Location
Reading, PA
Undergrads
191
Tuition
$15,495
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 31 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school. It has made my college experience unforgettable. This school is like a home away from home for me, not just because of the people, but also because of the environment. They really make you feel at home here and they really genuinely care about your outcome. I recommend this school to everyone I meet who has an interest in the medical field.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The school is not only aesthetically appealing, but very academically determined. All of the instructors and staff at the school are so caring and goal oriented. They want to make sure that all of their students succeed and they really go the extra mile to make sure that everyone is doing well. It makes me feel personally like they actually care about our futures, and it makes me more comfortable to be in an environment like that.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: The school provides state of the art labs with computers, scanners, printers, and copiers for all of its students, best of all its super fast and free! They don't charge for anything that is printed or copied, and there is no monthly or quarterly limit, as long as your considerate. Every students get their own Microsoft account; everything is saved onto your account so you can open up any of your documents from any computer. Best of all, the whole system is linked to the hospital computers (where we do our clinicals), this is great because we don't have to worry about separate accounts or memorizing a bunch of different logins. Another perk we get is our ID's, our ID's are what help us get in and out of the hospital, and into and out of the computer labs (for special student privileges) and these ID's also help us log onto and off of the computers. They have some sort of Tap in/Tap out system where we don't even have to log in, we can simply tap the ID to the computer console and viola! We're in. Pretty cool if you ask me.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: I think the resources we get as students, are fantastic. The only thing holding my review back is the fact that because it's not an actual college and only a school funded by the main hospital, we don't get a lot of the regular perks you get from a regular college. That being said, I do still feel like we still have a lot of perks that beat regular college perks. We are allowed to use the hospital library and borrow their medical and nursing books if needed. Which by the way are way better than the medical or nursing books provided elsewhere. More book, magazines, and journals all based on healthcare. We can also use any of the hospitals facilities if needed, like their great gym :-).

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I like my school because it has many studying labs. The one lab in particular has tutoring labs for students that need help in particular classes.

College Freshman

Academic Experience: I did not start this program yet but I've heard its hard. Completing your RN degree in 3 years part-time will be a lot of information to take in and learn. It will be exciting but also stressful.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: They have tutors whenever you need help, They have classes just for you major so you don't take classes you don't need. Also the curriculum is made to help you become a successful Nurse not to fail you. It's all in the learning process and that's what makes it fun!

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: The staff is very friendly and they have a lot of activities to join. The student center is nice and try to help you with any question you have

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I didn't start school yet, but I've had a tour and can't wait to start!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The resources at the school help you out a lot. The student services help more than anything, except financial aid they don't guide you as much as they should.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: Their computer network is usually quite reliable and there is always tech support on campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: My school is directly associated with a hospital so we are given more oportunities for our clinical experiences which will help greatly when we graduate. The clinical experiences are what really sets this school apart from others I have looked at.

1 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I feel that the education is close to what the cost is, but there are other schools that cost less and get a higher degree. Due to the schools credit system relying on hours and not credits, graduates complete a diploma and not a degree, and the "hour" system really interfers with financial aid resources. It is becoming increasingly harder to pay for school with the number of hours we are required to attend (more than traditional) and the lack of aid our school competes for.

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College Senior

Campus Resources: There are only a few opportunities for students to be involved with school activities and most of the activities are geared towards those without family obligations or single mothers (like myself and others).

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Since I am a nursing major these clinicals are a great way to actually do it hands on. I am also a hands on person and learn best that way, it is helpful that way. The instructors tend to be hard but they want us to know exactly what to do in the case that we are by ourslef on the floor - after we graduate. They want us to know that we feel very compitent and confident that we can do our job and do it correctly and not having to worry about hurting anyone with anything we do.

4 College Junior

Student Body: My school contains both right out of high school age, people going back to college for a new career, working class students, and even single mothers. However, in the evening weekend program most not all, but most of the students are working full time as well as going to school during the evening/weekend, so we have a really full plate. The college also has numreous different students of mulitple backgrounds, meaning different ethnicities, sexual preferences, and political preferneces.) This school does not judge one way or another with what a person believe or what their ethnicity is. Being in the evening/weekend program you can also tell that these students are sometimes more deciate to their school work and studies. Every one in my class has something else going on outside of class that no one may know about - it could be family or even something else, but the students are eager to learn and are more attentive I think. Because of the majority of these students are older I think they also just accept people for who they are and do not judge.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Since the nursin program is a specialized program, there are not many choices in classes. Basically, the curriculum is set and there really are not any deviations. However, it certainly makes it easy as far as registering and purchasing books

3 College Junior

Career Services: Resources are available but as with anything, you need to put the work in.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Nursing program has excellent resources. SInce it's affiliated with the Reading hospital, you don't have to worry about your clinical hours.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Given the affiliation with Alvernia University, you have access to all the things that Alvernia students do, except you have to travel for it.

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: Everyone seems nice, haven't met many people outside of my classes

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The academic flexibility is pretty much none because we are assigned specific classes and take them all as a class since they are only offered once a year. I had a few classes transfer which was great. Did have to ask twice for one class and they took two classes away which they had originally transferred so that was disappointing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Since it is a school of health sciences it's slightly different from a regular college, but on campus the computer network is pretty good, sometimes a little slow or kicks me off.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Since the program I started was brand new it was a whirlwind experience with the financial aid. I wish there had been someone a little more helpful in guiding me through the process of paying for school. I know it will be worth it in the end.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: We are affiliated with Reading hospital so all clinical obligations are local.

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