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Alvernia unveils newly opened School of Nursing
The John and Karen Arnold School of Nursing's new 55,000-square-foot facility boasts a state-of-the-art simulation center and expanded lab space.



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About the College of Health Sciences
Read our mission and vision statements, and discover the Franciscan values that comprise the foundation of an Alvernia education.
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Our Faculty
Our faculty members are educationally, clinically and experientially qualified and committed to academic excellence.
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Our Campuses
Alvernia offers community-based campuses in Reading, Philadelphia and Pottsville.
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Dean Patricia Reger's Message
During your time with us, you will be mentored by faculty and staff who will assist you as you navigate the transition from student to healthcare provider. Your success is our commitment.

Student/Alumni Success Stories

Ettiena Britt | Class of 2020 | Nursing Student
Ettieanna Britt ’20
Nursing student Ettieanna Britt credited her clinical experiences for helping her land a job even before she graduated.
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Chloe Gletow '20 M '20
Occupational therapy student Chloe Gletow's passion for embracing experiential learning led to leadership roles on campus.
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Kelly Ryan '21
Kelly Ryan valued her clinical rotation with the university’s football team, where she logged over 250 hours.

Faculty Success Stories

Renee Langstaff
Renee Langstaff, Physician Associate Program director
The program's inaugural director brings with her a wealth of practical experience in physician associate practice and the field of education.
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Thomas Franek, Associate Professor of Athletic Training
The former active high school athlete says Alvernia's clinical opportunities get students started on the right foot.
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Greg Chown, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
The co-associate director of the Holleran Center for Health Sciences assists with clinical-based mission trips to underserved areas outside of the U.S.