School of Nursing

History

The Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing, located on the System's main campus at 740 E. State St., Sharon, PA, has been educating registered professional nurses since 1899. Following the centennial anniversary in 1999, the curriculum was revised and streamlined to accommodate students in the 21st century.

Since January 2001, students complete all pre-requisite college courses prior to admission, making the nursing program 16 months in length. Students will be provided with a wide variety of educational opportunities by Masters-prepared faculty. The school has articulation agreements with Youngstown State, Slippery Rock and Penn State universities.

Clinical Experience
The School of Nursing prides itself in the quality and quantity of clinical experiences. Students experience varied acute and long-term clinical sites within Sharon Regional including Centers for Behavioral Health, Cancer Care, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dialysis, Heart, Women's Health, Advanced Wound Care and Emergency Medicine.

Admission Criteria
Acceptance to Sharon Regional's School of Nursing is at the discretion of the Admission Committee and contingent upon passing a health examination. Applicants are selected in accordance with non-discriminatory practices. Requests for information should be addressed to: Director, School of Nursing, Sharon Regional Health System, 740 East State Street, Sharon, PA.16146; telephone (724) 983-3865; or e-mail [email protected].

Scholarships
In its commitment to Nursing Education, Sharon Regional Health System provides scholarships to employees interested in pursuing a career in nursing. The School of Nursing also sponsors scholarships to selected students.

Financial Aid
A wide variety of programs are available to assist students with educational costs. The School of Nursing participates in the Federal Pell Grant and Stafford Loan programs. Students are eligible for state grants according to state of residence.

All students who seek financial aid must complete the application for federal and state grants each year in order to determine financial need.

In addition to the various federal and state programs, a series of private scholarships and loans are available from various sources. Students are encouraged to be aware that although financial aid is available and may be a considerable source of help, it should by no means be relied upon to cover the entire cost of attending nursing school.

Written financial aid information is available upon request and individual counseling can be arranged by appointment with the Financial Aid Office at 724-983-3988.

REASONS TO CHOOSE SHARON REGIONAL'S SCHOOL OF NURSING
Varied clinical experiences in a progressive Health System
Articulation with three major universities
NLN accredited
Employment rate of 95 percent
Licensure pass rate of 94 percent
Financial Aid availability
16 month program
Central location
Master-prepared faculty with diverse clinical experience


For more Information call our Health Information Center at :
724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997