WEST READING, PA — Reading Hospital announced it is offering tuition scholarships for School of Health Sciences (SOHS) students interested in a career in nursing, diagnostic medical sonography, surgical technology, or medical imaging.
Accepted students will receive a scholarship of up to $24,490 for Nursing; $22,435 for Diagnostic Medical Sonography; $19,355 for Medical Imaging; and $17,790 for Surgical Technology. To be eligible for the scholarship, individuals must meet all admission criteria, apply to the program by the deadline, get accepted into the program, and complete all post-acceptance requirements. The student will be responsible to cover the program fees and other related expenses associated with their selected program. If selected for the scholarship, students will be asked to commit to employment at Reading Hospital in their selected field of study. Employment obligation periods vary by program.
“The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences provides students with the education, skills, and confidence needed to for a successful career in healthcare,” said Charles F. Barbera, MD, Reading Hospital President and CEO. “I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside many our graduates and they are among the best and brightest in the industry. Our community is fortunate to have this fantastic facility training high caliber allied health professionals who are committed to improving the health of our community.”
Applications are currently being accepted for the Nursing Program for the August 2023 admission class. The application deadline is February 1 or when qualified student capacity has been reached. Nursing students graduate as eligible to take the licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse (RN), and work as a member of the healthcare team to provide and coordinate care for individuals, families, and communities. The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Nursing Program will provide you with academic knowledge and hands-on experience in the clinical setting to prepare you to practice as a registered nurse.
Surgical Technologists are allied healthcare professionals who provide direct patient care during surgery. Surgical technologists work side by side with surgeons, registered nurses, anesthesia care providers, and other multi-disciplinary healthcare team members. Applications are currently being accepted for the Surgical Technology Program for the August 2023 admission class. The application deadline is June 1 or when qualified student capacity has been reached.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound) is highly skilled, operator-dependent imaging that uses advanced instrumentation to create images from inside the human body. Physicians rely heavily on sonographers to be the “eyes” inside the patient and aid in identifying medical diagnoses. Ultrasound is commonly used to monitor fetal growth and understand the heart, the abdomen, and the vascular and musculoskeletal systems. Applications are currently being accepted for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program for the January 2024 admission class. The application deadline is June 1 or when qualified student capacity has been reached.
The fast-paced, ever-changing profession of radiography allows imaging professionals to utilize technical, scientific, and interpersonal skills when providing compassionate radiologic care for their patients. Through the performance of high-quality radiologic exams, radiographers play and integral role in assisting patients’ achievement of health. A great deal of personal and professional satisfaction can be realized as this information, critical for diagnosis and treatment of disease, is acquired. Applications are currently being accepted for the Medical Imaging Program for the January 2024 admission class. The application deadline is April 15 or when qualified student capacity has been reached.
Debbie J. Rahn EdD, MSN, RN, Director, Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences added, “The programs at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences are committed to preparing our students for the important clinical roles they will provide upon graduation. Each program at the school prepares students with a focus on the human body, patient care, technology, and compassionate care.”
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences has been educating healthcare professionals for the future since 1889. Today, the School of Health Sciences continues this proud tradition of providing educational programs that develop skilled and compassionate professionals capable of providing high-quality healthcare services to individuals, families, and communities. Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is recognized for outstanding academics and clinical experiences. The Programs equip graduates with valuable practice experience through on-site and community-based clinical opportunities. Learning is promoted by innovative teaching methods in an open, positive, and supportive environment. Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is located adjacent to Reading Hospital in a 60,000-square-foot facility, dedicated entirely to educating emerging healthcare professionals, features state-of-the-art technology and resources to enrich the student experience.
Interested individuals can learn more by attending a Program Discovery Events at the School. Visit RHSchoolofHealthSciences.org or call 484-628-0100.
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