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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (RN to BS), B.S.

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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 and support 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. 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.

General Education Requirement

First Year Seminar

Foundation Requirements

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirements

Constellation Requirements

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a  minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Elective courses (12 credits)

Students may choose any 12 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:

Students in the RN to BS major do not follow a regular course sequence due to the individual credits that have been transferred to York College and the requirements that an individual needs to complete for their degree.  Students must work closely with their Academic Advisor to establish a degree completion plan and to be guided on the availability of the upper level nursing courses.

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