Nursing Associate Degree

Nursing Associate Degree

Experience learner-centered collaborative education, built on a legacy of preparing Pennsylvania’s nurses.

Program Details

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences was founded as a nursing school more than 100 years ago. Today, our Associate of Science in Nursing degree builds on that legacy while offering best-in-class associate in nursing classes and hands-on experience for students.

Hands-on training throughout the learning process is a hallmark of education at PA College. Students hone their hands-on, clinical nursing skills by pairing rigorous classroom learning with time in the area’s most advanced simulation lab. From the day they’re accepted, our students are guaranteed clinical placements at some of the area’s leading health care organizations.

Questions about ASN prerequisites or associate degree in nursing costs? Complete the Request More Information form below.

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PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Degree Paths

5 Semester Track

If you are passionate about nursing and driven to succeed, begin your career in nursing with an associate nursing degree.  This concept-based associate degree gives you flexible options for class and clinical scheduling over 5 semesters and sets you on a course for a rewarding career as a competent and compassionate professional nurse. The curriculum is presented conceptually and allows students to develop their nursing knowledge, critical thinking skills, and clinical judgment through a combination of classroom and clinical experiences. Whether you are just out of high school, a parent, or working professional seeking a career change, you can begin your studies to become a professional RN without pausing your life.

LPN Advanced Placement

While PA College doesn’t offer an LPN program, the school has an LPN to RN assessment module. This accelerated enrollment option – designed for licensed practical nurses looking to continue their education – offers two options: daytime or evening/weekend. The six-week daytime module begins in mid-May, with classes and clinical work typically held Wednesdays through Fridays during daytime hours. The eight-week evening/weekend option, is offered twice a year with start dates in May and October, it typically consists of classes every Tuesday and Thursday evening, and clinicals every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday. You must also complete all of the general education requirements before these semesters begin (which can be done with us).

The curriculum is a 5-semester concept-based program with flexible course offerings including day, evening, and weekend classes and clinical rotations. The LPN placement module will exempt students from NUR 110, NUR 120, and NUR 265. Students who do not pass the assessment will have the option of enrolling in the first semester of the concept-based Associate Nursing Degree program. Pre-requisites for the LPN placement module are BIO 175, BIO 176, PSY 100, ENG 100, MAT 150, CSS 101.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered
in-person only.

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The College provides a concept-based ASN curriculum that allows students to develop their nursing knowledge, critical thinking skills, and clinical judgment through a combination of classroom and clinical experiences.

Associate in Science in Nursing Program: Five-Semester Track
Associate in Science in Nursing Program: LPN Track


The Associate in Science in Nursing program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, located in Lancaster, PA, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate in Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. See more accreditation information.

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Start your education or expand your nursing career options while continuing to work. Flexible options let you tailor your education.

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Simulated patients. Real scenarios.

At the area's newest and most advanced clinical simulation lab, You'll feel like you're on the job from day one.

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Meet the Faculty

Alyssa Leggierii

Alyssa Leggieri, MSN, RN

Nursing Faculty

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Amanda Botscheller

Amanda N. Botscheller, MSN, RN, CEN, CNE

Instructor, ASN Program

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Brooke Crowley RN, BSN

Adjunct Instructor

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Christene Misciagna BSN, RN, PCCN, RN-BC

Adjunct Instructor

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Cindy Mostoller

Cindy Mostoller, MSN, RN

Nursing Faculty-Undergraduate program

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Deanna Wilk

Deanna Wilk, MSN/Ed, RN

Level 1 Coordinator Faculty, Division of Nursing

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Debra Ditrapano RN, MSN,OCN

Nursing Instructor

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Eleanor Keller

Eleanor Keller, MSN, BSN, RN, ONC

Adjunct Faculty

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Genevieve Guzman, RN, BSN

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

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Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

Nursing Faculty

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Mary Fetter

Mary Fetter, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

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Melissa Lewis

Melissa Lewis, MSN, RN

Nursing Faculty

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Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly, RN, MSN

Adjunct Faculty, Division of Nursing

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Noel Brooks

Noel R. Brooks, MSN, MEd, RN-BC

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing in ASN/BSN Programs

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