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.
“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.”