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Nursing (NURS) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Fall Semester 2000

Nursing (NURS) - Archive

Altoona College
Commonwealth College
College of Health and Human Development

PROFESSOR SARAH H. GUELDNER, Director, School of Nursing

This major helps prepare professional practitioners in areas of health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation. After earning the baccalaureate degree, students are qualified to take the registered nurse examination for licensure by the State Board of Nursing. The major in Nursing is accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; 212-363-5555, and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Students are admitted as freshmen into the Basic Option.

Full-time students are assigned to a rotation plan for scheduling clinical nursing courses at University Park campus and clinical settings in various locations. The rotation plan may require a summer session at the end of the sophomore year. Students may be required to reside at locations other than University Park campus in some semesters. Registered nurses who want to obtain a baccalaureate degree in the Advanced Standing Option offered at University Park and at seven other Penn State campuses (Altoona, Fayette, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Penn State Harrisburg, Shenango, and Worthington Scranton).

Students must carry liability insurance and have an annual health examination when enrolled in any clinical courses. Students also are responsible for their own transportation to clinical settings. The use of a car may be necessary. Criminal background and child abuse history clearances are required.

For the B.S. degree in Nursing, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(19-21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 10-11 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 94-95 credits[1]
(This includes 19-21 credits of General Education courses: 3 credit of GHA courses; 6-9 credits of GN courses; 4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 70-71 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (64 credits)
BIOL 129(4), 141 GN(3), 142(1), HD FS 129 GS(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), 107 GN(1), NUTR 251 GHS(3), PSY 002 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
NURS 200W(3), 205(3), 215(3)[37], 225(3), 230(4)[37], 310(4)[38], 315(4)[38], 320(4)[38], 331(4)[38], 351(3)[38], 420(4)[38] (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
CHEM 011(3); or CHEM 012 GN(3) and 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
SOC 001 GS or 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

BASIC OPTION: 24 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
NURS 400(3) (Sem: 5-8)
NURS 415 DF(4)[38], 455(4)[38], 460(4)[38] (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from School-approved list in consultation with adviser, 3 credits of which must be at the 400 level (Sem: 7-8)

ADVANCED STANDING OPTION: 24 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
NURS 290(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from a, b, or c:
a. NURS 415 DF(4), 455(4), 460(4), 3 credits from School-approved list (Sem: 7-8)
b. NURS 417(4), 457(3), 418(4), 465(4) (Sem: 7-8)
c. NURS 417(4), 457(3), 465(4), 466(4) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from courses on School-approved list in consultation with adviser (3 credits of which must be at the 400 level)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[37] Students may be required to schedule these courses during summer session.
[38] Due to restricted enrollment, the School of Nursing assigns the semester in which students enroll in these courses.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-07-039

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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