Put your nursing career on the fast track to success with the region’s only three-year BSN program.
Change lives sooner. Get employed faster. Spend less on your education. Only PA College offers the three-year BSN you need to do all this and more. As a three-year BSN student, you’ll go hands-on from day one of your education. Practice your skills in our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Get guaranteed experience across a variety of clinical settings. Complete a service learning project for at-risk populations and an immersive internship that puts you at the center of an interdisciplinary health care team.
This program will push your limits, but with challenge comes great reward. After completing our three-year BSN, you’ll be able to take the National Council Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and find a nursing career in the fast-growing job market.
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- Applicants must have graduated from an approved secondary school, met the requirements for the GED or received a diploma from an accredited home school association.
- High school-level courses must include a minimum of 16 units, with:
- 4 units of English
- 3 units of social studies
- 3 units of mathematics (2 algebra)
- 2 units of science with a related lab (1 biology and 1 chemistry)
- 2 units of a foreign language.
*Post-secondary college-level equivalents will be considered to fulfill high school requirements.
- Satisfactory achievement on the SAT or the ACT. If more than two years have elapsed since either graduation or earning a GED, prospective students will be required to demonstrate academic success in a college-level math or science course with a lab.
- Preferred applicants will have:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.4 or greater in secondary education
- SAT combined reading and math score of 1100 or better
- A composite ACT score of 22 or greater
- Additional factors considered in the competitive admission process include:
- Class rank
- Personal interview
- Extracurricular activities
- Community service
- Health care-related service
- Transcripts of students who have earned post-secondary credits will be reviewed to determine which courses may be transferred into PA College to meet the requirements of the program.
Curriculum (Sample Schedule)
First Year: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
|BIO 175||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|CHE 100||General Chemistry I||3|
|ENG 100||English Composition||3|
|MAT 160||College Algebra||3|
|NUR 151||Professional Nursing Student Experience||1|
|NUR 155||Foundations of Client Care I||1|
|NUR 160||History and Theory of Nursing Practice||3|
|BIO 176||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ENG 202||Advanced Communication||3|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3|
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|NUR 175||Foundations of Client Care II||2|
|NUR 320||Health Assessment||3|
|NUR 255||Foundations of Client Care III||3|
|Total Combined Credits||42|
Second Year: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
|IPC 302||Introduction to Capstone||1|
|NUR 275||Health and Illness I||5|
|IPC 322||Teaching and Learning||3|
|PHI 330||Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|BIO 250||Nutrition for Life||3|
|NUR 295||Health and Illness II||6|
|NUR 311||Cultural Care in Nursing||3|
|NUR 349||Nursing Internship||3|
|300- or 400-level IPC or NUR elective||3|
|Total Combined Credits||84|
Third Year: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
|ECO 150||Survey of Economics||3|
|IPC 330||Health Informatics and Technology||3|
|IPC 401||Research in Health Care||3|
|NUR 355||Health and Illness III||6|
|NUR 410||Issues and Trends in Nursing||3|
|ECO 310||American Health Care System||3|
|NUR 405||Health and Illness IV||5|
|NUR 406||Clinical Decision Making||1|
|NUR 421||Leadership and Transition into Practice||3|
|NUR 430||Nursing in a Global Society||3|
|Total Combined Credits||120|