Recommended Academic Plan for BS Degree in Nursing (NURS) at Penn State Worthington Scranton - Program Year 2014

Effective Fall 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 129 Mammalian Anatomy (GN)Notes for: BIOL 129 Mammalian Anatomy (GN)

BIOL 129 Mammalian Anatomy (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition GWSNotes for: ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition GWS

ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition GWS

Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 100 Psychology (GS)Notes for: PSYCH 100 Psychology (GS)

PSYCH 100 Psychology (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 141 Introductory Physiology (GN)Notes for: BIOL 141 Introductory Physiology (GN)

BIOL 141 Introductory Physiology (GN)

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

BIOL 142 Physiology Laboratory

Prerequisite: or concurrent:BIOL 141
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
HD FS 129 Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (GS) Notes for: HD FS 129 Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (GS)

HD FS 129 Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NUTR 251 Introductory Principles of Nutrition (GHA)Notes for: NUTR 251 Introductory Principles of Nutrition (GHA)

NUTR 251 Introductory Principles of Nutrition (GHA)

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

CAS 100A, 100B, or 100C Effective Speech (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantification (GQ) (selected MATH)

Quantification (GQ) (selected MATH)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry (GN)Notes for: CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry (GN)

CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry (GN)

Prerequisite: MATH 021 ; or satisfactory performance on the MATH placement examination-- i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 021
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 110 Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110 Chemical Principles I (GN)

CHEM 110 Chemical Principles I (GN)

Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement tests -- i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 022 ; or CHEM 101 and MATH 022 or MATH 041
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 111 Experimental Chemistry I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 111 Experimental Chemistry I (GN)

CHEM 111 Experimental Chemistry I (GN)

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

MICRB 106 Elementary Microbiology (GN)

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

MICRB 107 Elementary Microbiology Laboratory (GN)

Prerequisite: or concurrent: MICRB 106
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
NURS 250 Professional Role Dev I: Intro to Professional Issues in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics (US) Notes for: NURS 250 Professional Role Dev I: Intro to Professional Issues in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics (US)

NURS 250 Professional Role Dev I: Intro to Professional Issues in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics (US)

Prerequisite: BIOL 129, BIOL 141
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
NURS 251 Health AssessmentNotes for: NURS 251 Health Assessment

NURS 251 Health Assessment

Prerequisite: BIOL 129, BIOL 141 ; or NURS 111S and NURS 112 for Associate Degree Majors; or eligibility for NURN major for RNs.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2-3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
SOC 001 Introductory Sociology (GS) or SOC 005 Social Problems (GS)Notes for: SOC 001 Introductory Sociology (GS) or SOC 005 Social Problems (GS)

SOC 001 Introductory Sociology (GS) or SOC 005 Social Problems (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (GQ) or STAT 250 Introduction to Biostatistics (GQ)Notes for: STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (GQ) or STAT 250 Introduction to Biostatistics (GQ)

STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (GQ) or STAT 250 Introduction to Biostatistics (GQ)

Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 021 or higher
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
NURS 225 Pathophysiology Notes for: NURS 225 Pathophysiology

NURS 225 Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: NURS 250, NURS 251, BIOL 129, BIOL 141
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 230 Introduction to Fundamentals of Nursing Notes for: NURS 230 Introduction to Fundamentals of Nursing

NURS 230 Introduction to Fundamentals of Nursing

Prerequisite: NURS 250, NURS 251
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 16-17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 305 Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts Notes for: NURS 305 Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts

NURS 305 Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts

Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230 ; or approval of program Concurrent: NURS 301 NURS 310
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 301 Nursing Care of the Adult Client Requiring Medical-Surgical Intervention Notes for: NURS 301 Nursing Care of the Adult Client Requiring Medical-Surgical Intervention

NURS 301 Nursing Care of the Adult Client Requiring Medical-Surgical Intervention

Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 310 Therapeutic Nursing Care of the Older Adult Client in a Variety of SettingsNotes for: NURS 310 Therapeutic Nursing Care of the Older Adult Client in a Variety of Settings

NURS 310 Therapeutic Nursing Care of the Older Adult Client in a Variety of Settings

Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

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

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 200W Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based PracticeNotes for: NURS 200W Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 200W Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Prerequisite: STAT 200 or STAT 250, NURS 225 ; or STAT 250 and NURS 390 for NURN major
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 350 Professional Role Development II: Ethics, Legal and Genetic IssuesNotes for: NURS 350 Professional Role Development II: Ethics, Legal and Genetic Issues

NURS 350 Professional Role Development II: Ethics, Legal and Genetic Issues

Prerequisite: NURS 305
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
NURS 306 Nursing Care of Children and AdolescentsNotes for: NURS 306 Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents

NURS 306 Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents

Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230, NURS 305
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 320 Nursing Care of the Child Bearing Family and Gynecological ClientNotes for: NURS 320 Nursing Care of the Child Bearing Family and Gynecological Client

NURS 320 Nursing Care of the Child Bearing Family and Gynecological Client

Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230, NURS 305
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202A, B, C, or D (GWS) Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202A, B, C, or D (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202A, B, C, or D (GWS) Effective Writing

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 14

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 450A - Professional Role Development III: Leadership and ManagementNotes for: NURS 450A - Professional Role Development III: Leadership and Management

NURS 450A - Professional Role Development III: Leadership and Management

Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
NURS 405A - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part A Notes for: NURS 405A - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part A

NURS 405A - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part A

Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 415 Community and Family Health Nursing--Concepts and Applications (US;IL)Notes for: NURS 415 Community and Family Health Nursing--Concepts and Applications (US;IL)

NURS 415 Community and Family Health Nursing--Concepts and Applications (US;IL)

Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ElectiveNotes for: Elective

Elective

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 13

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 450B Professional Role Development III: Clinical CapstoneNotes for: NURS 450B Professional Role Development III: Clinical Capstone

NURS 450B Professional Role Development III: Clinical Capstone

Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 405B - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part B Notes for: NURS 405B - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part B

NURS 405B - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part B

Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 420 Mental Health NursingNotes for: NURS 420 Mental Health Nursing

NURS 420 Mental Health Nursing

Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Nursing Elective - NURS 400 levelNotes for: Nursing Elective - NURS 400 level

Nursing Elective - NURS 400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 14

Additional Notes

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy Univrsity Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Academic Advising Notes: MATH 021 is a prerequisite for CHEM 101.  Math 022 is prerequisite for CHEM 110.  If a student places higher than MATH 021, any GQ my be scheduled.  BIOL 141 and BIOL 129 must be passed with a quality grade of C or better to progress to 200-level nursing courses.  See College of Nursing Grading Scale and Academic Progression Policy in the BS Nursing Handbook at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/undergrad/docs/BSHandbook.pdf

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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.

Footnotes

ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition GWS
Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination
BIOL 142 Physiology Laboratory
Prerequisite: or concurrent:BIOL 141
CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry (GN)
Prerequisite: MATH 021 ; or satisfactory performance on the MATH placement examination-- i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 021
CHEM 110 Chemical Principles I (GN)
Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement tests -- i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 022 ; or CHEM 101 and MATH 022 or MATH 041
MICRB 107 Elementary Microbiology Laboratory (GN)
Prerequisite: or concurrent: MICRB 106
NURS 250 Professional Role Dev I: Intro to Professional Issues in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics (US)
Prerequisite: BIOL 129, BIOL 141
NURS 251 Health Assessment
Prerequisite: BIOL 129, BIOL 141 ; or NURS 111S and NURS 112 for Associate Degree Majors; or eligibility for NURN major for RNs.
STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (GQ) or STAT 250 Introduction to Biostatistics (GQ)
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 021 or higher
NURS 225 Pathophysiology
Prerequisite: NURS 250, NURS 251, BIOL 129, BIOL 141
NURS 230 Introduction to Fundamentals of Nursing
Prerequisite: NURS 250, NURS 251
NURS 305 Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts
Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230 ; or approval of program Concurrent: NURS 301 NURS 310
NURS 301 Nursing Care of the Adult Client Requiring Medical-Surgical Intervention
Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230
NURS 310 Therapeutic Nursing Care of the Older Adult Client in a Variety of Settings
Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230
NURS 200W Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Prerequisite: STAT 200 or STAT 250, NURS 225 ; or STAT 250 and NURS 390 for NURN major
NURS 350 Professional Role Development II: Ethics, Legal and Genetic Issues
Prerequisite: NURS 305
NURS 306 Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents
Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230, NURS 305
NURS 320 Nursing Care of the Child Bearing Family and Gynecological Client
Prerequisite: NURS 225, NURS 230, NURS 305
ENGL 202A, B, C, or D (GWS) Effective Writing
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; fourth-semester standing
NURS 450A - Professional Role Development III: Leadership and Management
Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
NURS 405A - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part A
Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
NURS 415 Community and Family Health Nursing--Concepts and Applications (US;IL)
Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
NURS 450B Professional Role Development III: Clinical Capstone
Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
NURS 405B - Nursing Care of the Adult Client with Complex Health Problems: Part B
Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed
NURS 420 Mental Health Nursing
Prerequisite: all 300-level required NURS courses must be completed