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NUR 161 Women at Risk: Health Care for Marginalized Women

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

NUR 200 Special Topics in Nursing

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

3 credits

NUR 221 Cultural Diversity in Nursing and Health Care

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

NUR 241 Difference of Self: Historical Analysis of Women's Health

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

NUR 244 Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Prerequisite: Matriculation into the RN/BS Program.

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 305 Minimum Grade of C+ or NURS 360 Minimum Grade of C+

NUR 245 Historical Issues in Nursing

Prerequisite: Matriculation in RN4 or RN/BS Program or permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: 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 early twentieth century's that influenced the developing nursing profession. Emerging knowledge from women's history will be presented to enrich traditional interpretations of nursing history. Student's wills select and study the historical dimension of topics reflecting nursing leadership and significant events of a particular period of time.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

NUR 246 Healing with Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

NUR 247 Pathophysiology and the Entertainment Media

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C

NUR 273A Perspectives on Premature Births

Prerequisite: BIO 152, BIO 153, and a PSY 100 level course. Pre or corequisites: NUR 160, NUR 271, and NUR 275.

Course Description: 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.

1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

NUR 273D Holistic Approach to Health Promotion and Risk in Commdisc Group

All NUR majors in sophomore level courses must register.

0 - 0 credits

Corequisites

NUR 271, NUR 273, NUR 275

NUR 285A A Field Study in Gerontology: Clinical for Systems Assessment and Relationship

Course Description: 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.

0 - 3 credits

NUR 285B Field Study in Gerontology: Computers and Older Adults

Course Description: 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.

0 - 3 credits

NUR 288 Evidence-based Research and Practice in Pediatric Primary Health Care

Prerequisite: Health clearance is required to attend any clinical setting.

Course Description: 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).

3 credits

NUR 290 Exploration of Professional Nursing Practice I

Prerequisite: Restricted to RN/BS students only. Graduations from an associate degree or diploma nursing program and eligibility for licensure in New York State as a registered professional nurse; matriculation in the major or permission of Program Chair.

Course Description: This course analyzes issues and concepts affecting professional nursing practice. Designed for students who have completed a program of study leading to an associate degree or diploma in nursing, this course provides transition to baccalaureate level nursing education.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

NUR 292 Professional Self in Society: Foundations for Leadership

Prerequisite: Student must be a Nursing major.

Course Description: 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.

4 credits

NUR 299 Cross Cultural Study: Health Care Delivery Systems

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

NUR 273AZ Holistic Approach to Health Promo and Risk in Com - Learning Community

Course Description: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.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 201Z

NUR 300A Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Mind-Body Illness I

Course Description: 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.

0 - 3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 281 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 283 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 285 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 201 Minimum Grade of C+)

NUR 303A Nutrition in Nursing Care Management

Corequisite: NUR 300A and NUR 305.

Course Description: 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.

2 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or ( BIO 201 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 281 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 283 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 285 Minimum Grade of C+

NUR 305 Care Management to Individuals, Families, and Communities Across Health Trajectories I

Health clearance required.

Course Description: 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.

0 - 9 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 281 Min Grade C+ and NUR 283 Min Grade C+ and NUR 285 Min Grade C+ and BIO 152 Min Grade C+ and BIO 264 Min Grade C+ and CHE 101 Min Grade C+ and BIO 153 Min Grade C+

NUR 305A Care Management of Individuals, Families, & Communities Across Health Trajectories: Adult Nursing I

Prerequisite: Junior standing and health clearance required.
Co-requisite: NUR 305B or NUR 305C.

Course Description: 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.

5 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 201 Minimum Grade of C+) and BIO 300A Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 281 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 283 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 285 Minimum Grade of C+

Corequisites

NUR 300A

NUR 305B Care Management of Individuals, Families & Communities Across Health Trajectories: Pediatric Nursing

Prerequisite: Junior standing and health clearance required.
Co-requisite: NUR 300A or NUR 305A or NUR 315A.

Course Description: 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.

4 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 281 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 283 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 285 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or ( BIO 201 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+

NUR 305C Care Management of Individuals,Families & Communities Across Health Trajectories:Psychiatric Nursing

Prerequisite: Junior standing and health clearance required.
Co-requisite: NUR 300A or NUR 305B or NUR 315A.

Course Description: 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.

4 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 281 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 283 Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 285 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 201 Minimum Grade of C) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C

NUR 305D Recitation for Level Three Nursing

Course Description: Recitation to accompany level three nursing courses.
Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

0 - 0 credits

NUR 315 Care Management of Individuals, Family and Communities across Health Trajectories II

Prerequisite: All Sciences and health clearance required.

Course Description: 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.

0 - 8 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 305 Min Grade C+ and NUR 303A Min Grade C+ and NUR 300A Min Grade C+ and NUR 301A Min Grade C+ and NUR 317A Min Grade C+

NUR 317A Pharmacology in Nursing Care Management

Prerequisite: NUR 300A, NUR 303A, NUR 305 and all sophomore level Nursing courses including sciences.

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 300A Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 303A Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 305 Minimum Grade of C+

NUR 405 Transition into Professional Practice I

Prerequisite: Junior standing and all Nursing courses for year two, three and all sciences. Health clearance required.

Course Description: 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.

9 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 301A Minimum Grade of C+ and ( NUR 305B Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 305C Minimum Grade of C+ and NUR 315A Minimum Grade of C+) or ( NUR 305 Minimum Grade of C+ or NUR 315 Minimum Grade of C+) and NUR 317A Minimum Grade of C+

NUR 460 Care Management Across Health Trajectories

Prerequisite: NUR 452, NUR 454, NUR 456 and all prerequisite sciences. Health clearance required.

Course Description: 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.

0 - 8 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 452 Min Grade C+ and NUR 454 Min Grade C+ and NUR 456 Min Grade C+ and NUR 462 Min Grade C+ and NUR 463 Min Grade C+ and NUR 464 Min Grade C+

NUR 462 Mechanisms of Illness: Mind, Body and Spirit

Course Description: 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.

4 credits

NUR 491B Clinical Practicum II

Health clearance required.

Course Description: 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.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 290 Min Grade D and NUR 291 Min Grade D and NUR 390 Min Grade D

NUR 589 Matrices of Nursing Practice

Pre-or co-requisites: Undergraduate statistics, undergraduate nursing research and computer literacy. Department approval required.

Course Description: In this course students will examine their own professional practices to identify culturally sensitive relationship-centered care. They will survey the concepts of care management, holism, health promotion, and disease prevention as they apply to designing, implementing, and evaluating health care services in communities. This course will foster a spirit of inquiry about nursing knowledge, theory, and practice.

4 credits

NUR 621 Analysis of Concepts in Primary Health Care

Course Description: Master's Core course. This course focuses on concepts of primary health care related to advanced practice nursing. The emphasis is on expanding the student's ability to understand health-related phenomena. Ideas of health are explored from selected philosophic bases as they apply to individuals, families, and communities. Theories and concepts related to advanced practice nursing of individuals, families, and communities are integrated throughout the course.

3 credits

NUR 624 Decision Making in Health Care Systems

Course Description: Master's Core Course. This course focuses on the decision-making process within the health care system in the United States from a primary health care perspective. Students will explore philosophical underpinnings and models affecting decision-making in advanced practice nursing. Current issues and trends influencing advanced practice nursing in a primary health care context are discussed. Emphasis is on gaining understanding of frameworks and the use of self-reflection to apply knowledge in the selection of appropriate approaches to decision-making. Factors influencing decision-making including political, economic, family, cultural, spiritual, ethical, legal/regulatory, organizational, and media will be evaluated in relation to advanced practice nursing. Health care delivery systems and the role of health policy in shaping decisions will be explored.

3 credits

NUR 625 Reinventing Nursing Through Arts and Media

Course Description: This course analyzes images of nurses and nursing in the arts and media (fiction, poetry, theater, painting, photography, film and television), and examines how those images affect the identity of individual nurses and the nursing profession. The course will explore race, religion, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic class, leadership, authority and power through the representation of nurses in various arts and media. Students will develop an aesthetic sense through the study of arts and media that is applicable to nursing practice and that can deepen nurses' understanding of their professional roles and lives of their patients. Perceived view of nurses and nursing will be challenged and a framework for the reinvented nurse will be developed.

3 credits

NUR 626 Historical Issues in Nursing

Course Description: 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 early twentieth century’s 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. Graduate students identify an interest in their practice and trace its historical antecedent in nursing.

3 credits

NUR 627 Human Gross Anatomy

Course Description: In this course APN students use their base of knowledge in human anatomy and physiology to explore the human body through the process of prosection and dissection. Human gross anatomy is foundational for all health sciences. Studying anatomy in the laboratory provides the student with a real-time, hands-on experience which will reinforce their knowledge through application in the advanced practice role. Through this process students will develop a deeper understanding of human anatomy which they will apply in clinical practice.

3 credits

NUR 635A Advanced Theory: Adult Nursing II

2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 634A Min Grade C

NUR 672 Complementary Health and Healing Practices

Course Description: This course provides an overview of alternative health/healing practices in a variety of practice settings. The psychoneuroimmunology framework is incorporated with the systems model in exploring the science of healing. Theoretical and research bases for healing modalities are presented. The use in health promotion and restoration of selected therapies such as imagery, humor, therapeutic touch, and biofeedback as advanced nursing strategies will be studied.

3 credits

NUR 674A Advanced Evaluation of Education and Health Care Systems

Prerequisite: Department approval and health clearance required.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist the student to gain proficiency in monitoring the progress and process of a particular educational or health care system within the context of complex environments. The student will develop the skills necessary to use the multiple forms of data available to them appropriate to their focus of study to identify system and population based issues leading to critical questions. The focus will be on aggregating data from these assessments and applying a system diagnosis and evidence based intervention approach to addressing the educational or health care system needs. These skills will enable the student to identify and evaluate systems intervention strategies.

0 - 6 credits

NUR 681 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses

Course Description: FNP Specialty Core. In this course, APN students use their base of knowledge in pathophysiology to gain greater understanding of the normal physiologic and pathologic mechanisms of disease across the lifespan. Progression from the cellular level provides the APN student with a broad flexible understanding of human physiology and pathology, which is foundational for clinical assessment and decision-making in the management of individuals. This course emphasizes broad categories of intervention and relevant research.

3 credits

NUR 682 Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description:PLV Campus only, FNP Specialty Core. In this course, APN students use their base of knowledge in pharmacology to select and apply patient-specific therapeutic regiments for a variety of common conditions across the lifespan. This will include: safety and efficacy of self-prescribed medications, herbs and supplements; immunizations; the choice of safe and effective regiments, dosage adjustment, therapeutic drug monitoring for specific clinical endpoints, monitoring for toxicologic or adverse effects; and, educating patients about their prescribed therapy to encourage patient participation. This course meets the New York State guidelines for prescription writing.

3 credits

NUR 683 Difference of Self: Historical Analysis of Women's Health

Course Description: This course will explore women's health using a primary health care 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 will be analyzed. This course emphasizes a historical perspective of women's sense of mastery of self, influenced by political, economic, family, cultural, spiritual, ethical, legal/regulatory, organizational, and media environments.

3 credits

NUR 696 Management of Primary Care Problems in the Workplace

Prerequisite: Planned Parenthood Women's Health Care Nurse Practicioner Certificate and Master's Core.
Course Description: Using a case-based approach, this course will build on previous coursework requiring synthesis and application of clinical information to the management of primary care problems of women. The course will be offered as a guided study, which will meet three times during the semester for four hours of case discussion. Students will develop comprehensive management plans for twelve scenarios. These scenarios will be presented in case study format, and will focus on the presentation of common conditions of women in various body systems. Students will also complete the module on New York State Prescribing Laws.

4 credits

NUR 699 A Cross-Cultural Study and Comparative Analysis - Health Care Delivery Systems

Course Description:Master's Elective Course. Using a primary health care framework, this international field study course provides the opportunity to analyze how health and health care delivery are affected by history, culture, economics, environment, and education, with an emphasis on the role of professional nursing. Through selected readings, seminars, and on-site visitations, systems of health care delivery in the United States and abroad are analytically compared and contrasted. Orientation sessions and assignments prior to departure familiarize participants with the country or countries to be visited and provide a focus for observation and collegial dialogue in the host country. Each semester the course will focus on health care in a particular country. Students must attend seminars to participate in the study tour.

3 credits

NUR 705 Principles of Leadership

Pre or Co-requisite: Nursing Graduate Core and Education and Administration Leadership Foundations.

Course Description: This course provides students with the fundamental tools necessary to assume leadership roles in diverse health care and academic settings. The nursing leader of today is proactive and understands the ever-increasing challenges of the health care industry and higher educational enterprise. Students are given the theoretical foundation to enhance their leadership skills. Various principles of leadership, that have occurred over time, particularly transformational situational and relational leadership, are studied. Guiding, directing, teaching, motivating, coaching, and mentoring others toward goal setting and successful outcomes are considered. Individual leadership styles, as well as emotional intelligence and the concept of transference as they pertain to leading and following are examined. The student will have an opportunity to develop consider systems assessment in order to plan projects addressing contemporary leadership issues in the health care and academic practice settings. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to recognize and negotiate potential barriers to effective leadership.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B

NUR 706 Educating the Educator: Concepts Behind the Practice of Teaching

Course Description:The history of nursing education and practice provides the context for understanding the concepts behind the practice of teaching. With a philosophical perspective this course provides the student with teaching and learning theories that can be used in various learning environments. Students explore concepts of adult learning within a culturally competent and evidence-based practice framework. In addition students learn theories of evaluation and how to measure outcomes of learning objectives, in order to develop multiple choice, essay type questions, and concepts of test construction. Item analysis, the development of rubrics for assessment and evaluation are introduced and explored.

4 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B

Corequisites

NUR 707

NUR 707 Developing the Methods: Teaching/Learning Strategies

Course DescriptionNursing Education Specialty. This course provides students with student teaching/learning strategies that can be used in today’s educational and practice settings. Students develop program and course objectives and appropriate evaluation methods. Use of technology in educating individuals or groups is discussed. The course focuses on specific learning and teaching strategies such as use of self-reflection, portfolios, journals, seminars, case studies, media, humor, distance learning and technology to enhance critical thinking in learners. Students will design curricula and then present it to a group, using strategies learned in the course.

4 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 705 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 706 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 706 Minimum Grade of C

Corequisites

NUR 706

NUR 708 Joining the Academic and Practice Setting: Elements of the Faculty Role

Prerequisite: NUR 705, 706, (pre or co-requisite: NUR 707) and nursing elective.

Course Description: Nursing Education Specialty. Given the increasing demand for nursing educators, this course explores the faculty role and how to be a productive member of a faculty in a university or college setting. Topics include legal and ethical issues in education, cultural diversity in the classroom, tenure and promotion, accreditation, internal and external policies, certification and licensure, collegiality, academic freedom, assessment and testing, and curriculum. During the practicum, students have the opportunity to practice the role of faculty member in a college or university setting.

4 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 705 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 706 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 707 Minimum Grade of B

Corequisites

NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 655, NUR 713

NUR 709 Joining the Practice Setting: Elements of the Nurse Educator Role

Corequisite: NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 644, NUR 716 and Nursing Elective.

Course Description: This course prepares students to learn the educator role in practice settings, including staff development and continuing education. Topics include legal and ethical issues, cultural diversity, accreditation, budgeting, testing, and curriculum development. During the practicum, students have an opportunity to practice the role of educator in a health care setting, using principles of total quality management.

0 - 4 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 705 Min Grade B and NUR 706 Min Grade B and NUR 707 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 644, NUR 716

NUR 711 Developing the Methods: Administrative Strategies

0 - 4 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 705 Min Grade B and NUR 710 Min Grade B and NUR 710 Min Grade C

NUR 713 Project Based Precepted Leadership Experience

Prerequisite: NUR 705. Education students must have completed NUR 706, NUR 707 and NUR 708.

Course Description: This Project-based precepted leadership experience provides the framework whereby students develop the skills needed to initiate projects required as an educator or administrator in practice environments. Precepted leadership experiences enable the student to analyze the internal and external context of the practice site during the initial stage in the strategic planning process for problem/issue identification. An evidence based appraisal of historical and current issues including cultural, economic, policy, politics, ethics, and moral factors will further clarify the problem/issue. The course emphases interdisciplinary work including consultation, collaboration and partnership development. Course faculty mentor students and discuss the progress in their precepted learning experience. Application of the concepts, strategies and role learned in the specialty core serve as the guide for this experience.

0 - 5 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 705 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 706 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 707 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 708 Minimum Grade of B