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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

LEWISTOWN, Pa. – Fourteen students from the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing graduated on August 3, 2018. They received their diploma in professional nursing and will soon be taking the RNCLEX Exam to become certified registered nurses. The NCLEX is a nationwide exam administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to determine if a nursing graduate has the knowledge, skills and abilities to deliver safe, effective nursing care. Students are required to pass the exam after they graduate in order to continue their nursing careers. 

"Upon completion of the board exam, seven of these graduates will continue their journey with Geisinger, now as registered nurses. The other seven were successful in securing jobs in other reputed organizations. 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 program opened in August 2005 and is theory-guided and evidence-based, with both clinical and theoretical components. It also offers an LPN to RN track for qualified students. For five years in a row, the school’s NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rates have reached 100 percent. Earlier this year, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing's nursing program has been ranked as the 4th best nursing program in Pennsylvania by

The school offers year-round open enrollment, with terms starting in August. 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 click here.

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.

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing Class of 2018
The Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing Class of 2018. From left: Christine Goldenbaum, Alison Martin, Miranda Hummel, Emily Robinson, Jennifer Yetter, Mila Miller, Colin Peachey, Jenna Snyder, Megan Horton, Mary Singer, Heather Crawford, Jolene Carper, Samantha Spayd and Andrea Winey. 
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