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(Archive) Nursing (NURS)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Nursing (NURS) - (ARCHIVE)

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 and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. To be eligible for entrance into the Nursing major, a student must have earned a grade of C or better in ENGL 015 GWS(3); PSY 002 GS(3); HD FS 129 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3) or 005 GS(3); CHEM 011(3); CHEM 012 GN(3) and 014 GN(1); MICRB 106 GN(3), 107 GN(1); BIOL 129(4), 141 GN(3), 142(1); QUANTIFICATION selection; STAT 200 GQ(4); NUTR 251 GHS(3).

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 may earn credit by examination for selected nursing and general education courses. Registered nurse students also can matriculate in the R.N./B.S. Undergraduate Nursing program offered at several other Penn State campuses.

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.

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

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

(17-20 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 7-9 credits

(This includes 17-20 credits of General Education courses: 1 credit of GHS courses; 6-9 credits of GN courses; 4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

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)[37], 230(4)[37], 310(4)[38], 320(4)[38], 331(4)[38], 351(3)[38] (Sem: 5-6)
NURS 415 DF(4)[38], 420(4)[38], 455(4)[38], 460(4)[38] (Sem: 7-8)

CHEM 011(3); or CHEM 012 GN(3) and 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
SOC 001 GS(3) or 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
NURS 290(3) or 400(3) (RN students must take NURS 290; non-RNs must take NURS 400) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 9 credits from courses on approved School list in consultation with adviser, 3 credits of which must be at the 400 level. (Sem: 7-8)


[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.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-06-083

Review Date: 6/3/99


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