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Nursing (2NURS) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2005
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Nursing - ARCHIVE

Altoona College (2NURS)
University College: Penn State Fayette, Penn State Mont Alto, Penn State Worthington Scranton (2NURS)
University Park, College of Health and Human Development (2NURS)

PROFESSOR PAULA MILONE-NUZZO, Director, School of Nursing, University Park

This major prepares graduates for employment primarily in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Graduates provide nursing care to individuals with commonly occurring acute or chronic health problems. After earning the associate degree, students are eligible 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, telephone 212-363-5555, and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Students must carry liability insurance, CPR certification, provide a completed criminal background and child abuse clearance, and have an annual health examination. Students are also responsible for their own transportation to clinical settings. The use of a car may be necessary.

Graduates of this major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree program in Nursing.

Undergraduate Academic Progression Policy

This policy delineates the academic standards for pre-licensure* students admitted to the undergraduate nursing program. The following requirements are necessary for progression in the nursing program.

Overall Criteria:

  1. All prerequisite courses and required Nursing courses may only be repeated one time.
  2. Successful completion of prerequisite courses is defined as a grade of "C" or better according to the University grading scale.
  3. Successful completion of required nursing courses is defined as a "C" or better according to the School of Nursing Grading Scale.
  4. A student who earns a "D" or "F" in the same required nursing course for a second time will be dismissed from the nursing major and counseling relative to other majors/options will be provided.
  5. A student who earns a "D" or "F" in any two required nursing courses will be dismissed from the nursing major and counseling relative to other majors/options will be provided.
  6. Late course drop, with the designation of withdraw failing (WF), from a prerequisite or required nursing course is considered a failure.
  7. Students who wish to return to the University after a leave of absence or re-enroll after withdrawing will re-enter under the current curricular requirements. Based on demonstration of clinical skills, an independent study course may be advised. In addition, scheduling in clinical courses may depend on availability of clinical space.
  8. In very extreme situations, the Director of the School of Nursing may make exceptions to this policy.

*Pre-licensure---students without an RN license, which includes BS and AD students.

For the Associate in Science degree in Nursing, a minimum of 68 credits is required.

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 62 credits[1]
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (53 credits)
BIOL 129 GN(4), BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), ENGL 015 GWS(3), NURS 111(4), NURS 112(4), NURS 113(4), NURS 114(4), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 107 GN(1), NURS 211(5), NURS 212(4), NURS 213(5), NURS 214W(5) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
HD FS 129 GS(3) or PSY 213 GS(3); SOC 001 GS(3) or SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits of GQ courses (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-03-101

Review Date: 5/15/06
(R&T 2/28/06)

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