Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing offers 3-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 39%. 17.5% are women, and 82.5% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing is 15248$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $14794 and $21394 per year. 73% of full-time Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $51,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$15,248
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000--
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000$12,789
$75,001 - $110,000$16,356
$110,001+$16,598

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7000

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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15%

Types of financial aids

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75 of Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 64 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing number 288 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$51,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate

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73%
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Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing graduation rate is above the national average.

73% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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39%

In comparison to National Average

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 33%.

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39%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 29%.

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39%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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100%

Total

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100%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

39%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing full-time retention rate is 39% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 4900 Friendship Ave address in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing with 0.85% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing offers 3 programs in total: 3 are for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 48 universities in Allegheny county. Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing is one of the few institutions in Allegheny that offers a 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 118 students with 3543 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing

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Overall Rating:

Brother is in for chemotherapeutic morning, multiple Phone calls, takes information desk for ever to answer, daytime nurses seem very polite, but the weekend shift ( WOW ) wife was On hold for ten minutes with nursing station, when lady asked if still waiting, another 30 minutes go by and lady comes back on and says sorry, nurse is unable to take your call, was at 1:00 am, 12 hours later and nobody called us back, feeling sorry for my brother. Hope he won’t need to go back again

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I had a linx done here Jan of 2018. I was a very late surgery didnt get in till 5:30 PM. The surgery went well but the after care was not great. Thank you for my husband staying because I was suppse to be offered a cracker or jello every few hrs I was not except once. My Nurse gave me my Heparin in my arm, it should never be given there. My arm bruised for months to the point another doctor had to look at it. Thank God for a student nurse who finally came in and help me out of bed, and walked me when all the other nurses were busy. I am only giving it a 3 because the surgeon was great!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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After years of good and professional experiences, my experience at breast imaging on Friday, 12 April 2019, was abhorrent. The practice of overscheduling women for cancer screening imaging is apparently the business model. There is a severe lack of respect for my time, and my health concerns. I spoke with hospital administration after waiting for over an hour for my appointment (something else scheduled for noon) and she offered to take me back to wait. That's what I was complaining about. What was she going to do with only one machine? Kick someone else off of it, make me wait longer, give someone else inferior service? There was nothing that she could do to help me, and she wouldn't entertain the idea that the process was broken. Now, I have to drive additional miles through traffic to the other side of the city, take another day off from work, find another medical facility, and pay for parking. I also have to return to West Penn, physically pick up my 20 years worth of x-rays, pay for parking (if I can find it, since it is at a premium), perhaps, or perhaps not have a competent person help me. If I were over an hour late for an appointment with them, would they respect my tardiness? Boy oh boy, AHN, you blew it with this one.

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Been here three times in the last month for xray related things and each time the staff were pleasant and friendly. The man who I spoke with for registration is a joy to talk to on a Saturday morning. Very quick service which is also a plus.

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Overall Rating:

I got a tonsillectomy done here. Was extremely nervous because I have never had surgery and Allegheny Health Network does not have the greatest reputation. I could not have asked for a better experience during my surgery. Waiting rooms and surgery areas were super clean. All the staff was extremely helpful and surgery department was very well organized. Once I got to the surgery holding area I was not even nervous anymore, as the nurses, anesthesiologist, and all other medical staff were so genuinely nice and personable. Surgery went smoothly and recovery process was smooth with very helpful nurses. Definitely would choose this hospital again. I honestly have no complaints. On the way out, I told the nurse who had been helping me how surprised I was about how everything went and thanked her abundantly.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 4900 Friendship Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4125785531

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: ahn.org/education/west-penn-hospital-school-nursing

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