Dear current and prospective students, alumni and supporters of the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN),

This is truly and exciting time for not only the profession of nursing, but for our school as well. The School of Nursing has deep roots in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The faculty and leadership at the school have been educating prospective nurses for more than 128 years. Though nursing education has changed, the fundamentals of educating and creating excellent practitioners remain the same. The leadership and faculty of the School of Nursing are dedicated to honoring the longstanding traditions of the school, while looking to the future and changing our course as the landscape of health care continually changes.

At Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing, we are committed to preparing our students to meet challenges by fostering their ability to think critically and develop solutions in a learning environment where they feel supported and valued. We believe that by creating this positive environment, we will enable our students to become nurses who uphold our commitment to further advance the health and wellness of the communities where we live.

Whether you are starting your journey to become a nursing professional, are an alumnus of our school, or are an ardent supporter of this important health profession, we value your partnership and look forward to sustaining and growing the impact of the School of Nursing.

Tina VanBuren, DNP, MSN, RN, CCNS
Jennifer Jones-Lapp, DNP, MSN, RN, CCNS

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Please contact Michelle Siminitus, Admissions Coordinator/Financial Aid Administrator, for more information regarding admission, tuition, and financial aid by phone at 570-621-5027, Mailing address: Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill, 420 South Jackson Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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Please contact our Administrative Office for all other school business at 570-621-5035.

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