PROGRAM GALLERY: Nursing
The nursing profession provides exciting career opportunities! As a Registered Nurse (RN) you will work as a member of the healthcare team to provide and coordinate care for individuals, families, and communities. Nurses have important roles in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. Registered Nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, occupational and community agencies.
The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing Program will provide you with the theoretical knowledge in the classroom and the hands-on application of knowledge and skills in the clinical setting to prepare you to practice as a registered nurse. At the completion of the program you will be prepared to practice as a competent and accountable professional nurse who is capable of providing compassionate, high-quality nursing care.
Our Nursing Program builds on over 129 years of experience in educating individuals for an exciting career in the nursing profession. Nursing education at a hospital-based program provides a strong theoretical basis and clinical application of skills and critical thinking required for the practice of nursing in today’s healthcare arena. Supervised clinical experiences which begin early in the first nursing course help students gain confidence in caring for individuals in all healthcare settings. Our faculty bring both educational and clinical expertise to the classroom and clinical settings. A faculty to student ratio of 1:8 to 10 for clinical experiences provides students with individualized attention to meet their learning needs. As part of Tower Health - Reading Hospital, our students have the opportunity to participate in clinical experiences within a nationally recognized healthcare system. Graduates of our program have secured positions in our local community, as well as around the world.
Our Registered Nurse Diploma Program is an accredited three year program. With a Dual Enrollment partnership with Alvernia University, students will be simultaneously enrolled in the hospital—based Nursing Program and Alvernia University’s Associate of Science in Applied Health degree program.
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Through an exclusive partnership with Alvernia University, Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences students can earn the advanced degrees necessary to excel in their careers and meet the ever evolving requirements of the healthcare industry. Conveniently located just 2.5 miles from the Reading Hospital, Alvernia offers Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences students the opportunity to take classes on site, on campus, online, or in a blended format.
To learn more, please visit http://www.alvernia.edu/rhshs
The relationships between the schools to this agreement is that of independent contractors and not construed to constitute a partnership, joint venture, or any other relationship, other than that of independent contractors. Financial aid, tuition, fees, and all financial aspects of the attending the Nursing Program at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences are administered through Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.
Accreditation's and Approvals:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing welcomes comments from interested individuals from the nursing community, students, and graduates, as well as the public-at-large.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing provides information on program type and accreditation of nursing programs.
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing Program reserves the right to make necessary changes to the program, curriculum, costs, policies, procedures, and calendar. The Program reserves the right to clarify any information printed on the website or in official school publications.
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing Program operates without distinction to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or economic means.