Nursing Major

The Nursing major at York College stands out among other programs in Pennsylvania and beyond because student learning focuses on evidence-based practice, which challenges nurses to look at the “why” behind existing methods and processes in the search for improvement. Through state-of-the-art labs and simulation equipment, as well as clinical experience at various locations, students learn to apply research, guidelines and other resources to provide the best patient care possible. The nursing major at York College provides the opportunities of a large, established program with the individualized attention of a private college.

Careers in Nursing

Nursing majors have diverse opportunities that include:

  • Care for infants, children, adults, seniors
  • Specialize in cardiac, pulmonary, neurology, other areas
  • Work in hospital, clinic, hospice, industry, military
  • Educate patients, families and communities
  • Teach nursing students, conduct research
  • Manage a department or start a business
  • Work in disaster relief or mission nursing

Visit Discover Nursing for other possibilities.

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"Professionalism is presenting yourself in a knowledgeable and confident way that’s appealing to future employers. "

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‌**Program Tracks

You will have a choice of two tracks as a York College Nursing major. Both offer the same courses and clinical experiences in the same order. The tracks differ in how many courses you take during each semester.

Course sequence: Track 1 ‌     Track 2‌       Overview of curriculum:  Academic Worksheet    

Track 1 - Spring Clinical Progression Track 2 - Fall Clinical Progression
Eight semesters - 3 general education, 5 clinical Nine semesters - 4 general education, 5 clinical
Required to have two lab sciences for two semesters Only required to have two lab sciences one semester
Heavier course load each semester Carry a more even and manageable distribution of credits every semester
Clinical courses begin Spring of sophomore year Clinical courses begin Fall of junior year
Graduation in May (4 years) Graduation in December (4 ½ years)

Both Nursing Track 1 (Spring Clinical Progression) and Nursing Track 2 (Fall Clinical Progression) students must adhere to the course sequence of their respective curricula.

**Effective for students admitted Fall 2015 and later

BS in Nursing

What is important to you? Class size? Clinical experience?
You'll want to know these facts about York Nursing:

  • 600 students
  • 120 graduates per year
  • 36 typical class size
  • 8:1 clinical student faculty ratio
  • 5 semesters of clinical experience
  • 25 clinical facilities

Interested in learning more? Prospective students are invited to tour the nursing facilities. Appointments are required. Tours are scheduled during the week, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. Schedule your personal tour today by contacting Allison Malachosky 717.815.1243