Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Program

Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing has maintained an affiliation with the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) since 1950. The program includes a total of 30 credits from the university. University credits earned in the program can be directly applied toward Penn State’s RN to BSN program or to BSN programs at other colleges and universities. Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing students have access to Penn State University student services.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street, located across the street from the school, and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street provide students with clinical experiences which complement classroom instruction. Both hospitals are approved by the Joint Commission and hold membership in the American Hospital Association and the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association for Education of General Practice Residents.

There are also additional LVHN clinical sites and off-campus sites and agencies used to further expand experience and learning.

Concerns or complaints may be directed to:

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717-783-7142
e-mail: st-nurse@pa.gov

Or, file an official complaint or obtain a form online.

Accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org