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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

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
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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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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