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 School of Nursing 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. 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. Over 83% of the Class of 2016 have obtained full-time
employment within one year post-graduation.
A new curriculum, approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and
by the Accreditation Commission For Education In Nursing, Inc., began
with the class entering in August, 2016. The new curriculum consists of
four 16-week semesters over the course of two calendar years, beginning
the third week in August and ending the first week in May each year.
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, our 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.
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