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Begin Date: Summer Session 2007
End Date: Spring Semester 2010

Nursing - ARCHIVE

Penn State Altoona (2NURS)
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (2NURS)
University College: Penn State Fayette, Penn State Mont Alto, Penn State Worthington Scranton (2NURS)


Graduates of this major are prepared to provide care in a variety of health care settings 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 Nursing program is accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA  30326 (404-975-5000), and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Students must carry student nurse professional liability insurance, maintain CPR certification, have yearly criminal background and child abuse clearances, and adhere to any additional requirements of the individual clinical agencies. All transportation and related expenses to off-campus clinical sites are the responsibility of the student and may require the use of a car.

Undergraduate Academic Progression Policy

The Academic Progression policy delineates the academic standards for pre-licensure students (students without an RN license), who are admitted to the undergraduate nursing program. The policy states that all prerequisite courses may be repeated only one time and failure of two nursing courses results in dismissal from the nursing major. Details of the academic progression policy are available in the student handbook.( (Opens New Window)).

Graduates of this major may qualify for admission to the RN to BS program in Nursing.

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)

(15 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

(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)

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), PSYCH 100 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)

HD FS 129 GS(3) or PSYCH 212 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: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-06-454

Review Date: 4/10/07

(R&T 2/28/06)

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

Accrediting agency address updated: 10/2/09



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