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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

Care of Common Health Problems

This course provides the theoretical foundation for nursing knowledge that supports care of individuals with common health problems across the life span. Students will develop cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills in the campus laboratory setting and implement these skills in acute health care settings. Critical thinking skills which are applied to all phases of the nursing process are developed. Students learn to incorporate the general knowledge of growth and development, cultural and psychosocial needs into the care of individuals. Students utilize professional standards of practice while participating as a member of the health care team by practicing personal professional accountability. Communication skills utilized to effectively report and document nursing care. Technology is utilized to research and access nursing and medical information to deliver health care to individuals and families. There is a transportation fee in this course. Prerequisites: NURS110 (with a C+ grade or better), Pre-or Co- Requisites BIOL 151 and PSYC 241 9 credits (4 lecture hours, 9 clinical laboratory hours, 1 college laboratory hour per week), 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