Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing


Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing building houses classrooms, computer and nursing arts laboratories, a library, and a learning resource center with computers and interactive videos. A student lounge/study area/commuter room is located on the first floor. A refrigerator and microwave oven are available for student use in the student lounge. Student lockers are provided. A large multi-purpose auditorium for student meetings and social/educational activities is located on the first floor of the building. The building also houses the administrative and faculty offices for the School of Nursing.

Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Health Network does not provide dormitory facilities. Students desiring living accommodations must make their own arrangements within the community.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street offer the student a variety of learning experiences. Inpatient facilities include medical-surgical units, adult, adolescent, and geriatric psychiatric units, an adult intensive care/coronary care unit, inpatient and transitional rehabilitation units, cardiac rehabilitation unit, a pediatric unit, an obstetrical unit, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care unit, and an emergency department.

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill outpatient clinics, outpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient surgery unit, home health department, and in-house allied health services are used in the educational program.

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

Entrances to the School of Nursing building that may be used by students:

  • Main entrance from Washington Street: 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Second-floor entrance from Jackson Street: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Third-floor entrance from Pulaski Drive parking lot: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Campus Parking

All student cars parked in designated hospital campus parking lots must be registered with the Hospital Security Department and are required to display the appropriate hospital parking sticker.

Parking in restricted hospital lots and/or designated parking spaces is prohibited and violators will be issued a citation payable to the Joseph School of Nursing. These restricted lots include:

  • The main lot in front of the Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street and the parking garage at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill East Norwegian Street.
  • The lots for employees on Mauch Chunk and Baber streets.
  • Parking in posted residential parking areas is prohibited. Vehicles will be towed at student’s expense.

Students will not be cleared for graduation until all citations are paid.

Food Services

Students may purchase meals/snacks in the hospital cafeterias. Snack areas with vending machines are located in various locations throughout the hospitals. In addition, vending machines are also located in the lounge area on the third floor of the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing building. Microwave ovens and a refrigerator are available in the student lounge for those who choose to bring their own lunch.

Need more information? Call 570-621-5035