Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is recognized for outstanding academics and clinical experiences. Our accredited Programs equip graduates with valuable practice experience through on-site and community-based clinical opportunities.
The mission of Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is to provide educational programs that develop competent and compassionate professionals capable of providing highquality healthcare services to individuals, families and communities. Download Mission Statement and Philosophy.
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences operates without distinction to age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or economic means.
Clinical Pastoral Education Program
The Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Reading Hospital offers program formats tailored to the needs of theological-degree candidates, clergy, and lay ministers seeking continuing education or wishing to train for careers in chaplaincy. Our curriculum and supervised clinical pastoral experiences focus on the development and refinement of pastoral care and counseling skills that are theoretically informed and pastorally effective.
If you’re looking for an exceptional educational program to prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse, Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing Program is for you. Widely recognized for excellence in both the classroom and clinical settings, our program has been preparing women and men since 1889 to serve in a variety of nursing fields both here and around the world.
Paramedic Education Program
The Paramedic Education Program was founded in 1987 to prepare individuals for careers as prehospital services professionals. Emergency Medical Technicians with one or more years of field experience can become a Paramedic in just 11 months.
Medical Imaging Program
We offer students the exceptional classroom and clinical experiences in 27 months preparation for an exciting career in imaging. For more than 50 years, our program has educated women and men who have continued to serve in a wide variety of radiologic imaging, both here at Reading Hospital and in locations across the nation.
Surgical Technology Program
For more than 35 years, the Surgical Technology Program has prepared qualified professionals for a technical role on the surgical team. Combining instructional lectures and clinical experience, the 18-month program prepares students for the national certification examination and to assume entry-level positions as surgical technologists.
The School of Health Sciences has an affiliation with Alvernia University. Physical sciences, biological sciences, behavioral sciences, and English composition are taught at the School of Health Sciences by University faculty. The affiliation enables the Nursing Program graduates to qualify for the RN to BSN Completion Program. Students enrolled in the Nursing Program and Surgical Technology programs will earn college credit for the general education courses.
The School of Health Sciences has entered into an articulation agreement with Alvernia University. Through a dual enrollment arrangement, student who enroll in the hospital based Medical Imaging Program offered at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences may simulataneously enroll in Alvernia University's Associate of Science in Medical Imaging degree program. Dually enrolled students who successfully complete all aspects of the curriculum are eligible to graduate with two awards, each conferred by their respective institution: a certificate of completion in Medical Imaging from Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences and an Associate of Science in Medical Imaging from Alvernia University.