Registered Nursing

Course Descriptions

Admission into nursing courses (NUR) is based on the approved priority list that is on file in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and Student Development. NUR courses are open only to students with full matriculation in the nursing (046) curriculum.

NUR 10    1 lect 1 cr
Transition in Nursing

Designed for Licensed Practical Nurses entering the RN Fast Track and the RN Pathway. The focus is on the expectations for coursework in the program, pharmacology calculation review, and changes in role from LPN to RN.

Prerequisite: Pre-Clinical Nursing Sequence

NTR 11    3 rec 3 cr
Nutrition in Physical and Emotional Disorders

This course focuses on therapeutic nutrition and its effect on major health problems in western society and the global community including traditional, cultural and controversial nutritional approaches. Students examine the effects of foods on the body and health. The integration of the nursing process and the nutritional needs of clients are discussed.

Prerequisites: For RN students, NUR 41 and 42 or permission of instructor. Also open to RNs and LPNs. For LPN students, pre-clinical nursing sequence.

NUR 41    2 lect 2 cr
Nursing Process and Therapeutic Communication

This introductory course focuses on issues, concepts and the nursing process utilizing therapeutic communication techniques when dealing with clients, families and groups. Nursing 41 builds on previously acquired knowledge from the humanities and social sciences. The concepts of critical thinking and legal and ethical issues are introduced as they pertain to the discipline of nursing.

Prerequisite: Pre-Clinical Nursing Sequence.

Corequisites: NUR 42, BIO 24.

NUR 42    2 lect 5 clin 2 lab 4 cr
Fundamental Skills in Nursing

This web-enhanced course introduces students to health care needs of older adults. It focuses on providing a safe effective care environment, while promoting and maintaining physiological and psychosocial integrity. In addition, this course helps students apply knowledge from the humanities, biophysical and psychosocial sciences to the science of nursing. Students learn to apply the nursing process at a beginning level, develop critical thinking skills, perform selected psychomotor skills and use therapeutic communication.

Prerequisite: Pre-Nursing Sequence.

Corequisites: NUR 41, BIO 24.

NUR 43    2 lect 6 clin 4 cr
Mental Health Nursing

This course focuses on the mental health of adults in the community and in the inpatient setting. The student will provide nursing care, utilizing the nursing process, to a variety of clients who have mental illness and various mental health needs. Emphasis will be upon the promotion, restoration and maintenance of mental health of individuals and groups of clients as they prepare to return to the community.

Prerequisites: NUR 41, NUR 42, B10 24.

Corequisites: NUR 44, BIO 28.

NUR 44    2 lect 6 clin 4 cr
Nursing of the Adult I

This course introduces students to disease processes by focusing on the care of adult clients with selected medical-surgical problems. Nursing assessments and interventions are discussed. A planned program of supervised experiences on medical and surgical units in selected health care agencies is provided.

Prerequisites: NUR 41, NUR 42, BIO 24. Corequisites: NUR 43, BIO 28.

NUR 45    2 lect 6 clin 4 cr
Maternal, Newborn and Women’s Health

This course focuses on the physiological and psychosocial integrity occurring in women. Emphasis is on the childbearing process, wellness of the family and maintenance of health. Adverse outcomes of pregnancy, care of the newborn and selected women’s health issues of contraception, infertility and infections are discussed.

Prerequisites: NUR 43, NUR 44, BIO 28. Corequisite: NUR 46.

NUR 46    2 lect 6 clin 4 cr
Nursing of the Adult II

This intermediate nursing course builds on previously learned content and experiences. The course focuses on adult clients with selected traumatic, inflammatory and neoplastic disorders. Select problems of the aged and the chronically ill are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on the promotion, restoration and maintenance of physiological and psychosocial health. Continued supervised experiences on medical and surgical units in selected health care agencies are provided.

Prerequisites: NUR 43, NUR 44, BIO 24, BIO 28. Corequisite: NUR 45.

NUR 47    2 lect 6 clin 4 cr
Pediatric Nursing

This course focuses on the physiological and psychosocial health care needs of pediatric clients and their families receiving care in an acute care setting. The focus is on the unique needs of the pediatric population including identifying and promoting the growth and developmental needs of the infant, child and adolescent.

Prerequisites: NUR 45, NUR 46. Corequisite: NUR 48.

NUR 48    2 lect 6 clin 4 cr
Nursing of the Adult III

This senior level course provides students with the opportunity to practice advanced medical-surgical nursing skills as well as leadership and management skills where adult clients have multiple complex acute/chronic health care needs. It focuses on collaboratively restoring physiologic and psychosocial integrity in selected medical-surgical disorders and emergency conditions amidst complex technology and life support. Legal and ethical issues pertaining to the discipline of nursing continue to be explored.

Prerequisites: NUR 45, NUR 46. Corequisite: NUR 47.

PAS 11    1.5 rec 1.5 lab 2 cr
Physical Assessment of the Adult

Provides a systematic method for conducting a physical examination of the adult client. Seminars, audiovisual materials and practice are integrated to enhance the development of skills in conducting the examination using specialized instruments and techniques, and in documenting findings. Instruments necessary for conducting the examination are provided. (Offered in the spring semester only.)

Prerequisite: NUR 44 or registered nurse (RN) license; or licensed practical nurse (LPN) license; or nursing students who have completed a course in Anatomy and Physiology and a course in an acute nursing care setting; with permission of Nursing Department.

PHM 10    2 rec 2 cr
Pharmacology Computations

This course focuses on the principles related to the calculation of dosages and medication administration. Topics include the systems of measurement, equipment used in medication administration, calculation of oral medications, injectable medications and calculations related to intravenous and pediatric dosages. Emphasis is placed upon safe medication administration. Technology is used to enhance course content.

Prerequisites: A minimum score of 35 in arithmetic (M1) and a minimum score of 30 in algebra (M2) on the CUNY COMPASS placement test.


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