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West Penn Hospital School of Nursing

West Penn Hospital School of Nursing

Currently accepting application for Fall 2020
Application Deadline is April 1, 2020

To learn more about our Nursing Program attend one of our Information Sessions. Find an upcoming session.

Register for an Information Session by contacting Admissions at or 412-578-5538

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Highlights of our 22-month RN Diploma program:

Prospective students:


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School History

West Penn School of Nursing


Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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West Penn Hospital was the first in western Pennsylvania to achieve

Magnet Recognition

from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (2006) and the first redesignated (2012).


School History

School history photoWest Penn Hospital's School of Nursing, founded in 1892, was the first nursing school in the nation to admit male students and one of the first to receive accreditation from the National League for Nursing.

On Dec. 7, 2006, West Penn Hospital became the first hospital in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania to achieve Magnet™ Recognition Status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2012, West Penn Hospital was first in the region to achieved its second Magnet® designation for nursing excellence.

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