Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
About the School
The School of Nursing was founded in 1898 and graduated five women in 1901.
Since that time, the School has graduated over 2,000 men and women. Many
of our graduates hold distinguished positions in nursing leadership, education,
hospitals and other health related services.
The full-time day program is a 16-month (over the course of two calendar
years) hospital-based diploma program accredited by the Accreditation
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Pennsylvania
State Board of Nursing. The part-time evening-weekend program is a 22-month
hospital-based diploma program that is approved by the Pennsylvania State
Board of Nursing and awaiting approval for accreditation by the Accreditation
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Through a unique blend of nursing theory, a strong clinical component,
and a focus on community service, our students are extremely well prepared
for their future careers as nurses. Ranking among the top nursing programs
in Pennsylvania, 95.9% of the Class of 2017 passed the National Council
of Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses on their first
attempt and 87.9% of students completed the Program in 150% of the time.
87% of the Class of 2017 have obtained employment within one year post-graduation.
Hands-on clinical experience, highly -educated and experienced faculty
and low student to faculty ratio in the clinical setting is the key to
a quality education. With an average annual cost of $12,000, excluding
required fees, Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing provides
the opportunity for a quality nursing education at a reasonable cost.
In addition, through a partnership with Penn State University –
Abington, eligible students can obtain the BS in Nursing in as few as
six months after passing the National Council of Licensing Examination
(NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses.
Roxborough Memorial Hospital and the School of Nursing have great faith
in our mission and commitment to the highest standards of medical and
nursing excellence. We are confident that our future is as bright as our past.
Feel free to call us at: 215-487-4344
School of Nursing Alumni Association
The Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association is
dedicated to keeping alumni in touch, informed, involved and invested
in the School. The purpose of the Alumni Association shall be to provide
an organization framework to encourage and coordinate alumni activities
and interests, uphold and extend the influence of the School and its alumni,
strengthen the bonds among alumni, students and the School, comunicate
alumni opinions on matters affecting the School and foster sustainable
support for the School.
For more information, please call 215-487-4344.