College Profile: St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing
St. Luke’s Hospital was the fourth hospital in the country to operate a school for nurses. Today St. Luke’s School of Nursing is the nation’s oldest hospital-based, diploma school in continuous operation.
The school became a reality in 1884 when Dr. William Estes appointed Miss M. J. Merritt from Bellevue Hospital, New York, as principal of the nursing school. Nine students formed the first class.
The reputation of the school flourished during the 1920s and 30s. During World War II, St. Luke’s School of Nursing was approved for the Cadet Nurse Corps program. In 1962, the school was awarded full accreditation from the National League for Nursing. Beginning in 1969, college credits were added to the curriculum.
Today, these college credits in science and liberal arts are prerequisites to entering the nursing program. The School of Nursing is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and was fully reaccredited in 1997 by the National League for Nursing, Accrediting Commission.
610-954-3405 (financial aid)
The web address is http://www.slhhn.org/body.cfm?id=288
||Private not-for-profit, 2-year|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
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||Employment services for students||Yes
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||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing Website
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|Open admission policy
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
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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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