Registered nurses who graduated from an NLNAC-accredited program, hold a license to practice in Pennsylvania, and meet program requirements are eligible for direct articulation into the Nursing program. These nurses are granted credit for nursing coursework completed. They may be granted up to 75 credits for coursework (nursing plus support courses) completed at a community college or all coursework completed at at four year institution. Nurses who have previously completed a baccalaureate education in another major are required to complete only the required nursing courses. In all cases, the residency requirement applies-the final 30 credits of the degree must be taken at York College.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Nursing must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.8, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. In addition, Nursing majors must achieve a grade of 2.0 or higher in all required courses in the major.
The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete a First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.