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Accelerated BSN

This is a 15-month program for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and wish to pursue a career in nursing.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program option at York College of Pennsylvania is customized for adult learners with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing who are looking for a career change. The accelerated BSN option, which builds upon the success of the institution’s traditional BSN program, provides a rigorous curriculum and the hands-on clinical experiences necessary for success in this high-demand field. With an anticipated shortage of nurses on the horizon, graduates will be prepared for outstanding career opportunities upon earning their degrees.

Quick Facts:

  • Complete the accelerated BSN program in as little as 15 months as a full-time student
  • One of the most affordable accelerated BSN program options in Pennsylvania
  • Learn from outstanding faculty who are active professionals in the field
  • Our facilities are equipt with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms
  • Hands-on learning through simulation is integrated into all clinical courses
  • Benefit from York College's strong clinical affiliation agreements. In these clinical rotations, students gain invaluable exposure to acute adult care settings, pediatrics, maternal, community, critical care settings and much more

The Accelerated BSN program will start in May of 2020.

Nursing students practicing taking blood pressure measurements at York College's Diehl Hall
Nursing students gain hands-on experience in the simulation labs.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

The Stabler Department of Nursing offers the B.S.N. program in an accelerated format for those students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing discipline. Students in this option will take the nursing courses designated with “ACC” (i.e. NUR210/211ACC) on the York College schedule of classes.


  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited institution of higher education, and
  2. Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in their earned bachelor’s degree program, and
  3. Completion of the following courses or their equivalent with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better*
  4. General/Cellular Biology (4 cr.)
  5. Anatomy and Physiology I with lab (4 cr.)
  6. Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (4 cr.)
  7. Microbiology with lab (4 cr.)
  8. General Chemistry or General Organic Biochemistry (4 cr.)
  9. Lifespan/Human Growth and Development**
  10. Basic/Elementary/General Statistics**
  11. Nutrition**

*Completion of the pre-requisite courses within the last five years. The Stabler Department of Nursing faculty will discuss completion timeframes of longer than five years on a case-by-case basis.

**Course could potentially be completed once matriculated in the nursing program at York College of Pennsylvania depending on program start date. Please check with the program director.

The baccalaureate and master's programs at York College of Pennsylvania are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Contact Us
The Stabler Department of Nursing
Laurie Giorgi
Diehl Hall, Room 221
Phone: 717.815.1243
Fax: 717.849.1651
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tours of nursing facilities by appointment.

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

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

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