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Nursing

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2007
End Date: Summer Session 2009

Nursing - ARCHIVE

University Park, School of Nursing (NURS)

PROFESSOR PAULA MILONE-NUZZO, Dean, School of Nursing

This major prepares students to become professional practitioners in areas of health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation. After earning the bachelor of science degree in Nursing, students are qualified to take the registered nurse examination for licensure by the State Board of Nursing. The Nursing major is accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; 212-363-5555, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-463-6930, and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Students are admitted to the major either as freshmen or in the sophomore year through a review process as a change-of-major or transfer student. Clinical experiences occur at local clinical facilities surrounding Penn State or at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, which requires students to reside at that location. All students are given a plan of study to facilitate the scheduling of clinical nursing courses.

Students must carry student nurse professional liability insurance, have an annual health examination, maintain CPR certification, have yearly criminal background and child abuse history 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. (http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/nurs/Handbooks/ (Opens New Window)).

Graduates of this major may qualify for admission to a graduate nursing program.

For the B.S. degree in Nursing, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(20-22 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 6-9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88-89 credits[1]
(This includes 20-22 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GHA courses; 7-9 credits of GN courses; 4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (79 credits)
BIOL 129 GN(4), BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), HD FS 129 GS(3), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 107 GN(1), NUTR 251 GHA(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
NURS 215 US(3)[38], NURS 225(3)[38], NURS 230(4)[38] (Sem: 3-4)
NURS 200W(3)[38], NURS 205(3)[38], NURS 301(4)[38], NURS 302(4)[38], NURS 310(4)[38], NURS 320(4)[38], NURS 351(3)[38] (Sem: 5-6)
NURS 400(3)[38], NURS 405(4)[38], NURS 406(4)[38], NURS 415 US;IL(4)[38], NURS 420(4)[38] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
CHEM 101 GN(3); or CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
SOC 001 GS(3) or SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from School-approved 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.
[38] Due to restricted enrollment, the School of Nursing assigns the semester in which students enroll in these courses and all course prerequisites must be successfully completed.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-06-452

Review Date: 4/10/07

(R&T 2/28/06)

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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