York College of Pennsylvania nursing student practicing with IVs


Cultivate your spirit for helping those in need through York College’s Nursing major. We challenge our nursing students to improve current methods of practice while working in state-of-the-art labs and learning through hands-on experience.

The Nursing major at York College of Pennsylvania prepares students for an ever-changing field. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can begin their careers in a hospital or clinic setting, start their own medical business or take their health care skills to those less fortunate in areas all over the world. You'll have faculty teaching you — no teaching assistants — who will know your name. Nearly all faculty have a terminal degree, too, and our student-to-faculty ratio is 36:1 and 8:1 for clinicals.

York College is proud to offer the latest in technology to help our students tackle every element of the human body. Through labs, simulation exercises and clinical experience, our graduates are ready to enter a challenging career.

Our student learning focuses on evidence-based practice, which challenges nurses to look at the "why" behind existing methods and processes in the search for improvement. Download a transcript of this video.
York College nursing students have an excellent job placement rate.
Our Nursing (B.S.) program requires five semesters of clinical experience, setting you up for success when it's time to find a job.

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Our graduates work for the American Red Cross, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Department of Veteran Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical, UPMC Pinnacle, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, York Hospital and other medical facilities. Nursing majors have diverse opportunities such as:
  • Care for infants, children, adults, seniors
  • Specialize in cardiac, pulmonary, neurology, and more, or start a business
  • Work in hospital, clinic, hospice, industry, military, disaster relief, or mission nursing
  • Educate patients, families and communities
  • Teach nursing students, conduct research

Nursing Program

  • Nursing B.S.N. Fall Clinical

    Fall clinical progression

    • Clinical courses begin in fall of junior year
    • Nine semesters - four general education, five clinical
    • One semester with two science courses
    • Average 13-14 credits per semester
    • Two summer externships are possible
    • YCP scholarships will cover nine semesters
    • Best for students working more than 10 hours per week
    • Works well for students who wish to have a minor
    • Helpful for students who wish to play sports
    • December graduation

  • Nursing B.S.N. Spring Clinical

    Spring clinical progression

    • Clinical courses begin in spring of sophomore year
    • Eight semesters - three general education, five clinical
    • Two semesters with two science courses
    • Average 15-17 credits per semester
    • One summer externship is possible
    • YCP scholarships will cover eight semesters
    • Best for students working less than 10 hours per week
    • May graduation


  • R.N. to B.S.N.

    R.N. to B.S.N.

    • Affordable part-time or full-time
    • Classes held at York College
    • Up to 51 credits granted for previous nursing knowledge
    • No challenge exams required
    • Up to 75 transfer credits accepted from AD programs or
    • Unlimited credits accepted from baccalaureate programs
    • Credits may be earned through CLEP examinations
    • Academic advising available by email, telephone, or in person
  • Pre-Nursing


    There is more than one way to earn a degree in Nursing from York College. While some students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program directly, others may benefit from additional preparation. If you don’t yet meet all of the criteria for admission into the Nursing major, you may still have the option to come to YCP as a Pre-Nursing student. 

  • Nursing Student Handbook

    Nursing Student Handbook

    • Nursing department procedures
    • Academic policies for the Nursing major
    • Information about student uniforms
    • Clinical requirements

    The handbook applies to all baccalaureate nursing students at York College of Pennsylvania. It serves as a guide to established policies and practices of The Stabler Department of Nursing and is used in conjunction with the College Catalog and the College Student Handbook.

  • Licensure Requirements

    Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements

    Important Information for Prospective Students:

    If you are considering initial licensure in a state other than Pennsylvania post-graduation, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state for information on requirements before beginning the nursing program at York College of Pennsylvania. For additional guidance and state licensing board contact information, please review the following document:

    Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements

Quick facts

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Nursing major FAQ

  • Is the Nursing Major at York College a direct admit program?

    Students who apply, and are accepted to, York College as a Nursing major are admitted directly into nursing. There is not a separate application process for admittance to the clinical portion of the program. 

  • Does the Nursing program accept Advanced Placement (AP) and/or college in high school credits?

    Transfer and AP credits are determined upon a review of an applicant's transcript(s). AP science credits will not be substituted for pre-requisite science courses for nursing majors. 

  • Are scholarships available specifically for Nursing students?

    Students should work with their high school guidance counselors as well as the Financial Aid Office here at York College to determine which scholarship opportunities for which they may be eligible. Once admitted and enrolled in the program, there are scholarship/externship/internship opportunities that may be available. 

  • How many semesters of clinical coursework are included in the program?

    The Nursing program at York College includes five (5) full semesters of clinical coursework. 

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  • Where can I read more about the program?

    Our 2019-20 Nursing Student Handbook contains information on academic progression, uniforms, transportation to clinical experiences, and more.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

The baccalaureate and master's programs at York College of Pennsylvania are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Contact Us
The Stabler Department of Nursing
Stacy Lutter, D.Ed., RN, Chair
Diehl Hall, Room 126
Phone: 717.815.1243
Fax: 717.849.1651

Laurie Giorgi, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 717.815.1243

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tours of nursing facilities are available by appointment.

The Stabler Department of Nursing 
Room 221, Diehl Hall
890 Grantley Road
York, PA 17403

The Stabler Department of Nursing 
York College of Pennsylvania
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403-3651

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