Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences has been educating nurses on the campus of Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania for almost 120 years. The school’s RN program leads to a diploma in nursing, and general education courses qualify for college credit towards a BN (Bachelor in Nursing). In addition, the school has a vendor relationship with Alvernia University that allows graduates of the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences nursing program to qualify for an RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) through Alvernia.
Reading also offers programs in clinical pastoral education, surgical technology, medical imaging, and paramedic education. The nursing program is fully accredited and offers specialization training in the following fields:
- Oncology, and
- Intensive care.
For those considering a career in nursing Reading offers a “Nursing Shadow Program” where interested parties can follow along with a Reading nursing student either during the day or night. For high school students the school offers a “Discover Nursing Summer Program” where qualified applicants can work with registered nurses at Reading Hospital to observe real-world clinical experiences ranging from emergency care to maternity to pediatrics.
Financial aid is available and the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing Program has an active alumni association with more than 1500 members. The Alumni Association provides scholarships and assistance with advanced educational opportunities.
The school offers on-campus housing and assistance with off-campus housing. Reading has an active National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) student organization that won the National Chapter award for Stellar School Chapter Organization in 2012.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Radiologic Technology (C)
EMT & Paramedic (C)
Surgical Technologist (C)
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around -. In order to calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (610) 988-8958. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at RHSHS, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with this school for more information.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $14,000-$17,000 per year
- Part time students are estimated to pay about $330 to $390 per unit
- Required fees for full-time students: $2,600
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||67%||$4,659|
|Receiving Student Loans||86%||$8,161|
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.
- Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, PA (28 miles away)
- Schuylkill Health School of Nursing in Pottsville, PA (28 miles away)
- Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA (43 miles away)
- Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA (49 miles away)
- Cooper Health System Center for Allied Health Education in Camden, NJ (51 miles away)