RN to BS in Nursing -- Recommended Academic Plan for Penn State World Campus

Effective Spring 2011 -- 120-123 Total Credits

Semester 1

BIOL 141 (GN) Introductory PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL 141

BIOL 141

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL 142 Physiology LabNotes for: BIOL 142

BIOL 142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
PSYCH 100 (GS) Introductory Psychology

PSYCH 100

3
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015

or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 030

3
Humanities (GH)
3
Arts (GA)
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

BIOL 129 (GN) Mammalian AnatomyNotes for: BIOL 129

BIOL 129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
HD FS 129 (GS) Human Dev. and Family StudiesNotes for: HD FS 129

HD FS 129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
NUTR 251 (GHA) Principles of NutritionNotes for: NUTR 251

NUTR 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)
3
CAS 100 A (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 A

or CAS 100 B (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 B

or CAS 100 C (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 C

3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

CHEM 101 (GN) Intro. to Chemistry or Chemistry Principles I and LabNotes for: CHEM 101

CHEM 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 110 (GN) Intro. to Chemistry or Chemistry Principles I and Lab

CHEM 110

or CHEM 111 (GN) Intro. to Chemistry or Chemistry Principles I and LabNotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
MICRB 106 (GN) and 107 (GN) Microbiology and LabNotes for: MICRB 106

MICRB 106

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 390 (US) Transition to Professional Nursing

NURS 390

3
NURS 357 Introduction to Nursing Informatics

NURS 357

3
Elective
2-3
Total credits 15-17

Semester 4

SOC 001 (GS) Intro. to SociologyNotes for: SOC 001

SOC 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SOC 005 (GS) Social ProblemsNotes for: SOC 005

SOC 005

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 250 (GQ) Intro. to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250

STAT 250

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
NURS 251 Health AssessmentNotes for: NURS 251

NURS 251

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS ElectiveNotes for: NURS Elective

NURS Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Humanities (GH)
3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 5

NURS 417 (US;IL) Family and Community Health ConceptsNotes for: NURS 417

NURS 417

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Arts (GA)
3
Elective
3
Total credits 10

Semester 6

NURS 200W Understanding and Applying Nursing ResearchNotes for: NURS 200W

NURS 200W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 465 Health Concepts for Adults with Complex Health Care NeedsNotes for: NURS 465

NURS 465

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202A (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202A

or ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202B

or ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202C

or ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202D

3
Total credits 9

Semester 7

NURS 475 Integrated Concepts in Nursing PracticeNotes for: NURS 475

NURS 475

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 400-level ElectiveNotes for: NURS 400-level Elective

NURS 400-level Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 6

Semester 8

Portfolio Credits for RN LicenseNotes for: Portfolio Credits for RN License

Portfolio Credits for RN License

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
Up to 33
Total credits Up to 33

Additional Notes

 

Recommended Academic Plan for Nursing RN to BS Degree Program (NURN at Penn State Abington, Altoona, 
Erie, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, University Park, World Campus, 
Worthington Scranton)
 
GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
US, IL, and US;IL are codes designating courses that satisfy PSU United States/International Cultures requirements.
W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement. 
Y is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University W and US;IL requirements.
 
Program Notes:
1. Typically, students entering NURN have General Education major requirements completed and will receive transfer credits.
2. Speak with an adviser to have transfer transcripts evaluated.
Academic Advising Notes: 
1. STAT 200 or STAT 250 is a prerequisite for NURS 200W.
2. NURS 390 should be taken in the first semester of RN BS program.
3. NURS 475 should be taken in the final semester of RN BS program.

 

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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