Online Learning

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.)

Online Programs

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!

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 105Human BiologyIPC 601Leadership in Healthcare
BIO 185MicrobiologyMAT 100 Quantitative Reasoning and Skills
BIO 230ImmunologyMAT 150 Clinical Mathematics for the Health Sciences
BIO 250Nutrition for LifeMAT 260 Statistics
BIO 376PathophysiologyNHA 515 Health Care Law
BIO 380EpidemiologyNHA 521 Health Systems Organization and Management
CEP 200Introduction to Cardiac ElectrophysiologyNHA 522 Organizational Behavior and Performance Improvement
CEP 202Cardiac Electrophysiology ScienceNHA 601 Quantitative Business Analysis
CEP 204Cardiac Electrophysiology Theory INHA 602 Strategic Planning
CEP 215EP Arrhythmia TheoryNHA 611 Healthcare Human Resource Management
CEP 216Cardiac Device TheoryNHE 531 Curriculum Design
CIS 208Introduction to RadiologyNHE 532 Teaching Strategies
CIS 232Introduction to ElectrophysiologyNHE 611 Educational Assessment
CIS 240Cardiovascular PharmacologyNUR 301 Conceptual Foundations of Nursing Practice
CMP 150Digital Foundations SeminarNUR 310 Human Diversity and Health Care
DMS 111Introduction to SonographyNUR 325 Chronic Illness and Health Care
DMS 112Abdominal Sonography INUR 340 Comprehensive Health Assessment
ECO 150Survey of EconomicsNUR 410 Issues and Trends in Nursing
ECO 310American Health Care SystemNUR 412 Women and Health
ECO 350The Economics of Health CareNUR 416 Palliative Care Nursing
ENG 100English CompositionNUR 420 Nursing Leadership and Management
ENG 202Advanced CommunicationNUR 430 Nursing in a Global Society
ENG 300Advanced Composition for Health CareNUR 500 Nurse Practitioner Role Development
ENG 310Business CommunicationNUR 612 Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology I
ENG 350Telling the Stories of MedicineNUR 613 Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology II
HCA 200Principles of Health Care AdministrationNUR 620 Applied Practice in Nursing Administration
HCA 301Health Care MarketingNUR 630 Applied Practice in Nursing Education
HCA 305Data AnalysisNUR 640 Advanced Pathophysiology
HCA 335Human Resources in Health CareNUR 641 Advanced Pharmacology
HCA 340Legal Issues in Health CareNUR 642 Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
HCA 350Leading Change in Health CareNUR 643 Health Promotion in an Integrated Care Model
HCA 400Health Information ManagementNUR 644 Application of Integrated Care Concepts
HCA 410Health Care QualityNUR 650 Neuroscience of Mental Health Disorders
HCA 415Health Care FinanceNUR 651 Advanced Psychopharmacology
HCA 420Health Care Planning and PolicyNUR 652 Advanced Pharmacology for Clinical Care
HCA 431Health Care SeminarNUR 700 Epidemiology & Population Health
HCA 448Introduction to InternshipNUR 801 Introduction to the DNP
HCA 449Internship in Health Care AdministrationNUR 803 Nursing Leadership for Quality and Safety
HCA 620Applied Practice in Health Care AdministrationNUR 806 Leadership Practicum
HLT 150Wellness for LifeNUR 811 Clinical Role Immersion I
HSC 100Medical TerminologyNUR 813 Clinical Role Immersion II
HSC 150PhlebotomyNUR 815 Evidence-Based Practice: Research Translation
HSC 195Cross-Sectional AnatomyNUR 816 DNP I Project Planning and Development
HSC 300Organizational BehaviorNUR 817 DNP II Project Implementation
HSC 320LeadershipNUR 818 DNP III Project Evaluation & Dissemination
HSC 630Applied Practice in Health Sciences EducationNUR 819 Knowledge Dissemination
HUM 210World ReligionsPHE 620 Integrative Learning in Public Health
HUM 310Death, Dying & BereavementPHE 630 Applied Practice in Public Health
IPC 302Introduction to CapstonePHI 210 Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences
IPC 310Aging & Health CarePHI 330 Ethical Issues in Health Care
IPC 322Teaching and LearningPSY 100 General Psychology
IPC 330Health Informatics and TechnologyRAD 301 Principles of Computed Tomography
IPC 401Research in Health CareRAD 311 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
IPC 414Holistic Health ModalitiesRAD 360 Mammography
IPC 450CapstoneSOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
IPC 500Introduction to Graduate StudiesSOC 200 Cultural Diversity
IPC 501Health Promotion & Disease PreventionSOC 300 Social Problems
IPC 502Innovation and TechnologySPA 150 Introduction to Medical Spanish
IPC 511Graduate ResearchVAS 112 Vascular Procedures I
IPC 512Health 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.”