Whether at home, at work or on the go, online learning meets you wherever you are.
At PA College, online learning is a flexible approach to delivering course content in a way that suits your lifestyle. While there are specific deadlines and due dates for assignments, you can work through the material on your own schedule – during the times that work for you. Many of our online courses are accelerated, putting you on the fast track to finishing your degree.
Our online courses are presented through Blackboard, one of the most popular Learning Management Systems. Our specially trained faculty are experts in delivering course material through this platform, ensuring learners have a well-rounded experience in their online courses.
Though you aren’t with your classmates in a physical classroom, great bonds are formed through online discussion boards, group projects and other interactive activities. (Some courses include live group discussions or in-person sessions; if that is an element of your course, the dates and times will be presented in the syllabus with plenty of notice.)
PA College offers several programs with coursework that can be completed entirely online. Some programs include one-day in-person sessions at our Lancaster campus – check out each program to learn more!
- Foundations for Health Informatics Professional Certificate
- Healthcare Administration Professional Certificate
- RN to BSN
- Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
- Master of Healthcare Administration
- Master of Science in Nursing – Administration
- Master of Science in Nursing – Education
In addition, our Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs can be completed in a hybrid format. Online courses are blended with some in-person sessions, in addition to in-person clinicals.
Even if a program isn’t available entirely online, virtually all our programs include coursework that can be completed online. Our team of academic advisors works closely with each student to plan a schedule that balances classroom, clinical and online course loads.
Courses Available Online
The following list includes courses that can be taken online. Course timing and availability may vary; please contact your Admissions Counselor or Academic Advisor for more information.
|BIO 105||Human Biology||IPC 601||Leadership in Healthcare|
|BIO 185||Microbiology||MAT 100||Quantitative Reasoning and Skills|
|BIO 230||Immunology||MAT 150||Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences|
|BIO 250||Nutrition for Life||MAT 260||Statistics|
|BIO 376||Pathophysiology||NHA 515||Health Care Law|
|BIO 380||Epidemiology||NHA 521||Health Systems Organization and Management|
|CEP 200||Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology||NHA 522||Organizational Behavior and Performance Improvement|
|CEP 202||Cardiac Electrophysiology Science||NHA 601||Quantitative Business Analysis|
|CEP 204||Cardiac Electrophysiology Theory I||NHA 602||Strategic Planning|
|CEP 215||EP Arrhythmia Theory||NHA 611||Healthcare Human Resource Management|
|CEP 216||Cardiac Device Theory||NHE 531||Curriculum Design|
|CIS 208||Introduction to Radiology||NHE 532||Teaching Strategies|
|CIS 232||Introduction to Electrophysiology||NHE 611||Educational Assessment|
|CIS 240||Cardiovascular Pharmacology||NUR 301||Conceptual Foundations of Nursing Practice|
|CMP 150||Digital Foundations Seminar||NUR 310||Human Diversity and Health Care|
|DMS 111||Introduction to Sonography||NUR 325||Chronic Illness and Health Care|
|DMS 112||Abdominal Sonography I||NUR 340||Comprehensive Health Assessment|
|ECO 150||Survey of Economics||NUR 410||Issues and Trends in Nursing|
|ECO 310||American Health Care System||NUR 412||Women and Health|
|ECO 350||The Economics of Health Care||NUR 416||Palliative Care Nursing|
|ENG 100||English Composition||NUR 420||Nursing Leadership and Management|
|ENG 202||Advanced Communication||NUR 430||Nursing in a Global Society|
|ENG 300||Advanced Composition for Health Care||NUR 500||Nurse Practitioner Role Development|
|ENG 310||Business Communication||NUR 612||Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology I|
|ENG 350||Telling the Stories of Medicine||NUR 613||Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology II|
|HCA 200||Principles of Health Care Administration||NUR 620||Applied Practice in Nursing Administration|
|HCA 301||Health Care Marketing||NUR 630||Applied Practice in Nursing Education|
|HCA 305||Data Analysis||NUR 640||Advanced Pathophysiology|
|HCA 335||Human Resources in Health Care||NUR 641||Advanced Pharmacology|
|HCA 340||Legal Issues in Health Care||NUR 642||Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning|
|HCA 350||Leading Change in Health Care||NUR 643||Health Promotion in an Integrated Care Model|
|HCA 400||Health Information Management||NUR 644||Application of Integrated Care Concepts|
|HCA 410||Health Care Quality||NUR 650||Neuroscience of Mental Health Disorders|
|HCA 415||Health Care Finance||NUR 651||Advanced Psychopharmacology|
|HCA 420||Health Care Planning and Policy||NUR 652||Advanced Pharmacology for Clinical Care|
|HCA 431||Health Care Seminar||NUR 700||Epidemiology & Population Health|
|HCA 448||Introduction to Internship||NUR 801||Introduction to the DNP|
|HCA 449||Internship in Health Care Administration||NUR 803||Nursing Leadership for Quality and Safety|
|HCA 620||Applied Practice in Health Care Administration||NUR 806||Leadership Practicum|
|HLT 150||Wellness for Life||NUR 811||Clinical Role Immersion I|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||NUR 813||Clinical Role Immersion II|
|HSC 150||Phlebotomy||NUR 815||Evidence-Based Practice: Research Translation|
|HSC 195||Cross-Sectional Anatomy||NUR 816||DNP I Project Planning and Development|
|HSC 300||Organizational Behavior||NUR 817||DNP II Project Implementation|
|HSC 320||Leadership||NUR 818||DNP III Project Evaluation & Dissemination|
|HSC 630||Applied Practice in Health Sciences Education||NUR 819||Knowledge Dissemination|
|HUM 210||World Religions||PHE 620||Integrative Learning in Public Health|
|HUM 310||Death, Dying & Bereavement||PHE 630||Applied Practice in Public Health|
|IPC 302||Introduction to Capstone||PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences|
|IPC 310||Aging & Health Care||PHI 330||Ethical Issues in Health Care|
|IPC 322||Teaching and Learning||PSY 100||General Psychology|
|IPC 330||Health Informatics and Technology||RAD 301||Principles of Computed Tomography|
|IPC 401||Research in Health Care||RAD 311||Magnetic Resonance Imaging|
|IPC 414||Holistic Health Modalities||RAD 360||Mammography|
|IPC 450||Capstone||SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology|
|IPC 500||Introduction to Graduate Studies||SOC 200||Cultural Diversity|
|IPC 501||Health Promotion & Disease Prevention||SOC 300||Social Problems|
|IPC 502||Innovation and Technology||SPA 150||Introduction to Medical Spanish|
|IPC 511||Graduate Research||VAS 112||Vascular Procedures I|
|IPC 512||Health Care Policy and Finance|
Being a Successful Online Learner
Students need a variety of skills to succeed in the online learning format. Effective time-management skills may be the most important factor to success in online learning. Successful online learners are internally motivated and able to work well independently. Online students should possess computer equipment, high-speed Internet, as well a willingness to learn new technologies. It also helps to have a dedicated study space, and you might benefit from creating a study schedule. Additionally, consider finding a buddy to connect with in an online course just like you would in a traditional classroom.
Will you make a good online learner?
The resources below will help prepare you for your first online course.
The following resource suggests many ways to become a successful online student: “Online Student’s Manual for Success.”