Founded in 1903, the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences – a part of Lancaster General Health – has built a reputation that echoes its mission: “Educate for excellence in healthcare practice, leadership, and the continuous acquisition of knowledge.” Originally a nursing school, the accredited college has grown its academic curriculum to include Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees as well as professional certificates in a range of healthcare studies.
The college offers a flexible delivery system with both online and classroom-based formats to help accommodate busy schedules. Each semester students can choose to take one or two accelerated courses over a five-week cycle. In addition, the Center for Learning Success at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences provides assistance through tutoring, advising, and library support. Also, Penn Medicine employees can take advantage of exclusive resources to help them succeed in their academic pursuits: $8,000 is available for full-time employees, $4,000 for those budgeted as part-time.