PA College Launches First Three-Year BSN in the State

November 2, 2015

LANCASTER, PA – Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences announced the addition of a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to its lineup of exclusively health sciences programs. This program is the first of its kind in the state, allowing students to move from pre-licensure to RN in three years.

Students will learn the art and science of nursing through courses in the humanities, mathematics, sciences, social sciences and program-specific courses. Unlike most nursing programs, PA College students are introduced to the clinical environment within their first semester of study and with an accelerated program, these students will spend less time in school, incurring student debt, and more time as a working professional. According to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education, PA College also boasts the highest paid alumni from two-year schools in the state!

“The plan for a three-year BSN program evolved from the College's Strategic Plan that calls for an increase in programs at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels,” said College President Dr. Mary Grace Simcox. “Various respected authors on the future of health care have projected that an increase in baccalaureate-prepared nurses will play a critical role in the provision of health care in a variety of settings. This new program, in addition to our associate degree in nursing and our RN-BSN program, will offer students a new choice, providing increased accessibility and gainful employment at an affordable price.”

PA College is now accepting applications for this competitive program, with the first class beginning in Fall 2016. To learn more or apply, visit


About Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
A dynamic and academically rigorous institution, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, accredited, four-year college focusing exclusively on the field of health care. Offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as a number of certificate programs, PA College provides professional development for health care workers throughout their career. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the College attracts a select group of more than 1,400 students to study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas.