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West Penn Hospital School of Nursing

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2021
Application Deadline is April 1, 2021

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 sonadmissions@ahn.org or (412) 578-5538

Highlights of our 22-month RN Diploma program

Prospective students



Magnet Recognition

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

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing's U.S. Department of Education-required Gainful Employment Disclosure statement

School History

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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