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.

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.


Program of study

Track 1 and Track 2

  • Same courses, clinical experiences, and clinical agencies
  • Same faculty and advisors  
  • What's the difference?

 Program Advantages

  • Direct admission to nursing major
  • Hands-on interactive learning
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice
  • Five semesters of clinical experience
  • Nursing practicum in senior year  
  • More advantages


Nursing students in action

  • In Diehl Hall, on campus, at clinicals   photos

Are you a Registered Nurse wishing to complete your Bachelors of Science degree in nursing? We have an RN-to-BS program.