College Profile: Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health

 
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Nursing is a process by which theoretical and scientific knowledge is applied for the purpose of assisting people to move in the direction of positive wellness. It encompasses the promotion of health, the care and prevention of illness or disability and the rehabilitation of individuals, significant others, and groups in institutions and the community. It involves technical skills, therapeutic communication skills, application of the nursing process to facilitate holistic care, and use of critical thinking skills. It respects the individuality, dignity and rights of every person, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, socioeconomic status, handicap, or lifestyle.

The Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing is a full time 3 year 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 course component builds on a base of 30 credits from Penn State University Schuylkill Campus. Required courses completed after 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. The school has graduated well over 2000 graduates and continues to be the 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 Hospital Campus, a complex of several buildings where comprehensive health care services are provided to the surrounding community. These services afford the student the opportunity to learn and gain experience in varied patient care settings such as medical-surgical, perioperative, maternal-child, both inpatient and outpatient adult and emergency care, home health and a variety of clinics and ancillary health services. With a unique combination of extensive classroom learning and clinical experience, the Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing graduate is prepared to meet the challenges of present & future patient care.
 
450 Washington and Jackson St
Pottsville, PA
17901
570-621-5035 (general)
570-621-5027 (financial aid)
570-621-5027 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 2-year
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Town: Distant
Calendar System Trimester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
70 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeYes Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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