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Effective September 16, 2016, the completed merger of Schuylkill Health System into Lehigh Valley Health Network occurred.  With this merger, Schuylkill Health became Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill, with two hospitals – Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill, S. Jackson Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Schuylkill, E. Norwegian Street.

Because of the merger, the name of Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health will change to Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing.

Under the new name, the Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing will continue to operate the same excellent nursing program with our exceptional Faculty and Staff.

Please understand that it will take some time until all labels, brands, and headings on publications and documents can be changed to reflect out new name.  We are diligently working on this process.  

While you may still receive some things with our former name, Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health, still printed on them, please keep in mind that the name has changed.  We will be in the process of phasing in publications and other printed materials with our new name over the next several months.

The Faculty and Staff know that you will understand and do all that you can to help us through this process.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by my office or call me at (570) 621-5032.

Lynne L. Hausman, MSN, RN, CNE
Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing


Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health has received  receipt of continuing National Accreditation of its Diploma Nursing Education Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

National Accreditation was received for the maximum of eight years following a Program site visit, and submission of an extensive Self-Study Report in September, 2010.

The ACEN recognizes nursing education programs for achievement of "Quality and Excellence" in Nursing Education.  The Accreditation period extends from Fall, 2010, to Fall, 2018.

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