Begin Date: Summer Session 2010
End Date: Summer Session 2011
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)
PROFESSOR PAULA MILONE-NUZZO, Dean, School of Nursing
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.
All transportation and expenses related to clinical are the responsibility of the student. All students must meet the following clinical facility requirements: carry professional liability insurance; complete annual health examination, criminal background and child abuse history clearances, maintain CPR certification and adhere to any additional requirements of the clinical facilities.
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/index.html).
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)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(15 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 62 credits
(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 111S(4), NURS 112(4), NURS 113(3), NURS 114(3), NURS 116(2), 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(3), NURS 216(2)(Sem: 3-4)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
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)
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2010
Blue Sheet Item #: 38-05-060
Review Date: 02/23/2010
UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
Accrediting agency address updated: 10/2/09