May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (RN to BSN), B.S.N.

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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 a 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. The program is online with coursework completed over consecutive 7-week sessions.

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, and satisfy the College’s residency requirements. General Education requirements of the college do not apply to RN-BSN students with an associates degree. 


Required Major Courses:

Credit is transferred or granted for the following courses based on the student’s RN licensure and previously successfully completed college credits (56 credits).  Nursing majors must achieve a grade of 2.0 or higher in all required courses in the major.

Recommended Electives:

Students may choose any 12 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:

Students in the RN to BSN 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 the degree.  Students must work closely with their Academic Advisor to establish a degree completion plan. 

York College of Pennsylvania - RN to BSN Checklist:

PLEASE NOTE: The minimum number of required credits to meet the residency rules is 30 credits (see 10 core courses).  Students must also meet the total number of program credits (120 credits) and may need additional courses beyond the core to get to this number.  These additional credits can be satisfied from any of the program elective courses.

Required RN to BSN Electives to be taken at York College (12 Credits, pick 4 of 5 for Core):

  • 3 credits
  • 3 credit hours
  • 3 credit hours
  • 3 credit hours
  • 3 credit hours
  • ___BEH260 is a pre-requisite for NUR332 and will need to be taken if it did not come in as a transfer course

    ___SOC100 is a required Nursing course and must be taken if it did not come in as a transfer course

    ___Total number of additional credits needed to get to 120 credits





    Contacts:     Admissions Office, 717.846.7788

                        Registrar’s Office,, 717.815.1273

                        RN-BSN Director and Advisor, Dr. Melissa Schneider,




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