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Tricia L. Ryan

Director of the School of Nursing

Nursing Faculty

Program Coordinator/Chair for:

  • Nursing

(724) 946-7470

Campus Location:
   Hoyt Science Resources Center
   Office - 314
Mailbox: 117

About Me

I earned my diploma in nursing from the Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing in 1995 and after passing my NCLEX-RN exam, I became a license Registered Nurse (RN).  For the first several years of my career, I worked in the long-term care, medical-surgical and cardiac nursing fields.  I completed my Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in nursing at The Pennsylvania State University in 2004.  It was around that time that I was promoted to the role of clinical nurse educator at the hospital where I worked and I further developed my love of teaching.  In 2008, I completed my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus in Nursing Education and began teaching within the diploma nursing program where I graduated.  I successfully passed the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination in 2012.  Teaching nursing students became my passion and I was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2014.  In September of 2016, I was honored to be selected as the Director of the School of Nursing here at Westminster.  My career in nursing has been more than I ever imagined...........