School of Nursing

St. Luke’s School of Nursing

St. Luke’s School of Nursing Celebrates 130 Years!

When St. Luke’s School of Nursing opened in 1884, it was the fourth school of nursing to be established. Today, St. Luke’s School of Nursing is the oldest nursing school in the United States and continues to educate the nurses of the future. Watch the School of Nursing video:



January 2015

These are the important dates for the class beginning in January 2015.

Graduation

August 2016
First Deadline

June 1, 2014

Second Deadline

October 1, 2014

Note: All application materials must be received by the deadlines specified above.

September 2015

These are the important dates for the class beginning in September 2015.

Graduation

April 2017
First Deadline

February 1, 2015

Second Deadline

June 1, 2015

Note: All application materials must be received by the deadlines specified above.

May 2016

These are the important dates for the class beginning in May 2016.

Graduation

December 2017
First Deadline

October 1, 2015

Second Deadline

February 1, 2016

Note: All application materials must be received by the deadlines specified above.

Applying Made EASY!

St. Luke's School of Nursing

The revised curriculum requires that students complete the prerequisite courses to be admitted to the Diploma Nursing Program. The Admissions Office will help you plan your prerequisite program. See an updated list of acceptable courses at local colleges.

The diploma program leads to licensure as a professional Registered Nurse (RN).  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania RNs earn an average annual salary of $65,000. The U.S. annual average salary for a full-time RN is $69,935.

St. Luke’s graduates are in high demand with most having secured graduate nursing positions before finishing the nursing program. Many are employed by the St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Contact the Admissions Office today at 484-526-3443 to consult with an admissions representative to find out which college courses will easily transfer, and to discuss your best path to becoming a Registered Nurse.


About Our Program ...

There are 900 hours of clinical experiences in the diploma program. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the primary site for clinical practice where the diploma program has priority placement. Additional experience is provided at other local acute care, chronic care and community agencies. The use of a car or other reliable means of transportation is necessary.

The educational program extends over a period of 20 months. The curriculum is divided into five semesters. All semesters are 14 weeks long for a total of 70 weeks in the diploma program. Students obtain theoretical instruction and clinical experiences in six areas: gerontology, maternity, care of the child, medical, surgical, and psychiatric nursing. Prerequisite courses in math, physical, biological and social sciences must be completed with C’s or better, a C- is not acceptable.