Nursing Courses

 
NUR 023 Introduction to Practical Nursing
2 credits; 2 class hours
 
This course provides the student with an overview of the historical development of nursing in general, and the roles and responsibilities of the practical nurse in particular. Nursing will be introduced to students within the framework of Maslow's basic hierarchy of human needs and the nursing process. Emphasis will be placed on assisting the student to acquire skills in gathering information, which will be needed to build a solid foundation for success in the nursing program. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of the PN Program framework which include health, human beings, education, and nursing. Pre-requisite: Successful Completion of Admission Process; Letter of Acceptance into the Nursing Major/Co-requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 024
 
NUR/NURC/NURL 024 PN Fundamentals of Nursing
5 credits; 3 class hours; 2 hours skills lab; 6 hours clinical This course introduces the student to the nursing process and assists the student to gain mastery of the nursing process, nursing and communication skills required to provide practical nursing care to clients. The College laboratory focuses on the beginning acquisition of psychomotor practical nursing skills. Clinical experiences permit the student to transfer nursing content and communication skills into practice within a nursing process framework. Students begin to relate the integration of knowledge obtained from nursing, physical science and the humanities to plan nursing care in long term care settings. Pre-requisites: Successful Completion of Admission Process; Letter of Acceptance into the Nursing Major/Co-requisites: NURC 024 and NURL 024/Pre/Co-requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023
 
NUR 025 Nutrition
3 credits; 3 class hours
 
This course introduces the P.N. student to the concepts of nutrition and how application relates to the clients' level of wellness and wellbeing. The student will have the opportunity to identify and discuss the nutritional health practices among diverse urban populations. Students will learn the dietary significance of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and other selected aspects of nutrition as they relate to clients across the health care spectrum. Students will explore how culturally diverse populations differ in their nutritional intake and how these differences may impact the client's health status. Pre/Co-requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR 024 and NUR 026 and NUR 02
 
NUR 026 PN Pharmacology and Calculations
3 credits; 2 class hours; 2 lab hours
 
This course is designed to introduce the practical nursing student to basic concepts related to classifications of medications and specific body responses. Emphasis will be placed on the nurse's responsibilities in the administration of medication and drug calculations. During the 2 hour skills lab focus, students are expected to develop skills in calculating drug dosages through extensive practice. Students will also practice administering medications in a simulated environment. Pre-requisites: ENGL 112, BIO 104, NUR 023, and NUR 024/Co-requisites: NUR 025 and NUR 026
 
NUR/NURC/NURL 027 Medical & Surgical Nursing I
6 credits; 4 class hours; 2 skills lab hours; 6 clinical hours
 
This course introduces the student to the roles, functions and responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of adults with common recurring medical/surgical diagnoses. The student will be guided to plan and provide care while integrating relevant concepts from the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual domains. Clinical experiences will be provided in acute care settings enabling the student to transfer theory into practice. Pre/Co-requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR 024 and NUR 025 and NUR 026 and Co-requisite: NURC 027 and NURL 027
 
NUR/NURC/NURL 028 P.N. Maternal Child Health/Psychosocial Nursing
5 credits; 3 class hours; 2 skills lab hours; 6 clinical hours  
 
This course introduces the student to maternal child health and psychosocial nursing. The student will explore principles of family centered care, health promotion, illness prevention, theoretical perspectives of human development, the nature of health and communication across the life span in a psychosocial context. The student also explores the roles and responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of clients during the perinatal period and the continuum from infancy through adolescence. Planning care for the infant, child, and pregnant woman, based on anatomical, physiological, and psychosocial differences are emphasized. The influences of ethnicity and culture on childbearing and childrearing are examined. Nursing needs of clients experiencing stress, anxiety, loss, grief, and death are discussed. Classroom content on mental illness and substance abuse will be expanded in clinical experiences. The student will integrate the nursing process, principles of therapeutic communication, safety, and growth and development, and family roles into the care of clients in health care settings. Clinical experiences will be provided to enable the student to transfer theory into practice of the MCH and psychosocial client. The student will spend five weeks in pediatrics, five weeks in obstetrics and five weeks in mental health settings. Pre/Co-requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR 024 and NUR 025 and NUR 026 and NUR 027 and NURL 028 and NURC 028 and NUR 029 and NUR 030/Co-requisites: NURC 028 and NURL 028
 
NUR/NURC/NURL 029 PN Medical Surgical Nursing II
7 credits; 5 class hours; 2 skills lab hours; 6 clinical hours
 
This course continues the exploration of the roles, functions and responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of adults with selected, specialty oriented medical/surgical problems. The student will be guided to plan and provide care integrating relevant concepts from the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual domains. Clinical experiences in medical/surgical specialty units; observational to enhance the use of self in client interactions. Clinical experiences are provided in acute or sub-acute care settings and selected community mental health centers. Pre-requisites: (BIO 152 and BIOL 152 or BIO 252 and BIOL 252), ENGL 150 and NUR 130/Pre/ Co-requisites: BIO 261 and NUR 132/Co-requisite: NURL 131 and NURS 131
 
NUR/NURL/NURS 132 Commonly Occurring Health Problems 1
6 credits; 3 class hours; 2 skills lab hours; 6 clinical hours
 
The focus of this course will be on care of adult clients with commonly occurring health problems. The course continues to build on the concepts and principles presented in Fundamentals of Nursing Practice. Emphasis is continued on pharmacology, drug calculation, and medication administration. There will be a recurrent focus on the application of the nursing process and the ongoing development of competencies in providing care for individuals and families. Pre-requisite: NUR 130, BIO, 252, BIOL 252, ENGL 150/ Pre/Co-requisites: BIO 261, BIOL 261, NUR 131 /Co-requisite: NURS 132, NURL 132
 
NUR/NURL/NURS 271 Commonly Occurring Health Problems II
8 credits; 3 class hours; 2 skills lab hours; 12 clinical hours This course explores commonly occurring health problems that impact on alterations in the gastrointestinal, renal, neurological, musculo/skeletal, reproductive, immune and integumentary systems. Students are expected to integrate and synthesize knowledge from pharmacology and the systems. Students are expected to integrate and synthesize knowledge from pharmacology and the behavioral, physical and social sciences when using the nursing process to plan client centered care. Conceptual learning is reinforced to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. The effects of long-term health problems on the client, family, and community are discussed.
Learning opportunities are provided in the classroom, skills laboratory, and acute care facilities. Pre-requisites: NUR 130, NUR 131, and NUR 132/Pre/Co-requisite: CIS 101 or CL 101/Co-requisite:
NURL 271, NURS 271
 
NUR/NURL/NURS 272 Care of Childbearing/Childrearing Family
8 credits; 3 class hours; 2 skills lab hours; 12 clinical hours
 
This course combines the fundamental principals underlying the nursing care of the childbearing family before, during, and after parturition with the major health care needs of the child as he/she evolves from infancy to adolescence. Aspects of childbearing in the developing family at different stages of the life cycle are introduced. Students build on their problem solving and critical thinking skills when planning nursing care of the mother and/or child. They are expected to integrate and synthesize knowledge from nutrition, pharmacology, growth and development, and biological, physical and behavioral sciences into the plan of care. Learning opportunities are provided in the classroom, college skills laboratory, and a variety of settings such as acute care, comprehensive health care centers, clinics, family planning centers, head start programs, and day care centers. Pre-requisites: NUR 130, NUR 131, NUR 132, NUR 271, BIO 251, BIO 252, BIO 261; CHM 105; ENGL 112, ENGL 150, MTH 120, PSY 101, CIS 101 or CL 101/Co-requisite: NUR 273 experiences in the Operating Room, transplant, and renal dialysis units will be arranged. These experiences will aid the student to develop a well-rounded view of nursing and enable him/her to transfer higher concepts of theory into practice. Pre/Co-requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR 024 and NUR 025 and NUR 026 and NUR 027 and NURC 029 and NURL 029/Corequisites: NUR 028 and NUR 030
 
NUR 030 P.N. State Board Review
1 credit; 2 class hours; 2 computer lab hours
 
This course includes didactic and computer exercises to prepare practical nurse students for the NCLEX-PN. The test plan and test taking skills are used as a guide for course presentation. Review questions will reflect the components in the test plan as well as current nursing practice. Diskettes will be used in the computer laboratory experience to realistically simulate the computerized method for taking the NCLEX. Correct answers and the rationale for selection of answers will follow each review, each review test, and comprehensive examination. An important component of this course requires that the student register to take NCLEX-PN. This is to ensure the student the best opportunity to be successful the first time taking the exam. Computer laboratories will be available for student's required practice and self-paced learning. Guided independent study is a major focus of the course. Pre/Co-requisites: ENGL 112, BIO 104, NUR 023, NUR 024, NUR 025, NUR 026 and NUR 027/Corequisites:NUR 028 and NUR 029
 
NUR/NURL/NURS 130 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
6 credit; 3 class hours; 2 skills lab hours; 6 clinical hours This course introduces the student to the nursing profession, the theoretical framework, and essential components of nursing practice in the care of clients of diverse cultural backgrounds. Principles of pharmacology, drug calculation, and medication administration are incorporated to enable the student to begin the development of a comprehensive approach to clinical practice. The nursing process is introduced as a foundation for the development of critical thinking skills and competencies and concepts of teaching and learning in providing safe nursing care to individuals. Student learning experiences are provided in the classroom, college skills laboratory and variety of health care settings. The student will be introduced to the significance of nursing research and technology in clinical practice. Pre-requisites: (BIO 150, BIOL 150 & BIO 151, BIOL 151) or (BIO 251, BIOL 251), CHM 105, CHML 105, ENGL 112, MTH 120, PSYC 101 and Successful Department of Nursing AAS/PN Completion of Admissions Process/Co-requisites: (BIO 152, BIOL 152 or BIO 252, BIOL 252), NURS 030, NURL 030, ENGL 150
 
NUR/NURL/NURS 131 Care of Clients with Altered Psychosocial Functioning
5 credits; 3 class hours; 2 skills hours; 6 clinical hours
 
This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills to care for individuals with alterations in biopsychosocial functioning. It focuses on specific problems that occur along the health illness continuum and the impact these alterations have on the individual, family and society. Within the framework of the nursing process, students are exposed to role playing, assisted to develop therapeutic communication skills, and to recognize how persons of different cultures react to alterations in mental health. Students are assisted Department of Nursing 183 prevention. Principles of epidemiology and the nursing process provide a framework for maximizing the health of the community. Clinical laboratory experience in diverse community health settings enable students to reify relevant concepts and apply principles of teaching in family and community environments. Pre-requisites: MTH 209, NUR 304, NUR 316, NUR 322,ENGL 210/Co-requisite: NURL 318
 
NUR 321 Introduction to Nursing Research
3 credits; 3 class hours
 
This course is designed to promote the student's understanding of the research process, using critical appraisal. Upon completion of the course, the student can review, and use research findings in nursing and other disciplines which are applicable to clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on using research as the basis for clinical decision-making that demonstrates quality and cost-effective outcomes of nursing care. Ethical, moral, and legal issues are considered in relation to nursing research. Pre-requisites: MTH 209, NUR 304 NUR 322 Psychosocial Health in Groups 3 credits; 3 class hours Students are introduced to group dynamics concepts within the context of generate systems theory. The concept of health and the relativity of mental health as a function of cultural and environmental factors are explored. A number of specific group dynamics with implications for increased awareness of self and others in goal development, decision-making, and leadership functions are examined with a view to enhancing individual effectiveness and mental health in group settings. Pre-requisites: NUR 304, NUR 316/ Co-requisite: NURL 322
 
NUR/NURL 421 Nursing Leadership and Management
4 credits; 3 class hours; 3 lab hours
 
This course explores contemporary leadership and management concepts, models, and strategies and the functions of managers, leaders, and professional colleagues in nursing. Management theories and their applicability to nursing are examined with the technological developments that contribute to managerial role taking. Leadership concepts, principles and management skills, those external socioeconomic and ethno-political factors that influence health care delivery are further examined. To enhance the pragmatic appreciation of the theoretical component of this course, students are provided an opportunity to understudy a nurse manager as a preceptor in an assigned clinical nursing setting. Pre-requisites: NUR 304, NUR 316, NUR 321/Co-requisite: NURL 421
 
NUR 422 High Risk Families Across the Lifespan
3 credits; 3 class hours
 
This course explores the role and functions of the nurse in facilitating change and promoting family wellness in high risk situations across the life span. The student learns how to assess growth and development patterns of the individual and family units, assists in reducing or eliminating risk situations and facilitates adaption as necessary. The course provides an overview of caring within the intergenerational family, including challenges, decision making and transitions that occur in the life span. Pre-requisites: NUR 304, NUR 316, NUR 322
 
NUR 273 Transition to Nursing Practice
2 credits; 2 class hours; 2 computer lab hours
 
This course introduces the student to current issues and trends in healthcare delivery. It is designed to facilitate the transition from the role of nursing student to that of beginning practitioner. Components of the course focus on nursing as a profession, and incorporate principles of management, legal and ethical issues, current legislative, and political trends in nursing and health care. The leadership role is explored within the context of nursing practice in a variety of structured settings. Students will perform a self-assessment to determine readiness for the NCLEX-RN Examination. The course will include didactic and computer exercises providing students the opportunity for individual preparation for the national exam. An important component of the course requires that the student take the NLN Diagnostic Test to determine student's readiness to take the NCLEX. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom and College skills laboratory. Students will be required to use the computer labs for required practice and self-paced learning and to further develop their computer skills as well as to familiarize themselves with computer technology that will be used to take the certifying examination. Additionally, the student will register to take the NCLEX-RN to ensure the student the best opportunity to be successful the first time taking the examination. Pre-requisite: NUR 130, NUR 131, NUR 132, NUR 271,CIS 101 or CL 101/Co-requisite: NUR 272
 
NUR 304 Perspectives on Professional Nursing: Past and Present
3 credits; 3 class hours
 
This course traces the history of nursing from its ancient beginning and monastic movement to the establishment of organized nursing and post Nightingale era. Emphasis is placed on the social climate of the times and the impact of development of nursing as a profession. The history evolves through the leadership of early nursing pioneers, extending to modern day reformers in health care. Pre-requisites: Current New York State RN license and Medgar Evers College admission requirements.
 
NUR/NURL 316: Health Assessment of the Adult
4 credits; 3 class hours; 3 lab hours
 
This course provides students the skills for further refinement in the assessment of the health status of individual adults in the context of the family for early case finding, referral and follow-up skills. Drawing on the conceptual framework of growth and development, the nursing process is utilized in the collection and recording of relevant data, especially health history and complete physical assessment to identify normal and deviations from wellness in the adult client. Guided college laboratory experience provides opportunity for practice and refinement in the necessary hands-on skills and techniques. Pre-requisite: NUR 304/Co-requisite: NURL 316
 
NUR/NURL 318 Community Health Nursing in Diverse Populations
5 credits; 3 class hours; 6 lab hours This course integrates the knowledge of professional nursing and concepts of family and community client systems in developing comprehensive community nursing care skills. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, health maintenance, health teaching and disease
 
NUR 425 Professional Nursing and Trends in Health Care Delivery
3 credits; 3 class hours
 
This course describes health care services and how they are delivered according to different national and global systems, intergenerational relationships, allocation of resources and the effect of technical advances. Emphasis is on the impact of trends in various models of health care delivery, the roles and functions of professional nurses and their responsibilities for ethical, legal, and cultural issues. Pre-requisites: NUR 304, NUR 316, NUR 322, NUR 321,NUR 318
 
HSA 300 Principles of Health Services Administration
3 credits 3 class hours
 
This course is designed to provide an overview of the role of health services administration (HSA) in today's complex and competitive markets. The scope of HSA and its interrelated components will be described, analyzed, defined and illustrated. The delicate balance between cost and services and how it pertains to the individuals' health and well-being will also be addressed. This course will be presented in four parts: Part I - Health Services administration in the United States; Part II - Who provides the services and in what settings; Part III - Cost, Regulations and Ethics; Part IV - National Health Care Policy and Reform. Pre-requisite: MAN 200 or MAN 211
 
HSA 302 Health Perspectives in the U.S. A
3 credits 3 class hours
 
This course provides an overview of the health status of different populations in the United States and examines the determinants of health among diverse groups. Concepts of epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention are discussed. Students will explore the efforts of health beliefs and the impact of different life styles on the health of populations across the life span. Pre-requisite: CIS 211
 
HSA 304 Human Resource Management and Labor Relations in HSA
3 credits; 3 class hours
 
This course is designed to provide insight into the human dynamics or psy¬chology behind the management of human resources; to present an overview of the functional activity areas of people engaged in personnel work, including the legal ram¬ifications of this work; to examine the role and responsibilities of the human resource manager as he/she relates to four key orga-nizational variables: productivity, morale and satisfaction, the organizational system and cost effectiveness. Pre-requisites: MAN 200 OR MAN 211, CIS 211 AND HSA 300, MAN 314 OR PSYC 325
 
HSA 310 Health Planning and Policy Issues
3 credits; 3 class hours
 
This course is designed to introduce students to current issues and trends in the area of health planning and policy administration. Knowledge of major theoretical applications policy and practice issues will be addressed as they apply to a conceptual framework. This course is organized to present information about the types of institutional planning, obstacles and resources. Contemporary public health issues and social problems will serve as a focal point for understanding the relationship between the planning environment and health policy implementation. Pre-requisites: (CIS 211 and HSA 300) and (MAN 314 or PSYC 325)
 
HSA 400 Issues and Trends in Health Services Administration
3 credits 3 class hours
 
This course is designed to present information about the historical antecedents, characteristics of earlier movements, basic concepts and definitions, ethical standards and the role and function of law in the practice of health services administration. Pre-requisites: HSA 300 and MAN 314 or PSYC 325
 
HSC 210 Nutrition: Concepts and Principles
3 credits 3 class hours
 
This course will focus on the application of principles of nutrition that relate to health and illness in a diverse urban population. Students will compare traditional dietary practices within cultures with scientific facts in order to assist individuals, families and communities in attaining healthier lifestyles. Pre-requisite: None
 
HSC 301 Fundamental Concepts of Gerontology for Health Professionals
3 credits 3 class hours
 
This course provides allied health students with a comprehensive overview of the interrelated biological, intellectual, spiritual, psychological, socio-cultural and environmental issues related to the aging process in a rapidly changing technological society. Corequisite: ENGL 150
 
HSC 302 Health Issues Throughout the Aging Process for the Health Professions
3 credits 3 class hours
 
This course utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in exploring issues relevant to the health care team members approach to care of the culturally diverse and rapidly increasing aging population in society and particularly in the inner city. Issues such as develop¬mental issues in middle and older adulthood, demographics, economics, epidemiology, health care policy and practices, and advocacy are among those topics to be addressed. Pre-requisite: HSC 301