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LEWISTOWN, Pa. – Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing has been ranked as the 3rd best nursing program in Pennsylvania by

“It is an honor for us to receive this recognition, and I am extremely proud of our students and staff. This is a well-deserved acknowledgment of their efforts and their commitment to making our program the best in the state,” said Kirk Thomas, chief administrative officer, Geisinger Western Region. ranked the top 30 nursing schools out of the 77 Registered Nursing programs in Pennsylvania by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN (The National Council Licensure Examination) "pass rates." Programs reviewed include schools that offer a Diploma in Nursing, Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN degree. Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing joins Saint Francis University and Waynesburg University in the top 3 list.

"The Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing gives students from across the nation 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. Health care is one of the fastest growing sectors of our workforce nationally and locally. With qualified nursing students in higher demand than ever before, our 100 percent job placement rate is evidence that our graduates are entering the workforce as the most prepared candidates for these highly competitive positions," said Maryann Brown, director, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing.

The school accepts students year-round with classes starting in August. Scholarships and financial aid are 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 committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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