West Penn Hospital School of Nursing

Students of the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing will work and study in a dynamic urban hospital environment in contact with professionals from a variety of healthcare disciplines. 

Students at West Penn Hospital School of Nursing gain a vast experience in assessing, planning, and administering patient care. Allegheny Health Network’s West Penn hospital serves primary clinical setting for the School of Nursing. Other hospitals within Allegheny Health Network and selected agencies in Allegheny County provide opportunities for student enrichment in certain specialty areas.  

Now accepting applications

We are currently accepting applications for classes beginning in 2023. Application deadline is June 15, 2023.

To learn more about the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing program, request more information or contact us at (412) 578-5766.

Prospective students can also attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Current Students

Current West Penn Hospital School of Nursing students can access class schedules, grades, and other materials through our Student Portal or download the Student Handbook

Highlights of our 22-month RN Diploma program

  • West Penn Hospital School of Nursing partners with PennWest Clarion University to provide general education courses on campus, including courses for RN to BSN transition.
  • No pre-requisites required for admission
  • Financial aid available on site
  • On-site dormitory housing available 

Student Testimonials:

“This program gives students lots of hands-on and realistic experiences. The staff works hard to make sure that students have everything that they need to be successful.”

“I think that the clinical experiences I have been able to have throughout the program have been extremely beneficial to my learning and really eased the adjustment into the clinical environment.”

“The instructors at West Penn truly want their students to succeed. Every single staff member made themselves available for extra learning or guidance. You can tell they care about each and every student they teach, and that is why I recommend West Penn to anyone looking for a good nursing program. Another strength I would like to address is the early exposure to a clinical setting. For me, starting clinical in the first few weeks of school solidified my choice of becoming a nurse. Experiencing different things in clinical early on enhanced my learning.”