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LEWISTOWN, Pa. – Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing's nursing program has been ranked as the 4th best nursing program in Pennsylvania by Only Saint Francis University, Waynesburg University and Bloomsburg University were ranked ahead of Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. 

"We are honored to receive this great recognition. The ranking validates the excellent work of the staff and students at our School of Nursing," said Kirk Thomas, chief administrative officer, Geisinger Western Region.

Top 30 nursing schools in Pennsylvania was ranked out of the 76 RN programs in the state by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN (The National Council Licensure Examination) "pass rates".  Programs reviewed include schools that offer an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN Degree.

"The Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing gives students a solid knowledge base and exposure to the clinical area to produce competent and high-quality graduate nurses who are ready to practice in today's challenging healthcare environment," said Maryann Brown, director, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing.

The school accepts students all year round with classes starting in August every year. There are various scholarships and financial aid available for students who fit basic eligibility credentials. To learn more about the Geisinger Lewistown School of Nursing's nursing program call 717-242-7930 or visit their website.


About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, one of the largest healthcare system-based precision health projects in the world. With more than 245,000 volunteer participants enrolled and over 145,000 sequenced, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning potentially life-saving results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Members of the Geisinger Lewistown School of Nursing Class of 2017
The Geisinger Lewistown School of Nursing Class of 2017

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