Nursing (NUR) (NUR)

NUR 001A  Basic Nursing Cr from Associates  (1-33 credits)  
NUR 001D  Basic Nursing Cr from Diploma  (1-33 credits)  
NUR 101  Foundations of Nursing Practice  (6 credits)  
NUR 102  Nursing through the Life Cycle: Human Needs and Coping Responses  (8 credits)  
NUR 105  The Technical Nurse: Entry into Practice  (1 credits)  
NUR 106  Pharmacological Intervention in Major Health Problems  (2 credits)  
NUR 150  Introduction to Health and Health Promotion  (2 credits)  
Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Major or permission of the Department Chairperson is required.
NUR 151  Dimensions of Professional Nursing  (2 credits)  
Prerequisites: NUR 150 and PSY 100 or permission of the Department Chairperson is required.
NUR 153  Nursing and Health Promotion for Individuals and Families  (8 credits)  
NUR 153A  Nursing and Health Promotion - The Individual  (4 credits)  
NUR 153B  Nursing and Health Promotion - Childbearing Families  (4 credits)  
NUR 155  Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice  (3 credits)  
Prerequisites: Matriculation in the RN-4 Program or permission of the Department Chairperson.
NUR 161  Women at Risk: Health Care for Marginalized Women  (3 credits)  

This course will focus on the health care challenges of marginalized women who are at risk for breast cancer. Students will gain an understanding of marginalized women, that is, women who lack voice, power, and access to health care due to socioeconomic status, lifestyle, and/or lack of resources. In addition, the students will study ways to assist these women. This course will enable the students to become advocates for marginalized women by becoming civically engaged with the initiatives of the American Cancer Association for screening for early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

NUR 200  Special Topics in Nursing  (3 credits)  

In a particular semester this course will cover current and specialized topics in depth, e.g., AIDS, ethics, and homelessness.

NUR 209  Nursing and Health Restoration I  (8 credits)  
NUR 211  Nursing and Health Restoration II  (8 credits)  
NUR 212  The Technical Nurse: Entry Into Practice  (1 credits)  
NUR 213  Nursing Process in Health Promotion-Individuals  (6 credits)  
NUR 216  Nursing and Health Promotion for Individuals  (6 credits)  
NUR 217  Dynamics of Professional Nursing  (3 credits)  
NUR 218  Theories of Health and Illness  (3 credits)  
NUR 219  Health Restoration for Individuals and Families  (3 credits)  
NUR 220  Nursing Research  (3 credits)  
NUR 221  Cultural Diversity in Nursing and Health Care  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on the major ethnic and cultural groups, as well as dominant American beliefs as they pertain to nursing and health care. Cultural systems are studied utilizing systems theory and developmental theory. Attention is paid to stereotyping, communication and specific health care beliefs of different groups typically seen in New York service settings.

Course Rotation: TBA.
NUR 222  Oncology Nursing Model I-Symptom Control  (1 credits)  
NUR 223  Oncology Nursing Module II-Impact on Family  (1 credits)  
NUR 224  Oncology Nursing Modile III - Hospice Care  (1 credits)  
Prerequisites: Matriculation in the major or permission of the Department Chairperson.
NUR 225  Substance Abuse Module I - Impact on Individuals  (1 credits)  
NUR 226  Substance Abuse Module II - Impact on Family  (1 credits)  
NUR 227  Substance Abuse Module III - Impact on Society  (1 credits)  
NUR 228  Nursing and the Political Process  (3 credits)  

This course offers the opportunity to critically examine the role of nurses in the political system. Modern nursing is analyzed developmentally from its earliest beginnings to present day political activity.

NUR 229  Current Issues in Community Mental Health  (3 credits)  
Prerequisites: Matriculation into the BS program.
NUR 230  Nursing of the Childbearing Family  (4 credits)  
NUR 232  Nursing and Health Restoration for Adults I  (4 credits)  
NUR 241  Difference of Self: Historical Analysis of Women's Health  (3 credits)  

This course will explore women's health using a systems theory framework. Aspects of self-differentiation, personal identity, self-esteem, emotional isolation, and biological integrity will be discussed. Women's health status and needs reflecting the variables of age, gender, ethnicity, multiplicity of roles, and occupational, economic, and social resources will be assessed and analyzed.

Course Rotation: TBA.
NUR 242  Pharmacological Intervention/Major Health Problems  (3 credits)  
NUR 243  Health Care for the Aged Person in the Family  (3 credits)  

This course is a study of health and health related problems of the older adult in the family. Emphasis is placed on the management of health and health related problems, when age is a factor overlying care. Students are taught to differentiate between health potential and health problems in the aged client. Nursing strategies for health promotion, maintenance and restoration of the aged client in a complex multicultural society is also emphasized.

Course Rotation: TBA.
NUR 244  Introduction to Critical Care Nursing  (3 credits)  

This course has as its focus the study of alterations in adult health status that require intensive care placement. There is examination of the collaborative role of the nurse involving other health team members. Emphasis is given to study of nursing responsibilities for the client's cardio/pulmonary alterations and other dysfunctions. Environmental stressors of the ICU as they impact on the nurse, the client, and the client's family are explored. Ethical/legal responsibilities of the nurse are addressed.

Course Rotation: TBA.
Prerequisites: Matriculation into the RN/BS Program.
NUR 245  Historical Issues in Nursing  (3 credits)  

The course focuses on historical themes, trends, and events in nursing in the United States, demonstrating their relevance to contemporary issues in the profession. Students will examine the social, political, economic, and cultural factors of the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries that influenced the developing nursing profession. Emerging knowledge from women’s history will be presented to enrich traditional interpretations of nursing history. Students will select and study the historical dimension of topics reflecting nursing leadership and significant events of a particular period of time.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring
NUR 246  Healing with Complementary and Alternative Therapies  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on the process of becoming a healer and the use of complementary alternative therapies in nursing. Attitudes, philosophies, theories, and paradigms, and research evidence of healing and complementary therapies will be examined. Diverse therapies including guided imagery, meditation, music, massage, and bodywork, acupressure, and reflexology will be explored, demonstrated, and practiced.

NUR 247  Pathophysiology and the Entertainment Media  (3 credits)  

This course will focus on analysis of media portrayal of disease states. The media portrayal of disease manifestations will be assessed and contrasted to evidence based disease manifestations and clinical experience. The effect of accurate and inaccurate disease portrayal on health care, health policy and the general public will be analyzed.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.
NUR 260A  Nursing and Health Restoration I-Medicine/Surgery I  (4 credits)  
NUR 260B  Nursing and Health Restoration I-Pediatrics  (4 credits)  
NUR 261  Nursing and Health Restoration for Individuals and Families II  (8 credits)  
NUR 261A  Nursing and Health Restoration II-Medicine/Surgery II  (4 credits)  
NUR 261B  Nursing and Health Restoration II-Psychology  (4 credits)  
NUR 265  Health Restoration and Nursing Theory  (3 credits)  
NUR 271  Relationship-Centered Communication I  (2 credits)  

This course focuses on the development of therapeutic communication skills needed to influence health and healing in multicultural settings. Emphasis will be placed on communication skills needed in the helping relationship with individuals, families, and communities. Value clarification, interviewing, listening, empathizing, speaking, and writing will be explored.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
NUR 273  Holistic Approach to Health Promotion and Risk in Communication  (2 credits)  

This course focuses on the development of therapeutic communication skills needed to influence health and healing in multicultural settings. Emphasis will be placed on communication skills needed in the helping relationship with individuals, families, and communities. Value clarification, interviewing, listening, empathizing, speaking, and writing will be explored.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
Prerequisites: None. New Core: Fulfills 2 credits in Area of Knowledge I.
NUR 273A  Perspectives on Premature Births  (1-3 credits)  

A systems framework will be used to examine the parameters of assessment used throughout nursing practice. This course will focus on the theoretical foundations for a holistic approach to risk assessment and health promotion for the individual, family, and community. Students will also examine the theoretical foundations and risk appraisal for the individual and family who are at-risk for preterm-birth. Emphasis will be on the assessment of the normal developing family, and the newborn, and antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal women as well as on the assessment of the at-risk family, and the detection and prevention of preterm birth. Emphasis will also be placed on public awareness strategies that can be used to reduce the incidence and increase the awareness of preterm birth, including but not limited to educational programs and innovative local service programs. Students will design projects and become civically engaged in all community activities supported by the March of Dimes 5-year initiative to reduce the incidence and risk of preterm birth.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
Prerequisites: BIO 152, BIO 153, and a PSY 100 level course. Pre or corequisites: NUR 160, NUR 271, and NUR 275.
NUR 273AZ  Holistic Approach to Health Promo and Risk in Com - Learning Community  (3 credits)  

Students will be reading and writing about issues related to maternal-child-health nursing practice. there will be a field study and civic engagement component.

NUR 273D  Holistic Approach to Health Promotion and Risk in Commdisc Group  (0 credits)  

All NUR majors in sophomore level courses must register.

NUR 273DZ  Holistic Approach to Health Promo - Learning Community  (0 credits)  

Students will be reading and writing about issues related to maternal-child-health nursing practice. There will be a field study and civic engagement component.

NUR 273Z  Holistic Approach to Health Promo and Risk in Com - Learning Community  (2 credits)  

Students will be reading and writing about issues related to maternal-child-health nursing practice. There will be a field study and civic engagement component.

NUR 275  Clinical for System Assessment and Relationship-Centered Communication I  (3 credits)  

Students will develop assessment skills for the individual and community and apply theoretical concepts learned in Relationship Centered Communication I and Systems Assessment I within community-based settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing assessment, communication and health promotion skills needed to provide relationship centered care with the newborn and normal antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal woman in the community. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in the Learning Resource Center, community settings and facilities offering services to the healthy newborn, as well as the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal woman.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
Prerequisites: NUR 160 and Any PSY 100 level Course. Health Clearance required. Restricted to Nursing (RN4) majors only.
NUR 277  Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on understanding and appraising the research evidence that informs clinical practice. Students are expected to formulate a clinical practice question, find, synthesize, and evaluate the research evidence related to that question and determine implications for practice. Topics will foster a spirit of inquiry that will enable the student to be a creative and innovative nurse and contribute to the improvement of quality outcomes for patient care.

NUR 281  Relationship-Centered Communications II  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on the further application of therapeutic communication skills to influence health and healing in families and groups as well as individuals. Coping strategies for common stress manifestations including anxiety, dysfunctional communication, anger and crisis will be explored. Beginning skills in teaching/learning will be developed. Concepts related to intra and inter professional communication will be explored.

NUR 283  A Holistic Approach to Systems Assessment II  (3 credits)  

Students will explore holistic nursing assessment parameters across the life span with emphasis or risk appraisal and health promotion. Assessment skills acquired in NUR 273 Holistic Approach to Systems Assessment for Health Promotion and Risk Assessment will be refined and strengthened. This course emphasizes relationship-centered assessments that include developmental parameters for the infant through the geriatric age group.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.
NUR 285  Clinical Health Assessment and Relationship Centered Care II  (3 credits)  

Students will apply skills acquired in Relationship Centered Communication II and Systems Assessment II in community-based settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing and applying skills related to risk appraisal, health promotion, assessment, and communication skill to clients during the developmental cycle from infancy to old age.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.
Prerequisites: Health Clearance is required.
NUR 285A  A Field Study in Gerontology: Clinical for Systems Assessment and Relationship  (3 credits)  

Students will apply assessment and communication skills learned in Relationship Centered Communication II and Nursing Assessment II within community-based settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing and applying risk appraisal, health promotion, assessment, and communication skills to clients during the developmental cycle of the older adult. Students will become involved in a civic engagement/public service project with older adult clients to promote the older adult awareness of health promotion and disease prevention strategies. Emphasis for this project will be placed on strategies to increase older adults¿ awareness of health promotion and disease prevention strategies including but not limited to community educational programs and innovative local service programs. Students will assess the community of interest and design and implement this project. Students will become civically engaged by partnering with an agency in the community and the older adult client.

NUR 285B  Field Study in Gerontology: Computers and Older Adults  (3 credits)  

Students will apply assessment and communication skills learned in Relationship Centered Care and Nursing Assessment II within community-based settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing teaching learning principles related to older adults. This course is a civic engagement/public value course. Students will assess the computer skill learning needs of older clients who reside in a nursing home setting. The student will then design a teaching project to teach these older adults basic computer skills and use of the internet including e-mail applications so that these adults remain connected to family members and friends. The students will become civically engaged with these older adults as the teaching project is implemented. The students will work on a one-to-one basis with these older adults and evaluate the effectiveness of the project and report the findings to the director of the nursing home facility.

NUR 287  Introduction to Therapeutic Nursing Interventions  (1 credits)  
NUR 288  Evidence-based Research and Practice in Pediatric Primary Health Care  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on evidence-based pediatric nursing research and the implementation of evidence-based pediatric nursing practice within a variety of primary health care settings. Students will have the opportunity to raise compelling clinical questions, find relevant clinical evidence, and critically appraise this clinical evidence. The students will investigate the use of this evidence to guide best clinical practice through participation in a precepted clinical experience in a pediatric clinical setting relevant to the question under investigation (i.e. ambulatory pediatric health care; acute care pediatric in-patient units; pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit).

Prerequisites: Health clearance is required to attend any clinical setting.
NUR 290A  Topic: Nursing Challenged-Care of the Person with HIV Infection  (3 credits)  
NUR 290B  Topic: Nursing Care of the OB Patients  (1 credits)  
NUR 290C  Topic: Pathopsychology : Mechanism of Mind Body Illness II  (1 credits)  
NUR 290D  Seminar in Health and Communities  (3 credits)  
NUR 290E  Seminar: Family System Theory and Research  (3 credits)  
NUR 290F  Topics in Nursing: Nurses and History: Leading the Way To Health  (3 credits)  

This course examines the lives of nursing pioneers who changed the nature of health care practice in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century. The pressing social, legal, political, and educational issues that nurses addressed in their quest to provide access to care are examined. Women's suffrage, nursing licensure, public image of nursing, and control of practice are studied. Trips are taken to the Tenement Museum and the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.

NUR 291  Exploration of Professional Nursing Practice II  (3 credits)  

This seminar focuses on activities that relate to professional role development. Concepts presented in Exploration of Professional Nursing Practice I form the basis for developing these activities. Students have an opportunity to participate in self-reflection, political activism, and critical thinking through portfolio development, written logs, and selected activities that demonstrate the professional role. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing communication skills, encouraging creativity, and developing professional goals.

Course Rotation: TBA.
Prerequisites: Restricted to RN/BS students only. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.
NUR 292  Professional Self in Society: Foundations for Leadership  (4 credits)  

This course provides an introduction into the leadership concepts and principles which are foundational to the development of the 21st century nurse leader. This course focuses on understanding nursing as a profession and on activities relating to professional role development as an entry level nursing leader. Concepts and issues affecting professional nursing practice are analyzed within a local, national, and global perspective. Students have an opportunity to participate in self-reflection, political activism, and critical thinking through career portfolio development, written and online assignments, and selected other activities that demonstrate the professional role of the entry level nurse leader. Emphasis is placed on enhancing communication skills, encouraging creativity, and developing professional goals.

Course Rotation: Fall.
Prerequisites: Student must be a Nursing major.
NUR 296  Honors Seminar: Nursing  (3 credits)  
NUR 296A  Honors Seminar: Stress Reduction: Complimentary Alternative Health  (3 credits)  
NUR 299  Cross Cultural Study: Health Care Delivery Systems  (3 credits)  

Using a systems theory framework this study/travel course is designed to provide awareness of how health and health care delivery are affected by culture, economics, environment, and education with emphasis on the roles of health care professional. The course involves a combination of selected readings, seminars, and on-site visitations. Orientation sessions are conducted prior to departure to familiarize the participants with the country or countries to be visited. Course offerings and sites to be announced.

Course Rotation: TBA.
NUR 300A  Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Mind-Body Illness I  (3 credits)  

This course will focus on the relationship of functional changes in each system within the body to the whole being. Mechanisms of mind-body illnesses that relate to human response patterns across the life span will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the pathophysiological and pathopsychological bases for the illness trajectory. Nursing assessments and benchmarKs for nursing interventions will be integrated.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
NUR 301A  Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Mind-Body Illness II  (2 credits)  

This course will focus on the relationship of functional changes in each system within the body to the whole being. Mechanisms of mind body illnesses that relate to human response patterns across the life span will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the pathophysiological and pathopsychological bases for the illness trajectory. Topics related to alterations in neurological, skeletal, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic functioning; cancer; alterations in thinking, cognitive function, and mood as well as psychoneuroendocrine interrelationships will be discussed. Nursing assessments and benchmarks for nursing interventions will be integrated throughout the course.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.
Prerequisites: NUR 300A, NUR 303A, NUR 305 and all Sciences.
NUR 303A  Nutrition in Nursing Care Management  (2 credits)  

This course explores the integral role of nutrition in health, healing and comfort within various cultures and religions of the world. The focus will be on meeting dietary requirements and implementing dietary modifications as they relate to human response patterns across the life cycle of individuals, families and communities. The role of the nurse in motivation and education will be emphasized.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
Corequisites: NUR 300A and NUR 305.
NUR 305  Care Management to Individuals, Families, and Communities Across Health Trajectories I  (9 credits)  

The course explores the human response patterns of exchanging, relating, and feeling related to the most prevalent challenges to health across the life span. The nurse's role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of primary, episodic, long term, and home settings.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
NUR 305A  Care Management of Individuals, Families, & Communities Across Health Trajectories: Adult Nursing I  (5 credits)  

The course explores alteration in human functions of adults related to the most prevalent challenges to health across the life span. The nurses' role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and health clearance required. Co-requisite: NUR 305B or NUR 305C.
NUR 305B  Care Management of Individuals, Families & Communities Across Health Trajectories: Pediatric Nursing  (4 credits)  

This course explores alteration in human functions of pediatric clients related to the most prevalent challenges to health across the life span. The nurses' role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and health clearance required. Co-requisite: NUR 300A or NUR 305A or NUR 315A.
NUR 305C  Care Management of Individuals,Families & Communities Across Health Trajectories:Psychiatric Nursing  (4 credits)  

The course explores alteration in human functions of psychiatric clients related to the most prevalent challenges to health across the life span. The nurses' role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and health clearance required. Co-requisite: NUR 300A or NUR 305B or NUR 315A.
NUR 305D  Recitation for Level Three Nursing  (0 credits)  

Recitation to accompany level three nursing courses.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.
NUR 315  Care Management of Individuals, Family and Communities across Health Trajectories II  (8 credits)  

The course is a continuation of Care Management of Individuals, Families, and Communities across Health Trajectories I. This course explores the human response patterns of exchanging, feeling, relating, perceiving, knowing, and moving. The nurse's role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of primary, episodic, long term, and home settings.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.
Prerequisites: All Sciences and health clearance required.
NUR 315A  Care Management of Individuals, Families & Communities Across Health Trajectories: Adult Nursing II  (4 credits)  

The course explores alteration in human functions of adults related to the most prevalent challenges to health across the life span. The nurses' role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
NUR 315D  Discussion Group  (0 credits)  
NUR 317A  Pharmacology in Nursing Care Management  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on pharmacological interventions used for the most prevalent challenges to health across the life span. Emphasis will be on drug action and the effect on the person. Pharmacological therapeutics including herbal and homeopathic substances will be studied as they relate to nurse's role and responsibility in nursing care management.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.
Prerequisites: NUR 300A, NUR 303A, NUR 305 and all sophomore level Nursing courses including sciences.
NUR 336  Nursing of the Child  (4 credits)  
NUR 338  Nursing Restoration of Psychological Health  (4 credits)  
NUR 391  Intermediate Health Assessment for RNs: Putting It All Together Through Critical Thinking  (4 credits)  

This course focuses on the integration of theoretical knowledge and interpersonal skills in the assessment of clients. Emphasis is placed on using evidence to think critically about normal findings along with actual and potential deviations from normal. The student will study risk identification and health promotion for vulnerable populations. The nurse will show mastery in assessment techniques related to the evaluation of the healthy adult and family and will complete a comprehensive health history, perform a comprehensive physical assessment, and document findings. Development of cultural competence in assessment and communication will be highlighted.

Course Rotation: Spring.
Prerequisites: NUR 292 and completion of Lienhard School of Nursing Health Clearance forms. Registration restricted to students majoring in the Nursing Baccalaureate Completion program.
NUR 395  Independent Study in Nursing  (6 credits)  

With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chair, and the academic dean, students select a topic for guided study or field studies that are not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A paper must also be submitted. Projects involving a clinical experience require a lab fee and health clearance.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
NUR 395A  Independent Study in Nursing  (1-6 credits)  
NUR 395B  Independent Study in Nursing  (1-6 credits)  
NUR 395C  Independent Study in Nursing (C)  (1-6 credits)  
NUR 405  Transition into Professional Practice I  (9 credits)  

This course provides a holistic approach to leadership and management in nursing as it applies to the individual, family, and community. The concepts considered will include principles of leadership and management, organizational behavior, care management, nursing informatics, fiscal management, and environmental safety. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and all Nursing courses for year two, three and all sciences. Health clearance required.
NUR 410  Nursing and Health in the Community  (6 credits)  

This course focuses on health maintenance and restoration needs of individuals, families and groups within the community environment. Using a systems theory framework, emphasis is placed on application of the nursing process as it applies to the community environment. Supervised clinical practice is provided in community health care settings. Lab fee and health clearance required. Students MUST attend child abuse lecture in NUR 410 on the Pleasantville campus inorder to be certified for graduation.

NUR 415  Transition into Professional Practice II  (8 credits)  

This course will focus on the role of the professional nurse as a care manager and as a partner in the delivery of health care services within a community context. Students will have an opportunity to select and explore a health care experience that will facilitate synthesis of nursing knowledge and transition into professional practice. Emphasis will be placed on comparing and contrasting the nursing roles and care management related issues for the health care of individuals, families, and communities. Clinical experiences will allow independent exploration of selected health care issues in multiple settings.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.
NUR 415A  Transition into Professional Practice II: Community Lab  (0 credits)  
NUR 417  Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing Care Management  (3 credits)  
NUR 420  Senior Practicum  (6 credits)  
NUR 430  Leadership and Change in Nursing Practice  (6 credits)  
NUR 438  Socialization Into Professional Nursing  (2 credits)  
NUR 441  Health Promotion of Individuals  (6 credits)  
NUR 442  Health Restoration of Adults  (8 credits)  
NUR 443  Health Restoration of the Childbearing Family  (4 credits)  
NUR 444  Health Restoration of the Childbearing Family  (4 credits)  
NUR 445  Health Restoration and Maintenance of Client/Psychological Alternatives  (4 credits)  
NUR 446  Nursing Management in Health Care Systems  (4 credits)  
NUR 447  Research in Nursing Practice  (2-3 credits)  
NUR 450  Role Development in Professional Nursing  (4 credits)  
NUR 452  The Evolving Nursing Profession  (2 credits)  

This course is the foundation for the curriculum for adult learners with a baccalaureate degree and a range of life experiences. Study of the history of nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing research will enable students to participate in dialogues of current and future issues in nursing and health care. Based on selected theoretical underpinnings, holistic nursing will be studied as a curriculum keystone.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.
NUR 453  Exploration Into Nursing Concepts  (3 credits)  
NUR 454  A Holistic Approach to Systems Assessment  (4 credits)  

A systems framework will be used to examine the parameters of assessment used throughout nursing practice. This course will focus on the theoretical foundations for a holistic approach to assessment throughout the lifespan. Students will develop assessment skills for self, individual, family, and community assessment in supervised clinical experiences provided in the concurrent clinical course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.
NUR 456  Relationship-Centered Communication  (4 credits)  

This course focuses on the development of therapeutic communication skills needed to influence health and healing in individuals, families, and groups in multicultural settings. Intra and inter-professional communication is a further focus. Skills such as values clarification, interviewing, listening, empathizing, speaking and writing will be acquired. Coping strategies for common stress manifestations such as anxiety, dysfunctional communication, anger, and crisis will be developed. Principles and techniques of teaching will be explored.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.
NUR 456D  Relationship-Centered Communication - Discussion Group  (0 credits)  
NUR 458  Clinical for Systems Assessment and Relationship-Centered Communication  (6 credits)  

Students will apply assessment and communication skills learned in "Relationship-Centered Communication: and "A Holistic Approach to Systems Assessment" within community-based settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing assessment and communication skills needed in providing relationships centered care with individuals, families, and communities.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.
NUR 460  Care Management Across Health Trajectories  (8 credits)  

This course explores the human response patterns related to the most prevalent challenges to health across this life span. The nurse's role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of primary, episodic, long term, and home settings.

Prerequisites: NUR 452, NUR 454, NUR 456 and all prerequisite sciences. Health clearance required.
NUR 460A  Care Management of Individuals, Families, and Communities Across Health Trajectories: Adult Nursing  (4.25 credits)  

The course explores alterations in human response patterns related to the most prevalent challenges to health of adult clients. The nurses’ role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of primary, episodic, and long term.

Course Rotation: Spring and Summer.
Prerequisites: Department approval required to register.
NUR 460B  Care Management of Individuals, Families, & Communities Across Health Trajectories:Pediatric Nursing  (1.25 credits)  

The course explores alterations in human response patterns of pediatric clients related to the most prevalent challenges to health. The nurses’ role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: Spring and Summer.
Prerequisites: Department approval required to register.
NUR 460C  Care Management of Individuals, Families, Communities Across Health Trajectories:Psychiatric Nursing  (1.25 credits)  

The course explores alterations in human response patterns of psychiatric clients related to the most prevalent challenges to health. The nurses’ role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of acute care settings.

Course Rotation: Spring and Summer.
Prerequisites: Department approval required to register.
NUR 460D  Recitation for Care Management of Individuals, Families, and Communities Across Health Trajectories  (0 credits)  

The course provides class time to review tests and practice testing techniques.

Course Rotation: Spring and Summer.
Prerequisites: Department approval required to register.
NUR 460E  Care Management of Individuals, Families, Communities Across Health Trajectories: Maternity Nursing  (1.25 credits)  

The course explores alterations in human response patterns of maternity and newborn clients related to the most prevalent challenges to health. The nurses’ role in the healing process for the individual, family, and community will be emphasized. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: Spring and Summer.
Prerequisites: Department approval required to register.
NUR 461  Therapeutic Nursing Interventions  (1 credits)  

This course will allow the student to develop beginning skills in therapeutic nursing interventions. The college laboratory will be used to provide a practice arena for these skills. Emphasis will be placed on skills that can be used in all practice areas.

NUR 462  Mechanisms of Illness: Mind, Body and Spirit  (4 credits)  

This course will focus on the relationship of functional changes in each system within the body to the whole being. Mechanisms of mind/body illness as they relate to human response patterns across the life span will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the pathophysiological and pathopsychological bases for the health/illness trajectory. Nursing assessments and benchmarks of nursing interventions will be integrated.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Summer.
NUR 462A  Mechanisms of Mind-Body Illness  (2 credits)  

This course will focus on the relationship of functional changes in each system within the body to the whole. Mechanisms of mind body illness as they relate to human response patterns across the life span will be explored. Emphasis will be place on the pathophysiological and pathopsychological bases for the health/illness trajectory. Nursing assessments and benchmarks of nursing interventions will be integrated.

NUR 462B  Mechanisms of Mind-Body Illness  (2 credits)  

This course will focus on the relationship of functional changes in each system within the body to the whole. Mechanisms of mind body illness as they relate to human response patterns across the life span will be explored. Emphasis will be place on the pathophysiological and pathopsychological bases for the health/illness trajectory. Nursing assessments and benchmarks of nursing interventions will be integrated.

NUR 462D  Recitation for Mechanisms of Mind Body Illness  (0 credits)  

The course provides class time to review tests and practice testing techniques.

Course Rotation: Spring and Summer.
Prerequisites: Department approval required to register.
NUR 463  Nutrition in Health and Healing  (2 credits)  

This course explores the integral role of nutrition in health, healing and comfort within various cultures and religions of the world. The focus will be on meeting dietary requirements and implementing dietary modifications relating to human response patterns across the life cycle of individuals, families, and communities. The role of the nurse in motivation and education will be emphasized.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Summer.
NUR 464  Pharmacology in Human Response Patterns  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on pharmacological interventions in human response patterns related to the most prevalent challenges to health across the life span. Emphasis will be on drug action and the effect on the person. Pharmacological therapeutics including herbal and homeopathic substances, as they relate to nurses' roles and responsibilities in nursing care management will be studied.

Course Rotation: Summer.
NUR 466  Transition into Professional Practice  (9 credits)  

This course provides a holistic approach to leadership and management in nursing as it applies to the individual, family, and community. The role of the professional nurse as care manager and partner in the delivery of health care services within a community context will be a major focus. Emphasis will be placed on comparing and contrasting the nursing and care management roles related to health care issues of individuals, families, and communities. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings. Clinical experiences will also allow independent exploration of a selected health care issues in multiple settings. Note: The Comprehensive Testing Fee is $230.00 and the Nursing Lab Fee is $670.00, for a total of $900.00.

NUR 468  Spirit of Inquiry  (2 credits)  

This course focuses on the value and utility of qualitative and quantitative research to nursing. Topics will foster a spirit of inquiry that will enable the students to be a creative and innovative care manager. As consumers of nursing research the student will examine studies in relation to the individual, family, and community.

Course Rotation: NYC: Summer. PLV: Fall.
Corequisites: MAT 134. See Advisor and program plan.
NUR 490  Transition to Leadership and Management in the Community  (6 credits)  

This course focuses on leadership and health care management within a community environment. Emphasis is placed on application of principles of nursing individuals and aggregates within the community. Theories of leadership and management in the evolving health care system, as well as health care policy, economics, and delivery are examined within the context of the role of the nurse.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall.
Prerequisites: Health clearance required.
NUR 491A  Clinical Practicum I  (3 credits)  

This course is intended to allow the RN/BS student to develop increased expertise in a particular clinical area, or to explore a new clinical area. In collaboration with clinical faculty and a preceptor, the student develops an individualized clinical experience consistent with his or her professional goals and supported/complemented by previous or concurrent theoretical courses.

Course Rotation: NYC: Summer. PLV: Fall and Spring.
NUR 491B  Clinical Practicum II  (3 credits)  

This course is intended to allow the RN/BS student to develop increased expertise in a particular clinical area, or to explore a new clinical area. In collaboration with clinical faculty and a preceptor, the student develops an individualized clinical experience consistent with his or her professional goals and supported/complemented by previous or concurrent theoretical courses.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.
NUR 491C  Clinical Practicum III  (3 credits)  

This course is intended to allow the RN/BS student to develop increased expertise in a particular clinical area, or to explore a new clinical area. In collaboration with clinical faculty and a preceptor, the student develops an individualized clinical experience consistent with his or her professional goals and supported/complemented by previous or concurrent theoretical courses.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.
Prerequisites: NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 390, NUR 491A, NUR 491B and health clearance required.
NUR 492  Leadership and Management  (3 credits)  

This course focuses on nursing leadership and management theories with an emphasis on application within an ever-changing health care environment. The student will critically analyze principles of care management, human resources, and fiscal management as they relate to the role of the professional nurse leader within health care organizations. The students will gain an understanding of organizational culture and outcome management strategies including but not limited to concepts of empowerment and power, planned change and motivation, conflict and conflict resolution. The student will come to appreciate the relationship of a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process for risk management.

Course Rotation: Spring.
Prerequisites: Completion of Lienhard School of Nursing Health Clearance forms. Registration restricted to students majoring in the Nursing Baccalaureate Completion program.