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.

Job
Placement
100%
2020 NCLEX
Pass Rate
98%
Median Salary
$71,730

Degree Paths

5 Semester Track – Beginning Fall 2022

If you are passionate about nursing and driven to succeed, begin your career in nursing with an associate nursing degree. Beginning in Fall 2022, 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 newly revised 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 and ends in late June, with classes and clinical work held Wednesdays through Fridays during daytime hours. The evening/weekend option, also held from May to June, consists of classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m., 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).

Beginning Fall 2022, the curriculum will be transitioning into a 5-semester concept-based program with flexible course offerings including day, evening, and weekend classes and clinical rotations. See 2.5-Year track tab for more information. The LPN placement module will exempt students from NUR110, NUR120, and NUR265. 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. Completion of all general education requirements as is a pre-requisite for the LPN placement module.

Outcomes

* 150% or 3-year graduation rate for the 2-year track and 4.5-year graduation rate for the 3-year track.
** Employment rate from Graduate Survey and personal communication with graduates. This data is self-reported from the respondents.
*** NCLEX pass rate for first-time test takers from October to September.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition

Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered
in-person only.

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Curriculum

Beginning Fall 2022, the College will be moving to a revised 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. The existing ASN curriculum will end as of Summer 2022.

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

Accreditation

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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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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Amy Williams

Amy Williams, MNE, RN-BC

Faculty 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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Deborah Weitkamp

Deborah Weitkamp, MSN

Instructor

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Eleanor Keller

Eleanor Keller, MSN, BSN, RN, ONC

Adjunct Faculty

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Gayle Watson

Gayle Watson

Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing

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Kelly Sabo

Kelly Sabo, RN, BS

Adjunct Faculty

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Keri Weaver

Keri Weaver, MSN, RNC-OB

Undergraduate Nursing Faculty-Clinical Instructor

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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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