Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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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 undergraduates 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 indicator doesn’t consider 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 schools.

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 continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant 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

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

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Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Horrible birthing experience. The pediatricians bullied me postpartum because I dont vaccinate which is illegal to do. I signed all necessary paperwork. A racist social worker named KATIE, knocked on my door, i told her i didnt need her services, she threatened to send cyf to my home. They took turns like a gang coming to my room being very aggressive. I spoke with nursing director and hospital administrator who assured me that i was well within my rights and that they will make sure the pediatricians were reminded of it. I told them i felt something in my uterus and begged twice for an ultrasound before being discharged , they dismissed me and discharged me despite me bleeding heavy amd telling them i felt something was left in me. 2 days postpartum I was, pale, weak, hemorrhaging, losing large amounts of blood, and had to have Magee remove the clots from my Uterus. They removed 3 extremely large ones. Magee also prescribed me iron and were ready to give me a blood transfusion if it didnt get better in a few days. When i got home from having the clots removed, lo and behold a letter from CYF was in my mailbox. CYF came to my house and acknowledged that it was clear KATIE was not truthful when she contacted them stating that I "refused treatement" for my newborn because A: treatment for a problem is not the same as optional vaccinations B: I signed papers declining which is perfectly legal. CYF closed the case IMMEDIATELY. With that said, if the pediatricians and Katie the social worker, were not so focused on discriminating against me due to their bias of my religion (im Muslim ), my race (im Black), and my beliefs on vaccinations, they would have been able to notice that I had a serious issue that almost cost me my life. Stay away from them if you are not white, and dont vaccinate. Their BIAS gets in the way of their ability to administer acceptable care.

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Overall Rating:

From the staff bringing meals to my wife, to the nurses, doctors, and physicians. Everyone has been pleasant and respectful. I regret not coming here sooner. We should have had our first child here.

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My wife has delivered both of our children at West Penn and after an incredibly positive first experience, they have blown away expectations now two years later. I am so thankful to have access to such an incredible hospital that has a positive culture that emanates through the hospital. The nursing staff is five star...caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable and positive influences on new parents. The doctors were friendly, thoughtful and thorough.Even the food staff were great and the food was good! My wife ordered cod one night (which made me nervous...still a hospital, right?). We both agreed that it was delicious and perfectly seasoned and cooked. We typically stick to Monterey Bay fish grotto for seafood in Pittsburgh and while this may not be Monterey Bay it was darn good.100% of my interactions were positive. I am so thankful we chose West Penn. I can’t thank them enough for making our experience even more special. There can’t possibly be better place to have a baby in Pennsylvania.

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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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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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