The Nursing class of 2020 is closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Applications are being accepted for the August 2021 class.
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.
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 131 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 the 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.
Alvernia University Affiliation
The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
The Nursing Program has an affiliation with Alvernia University which provides college-level instruction in physical, biological, and behavioral sciences as well as liberal arts. This affiliation provides an important pathway for our graduates to complete baccalaureate level nursing education through Alvernia University.
This relationship supports educational mobility and facilitates the seamless transfer of academic credit between the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing Program and Alvernia University’s RN to BSN Completion Program.
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.
Accreditations and Approvals
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The diploma nursing program at Reading Hospital at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences located in Reading, PA is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the diploma nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 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 (ACEN) provides information on program type and accreditation of nursing programs at www.acenursing.org
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
The diploma nursing program at Reading Hospital at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is approved by the: Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
PO Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: (717) 783-7142. Fax: (717) 783-0822.
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.