2020 Nursing Page Update

Pre-Nursing

An optional path to success in nursing.

There is more than one way to earn a degree in Nursing from York College. While some students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program directly, others may benefit from additional preparation. If you don’t yet meet all of the criteria for admission into the Nursing major, you may still have the option to come to YCP as a Pre-Nursing student. 

It is important to note that Pre-Nursing is not an official degree program. Rather, it is a track of study that allows you to fulfill the prerequisite coursework needed for the Nursing major, with specialized support from a professional advisor. When you have met the prerequisite requirements, you will be eligible for acceptance into the Direct Entry: Plus B.S.N. program with clinical placement beginning in the fall. This can occur as early as your fifth semester.

A nursing student practices inserting an IV on a mannequin in the nursing simulation lab
A nursing student holds an otoscope to a mannequin's ear in the simulation lab

Pre-Nursing Requirements

To matriculate into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you must meet the following requirements.
  • Complete all required science classes with a minimum average GPA of 2.8.
  • Complete all prerequisites for NUR 210 with a minimum grade of 2.0
  • Successfully complete NUR 101
  • Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Direct Entry: PlusPre-Nursing Degree Pathway

This sample course sequence is designed to help you meet your educational goals. For personalized recommendations, please contact your advisor to review your course schedule.
  • Year 1

    Year 1

    • Meet with your advisor.

    • Fall Semester
      • CHM 122/123 (4 credit hours)
      • FYS 100 (3 credit hours)
      • NUR 101 (1 credit hour)
      • SOC 100 (3 credit hours)
      • Global Citizenship (3 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 14

    • Meet with your advisor.
    • Spring Semester
      • BIO 150/151 (4 credit hours)
      • FCO 105 (3 credit hours)
      • PSY 100 (3 credit hours)
      • Disciplinary Perspectives: Humanities (3 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 13
  • Year 2

    Year 2

    • Meet with your advisor.

    • Fall Semester
      • BIO 220/221 (4 credit hours)
      • FCO 215 (3 credit hours)
      • Disciplinary Perspectives: Art (3 credit hours)
      • Found. of American Citizenship (3 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 13

    • Meet with your advisor.

    • Spring Semester
      • BIO 222/223 (4 credit hours)
      • BIO 230/231 (4 credit hours)
      • NUR 201 (3 credit hours)
      • NUR 202 (3 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 14
  • Year 3

    Year 3

    • Meet with your advisor.

    • Fall Semester
      • BEH 260 (3 credit hours)
      • NUR 203 (2 credit hours)
      • NUR 204/205 (3 credit hours)
      • NUR 210/211 (5 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 13

    • Consider applying for summer externships.

    • Meet with your advisor.
    • Spring Semester
      • NUR 303 (3 credit hours)
      • Nur 322* (2 credit hours)
      • NUR 328/329 (4 credit hours)
      • NUR 334/335 (5 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 12-14*

    *Enrollment required, based upon standardized exam results.

  • Year 4

    Year 4

    • Meet with your advisor. Check that your clinical requirements are up to date. 

    • Fall Semester
      • NUR 314 (3 credit hours)
      • NUR 358/359 (4 credit hours)
      • NUR 360/361 (5 credit hours)
      • Constellation 1 (3 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 15

    • Consider applying for summer externships. Update your resume.
       
    • Check your CAPP evaluation to verify you are meeting graduation criteria. 

    • Meet with your advisor.

    • Spring Semester
      • NUR 428/429 (4 credit hours)
      • NUR 430/431 (5 credit hours)
      • Constellation 2 (3 credit hours)
      • Constellation 3 (3 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 15
  • Year 5

    Year 5

    • Apply for graduation. Applications are due at the beginning of the fall semester.

    • Meet with your advisor. 
    • Complete licensure assignment. 

    • Take NCLEX predictor examination.

    • Fall Semester
      • NUR 448/449 (4 credit hours)
      • NUR 450/451 (3 credit hours)
      • NUR 460 (3 credit hours)
      • Constellation 4 (3 credit hours)
      • Total Semester Hours: 13
Contact Us
The Stabler Department of Nursing
Stacy Lutter, D.Ed., RN, Chair
Diehl Hall, Room 126
Phone: 717.815.1243
Fax: 717.849.1651

Laurie Giorgi, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 717.815.1243
lgiorgi@ycp.edu

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tours of nursing facilities are available by appointment.

Physical:
The Stabler Department of Nursing 
Room 221, Diehl Hall
890 Grantley Road
York, PA 17403

Mailing:
The Stabler Department of Nursing 
York College of Pennsylvania
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403-3651

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