• RN to BSN Program

    Convenience and Flexibility. The perfect blend for earning your BSN.

    Why choose our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program?
    As a working registered nurse, earning your BSN is one of the first steps in professional growth. PA College offers a convenient RN to BSN program – you can finish your degree in less than two years at either of our instructional sites located in Lancaster or Lehigh Valley. Our accelerated BSN program is designed with classes that meet once a week for four hours, over the course of five weeks. This allows flexibility in your personal schedule, and the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom in your current nursing position. This program is available at the Lancaster campus as well as online, offering even more convenience in a BSN program. Blend your learning with just the right balance in work and life.
    What will I learn?
    This curriculum is designed for working RNs to advance your critical thinking skills, communications skills, theoretical knowledge and professional education. With small class sizes and individualized advising, you will be able to enhance your knowledge while in a unique and personal environment. Students graduate from this program prepared to take on leadership and management positions in the nursing profession. Not only will this program enhance your nursing knowledge, but it will also reaffirm some of the core values of nursing through community service – caring, compassion and thoughtfulness.

    Not an RN? No worries! We offer an Associate of Science in Nursing degree to become a registered nurse.


    What is the job outlook?  
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1,207,400 job openings are expected by 2020.  For more information regarding the average salary, working conditions and job availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile.

    What are the admission requirements?
    Applicants must be a graduate of a NLNAC accredited associate degree Nursing Program or a graduate of a NLNAC hospital based program.  They must be working in a healthcare setting, with a minimum of 8 hours per week.  They must also have a GPA minimum of 2.0 from their previous college/nursing program.  Applicants must also submit a copy of their nursing license or temporary work permit.  Students are permitted to take general education courses, NUR 301, IPC 302, and/or NUR 310 prior to successful completion of state licensure requirements.
    For current students and alumni who have graduated within the last year, simply contact the Office of Admission to receive your quick application.

    Program Accreditation

    CCNE logo The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

    2015-16 Tuition & Fees – Bachelor’s Degree Program

    Undergraduate tuition per credit $512 per credit hour
    Undergraduate program tuition (flat program cost) Not Applicable
    Technology Fee $300 per semester

                                                        Note: All fees are non-refundable