RN to BS

RN to BS Recommended Academic Plan

Semester 1Credits
BIOL 141 (GN) Introductory Physiology3
BIOL 142 Physiology Lab1
PSYCH 100 (GS) Introductory Psychology3
ENGL 015 (GWS) or 030 (GWS) Rhetoric & Composition/Honors Rhetoric & Composition3
Humanities (GH)3
Arts (GA)3
Total Credits16
Semester 2Credits
BIOL 129 (GN) Mammalian Anatomy4
HD FS 129 (GS) Human Dev. & Family Stud.3
NUTR 251 (GHA) Principles of Nutrition3
Quantification (GQ)3
CAS 100 A, B or C (GWS) Effective Speech3
Total Credits16
Semester 3Credits
CHEM 101 (GN) or CHEM 110 (GN) & 111 (GN) Intro. to Chemistry or Chemistry Principles I & Lab3-4
MICRB 106 (GN) & 107 (GN) Microbiology & Lab4
NURS 390 (US) Transition to Professional Nursing3
NURS 357 Introduction to Nursing Informatics3
Elective2-3
Total Credits15-17
Semester 4Credits
SOC 001 (GS) or SOC 005 (GS) Intro. to Sociology or Social Problems3
STAT 200 (GQ) or STAT 250 (GQ) Elementary Statistics or Intro. to Biostatistics3-4
NURS 251 Health Assessment3
NURS Elective3
Humanities (GH)3
Total Credits15-16
Semester 5Credits
NURS 417 (US;IL) Family & Community Health Concepts4
Arts (GA)3
Elective3
Total Credits10
Semester 6Credits
NURS 200W Understanding & Applying Nursing Research3
NURS 465 Health Concepts for Adults with Complex Health Care Needs3
ENGL 202A, B, C or D (GWS) Effective Writing3
Total Credits9
Semester 7Credits
NURS 475 Integrated Concepts in Nursing Practice3
NURS 400-level Elective3
Total Credits6
Semester 8Credits
Portfolio Credits for RN License33
Total Credits33

Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.

Italic type indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

Italic Bold type indicates courses requiring grade of C or better that satisfy major and General Education requirements.

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.

Y is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University W and US;IL requirements.

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.