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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Class of 2024 are the first to receive the ADN degree

LEWISTOWN – Marking a major milestone in nurse education at Geisinger, Geisinger School of Nursing will present its first associate degrees in nursing (ADN) to 29 graduates at commencement exercises on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at Mifflin County Middle School Auditorium in Lewistown.

Janet Tomcavage, MSN, RN, Geisinger executive vice president and chief nurse executive will deliver the keynote address. Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, Geisinger chief academic officer and president of Geisinger College of Health Sciences will also address the graduates.

“We are excited to present our first ADN class with their well-deserved degrees,” said Rebecca Stoudt, DNP, PhD, Geisinger associate dean of nursing student education. “The Class of 2024 will be ready to deliver ‘uniquely Geisinger’ care that emphasizes wellness and community accountability, wherever they may choose to practice – though we are pleased to note that many of our new graduates will remain at Geisinger. I am also proud that our school has taken an important step toward realizing our vision of creating a national model for rural, value-based care in Lewistown.”

About Geisinger College of Health Sciences
Geisinger College of Health Sciences is the research and education arm of the Geisinger family. Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Geisinger is the inaugural member of Risant Health, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding and accelerating the adoption of value-based care. 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, and the College. The College houses a Research Institute, graduate medical education, and schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education, in addition to faculty and professional development programs. The College is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

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