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West Penn Hospital School of Nursing

Currently accepting applications for class beginning in 2022

Application deadline is April 1, 2022

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.

Highlights of our 22-month RN Diploma program

  • West Penn Hospital School of Nursing partners with Clarion University of Pennsylvania 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.” 

Prospective students