College Profile: Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health
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.
570-621-5027 (financial aid)
||Private not-for-profit, 2-year|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Not currently participating in Title IV, has an OPE ID number|
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||Employment services for students||Yes
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||ROTC: Air Force||
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Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health Website
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|Open admission policy
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||Less than one year certificate||No
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
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