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What “fun fact” can you tell us about Morrisville that is not well known?

“In the nursing lab there is a mannequin that gives birth. Not a lot of students know about that, unless you’re a nursing student and you’re at the end of your program when you have a maternity course. She can give birth to twins! It’s great practice.”

School of Science, Technology and Health Studies

Dean: Joseph H. Bularzik
Phone: (315) 684-6079

Course Description

Fundamentals of Nursing 1A

This course provides the theoretical foundation for nursing education and practice including the nursing process with emphasis on the assessment phase. Theory of therapeutic communication techniques and basic human needs across the life span are correlated to general knowledge of the biologic sciences and humanities. Standards for professional nursing practice are defined. The concept of critical thinking as it applies to health care is introduced. Students learn nursing procedures in a campus laboratory setting utilizing medical technology to complete accurate nursing assessment. Pre or Co-Requisites: BIOL 150, ENGL 101, PSYC 101 3 credits (4 lecture hours, 5 college laboratory hours per week for the first 7 weeks of the fall or spring semester)

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Admissions Requirements

Nursing is a competitive program that requires students to have a strong background in biology, chemistry and math. All applications are reviewed holistically for admission to the college. It is strongly suggested that SAT and/or ACT scores be submitted.

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 for transfer students
  • Placement in MATH 102
  • NLN Pre-Admission test with a minimum composite score of 100 out of a possible 200
  • Students who were unsuccessful in other nursing programs may not eligible for admission. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for the Nursing program may be admitted to the Liberal Arts/Science curriculum. A minimum cumulative average of 2.75 is required for admission to Nursing. Students who desire to be enrolled on a full-time basis while completing prerequisite course work may be scheduled for the following suggested plan which may include six semesters for degree completion. These students will be advised by a Nursing Faculty member who can suggest coursework appropriate to the area of interest.
  • For complete admission information, contact the Admissions Department or view the program pages at