Recommended Academic Plan for Second Degree in Nursing (NURS/SCND at Penn State Altoona and Penn State Harrisburg )

Effective Spring 2011

Semester 1 (Fall)

Course DetailsCredits
2
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 the Fundamentals of NursingNotes for: NURS 230

NURS 230

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
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 251 - Health Assessment Notes for: NURS 251

NURS 251

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

Semester 2 (Spring)

Course DetailsCredits
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 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 - Therapeutic 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
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.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
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
Total credits 17

Semester 3 (Summer)

Course DetailsCredits
NURS 320 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family and Gynecological ClientNotes for: NURS 320

NURS 320

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
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 420 - Mental Health NursingNotes for: NURS 420

NURS 420

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
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
Total credits 14

Semester 4 (Fall)

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 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 495 - Nursing Study in Specialized SettingNotes for: NURS 495

NURS 495

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

Additional Notes

See College of Nursing Grading Scale and Academic Progression Policy in the Second Degree Bachelor of Science
Student Handbook at http://www.nursing.psu.edu/undergrad/docs/Nursing_2nd_Degree_Handbook.pdf.
All General Education and prerequisite courses are completed with first degree and prior to admission.
NURS 250, 251, 225, 230, 305 must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in NURS 301 and 310.
NURS 301 and 310 must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in NURS 306, 320, 405A, 405B, 415, 420.
Students may not enroll in NURS 450A, NURS 450B and NURS 495 until all other nursing courses are completed or
in progress.
NURS 495 6 credits required in place of 3 credits of supporting courses and 3 credits of general elective; clinical
immersion practicum.

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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