York College of Pennsylvania

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate.

Program Length

32 months, full time

Credit Hours

94 credit hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current RN licensure in Pennsylvania.

A minimum of one year of acute care experience in the role of a Registered Nurse is required. Most students who are accepted into the program have 2-4 years acute care experience. Experience must be in personally caring for patients with invasive monitoring devices such as: arterial line, central venous pressure line, and pulmonary artery occlusion catheters. It must also include: vasoactive infusions, ECG interpretation, and caring for mechanically ventilated patients. Most students obtain their experience in the following units: Surgical ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Trauma, and Medical ICU. If the majority of your experience is with neonatal or pediatric patients, insure that you have some background providing care for adult patients, as most of your education will be in this venue.

GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

Must submit GRE scores in the verbal, quantitative sections, analytical writing sections.

Required Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

Shadow a CRNA for a minimum of 8 hours.

Course Prerequisites: Statistics (must cover descriptive and inferential statistics), Health Assessment, and Nursing Research. Recommended Courses Include: Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Physics, Organic chemistry, and Biochemistry.


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