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.
PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Job Placement 100%
2019-2022 Avg NCLEX Pass Rate 92%
Median Salary $71,730
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.
All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.
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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.
* For AY23/24, CSS 101 is a preferred pre-requisite, but may be a co-requisite.
For AY24/25, CSS 101 is the preferred pre-requisite, but it can be a co-requisite if BIO175 is transferred/Student must have 7 general education credits completed or transferred prior to start of clinical courses.
RN to BSN
Total RN to BSN Credits: 55
Total Combined Credits: 120
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