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Pre-entrance Requirements

West Penn Hospital School of Nursing uses Assessment Technologies Institute LLC (ATI) for standardized testing, including the School's pre-admission test and tests administered to students as part of their School curriculum.

  • Applicants - Before registering to take the School's preadmission test, you must have already sent to the School of Nursing your Application to the School accompanied by the School's $50 application fee. Then, register online with ATI and obtain a personal, permanent ATI test identification (ID) number. You must also attend a pre-admission conference.
  • Students - You only register with ATI once, then use your personal ATI test ID number on every test taken at the School of Nursing.

Checklist for applicants:

School of Nursing


Pre-admission Conference

Attending a Pre-admission Conference is an enrollment requirement - the Conference gives detailed information about the nursing school experience in general and our program in particular.

Many Pre-admission Conferences are scheduled to follow the ATI-TEAS testing so that both can be completed in one day. Please see the schedule for dates and times and contact the School to register.

ATI Registration and Test ID Number

Before coming for your pre-admission ATI-TEAS test, you must open a free account with ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC) and obtain your personal ATI testing ID number

You must bring a printout of your ID number to your pre-admission ATI-TEAS test. Also, if you become a student, you must use the same number each time you take an ATI exam during our program.

To create your free ATI account and testing ID number:

  • Go to www.atitesting.com and click on "Create New Account".
  • Follow the screen prompts.
  • In the "Institutions" section, you will find our school listed as “Western PA Hospital SON.”
  • After you have created your ATI account, your personal ID will be displayed under "Account Information". At this screen, be sure to print your ATI ID "paper/pencil" number.
  • Keep our ATI paper/pencil ID number until notified by the School of Nursing regarding acceptance. If accepted, you need to keep this ID number since you will use it throughout the two years of our nursing program.


ATI TEAS V (TEAS 5.0) Test Preparation
To prepare to take the TEAS, you may wish - but are not required - to purchase from ATI their TEAS V Study Guide or TEAS V Online Practice Test.  If you are interested, please visit ATI's "TEAS V Test Prep"  website for more information and current pricing.


ATI-TEAS Testing Procedure

You must bring a printout of your ID number to your pre-admission ATI-TEAS test. Also, if you become a student, you must use the same number each time you take an ATI exam during our program.

You must also bring a current, valid official photo ID to your ATI-TEAS test. Acceptable forms of official photo ID are a current, valid U.S. Driver’s License, U.S. green card, or U.S. Passport. No other forms of ID will be accepted. Any ID that has expired will not be accepted. You will be asked to show this ID upon entering the testing room. If proper ID is not available you will not be permitted to take the exam.

You must also bring the $45 testing fee in the form of cash, personal check, or money order.



2013-2014 ATI-TEAS Testing, Pre-Admission Conferences, Information Sessions

All events listed below are held at the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing.

Events begin promptly at 9 a.m. and will last at least until 12:30 p.m.

Plan to arrive at ATI testing by 8:30 a.m. for registration. Signs will be posted for the classroom to be used for testing. Those arriving after the exam has begun will not be permitted to take the exam and must reschedule.

Registration is required! To register, call 412.578.5538 or email sonadmissions@wpahs.org.


Date Day ATI-TEAS Testing Preadmission Conference Information Session
Oct 29, 2013 Tuesday X    
Nov 16, 2013 Saturday     Information Session
Nov 23, 2013 Saturday X    
Dec 19, 2013 Thursday X X  
Jan 11, 2014       Information Session
Jan 28, 2014 Tuesday X    
Feb 15, 2014 Saturday X  X  
March 8, 2014 Saturday   X Information Session
March 22, 2014 Saturday X    
April 16, 2014 Wednesday X X  
April 26, 2014 Saturday X X  
May 1, 2014 Thursday X X  
May 17, 2014 Saturday X X  
























Contact Information

West Penn Hospital
School of Nursing
4900 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15224

Telephone: 412.578.5538
Toll-free: 1.877.33NURSE
Facsimile: 412.578.1837

Email: sonadmissions@wpahs.org

Directions to the School of Nursing

West Penn Hospital School of Nursing is located across South Millvale Avenue from West Penn Hospital.


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