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West Penn Hospital was the first in western Pennsylvania to achieve from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (2006) and the first redesignated (2012).
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West 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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