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Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing 

Become an RN in just 2 years

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School is an affordable, fully accredited nursing degree program with RN and LPN advanced placement programs. Whether you’re beginning, enhancing or changing your career, you can become an RN in as little as two years, receiving excellence in education and clinical experience.

Accelerated RN programs

No matter where you are in your nursing journey, our two-year (six-semester) nursing program gives you the hands-on training you need in a hospital setting.

With experienced faculty members and staff to guide you at every step, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to become the best nurse you can be. You’ll take courses including:

  • Nursing fundamentals
  • Critical thinking
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • And more


Our faculty and staff are dedicated to seeing nursing students like you excel. In fact, in seven of the last eight years, our NCLEX pass rate (short for National Council Licensure Examination) has been 100%.

We’re here to prepare you for a career in nursing, making sure you have the resources and support you need to succeed.

How to get started

Apply today for our August 2020 session. You can complete your application online, then mail in or drop off the required materials, along with the $130 application fee.

Ours is a full-day program, with all courses offered during the day at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital’s campus.

If you need to take general education courses, evening classes are available through HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College).

Fast track your RN degree

Whether you’re looking to start a career in nursing or are already an LPN, our RN program may be a perfect fit.

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing's Net Price Calculator

Estimate your cost before you apply. We can also connect you to a variety of scholarships and student loan options.

Top-ranked nursing program in PA

Our RN program has been ranked in the top 3 nursing programs in all of Pennsylvania. Discover why.

Find the right nursing program for you

If you’re thinking about practicing nursing at a higher level, it’s important to find a program that’s right for you. We offer an LPN advanced placement program for existing LPNs with an active license in good standing.

Or, if you’ve always dreamed of a career as a nurse, our RN diploma program can help you get there.

You’ll never feel like a number here. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and hands-on experience at a top-ranked Pennsylvania nursing school. In just two years, you can make a difference by caring for others as an RN.

Apply today or contact us at 717-242-7930 to learn more about our nursing program.

100% of 2018 GLHSON grads employed within 1 month


Fast facts:
• Average RN starting salary: $52,000
• Job placement rate: 100%
• Student-faculty ratio: 10:1

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing grads are doing great things!

nursing hero
“Ever since I stepped into an OR at 19, it was my goal to work in one. That dream became reality when, after graduating, I became an OR RN. Today, I’m nursing operations director of surgical suites for Geisinger’s Western Region.”
– Heather Lehman, RN, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing alumna

Admission requirements

A list of everything you'll need to apply to our RN nursing diploma program.

Program cost

Education can be expensive. But student loans and scholarships are available to help you get there.

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Apply online and take the first step toward an exciting nursing career.

Now accepting applications for August 2020!

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