Message from the Director

I am pleased that you are considering a future in nursing. The nursing profession needs individuals like you – those with intelligence, integrity and the dedication to meet the future challenges and opportunities offered in a nursing career.

We are here to help you to meet those challenges. The relationship that exists between the faculty and the students helps and encourages students to grow both personally and professionally. Our curriculum offers a winning combination of clinical experience and classroom learning that enables our graduates to be consistently successful on the licensure examination and to transition effectively to the graduate nurse role. Graduates of our program are employed locally as well as nationwide. We are proud of their accomplishments and contributions to the profession of nursing.

In collaboration with Alvernia University, we offer a Dual-Enrollment Program leading to an RN Diploma and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (AS). Dual enrollment is structured to provide a seamless career mobility pathway to the BSN while providing graduates with the credentials to sit for the professional nursing licensure exam, NCLEX, upon successful completion.

Tina VanBuren, DNP, RN, CCNS
Director, School of Nursing

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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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