College Sophomore 2013-10-26T18:13:04Z
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.
College Senior 2013-10-22T13:19:51Z
Their computer network is usually quite reliable and there is always tech support on campus.
College Senior 2013-10-22T13:18:37Z
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.
College Senior 2013-10-22T13:17:01Z
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.
College Senior 2013-10-22T13:11:53Z
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).
College Junior 2013-07-27T15:09:28Z
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.
College Junior 2013-07-27T15:03:48Z
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.
College Junior 2013-07-27T14:41:53Z
The main reason that I chose this particular school for getting my nursing license is because the location is convenient. I am also working full time during the day, at the emergency room in Reading, PA, so another reason that was helpful in chosing this school is that they have night time school so I can work my full time dayshift hours and go to school at night. And everything works out in the long run there. So I can still work and not have to try to change that and still go to college which is awesome. I also did go to a communtiy college before this and all of those classes trasfered as well. So that was also nice. The teachers are extremely nice at this school and are very knowledgable and willing to help out. My advisor is great, not only is she helping me out in whatever I needed, including helping me study (basically tutoring) me for microbiology, and trying to teach me some study tricks and all. I absolutely do not know what I would do without this advisor. I have had such a great experience here at this school, unlike the experience I had at the community college. I say that for multiple reasons, I was straight out of high school so I was naive and did not know better so when my advisor told me I needed some classes I thought I really did need them. She had me take every single psychology class they offered, and they refused to give me a student loan or anything, they said, "the only way I could get a loan is if I got pregnant and had some kids." I said that says a lot about your school!!! I was so mad. And then they "lost" my paperwork and payment to get into the nursing program 3 times. I gave up after fighting with them and having to pay three times even though I had my paper work saying I handed it in and paid for it. But I love this school, the atmosphere and the classes are nicer as well. And it is nice since the hospital that it is affiliated with is a teaching hospital. This school also helped me out in every step of getting into the program, making sure I have everything that is needed and that I have it done and the papers are handed in if any by the deadline and so forth. They have been very helpful I think. I would recommend this school to anyone
College Junior 2013-06-27T16:34:02Z
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
College Junior 2013-06-27T16:30:05Z
Resources are available but as with anything, you need to put the work in.
College Junior 2013-06-27T16:28:47Z
Nursing program has excellent resources. SInce it's affiliated with the Reading hospital, you don't have to worry about your clinical hours.
College Junior 2013-06-27T16:26:46Z
Given the affiliation with Alvernia University, you have access to all the things that Alvernia students do, except you have to travel for it.
College Junior 2013-04-04T19:02:41Z
Everyone seems nice, haven't met many people outside of my classes
College Junior 2013-02-28T23:42:15Z
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.
College Junior 2013-02-28T23:39:08Z
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.
College Junior 2013-02-28T23:34:25Z
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.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-25T02:04:46Z
We are affiliated with Reading hospital so all clinical obligations are local.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-25T02:03:00Z
there is a computer lab at school with free printing. I
find it helpful to also have my own computer and printer at home.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-24T23:51:50Z
I am in their RN program and classes are about what I expected them to be. We have nursing lecture, nursing lab and clinical experience at the hospital. This semester I also have microbiology and lab. All the instructors are knowledgeable in the field and are very supportive and want to see you succeed. It can seem overwhelming with the workload but it is all worth it in the long run.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-07T19:18:08Z
The network at Reading Hospital was very up to date. I ran into very few technological problems there.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-07T19:16:40Z
Academics TRHSHS – The evening/weekend curriculum and professors were great. I recommend this program to anyone who is looking to become an RN. the E/W staff involves the real world, real life experiences and truly cares for their students.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-07T19:14:59Z
College, the Never Ending Learning Continuum – Our school is a certificate RN program. I am a returning student, switching majors completely. Prior to attending, I went to Penn State University and received a BA in Journalism. When I decided to take a new direction into nursing, I felt that Reading Hospital was very accommodating.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-27T14:57:06Z
In Hospital Skills – My school is very unique because within the first 3 weeks that you first start nursing, I was always in the hopsital getting hands on experience. This helps because you get to apply everything you learn in class.
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