School of Health Sciences at Reading Health System

The School of Health Sciences at Reading Health System 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.

Programs

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. Learn more >>

Nursing Program

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. Learn more >>

Paramedic Education Program

The Paramedic Education Program was founded in 1987 to prepare individuals for careers as pre-hospital services professionals. Emergency Medical Technicians with one or more years of field experience can become a Paramedic in just 11 months. Learn more >>

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. Learn more >>

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. Learn more >>

University Affiliation

The School of Health Sciences has an affiliation with Alvernia University, giving students the ability to earn college credits and bringing them closer to earning a college degree during their studies.

Nursing Program

Our affiliation with Alvernia University enables Nursing Program graduates to qualify for the RN to BSN Completion Program. Students enrolled in the Nursing Program will earn college credit for general education courses in physical sciences, biological sciences, behavioral sciences, and English composition taught at the School of Health Sciences by University faculty.

Medical Imaging

Through a dual enrollment arrangement with Alvernia University, students enrolled in our hospital-based Medical Imaging Program can simultaneously enroll in Alvernia University's Associate of Science in Medical Imaging degree program. Students who successfully complete all aspects of the curriculum are eligible to graduate with both a certificate of completion in Medical Imaging from the School of Health Sciences and an Associate of Science in Medical Imaging from Alvernia University.

Surgical Technology Program

Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology program will earn college credit for general education courses in physical sciences, biological sciences, behavioral sciences, and English composition taught at the School of Health Sciences by Alvernia University faculty. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is to provide educational programs that develop competent and compassionate professionals capable of providing high quality 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.