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NUR 321 Introduction to Pharmacology (B). Designed to safely and effectively prepare and administer common medications used in patients of various ages in various health care settings. The nursing process is utilized to assist the student in synthesizing the various factors related to medications, including health status, diet, education, culture and environmental factors. Pertinent topics such as pharmacology and the elderly, ethnopharmacology, and herbal and complementary medicines are discussed. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 328 Math for Safe Medication Administration (B). Students develop the necessary knowledge and skill of basic medication therapy, drug dosage calculations and drug administration in order to safely, effectively, and competently care for clients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings. 1 Cr. Fall.

NUR 342 Foundations for Professional Practice for Nursing (B). Co-requisite: NUR 343 (must be taken concurrently). Presents both the skills and theoretical basis for professional practice in nursing with an emphasis on a systems approach and patient safety. Introduces the components and use of the nursing process and basic nursing techniques, national safety goals and adults' reaction to illness and hospitalization. 3 Cr. Fall.

NUR 343 Foundations for Professional Practice for Nursing Clinical (B). Co-requisite: NUR 342 (must be taken concurrently). Course fee. Presents both the skills and theoretical basis for professional practice in nursing with an emphasis on a systems approach. Introduces the components and use of the nursing process and basic nursing techniques. 1 Cr. Fall.

NUR 344 Health Assessment (B). Co-requisite: NUR 345 (must be taken concurrently). Bridges the gap between the basic sciences and their application in assessing the physiologic, psychologic, developmental, socio-cultural, and spiritual factors that determine a patient’s health status. nursing care. Teaches the necessary physical examination skills to complete a basic health assessment. The information and exam findings are then utilized to develop a nursing plan for client care. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 345 Health Assess Clin (B). Co-rerequisite: NUR 344 (must be taken concurrently). Examination skills and techniques are taught and practiced in a lab setting. 1 Cr. Fall.

NUR 346 Adult Medical Surgical Nursing 1 (B). Co-rerequisite: NUR 347 (must be taken concurrently). Examines the response of adult patients to stressors affecting body systems, emphasizing primary and secondary preventions and strengthening lines of defense/resistance. Focus includes nursing care provided for patients with medical and focus surgical diagnoses in both outpatient and hospital settings. 3 Cr. Fall.

NUR 347 Adult Response to Health Stressors I Clinical (B). Co-requisite: NUR 346 (must be taken concurrently). Course fee. Application of the nursing process in a clinical setting to assist patients in strengthening their flexible lines of defense and to diminish the impact of stressors on core stability. 2 Cr. Fall.

NUR 348 Childbearing Family and Women's Health (B). (Prerequisite NUR-321,342,343,344,345,346,347,PRO310) (Co-requisite NUR349 must be taken concurrently). Examines the responses of families to expected and high-risk obstetrical and neonatal stressors, and complications that occur during the prenatal, intrapartum and post-partum periods. Also examines stressors inherent in women's health care such as gynecological health concerns. 3 Cr. Spring.

NUR 349 Childbearing Family & Women's Health Clinical (B). (Prerequisite NUR-321,342,343,344,345,346,347,PRO310) (Co-requisite NUR348 must be taken concurrently). Course fee. Utilizes the nursing process and provides an opportunity for implementation of nursing care in a variety of obstetrical and women's health care clinical settings. 2 Cr. Spring.

NUR 350 Adult Medical Surgical Nursing 2 (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310) (Corequisite NUR351 must be taken concurrently). This is a continuation of NUR336 (see description). 3 Cr. Spring.

NUR 351 Adult Response to Health Stressors II Clinical (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310) (Corequisite NUR350 must be taken concurrently). Course fee. Application of the nursing process in a clinical setting to assist patients in strengthening their flexible lines of defense and to diminish the impact of stressors on core stability. 3 Cr. Spring.

NUR 360 Nursing Care of the Older Adult Across the Care Continuum (B). Adults over the age of 65 are the fastest growing demographic. Older adults commonly receive healthcare services across the healthcare continuum, including the community, hospital, and long-term care settings. They will continue to be the largest users of healthcare resources. This course will provide nursing students with the theoretical background and knowledge to address the complex healthcare needs of this population throughout the care continuum. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 390 Junior Clinical Preceptorship (B). In Collaboration with Rochester Regional Health System, this is a two-credit elective course for nursing students who have completed the first 2 semesters of their nursing program at Brockport. This course provides the student with the opportunity to choose a select setting of their interest in order to strengthen their clinical skils in preparation for senior-level courses. The student will work with their assigned preceptor, following their assigned nurses' schedule for 2 weeks. The student may also be "floated" for on day each week to another unit to experience a different population of patients. This clinical experience will include a total 80 hours within the designed 2 weeks. 2 Cr.

NUR 440 Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310, NUR348, 349, 350, 351, 360) (Corequisite NUR441 must be taken concurrently). Examines the use of the nursing process in situations that require complex interpersonal skills. Focuses on the use of these skills in promoting the ability of patients to successfully respond to stressors. Includes the provision of primary, secondary and tertiary interventions with patients who are experiencing major mental illnesses violence, and sexual dysfunction. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 441 Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing Clinical (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310, NUR349, 350, 351, 360) (Corequisite NUR440 must be taken concurrently). Course fee. Clinical application of the concepts of mental health nursing. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 442 Critical Care Nursing (B). (Prerequisite - NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310, NUR348, 349, 350, 351, 360) (Corequisite NUR443 (must be taken concurrently). Course fee. Implements secondary and tertiary preventions for the critically ill patient. Includes topics such as health problems seen in emergency departments, intensive care units, burn centers and trauma units. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 443 Critical Care Clin (B). Co-requisite: NUR 442 (must be taken concurrently). Course fee. Provides opportunities for implementing secondary and tertiary preventions for the critically ill patient. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 444 Community Health Nursing (B). Prerequisite NUR321, 342,343,344,345,346,347, PRO310, NUR348, 349, 350, 351, 360). In this course, students examine the provision of primary, secondary and tertiary preventions within the home health care and public health domain and utilize the nursing process to promote optimal client stability. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 445 Community Health Nursing Clinical (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310, NUR348, 349, 350, 351, 360) Course fee. Students will be able to apply knowledge based on principles of public health and epidemiology to meet the community health needs of individuals, families and groups through primary, secondary and tertiary preventions. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 446 Pediatric Nursing (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310, NUR348, 349, 350, 351, 361). Examines the multiple stressors in the critically and chronically ill infant, child, and adolescent; and their effects on the child, family and community. Examines the nursing process to promote optimal stability. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 447 Child and Adolescent Responses to Health Stressors Clinical (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310, NUR348, 349, 350, 351, 360) Course fee. Utilizes the nursing process in clinical settings to promoter optimal stability of infants, children, and adolescents experiencing stressors. 2 Cr. Every Semester.

NUR 449 Costa Rica Preparation for Nursing Students (B). Prepares nursing students for Community Health Clinical in Costa Rica. Explores cultural factors needed to be able to comprehend the Costa Rican health care system and to interact with the Costa Rican people. Includes language support and preparation which will allow students to meet the government-required criteria for international students working in the health care system in Costa Rica. 2 Cr. Fall.

NUR 471 Community Based Epidemiology (B). Co-requisite: NUR 472 (must be taken concurrently). Explores the various roles filled by community health nurses and the public health system. Entry-level epidemiology will be applied to appropriate clinical settings in this country and globally. This course is designed for the adult learner and offers frequent opportunities to develop public health awareness in an area of individual interest, in addition to multiple independent learning projects. 3 Cr. Fall.

NUR 472 Community Based Epidemiology Clinical (B). Co-requisite: NUR 471 (must be taken concurrently). Provides the RN-BSN student with clinical experiences with issues relevant to both local and global public health. 2 Cr. Fall.

NUR 473 Nursing Seminar I (A). Examines the role of the baccalaureate educated RN and promotes professional development. Beginning skills to produce a final project related to clinical practice will be developed. Professional presentation and communication skills will be explored. 3 Cr. Spring.

NUR 475 Nursing Seminar II (A,Y). Explore professional development of the baccalaureate prepared nurse in depth. A final evidence-based practice project related to clinical practice will be completed and presented. 3 Cr. Spring.

NUR 478 Problem Solving in Nursing I (B). Focuses on problem solving and decision making in nursing. Emphasizes synthesis of knowledge as it applies to the care of patients with multiple needs. Examines test-taking skills, relaxation and stress management techniques. 1 Cr. Fall.

NUR 479 Problem Solving in Nursing II (B). Focuses on problem solving and decision making in nursing. Builds on skills learned in NUR 478. 1 Cr. Spring.

NUR 480 Clinical Skills Course for RN to BSN Students (B). Prerequisite: NUR 344. This clinical course assists international RN to BSN students, new associate degree graduates who are not yet employed in the nursing profession, as well as seasoned RNs without patient care experience in the last five years, to review and practice their clinical skills. Students will be able to review and practice critical elements of safe patient care and nursing practice. 1-4 Cr.

NUR 485 Introduction to Teaching in Nursing (B). This course is designed to teach the foundational theories and applications of nursing education. Faculty shortages at nursing schools accross the country are limiting student capacity at a time when the need for professional registered nurses continues to grow. In the hospital setting, nurse educators serve an essential role. A nurse educator can help mitigate mistakes, streamline processes, shorten new hire time from novice to proficient, and itentify opportunities to improve processes while decreasing risks to the patient, nurse, and hospital. 3 Cr.

NUR 495 Senior Nursing Seminar (B). (Prerequisite NUR321, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, PRO310, NUR348, 349, 350, 351, 360). Concentrated clinical course that includes 128 hours with an experienced RN from a local hospital or agency. This course provides the student with the opportunity to choose a select setting of their interest in order to further develop their clinical experience and assist in the transition to professional practice. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

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