Nursing

NUR 090: NYS LPN TO RN TRANSITION CRSE

The New York State Coalition LPN to RN Transition course is designed to validate prior learning, and update /enhance the student¿s knowledge. This course facilitates transition from the role of Practical Nurse to that of a student preparing for the role of Registered Nurse. Nursing process is used as the framework for critical thinking and problem solving. Students holding and/or eligible to hold a current registration in a United States Jurisdiction may take this non-credit course. The amount of work required is equivalent to a course bearing 3 credits. For progression into a Registered Nurse program, the student must hold a current LPN registration in a US Jurisdiction and meet the specific requirements of the institution and/or program to which s/he is applying. Completion of this course does not imply acceptance into the DCC nursing program. This course may not be repeated. Prerequisites and/or corequisites: Requirements for enrollment include eligibility for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in a United States Jurisdiction. Students wishing to enter the DCC nursing program must follow the matriculation and prerequisite requirements for the LPN to RN program as outlined in the Guide for Pre-Nursing students. Permission of the Registrar Counselor is required to take this course. Note: NUR090 is a credit equivalent course. Equivalent credits do not satisfy degree requirements and are not calculated in a student's grade point average, but they do incur tuition charges and they do count towards full-time/part-time status.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Remedial
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 100: NURSING INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR

Students newly matriculated into the Nursing Program register for this seminar course to learn about the profession of nursing, the nursing curriculum and the college environment. Additional content discusses time management, learning styles and the advancement of nursing education.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Intro Seminar
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 105: NURSING SCIENCE I

This clinical course correlates with the foundation of nursing practice. Assessment of basic needs across the life span is a major focus. Psychomotor skills basic to the practice of professional nursing are practiced in weekly two-hour college laboratory sessions. In addition, a weekly six-hour clinical experience occurs in long-term care facilities with a focus on aging populations. A minimum grade of C is required to advance to NUR 112. A student may attempt the course two times depending on the re-entry rubric score. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: Satisfactory score on math placement test or passing grade in CSM 093 or college-level math course; eligibility to enroll in ENG 101 as determined by placement testing results; C grade or better in BIO 131 or concurrent enrollment. Co-requisite NUR 107.

Credits: 6
Type: Lecture, Lab
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 107: SURVEY OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING

The student explores issues and aspects of the profession of nursing: historical overview of modern nursing, professionalization of the student nurse, overview of the contemporary health care delivery system, ethical and legal issues of professional nursing practice, values clarification and nursing judgment. A minimal grade of C is required to advance to NUR 112. A student may attempt the course two times. Co-requisite: NUR 105.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 111: COMPUTERS IN NURSING

Offered online, this course is an introduction to the concepts relevant to the use of information technology in the health care delivery system. It explores application of computer systems as a tool for problem solving, decision-making and information management as it relates to nursing services. A student may attempt the course two times.

Credits: 3
Type: Online Lab, Online, Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 112: NURSING SCIENCE II

Students focus on providing safe and evidence-based care to patients requiring surgery. In this clinical course the utilization of nursing judgment promotes adaptation of pathophysiologic aspects specific to adults and children experiencing accidental trauma, surgical interventions, burns, musculoskeletal trauma, gynecological, biliary and eye diseases. Complex psychomotor skills for the practice of professional nursing are included in the two-hour weekly college laboratory. Students care for patients in a variety of settings during the weekly six-hour clinical. This course may not be repeated. Prerequisite: C grade or better in BIO 131; C or better in NUR 105 and NUR 107; Concurrent enrollment in BIO 132. A minimal grade of C is required to continue to NUR 213 and NUR 215.

Credits: 8
Type: Lecture, Lab
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 120: LPN TO RN BRIDGE

The course prepares the LPN student for the DCC nursing curriculum and entry into Nur 213 or Nur 215. The course emphasizes the development of nursing judgment and uses the organizing framework of the nursing program as the basis for providing care for patients with medical-surgical diagnoses. A minimal grade of C is required to continue to Nur 213 or Nur 215. The course may not be repeated. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: Satisfactory completion of the New York State Coalition LPN to RN Transition Course. C grade or better in Bio 131; concurrent enrollment in Nur 120 and Bio 132. Students must follow the prerequisite requirements for the LPN to RN program as outlined in the Guide for Pre-Nursing students. Permission of the Registrar Counselor is required to take this course.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Remedial
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 204: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN NURSING

Issues relevant to the professional role of the associate degree nurse are presented. An overview of the Nurse Practice Act prepares the student to understand the legal scope of contemporary nursing. Students are guided in applying for the RN licensure examination. A grade of C or better is required to complete this course. This course may not be repeated. Prerequisites: C grade or better in NUR 213, NUR 215.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 213: NURSING SCIENCE III

This clinical course focuses on the use of nursing judgment to promote safe, evidenced-based care to adults and children experiencing complex respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, oncologic, urinary, hepatic disorders, and infectious processes. Complex cognitive and psychomotor skills, necessary for the practice of professional nursing, are included in the two-hour weekly college laboratory. Students care for patients in a variety of settings in weekly six-hour clinical experiences. A grade of C or better is required to progress to NUR 216. This course may not be repeated. Prerequisites: C grade or better in BIO 132 and C or better in NUR 112; concurrent enrollment in BIO 212 and NUR 215.

Credits: 8
Type: Lecture, Lab
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 215: PARENT-CHILD NURSING

Parent-child nursing is the study of nursing care related to the prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal periods of the woman and her family. The focus of the course is the use of clinical judgment to provide safe, evidence-based care. Reproductive issues and selected abnormal conditions during pregnancy and child birth are included. Common congenital/genetic conditions and childhood diseases are also discussed. Students care for patients in a variety of settings during the weekly six-hour clinical. The sites for these experiences are discussed in the first class meeting. A grade of C or better is required to progress to NUR 216. This course may not be repeated. Prerequisites: C grade or better in BIO 132; C grade or better in NUR 112; concurrent enrollment in BIO 212 and NUR 213.

Credits: 3
Type: Online Lab, Online, Lecture, Lab
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 216: NURSING SCIENCE IV

Nursing care of patients with psychiatric and neurological dysfunction is explored in this clinical course. Students care for patients in a variety of settings. Weekly six-hour clinical experiences are divided into five weeks of neurological and five weeks of psychiatric nursing. This course may not be repeated. Prerequisites: C grade or better in BIO 212; C grade or better in NUR 213, NUR 215.

Credits: 4
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 218: NURSING SYNTHESIS

The nursing program is capped by this preceptorship course which focuses on the transition of the student nurse to the role of the professional nurse. The content emphasizes the synthesis of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies as defined by the National League of Nursing. Students precept with professional nurses in a variety of settings for two clinical eight-hour days for five weeks. A grade of C or better in NUR 218 is required to complete the nursing sequence. This course may not be repeated. Prerequisite: C grade or better in NUR 216.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of nursing or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to NUR 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


NUR 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to NUR 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Nursing

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014