7. The student will need to bring their completed Practical Nursing application (which includes two professional references and an essay) to the interview.
8. The Director of Nursing will then decide if the student is accepted.
9. If the student is accepted into the program, the next step is to set up an appointment with financial aid to cover the financial aid process.
10. Complete clearances, immunizations, and disclosure forms which are due prior to orientation.
11. Attend orientation and begin classes.