Citizens School of Nursing was founded in 1913 as Citizens General Hospital School of Nursing. Subsequently, it was renamed, and is currently sponsored by Allegheny Valley Hospital. The school offers two-year hospital-based courses that prepare students for the NCLEX-RN Examination.
In 1957, with the admission of its first male student, Citizens was one of the first nursing schools in Pennsylvania to go co-educational. It is fully accredited since 1960 by the Accreditation Council of the National League for Nursing.
The course curriculum has been revised often, to keep pace with innovation in the health care and nursing industries, and is currently offered as a two-year course comprising a total of 2,160 hours of practice and theory. Graduating students get 33 college credits earned through Westmoreland County Community College and Penn State University.
The school is currently located at its original site at the Citizens Ambulatory Care Center in Tarentum, Pa., after having operated at other locations since its inception. Allegheny Valley Hospital, which fully supports Citizens School of Nursing, provides the setting for the practical part of the course; it offers hands-on experience in several disciplines such as emergency nursing, oncology, mental health, medical-surgical and critical care.
Citizens has a good track record of students passing the NCLEX-RN Examination, with the past three years showing an average of over 87% of graduates clearing the exam. In addition, an educational mobility plan has been established with Penn State University for their BSN course, which allows Citizens graduates to be admitted at advanced standing.
Citizens School of Nursing have offered the programs listed below. Not all programs currently offered by this school may be listed below. Students may contact the school at (724) 337-5090 to confirm programs or obtain additional information.
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Nursing (74 Hours)
The nursing program offered commonly takes about twenty months to complete.
- Estimated tuition cost of this program is $37,000*
- Cost of required books or supplies: $1,910*
- Based on published reports, around 70 students completed the nursing program last year
- Takes about 20 months to complete
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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$3,056|
|Student Loans (Federal)||88%||$7,055|
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Citizens School of Nursing.
- St Margaret School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (7 miles away)
- Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (12 miles away)
- UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (12 miles away)
- Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA (15 miles away)
- School of Nursing - Ohio Valley General Hospital in McKees Rocks, PA (18 miles away)