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Tricia L. Ryan

Director of the School of Nursing

Nursing Faculty


Program Coordinator for:

  • Nursing

ryantl@westminster.edu

(724) 946-7470


Campus Location:
   Hoyt Science Resources Center
   370
Mailbox: 117

About Me


I wanted to be a nurse since I was 5 years old.  I earned my diploma in nursing from the Sharon Regional Health System (SRHS) School of Nursing in 1995 and after passing my NCLEX-RN exam, I became a licensed Registered Nurse (RN).  For the first several years of my career, I worked in the long-term care, medical-surgical and cardiac nursing fields to gain valuable experience.  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 discovered my love of teaching.  In 2008, I completed my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Robert Morris University (RMU) with a focus in Nursing Education and began teaching nursing students at the program where I graduated.  I successfully passed the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination in 2012.  In 2014, I was promoted to director of nursing at the SRHS School of Nursing.  Inspriring others to become a nurse and teaching nursing students is my passion.  I began my doctoral education journey in May of 2016 when I was accepted to the RMU Instructional Management and Leadership PhD program.  In September of 2016, I was honored to be selected as the Director of the School of Nursing at Westminster.  In the summer, I am a nurse at Camp Turner in Salamanca, New York.  My career in nursing has been more than I ever imagined........... Oh, and have I mentioned, I love being a nurse!