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The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224


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West Penn Hospital

Nursing Services

West Penn Hospital registered nurses practice in a wide variety of departments, including:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / Hamatology / Oncology Unit
  • Burn Center (Adult and Pediatric ABA/ACS verified)
  • Cardiovascular Institute (Cardiac Cath, EP)
  • Critical/ Intensive Care (Medical-Surgical, Cardiovascular)
  • Digestive Diagnostic and Treatment Center/GI Lab
  • Emergency Department
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Maternal, Child and Women's Services - including Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Neonatal ICU/ Neonatal Transport Team, Pediatrics/NICU Stepdown, High-Risk/Antepartum, Infant Apnea Center, Neonatal ICU Developmental Follow-up Clinic, Infertility/Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Maternal Child Outreach Coordinator, Lactation Services, Childbirth Education
  • Medical Patient Care Units
  • Medical Short Stay Center, Apheresis, IV Team
  • Medical-Surgical Progressive Care/Stepdown
  • Oncology (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Operating Room//Perioperative Services
  • Radiology
  • Registry (supplemental staffing)
  • Rehabilitation Unit
  • Surgical Patient Care Units
  • West Penn Burn Center (Burn Unit, Burn Outpatient Clinic, Burn Outreach Coordinator)

Nursing education and development specialists support clinical and educational activities at the unit/department, division and hospital-wide levels.

Programs to help professional nurses advance their clinical knowledge and maintain clinical competencies include, but are not limited to, the following:

West Penn Hospital boasts a large number of advanced practice nurses, including certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and other nurses practicing in advanced roles.

West Penn Hospital nursing staff members may hold faculty appointments in The Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, and numerous West Penn nurses serve as preceptors for students in West Penn's or another professional school of nursing or as mentors for nurses advancing their careers at West Penn Hospital or seeking specialty certification or another advancement.

"West Penn is patient-oriented – we have support to put the patient first."

Read about Recognitions of Excellence in Nursing Services at West Penn Hospital!

Contact West Penn Nursing

Jacqueline Collavo, MA, BSN, RN, NE-BC 
Director, Nursing Operations and Magnet Recognition Program
Telephone: 412.578.5205

View Employment Opportunities

Directions to West Penn

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