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York College to launch online RN to BSN program in January 2020

October 30, 2019
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York College of Pennsylvania will launch an online RN to BSN program in January 2020 to make its BSN degree more accessible and affordable to nurses in the region. Information on applying is available at https://onlinenursing.ycp.edu/ 

As demand increases for nurses with advanced skills in technology, safety, and quality patient care, York College's program is well equipped to impart these critical skills to nurses. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Council for Higher Education, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, the online RN to BSN program offers an affordable, quality nursing education with flexible course times and an easier application process.

"We're very excited about the opportunity to offer our excellent program to a wider audience," said Stacy Lutter, chair of The Stabler Department of Nursing. "In addition to the six required nursing courses, our program will include general education courses and electives that will be appealing and relevant to practicing nurses."  

"This is York College's first fully online program offering, and the RN to BSN program was a clear choice as the demand is there," said Laura Niesen de Abruna, Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs. "We are confident this first program will be successful, and we look forward to adding more online offerings very soon."

York College's RN to BSN program offers special tuition pricing for partnering regional healthcare providers and, depending on transfer credits, completion in 12 months, with six start times per year.

Registered nurses who have graduated from an accredited program and meet requirements are eligible for direct articulation into the RN to BSN program. These nurses are granted credit for nursing coursework completed; they may receive up to 75 transfer credits for completed coursework (nursing plus support courses). Nurses who have previously completed a baccalaureate education in another major are required to complete only the required nursing and support courses. The final 30 credits of the degree must be taken at York College.