Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, founded in 1898, is a private, for-profit institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 95.9% of the Class of 2017 passed the NCLEX-RN for Registered Nurses exam on their first attempt
- 87.9% of students completed the program in 150% of the time
- Over 83% of the Class of 2016 have obtained full-time employment within one-year post-graduation
Diploma Registered Nursing (RN) Program
The School of Nursing offers a 16-month hospital-based Diploma RN program. In the first year of study, students are provided with a broad base of knowledge of the biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual influences on health throughout the human life cycle. In the second year, students build on their first-year studies and incorporate more advanced nursing knowledge to create plans for comprehensive care in complex nursing situations. All clinical practice settings have been selected to enhance the academic offerings, to reinforce classroom learning and to facilitate achievement of the desired goal of excellence in nursing practice. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in his or her State.
The part-time evening-weekend program is a 22-month, Board of Nursing approved, hospital-based diploma program.
In addition, through a partnership with Penn State University-Abington, students can obtain a BSN in as little as six months after passing the National Council of Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses.
Other RN-BSN Affiliations
- American Public University System
- Drexel University
- Walden University
- West Chester
Admission Procedures (not all inclusive)
- Applicants must have achieved a high school diploma General Educational Development Test (GED) or equivalent
- 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) is preferred in prerequisite courses
- Anatomy & Physiology courses cannot be older than five (5) years
- Completion of the ATI TEAS exam with a score of 58.7%
- College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 is preferred
- 2 satisfactory letters of reference
- Satisfactory child abuse background check
- State and Federal criminal background check
- FBI fingerprinting
- Health clearance
- Drug testing clearance
- Science GPA of 2.5 is preferred for Anatomy & Physiology I and II
- Attend Open House Information Session
Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses
Applicants for Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) must meet all admission requirements for the School of Nursing and are required to complete a standardized pre-nursing exam (ATI TEAS exam score).
Official transcripts from all previously taken nursing courses are required before course exemption is evaluated and the challenge examination authorized.
Applicants must have graduated from a state-approved school of practical nursing, hold a current license to practice, and have a minimum of one-year experience working as an LPN. If applicable, a written statement from their employer indicating satisfactory performance as an LPN is required.
Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee. Applicants may challenge the following nursing courses: Nursing 100; there will be no opportunity to repeat a failed examination.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Diploma Nursing Program offer the same rights to practice as an RN as an associate degree program?
Yes, those who hold an RN can practice as an RN where the State allows.The answer to the question goes here.
Is there an LPN-RN program available?
The Advanced Placement LPN program is the program that leads to an RN. The LPN may be excluded from some pre-nursing courses due to prior experience.
Is the RN Diploma Program conducted online?
No, the Diploma Program is an on campus program.The answer to the question goes here.
What are the Pass-Rates for NCLEX-RN exam?
On the first attempt, 95.9% of the Class of 2017 passed the National Council of Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses.
If I am not working, can I still apply to the Advanced LPN program?
Program requirements do require LPNs to work for one year prior to applying to the program.
Accreditation and Approval
The Diploma Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
The part-time evening-weekend program is a 22-month hospital-based diploma program that is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and awaiting approval for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Roxborough Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC).
Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing nursing program has been ranked by Best Nursing Colleges: #1,652 Nursing School (out of 2766; top 60%) in the United States and #98 Nursing School in Pennsylvania (2018).