Recommended Academic Plan for BS Degree in Nursing (NURS/GNURS for students at University Park, Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto and Worthington Scranton)

Effective Spring 2011

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 129 (GN) - Mammalian AnatomyNotes for: BIOL 129 (GN)

BIOL 129 (GN)

BIOL 129 (GN) is an entrance to major course for the campus BS program if not directly admitted.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 015 (GWS) - Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 (GWS)

or ENGL 030 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
3
PSYCH 100 (GS) - Introductory PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1
3
3
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 141 (GN) - Introductory PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL 141 (GN)

BIOL 141 (GN)

BIOL 141 (GN) is an entrance to major course for the campus BS program if not directly admitted.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL 142 (GN) Physiology LaboratoryNotes for: BIOL 142 (GN)

BIOL 142 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
HD FS 129 (GS) - Introduction to Human Development and Family StudiesNotes for: HD FS 129 (GS)

HD FS 129 (GS)

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

NUTR 251 (GHA)

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

CAS 100A (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
or CAS 100B (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100B (GWS)

CAS 100B (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
or CAS 100C (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100C (GWS)

CAS 100C (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 101 (GN) - Introductory ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 101 (GN)

CHEM 101 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 110 (GN) - Chemical Principles I & CHEM 111 (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110 (GN) & CHEM 111 (GN)

CHEM 110 (GN) & CHEM 111 (GN)

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

MICRB 106 (GN)

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

MICRB 107 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
2
NURS 251 - Health AssessmentNotes for: NURS 251

NURS 251

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

Elective

2-3
Total credits 14-16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
SOC 001 (GS) - Introductory SociologyNotes for: SOC 001 (GS)

SOC 001 (GS)

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 (GS)

SOC 005 (GS)

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 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

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

STAT 250 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
NURS 225 - PathophysiologyNotes for: NURS 225

NURS 225

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 230 - Introduction to Fundamentals of NursingNotes for: NURS 230

NURS 230

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
Total credits 16-17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 305 - Introduction to Pharmacological ConceptsNotes for: NURS 305

NURS 305

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 301 - Nursing Care of the Adult Client Requiring Medical-Surgical InterventionNotes for: NURS 301

NURS 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 310 - Therapeuic Nursing Care of the Older Adult Client in a Variety of SettingsNotes for: NURS 310

NURS 310

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

Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
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 350 - Professional Role Development II: Ethics, Legal and Genetic IssuesNotes for: NURS 350

NURS 350

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

NURS 306

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

NURS 320

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

Semester 7

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

NURS 450A

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 ANotes for: NURS 405A

NURS 405A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 415 (US;IL) - Community and Family Health NursingNotes for: NURS 415 (US;IL)

NURS 415 (US;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 13

Semester 8

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

NURS 450B

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 BNotes for: NURS 405B

NURS 405B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
NURS 420 - Mental Health NursingNotes for: NURS 420

NURS 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
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 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 University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

SCHEDULING PATTERNS (courses not taught each semester):  NURS 415 and 420 are offered both semesters. Other NURS courses are offered only in the semester indicated.

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 may 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.

      PROGRAM NOTES: Junior and senior years include 6-12 hours of clinical experience per week. Students studying at UP will spend junior or senior year at Hershey Medical Center.

 

Legend

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

Footnotes

BIOL 129 (GN)
BIOL 129 (GN) is an entrance to major course for the campus BS program if not directly admitted.
ENGL 030 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
BIOL 141 (GN)
BIOL 141 (GN) is an entrance to major course for the campus BS program if not directly admitted.
CAS 100A (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
CAS 100B (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
CAS 100C (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.