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Associate in Science Program in Nursing (2NURS)

Program Requirements 

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)

NURS 112
NURS 113
NURS 114
NURS 116

Health Patterns/Nursing Interventions (4 credits)
Childbearing Family (3 credits)
Childrearing Family (3 credits)
Clinical Immersion I: Intro to Concepts of Illness (2 credits)

NURS 211
NURS 212 
Pathophysiology/Nursing Intervention I (5 credits)
Pathophysiology/Nursing Intervention II (4 credits)
NURS 213
NURS 216 
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
PSYCH 212 
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
SOC 005

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.

Clinical Courses

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.