NURSING

The Department offers a baccalaureate completion program for registered nurses designed specifically for the graduates of Associate Degree and Hospital Diploma nursing programs. The program further aims to broaden knowledge and develop skills in nursing leadership and management. It also provides the foundation for graduate studies in advanced nursing practice as a clinical specialist or nurse practitioner as well as preparation for teaching, administration, and research in nursing.

MISSION

The mission of the Department of Nursing is congruent with the mission of the College. Access and excellence are hallmarks of the College and the Department. The faculty agrees that education has the power to positively transform the lives of individuals. We are committed to excellence in nursing education. Providing students a choice of opportunities among its various nursing programs increases access to a nursing career. 

The department promotes success in a nursing career by assessing the readiness of its graduates throughout the educational experience. It is our goal to ensure that our graduates achieve success, employ their skills and technology to enrich their community, our nation and the world. We support lifelong learning and embrace career mobility.

The department provides degree programs with clear articulation between them. The College has a commitment to students who desire self-improvement, a sound education, an opportunity to develop a personal value system and an opportunity to gain maximum benefits from life experience and from their environment. The department promotes this mission by its commitment to excellence in nursing education.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Nursing is intellectually stimulating, challenging and provides many opportunities for specialization and advancement. Whether it is caring for clients in a hospital, the community, working with the elderly or children, engaging in research to improve health care, teaching clients and/or students, or using advanced technology to improve health care systems, nursing is a fulfilling vocation. These opportunities are just a few avenues one can pursue in a nursing career. Medgar Evers College can help individuals to become a nurse, or to continue to climb the career by pursuing education in nursing to the BSN level.

The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science (BSN), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Program, LPN to RN Transition Track, and a Certificate in Practical Nursing (PN). The programs of study are designed to:

  1. Provide a three-step career ladder in nursing education.
  2. Maintain academic excellence and encourage lifelong learning.
  3. Reflect the awareness of the holistic health care needs of the residents of Central Brooklyn and all of New York City.
  4. Ensure the graduate’s readiness for entry into the rapidly changing inner city urban health care delivery system.
  5. Provide advancement in professional nursing leadership.
  6. Prepare the graduate for the rapidly changing health care delivery environment and higher education in nursing.
NURSING PRACTICE

Nursing, as a dynamic, educative and therapeutic process, involves critical thinking, decision-making, and caring in providing health services to individuals, families, groups and communities. The discipline of nursing, with professional and technical components, is governed by the standards established by the profession and operates within the legal parameters of the nurse practice acts.

Nurses who are educated in a practical nursing program earn a certificate and provide nursing services under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The nurse prepared at the associate degree level provides technical nursing care to clients in a variety of structured healthcare settings in collaboration with a professional nurse and other members of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. The nurse prepared at the baccalaureate level is a generalist practitioner. In our view, differences exist in the characteristics of each program, in their goals, objectives, competencies, and outcomes, and are designed to reflect programmatic uniqueness.

REQUIREMENTS

Please note that all CUNY nursing departments will require applicants for admission into nursing clinical to provide documentation in one of the following categories:

  1. U.S. Citizenship,
  2. Permanent Residency,
  3. International student with F1 Status,
  4. Granted Asylum, Refugee Status, Temporary Protected Status, Withholding of Removal, or Deferred Action Status by the U.S. Government.

The CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project provides free counseling to all CUNY students regarding immigration status. Visit CUNYcitizenshipnow for more information.

The School of Nursing is located at 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11225, at the intersection of Crown St. and Bedford Ave. in Medgar Evers College’s “A” building (School of Science, Health and Technology). The Department of Nursing is located on the second floor, Room 213. Visit the college to explore the opportunities that exist here.

ACCREDITATION

Information regarding Department of Nursing AAS and BSN accreditation can be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Tel: 404-975-5000; Fax: 404-975-5020 or www.acenursing.org. Information regarding state approval status may be obtained from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) at 518 474-3817 or www.op.nysed.gov.

CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL NURSING (CPN)

The Practical Nursing Certificate Program is eighteen (18) months in length. It consists of three (3) semesters. Medgar Evers College provides an opportunity to eligible applicants for entry into a College- based Practical Nurse Program. The Practical Nurse Program of study is an upward mobility opportunity for selected applicants to achieve a Certificate in Nursing. Upon completion, the graduate of the PN Program is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN.

Program Purposes

  • Provide a program of study designed for students who wish to qualify to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for the Practical Nurse (NCLEX- PN).
  • Prepare the graduate to practice as a beginning Nurse at the technical level under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
  • Provide a basic foundation for upward mobility in Nursing.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Certificate in Practical Nurse Program at Medgar Evers College must:

  1. Hold a High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  2. Complete all basic skills course work prior to admission into the Nursing major.
  3. Take and pass all three (3) areas of the CUNY Skills Assessment Examinations (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) prior to entry into the CPN Program of study.
  4. Achieve a satisfactory score on the NLN Pre-entrance Examination.
  5. Attend interview by Nursing faculty prior to admission.
  6. Provide current medical clearance to include occupational exposure health requirements.
  7. Provide current medical clearance to include New York State Department of Health requirements.
  8. Pass clinical, skills lab, and theory portions of each NUR course.
  9. Attend Nursing orientation prior to admission.
  10. Possess current CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.
  11. Have a satisfactory Physical Examination record on file which include Hepatitis B testing.
  12. Purchase of MEC Nursing student uniform upon admission into the first Nursing course.
  13. Achieve a “B-” or better in all Science and Nursing courses.
  14. Meet all requirements as outlined by the Department.
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS)

Medgar Evers College offers an Associate degree in Nursing which prepares the individual to enter the profession as a Registered Nurse. The Associate Degree and LPN to RN Transition provide the foundation for entry into undergraduate study for the achievement of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Admission Criteria Requirements 

All requirements for admission to Medgar Evers College must be met. For progression to the Clinical Nursing Phase of the AAS and LPN to RN Transition Track, students must meet additional requirements. On admission LPN to RN Transition Track, students will be granted six (6) credits toward the AAS degree. These requirements, include, but may not be limited to:

  1. Completion of Medgar Evers College/CUNY Skills Assessment Examinations (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics).
  2. Enrollment at Medgar Evers College a minimum of one semester.
  3. Maintain a “B-”, or higher, in all Science and Nursing courses.
  4. Completion of College Core requirements.
  5. Minimum 2.7 cumulative Grade Point Average required.
  6. A criminal background check may be required.
  7. Completion of the application process for acceptance into the Clinical Nursing Phase.
  8. Repeat science courses which are 5 years or older upon application to enter clinical phase.
  9. Satisfactory score on the National League for Nursing Pre- Admission Examination-RN (Verbal Ability, Mathematics, Science and Composite Score). AAS Applicants only
  10. Attend required interview by nursing faculty.
  11. Submission of writing sample required.
  12. Achievement of satisfactory Math score prior to acceptance.
  13. Required orientation prior to admission to the Nursing Clinical Phase.
  14. Meet all admission requirements to the Nursing Program.
  15. Any requirements as determined by the Department.
  16. LPN to RN Transition students only: graduated from Medgar Evers College PN program and passed the NCLEX-PN.

The AAS Program in Nursing is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters and LPN to RN Transition three (3) semesters. However, there are a limited number of seats in the Clinical Sequence, and entrance is not automatic. Regarding status of first-time admission into the Program of Nursing, students are encouraged to maintain contact with his/her academic counselor in the Academic Advising Center (AAC).

 

Readmission to the AAS Nursing Program

Re-admission in a NUR course is based upon availability of space. Readmission is not automatic. Students, who have not been in attendance for one (1) or more consecutive semesters, must apply for re-admission to the College in the Office of Admissions, and meet all program requirements in effect at the time of re- admission. Students must apply for re-admission in writing, sixty (60) days prior to the date of requested re-admission. The written request is submitted to the Departmental Admission, Retention, and Progression Committee (ARPC) requesting continuation in the Clinical Nursing Phase. Only if space is available and all requirements are met that are in effect at that time, may the student be considered for re-entry into the Program. Students may be required to take Achievement/Placement Exams at student’s expense. Prospective re-admitted students must demonstrate acceptable psychomotor skills.

Medgar Evers College will award the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing upon the student’s completion of all sixty-four (64) required Nursing Program Credits. Graduates are then eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN. The NCLEX-RN application requirements include:

  1. Completion of all AAS degree requirements for the College;
  2. Completion of all Program requirements as outlined by the Nursing Department;
  3. Valid Student Social Security Number;
  4. Minimum age of eighteen;
  5. Good moral character and standards as defined by the New York State Education Department’s Professional Licensure Board of Nursing.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

The Department offers a baccalaureate completion program for registered nurses designed specifically for the graduates of Associate Degree and Hospital Diploma nursing programs. The program further aims to broaden knowledge and develop skills in nursing leadership and management. It also provides the foundation for graduate studies in advanced nursing practice as a clinical specialist or nurse practitioner as well as preparation for teaching, administration, and research in nursing.

Admission Requirements

For admission into the Baccalaureate Completion Program, a candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with a current New York State license and meet all other college admission requirements. On admission, all RNs are granted sixty (60) credits toward the BSN degree.

Note: All the required nursing credits in this program must be earned at Medgar Evers College. Nursing credits from other institutions cannot be transferred to meet the nursing credit requirements of this program.

Retention and Progression

The student in the BSN Program must earn a “C” or better in each required nursing course, and in each general education course.

In addition, each student must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 in order to retain his/her standing in the program. Any student with a GPA of less than 2.5 for two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the Program. Every student is expected to complete the program in no more than (5) years; otherwise, the student will be required to withdraw from the program. A student who is advised to withdraw from the program should meet with his/her own academic advisor for appropriate guidance. Every BSN student is assigned to a faculty/academic advisor on entering the program.

Graduation

In addition to the sixty (60) credits earned in this program, the BSN student must earn a total of 120 college credits to qualify for graduation. The graduate will be awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

CONTACT US

The Department of Nursing
School of Science, Health and Technology 
1638 Bedford Ave. - rm 213
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-270-6222

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 developing 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 a 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 136, PSYC 101 and Successful Department of Nursing AAS/PN Completion of Admissions
    Co-Requisites: (BIO 152, BIOL 152 or BIO 252, BIOL 252), NURS 130, NURL 130, ENGL 150

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills to care for individuals with alterations in bio-psychosocial functioning. It focuses on specific problems that occur along the health-illness continuum and the impact on the individual, family and society. Within the framework of the nursing process students are exposed to culturally sensitive skills and therapeutic communications to enhance the use of self in client interactions. Emphasis is placed on the human relationships and transactions between the individual, environment, and society and how that affects health. Clinical experiences are provided in acute or sub-acute care settings and selected community mental health centers.

  • Pre-Requisites: NUR/NURS/NURL 130, BIO, 252, BIOL 252, ENGL 150/
    Co-Requisites: BIO 261, BIOL 261,
    Pre/Co-Requisites: NURL 131 and NUR/NURS/NURL 132

The focus of this course is the care of adult clients with commonly occurring health problems. Building on the concepts and principles presented in Fundamentals of Nursing, this course focuses on respiratory, cardiac, endocrine, hematology system and the concepts and principles of pain management, fluid and electrolyte disorders and perioperative and oncology nursing. There will be a continued focus on the application of the nursing process and the ongoing development of competencies in providing care for individuals and families

  • Pre-Requisites: NUR/NURS/NURL 130, BIO, 252, BIOL 252, ENGL 150/
    Co-Requisites: BIO 261, BIOL 261,
    Pre/Co-Requisites: NUR/NURL 131 and NURS/NURL 132

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-Requisites: Successful Completion of Admission Process; Letter of Acceptance into the Nursing
  • Co-Requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR/NURC/NURL 024

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
  • Co-Requisites: NURC 024 and NURL 024
  • Pre/Co-Requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023

This course will teach the essentials of QuickBooks. It will introduce to the student how to utilize the computer in maintaining accounting records, making management decisions, and processing common business applications with primary emphasis on a general ledger package (QuickBooks). 

  • Pre-requisite: ACCT 311

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.

  • VPre-Requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR/NURC/NURL 024 and NUR 026 and NUR/NURC/NURL 027

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 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR/NURC/NURL 024 and NUR 025 and NUR/NURC/NURL 027

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-Requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR/NURC/NURL 024
  • Co-Requisites: NURC/NURL 027 and NUR 025 and NUR 02
This course further explores commonly occurring health problems that impact the care of adult clients. The course specifically focuses on the gastrointestinal, renal, neurological musculoskeletal, reproductive, immune and integumentary 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 increased clinical experiences in acute care facilities.
  • Pre-Requisites: NUR/NURL/NURS 130, NUR/NURL 131, and NUR/NURL/NURS 132
    Co-Requisites: CIS 101 or CL 101 NURL/NURS 271 271

This course combines the fundamental principles underlying the nursing care of the child-rearing family before, during and after parturition with the major healthcare needs of the child as s/he evolves from infancy to adolescence. Aspects of child-bearing in the development at different stages of the life cycle are introduced. The impact of illness and hospitalization of a child on the individual and family are studied. 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 the biological, physical and behavioral sciences into the plan of care. Learning opportunities are provided in the classroom, college skills laboratory and a variety of healthcare settings.

  • Pre-Requisites: NUR/NURL/NURS 130, NUR/NURL 131, NUR/NURL/NURS 132, NUR/NURL/NURS 271
    Co-Requisites: NUR 273

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-Requisites: NUR/NURL/NURS 130, NUR/NURL 131, NUR/NURL/NURS 132, NUR/NURL/NURS 271
    Co-Requisites: NUR/NURL/NURS 272
This course further explores commonly occurring health problems that impact the care of adult clients. The course specifically focuses on the gastrointestinal, renal, neurological musculoskeletal, reproductive, immune and integumentary 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 increased clinical experiences in acute care facilities.
  • Pre-Requisites: NUR/NURL/NURS 130, NUR/NURL 131, and NUR/NURL/NURS 132
    Co-Requisites: CIS 101 or CL 101 NURL/NURS 271 271

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-Requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR/NURC/NURL 024 and NUR 025 and NUR 026 and NUR/NURC/NURL 027
  • Co-Requisites: NURC/NURL 028 and NUR/NURC/NURL 029 and NUR 030

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: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR/NURC/NURL 024 and NUR 025 and NUR 026 and NUR/NURC/NURL 027
  • Co-Requisites: NURC/NURL 029 and NUR/NURC/NURL 028 and NUR 030

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-Requisites: ENGL 112 and BIO 104 and NUR 023 and NUR/NURC/NURL 024 and NUR 025 and NUR 026 and NUR/NURC/NURL 027
  • Co-Requisites: NUR/NURC/NURL 028 and NUR/NURC/NURL 029

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-Requisites: MAN 200 or MAN 211

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.

  • Pre-Requisites: ENGL 150

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 developmental issues in middle and older adulthood, demographics, economics, epidemiology, health care policy and practices, and advocacy are among those topics to be addressed.

  • Pre-Requisites: HSC 301

This course is designed to provide insight into the human dynamics or psychology behind the management of human resources; to present an overview of the functional activity areas of people engaged in personnel work, including the legal ramifications of this work; to examine the role and responsibilities of the human resource manager as he/she relates to four key organizational 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

This course chronicles the evolution of professional nursing beginning with a historical perspective leading to the 21st century. It explores the changing society and its effect on the nursing leadership and socialization of students into the professional role. The course also examines the concepts and theories that form a foundation for evidenced-based practice and culturally competent care.

  • Pre-Requisites: Current New York State RN license and Medgar Evers College admission requirements.

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)

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-Requisites: NUR 304
  • Co-Requisites: NURL 316

This course integrates knowledge of professional nursing and concepts of family and community client systems in developing comprehensive community health nursing care skills. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, health maintenance, health teaching and disease 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 enables students to reify relevant concepts and apply principles of teaching in family and community environments.

  • Pre-Requisites: NUR 304, NUR/NURL 316, MTH 209/Pre or
  • Co-Requisites: NURL 318, NUR 321, NUR 322

This course is designed to promote the student�s understanding of the research process, using critical appraisal. Upon completion of the course , the student should be able to 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 nursing care outcomes. Ethical, moral and legal issues are considered in relation to nursing research.

  • Pre-Requisites: NUR 304, NUR/NURL 316, MTH 209
  • Co-Requisites: NUR/NURL 318, NUR 322

Students are introduced to group dynamics concepts within the context of general 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 concepts 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/NURL 316
  • Co-Requisites: NUR/NURL 318, NUR 321

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

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/NURL 316, NUR/NURL 318, NUR 321, NUR 322
  • Co-Requisites: NURL 421, NUR 422

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 application to nursing are examined along with 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 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/NURL 316, NUR/NURL 318, NUR 321, NUR 322
  • Co-Requisites: NUR/NURL 421

Students are introduced to group dynamics concepts within the context of general 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 concepts 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/NURL 316
  • Co-Requisites: NUR/NURL 318, NUR 321

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: This course is taken after all other nursing courses are completed
  • Co-Requisites: NUR 304, NUR/NURL 316, NUR/NURL 318,NUR 321, NUR 322, NUR/NURL 421, NUR 422

Students are introduced to group dynamics concepts within the context of general 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 concepts 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/NURL 316
  • Co-Requisites: NUR/NURL 318, NUR 321