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 and Worthington Scranton)

Effective Spring 2011

Semester 1

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

BIOL 141 (GN)

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

BIOL 142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
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
3
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

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

BIOL 129 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
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
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) Experimental Chemistry INotes 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.*
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
NURS 390 (US) - Transition and the Professional Nursing RoleNotes for: NURS 390 (US)

NURS 390 (US)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
NURS 357 - Introduction to Nursing InformaticsNotes for: NURS 357

NURS 357

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

Elective

2-3
Total credits 15-17

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.*
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
3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 5

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

NURS 417 (US;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 10

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 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
3
Total credits 9

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
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 Elective

NURS 400-level Elective

3
Total credits 6

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Portfolio Credits for RN License
33
Total credits 33

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 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.

 

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.
3.        At University Park, NURS courses are only available online through World Campus

 

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.

Legend

# 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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