Associate in Science Program in Nursing (2NURS)
Students enrolled in the program complete 68 credits of course work. Full time students begin their study in the fall and follow a prescribed course outline. Course work may be completed successfully by part-time students.
There are no requirements for study during the summer months, though students may elect to take summer courses.
Degree Requirements Course Number Course Name NURS 111S Nursing Roles (4 credits)
Health Patterns/Nursing Interventions (4 credits)
Childbearing Family (3 credits)
Childrearing Family (3 credits)
Clinical Immersion I: Intro to Concepts of Illness (2 credits)
Pathophysiology/Nursing Intervention I (5 credits)
Pathophysiology/Nursing Intervention II (4 credits)
Pathophysiology/Intervention III (5 credits)
Psychiatric Nursing (3 credits)
Clinical Immersion II: Intro to Concepts of Leadership (2 credits)
BIOL 129 Mammalian Anatomy (4 credits)* BIOL 141 Physiology (3 credits) BIOL 142 Physiology laboratory (1 credit) ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition (3 credits) HDFS 129 or
Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (3 credits)*
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
MICRB 106 Elementary Microbiology (3 credits) MICRB 107 Elementary Microbiology Laboratory (1 credit) PSYCH 100 Psychology (3 credits) SOC 001 or
Introductory Sociology (3 credits)
Social Problems (3 credits)
Quantification elective: 3 credits
Arts elective: 3 credits
Humanities elective: 3 credits
Students must have 3 credits of a United States Cultures and International Cultures elective. This can be accomplished by choosing a humanities or arts elective designated as US, IL, or USI.
*These courses must be taken during the first semester since they are Nursing 113/114 prerequisites.
Full-time students attend classes at Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore for four semesters. During this time, students also travel to area health care facilities for one clinical nursing course each semester. Clinical nursing courses must be completed in sequence to guarantee placement in required clinical areas.
Transportation to off-campus sites and all expenses are the responsibility of the student.
To be enrolled in clinical courses, nursing students must:
Submit a pre-entrance and annual health examinations while enrolled in clinical nursing courses;
obtain current cardiopulmonary (CPR) certification prior to enrolling in clinical nursing courses;
have an approved nursing uniform;
Secure liability insurance.
Submit current criminal background check, child abuse clearance and FBI clearance.
Submit student malpractice insurance.
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