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Schuylkill Health School of Nursing 

The Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing is a full-time thirty month non-resident RN diploma nursing program. The educational program includes two years (six semesters) of nursing courses and one year (two semesters) of prerequisite university courses. The nursing component builds on a base of 30 credits from Penn State Schuylkill, a campus of The Pennsylvania State University. Required courses completed at other colleges and universities will also be considered for transfer.

The School of Nursing was established in 1895 with the incorporation of the Pottsville Hospital which later became the Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic. Effective October 1, 2008, The Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing's name was changed to Schuylkill Health School of Nursing.  This change is the result of an affiliation between the Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic and the Good Samaritan Regional Medial Center.  Both hospitals are now part of the new Schuylkill Health System.  The former Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic is now the Schuylkill Medical Center - South Jackson Street Campus.  In the summer of 2012, it was changed to the current Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health and it will continue to provide the same quality nursing (R.N.) education as it has since 1895. The School has graduated well over 2000 graduates and continues to be a primary educator of registered nurses for Schuylkill and surrounding counties.

Located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, a small city in rural Schuylkill County, the school is part of the Medical Center Campus, a complex of several buildings where comprehensive health care services are provided to the surrounding community. These services afford the student an opportunity to learn and gain experience in varied patient care settings such as medical-surgical, perioperative, maternal-child, both inpatient and outpatient adult and adolescent mental health, both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, critical and emergency care, home health and a variety of clinics and ancillary health services. With the unique combination of extensive classroom learning and clinical experience, the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing graduate is prepared to meet the challenges of patient care in the new millennium.

Accepted students are admitted for the fall semester of each year. Following completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and to articulate into a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (RN to BS) Program at the The Pennsylvania State University.

450 Washington Street, Pottsville, PA 17901   

Phone: 570-621-5027

E-Mail: sonadmissions@schuylkillhealth.com


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David Chavira
Adult Enrollment Coordinator
Administration Building
(570) 385-6286
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Evenings by appointment

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