The Donald and Dorothy Stabler Nursing Program offers a baccalaureate degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing. Students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses) exam at the end of the program. Nursing students at York College participate in a rigorous and relevant program of study in the sciences and nursing as well as general education courses in the arts, humanities, foreign culture, and the behavioral and social sciences. Special programs are available for registered nurses.
The Baccalaureate Program in Nursing is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Nursing major is a highly structured and academically intensive program. It requires motivation, investment of time, and a strong commitment to learning. Desirable professional qualities include aptitude, creativity, self-direction, self-discipline, discretion, integrity, tolerance, flexibility, optimistic outlook, and evidence of good physical and mental health. *Please note that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to enter and progress through clinical coursework.
Requirements for Graduation:
To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Nursing must complete a minimum of 122 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. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. 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.