Allegheny Valley Hospital serves as the chief area for experience in the practice of nursing. Located in Natrona Heights, Pa., the 228-bed facility serves patients with a variety of health problems. This affords an abundance of opportunities for the practice of nursing.
Various cooperating agencies are also used to provide clinical experiences in the specialized areas of nursing and in the community.
Citizens School of Nursing is located in the Ambulatory Care Center building, in Tarentum, PA.
The School's facilities for instruction include well-equipped classrooms, conference rooms, a computer laboratory, and a nursing skills simulation laboratory.
The School's library has up-to-date books, professional periodicals, interlibrary loan services, and Internet access. Students also have access to the Medical Staff Library at the Hospital.
Students are welcome to use the "Little Shop" in the ACC building or the Allegheny Valley Hospital cafeteria for meals and breaks.
The Little Shop in the ACC building is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the purchase of breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
There are refrigerators and microwaves in the kitchen area of the School's student lounge area where students may eat lunch and take breaks. There are also a variety of comfortable seating arrangements for conversations or studying.
An additional lounge area provides a relaxing location for conversation or studying.