Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing

4900 Friendship Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

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Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing develops its students to be nurses of today’s exciting pace of healthcare environment. The school provides you the solid foundation and clinical experience needed in the challenging professional career of nursing.

It offers a 22-month program for RN diploma with on-site onsite articulation with Clarion University of Pennsylvania for Associate of Science in Allied Health degree. It is the only Pittsburgh hospital-based program with on-site housing on-site daycare.

To apply, you must complete the Application for Admissions to The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and Clarion University of Pa., read the Disclosure Statements, sign and send the forms with the non-refundable fee of $50. There are also other school requirements you have to comply.

 You will experience the STAR program- a “virtual hospital” simulation program, a variety of nursing specialties like OB, Pediatrics and Medical-Surgical, and diverse clinical/ hospital scenarios in emergency room, operating room, home health and neonatal intensive care.

Compared to enrolling in 4-year nursing programs, you will have early introduction to direct patient care, more clinical/hospital hands-on experiences, smaller classes and individualized attention in a 2-year program. It will let you earn RN and enter the workforce faster. And while working, your employer may even help pay to continue for higher nursing degrees.

Among WPHSON’s unique and valuable student support services are its available on-site daycare, dorm rooms and a full-time financial aid officer.

Why take up Nursing at West Penn? It is the best decision for you to begin your future in healthcare industry.

Programs Offered

The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • The tuition charges per year are around $6,300*
  • Required fees are estimated to be around $1,110*
  • About fifty students were granted degrees in the last reported year

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**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

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (412) 578-5537. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $6,900 per year
  • Required fees: $1,200

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$3,753
Receiving Student Loans50%$13,861

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