About Us

Aria Health School of Nursing/Penn State Collaborative
(formerly the Frankford Hospital School of Nursing)


What type of program does Aria offer?
Aria Health School of Nursing (AHSN) offers a full-time RN Diploma program, length of study is dependent upon accepted transfer credits, (26-38 months.) Upon graduation, students are awarded an RN Diploma, which allows the student to sit for their licensing examination, (NCLEX.) AHSN, in cooperation with Penn State University, provides a seamless transition to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program through the AHSN/Penn State Collaborative. Most students will complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in one or two terms after receiving their RN Diploma.


How often do classes begin?
AHSN admits classes two (2) times per year: January and September. The application deadline January is for July 1st, and for September is February 1st. All application materials including the TEAS V Exam, high school, technical program, and college transcripts, letters of reference, essay, background checks, and any other supporting materials also must be received by the application deadlines to be considered for admission. 


Where is AHSN located?
We are located in Trevose, Pennsylvania in Three Neshaminy Interplex, on the Roosevelt Boulevard, (Route 1 & Old Lincoln Highway.) Our zip code is 19053-6959. Clinical sites include Aria Health's three hospital campuses, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Friends Hospital, as well as other community facilities, geriatric centers and schools.

If I have credits from another college will they transfer?
AHSN accepts transfer credits from many accredited Colleges/Universities for similiar courses, as long as; you received a grade point of C (2.75) or better. There is a 5 year time limit on science credits. You must have a minumum 2.85 cumulative GPA and achieve a 60.0% or higher "Adjusted Individual Score" on the TEAS V Exam to be considered for admission.

Can I transfer from another nursing program?
Students who are in good standing, (all grades "C" or better), at their previous program may apply. These students must obtain a letter from the director of their previous program stating that they left in good standing.

Is AHSN accredited?
AHSN is accredited by the ACEN and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Our excellent NCLEX pass rates make us an ideal choice for students seeking their RN Diploma and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.


Is Financial Aid available?
AHSN accepts all federal financial aid. Further information and applications are available at For additional financial aid questions please contact: Jeanne Cavalieri-Grover at 215.710.3522.


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Aria Health School of Nursing
3 Neshaminy Interplex, Trevose, PA 19053