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Shippensburg PA 17257
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(717) 477-1151

Department of Biology

Franklin Science Center Room 142
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA
(717) 477-1401

Dr. David Long
Health Sciences Director
717-477-1433
drlong@ship.edu
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Nursing

Shippensburg University is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health in an effort to increase access to higher education in the nursing and allied health fields. To learn more about our partnership programs visit : http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/admissions/partners.cfm

Students desiring to begin their pre-nursing studies at Shippensburg University have three educational options:

1) pursue the 2+2 transfer program with Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions, resulting in a BSN from TJU

2) complete their undergraduate program at Shippensburg University (appropriate majors: biology, psychology), then pursue a one-year accelerated proqram leading to the BSN at an institution such as Thomas Jefferson University, Johns Hopkins University, or Edinboro University

3) complete their undergraduate program at Shippensburg University (appropriate majors: biology, psychology), then pursue an entry-level two-year masters of nursing program at an institution such as Thomas Jefferson University, Johns Hopkins University, or University of Pennsylvania

Students who pursue the 2+2 Thomas Jefferson University option must carefully schedule courses with advisement to meet the 66 required credits for the TJU-Nursing program. The following is a recomendation as to how coursework could be scheduled over the first two years at Shippensburg.

Early notification of a student's intent to begin studies at Shippensburg as a 2+2 TJU- Nursing major is essential (notify the Health Sciences advisor by June 1 prior to beginning college) to insure the first semester course load is appropriately scheduled.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

BIO 115- Principles of Biology I (4)
PSY 101- General Psychology (3)
ENG 101- College Writing (3)
HIS 105- World History I (3)
general elective (3) (paired course)

Spring Semester

BIO 116- Principles of Biology II (4)
PEL 101- Intro. to Philosophy (3)
SPE 100- Basic Oral Communication (3)
SOC 101- Principles of Sociology (3)
GEN 101- Intro. to Gerontology (3)
(or math or computer course**,or other elective)

Summer

An introductory course in Nutrition. Shippensburg University does not offer a nutrition course, but students have found one at Millersville U., West Chester U., York College and other colleges during the summer session.

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

BIO 371- Human Anatomy (4)
CHM 121- Chemical Bonding (3)
CHM 125- chem lab IB (1)
PSY Psychology elective (3) *
ANT 111- Cultural Anthropology (3)
MAT 102- Intro. to Statistics (3)

Spring Semester

B1O 350- Human Physiology (4)
CHM 122- Chemical Dynamics (3)
CHM 126- chem lab 118 (1)
B1O 220- Microbiology (3)
MAT appropriate math course (3)**
PSY 330- Abnormal Psychology (3)

Psychology electives must include:

PSY 265- Child & Adolescent Development OR PSY 352- Adulthood & Aging

General elective may be: HIS 106- World History II, ART 101- Art Appreciation, MUS 121- Intro. to Music, ENG 250- Intro. to Literature, or a foreign language course

The math course must be at the "college level" (no remedial math courses count). The appropriate math course is dependent on high school background, math placement score and performance on the math section of the SAT. Select with advisement.

** If math/chemistry skills are weak, the math requirement should be taken in the spring semester of the first year (along with of CEM 105), with the computer course (MIS 142 or CFS 103) taken in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

Minimum Course Requirements For Entry Into The Program Of Nursing

Prelicensure Option (BSN) (2+2 program) 

Thomas Jefferson Requirements & Shippensburg University Equivalent Courses In Credits

Biological Sciences (19) (including physiology, anatomy, and microbiology)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Biology I -BIO 115 (4)
    • Principles of Biology II -BIO 116 (4)
    • Microbiology -BIO 220 (3)
    • Human Physiology -BIO 350 (4)
    • Human Anatomy -BIO 371 (4)

Chemistry and Natural Sciences (8)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Chemical Bonding -CHM 121 (3)
    • Laboratory IB -CHM 125 (1)
    • Chemical Dynamics -CHM 122 (3)
    • Laboratory IIB -CHM 126 (1)

College Mathematics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Basic Mathematical Models -MAT 120 (3)
      OR
    • Precalculus -MAT 124 (3)

Statistics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Intro. to Statistics -MTH 102 (3)

English (6)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Basic Oral Communication -BOC 100 (3)
    • College Writing -ENG 101 (3)

Psychology (9)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • General Psychology -PSY 101 (3)
    • Child & Adolescent -PSY 265 (3)
    • Abnormal Psychology -PSY 330 (3)

Sociology (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Sociology -SOC 101(3)

Cultural Elective (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Cultural Anthropology -ANT 111 (3)
      OR
    • Comparative Cultures -ANT 211 (3)

Nutrition (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Human Nutrition -BIO 202 (3)

Philosophy or Ethics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Introduction to Philosophy -PHL 101 (3)
      OR
    • Ethics -PHL 210 (3)

Electives (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences) (6)

  • Equivalent Courses
    Any TWO of the following courses:
    • Art Appreciation -ART 101 (3)
    • any foreign language (3)
    • World History I -HIS 105 (3)
    • World History II -HIS 106 (3)
    • Introduction to Music -MUS 121 (3)
    • Introduction to Literature -ENG 250 (3)
    • Fundamental Music Skills -MUS 110 (3)
    • Adulthood & Aging -FSY 352 (3)

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED: 66

NOTE: Students who have minimal experience with microcomputers (FCs) should take a computer science course, e.g., MIS 142 or CFS 103

For more information on Nursing go to: http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/nursing/index.cfm