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NUR 100 Fundamentals of Nursing (4-6) 6 hrs.

This is an introductory course in fundamental principles of nursing addressing man’s basic needs as identified by Maslow and related to the stages of development. Health is presented as a wellness-illness continuum. The concept of nursing is presented by introducing the nursing components – professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring actions, teaching, collaboration and managing care. Prerequisite/corequisite: ENG 101 or its equivalent, BIO 171 with a grade of 'C' or better. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 101 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child I (5-9) 8 hrs.

This is the first of a two-semester sequence concerned with commonly occurring health problems and their impact on man in relation to developmental stages and Maslow’s needs. Health is presented as alterations in wellness/illness as a human experience. Nursing is presented utilizing the nursing process applied to patient problems. Included are the Associate Degree Core Components and Competencies. Major units of study include transitions in health care, commonalities in the illness experience, coping with problems of oxygenation, nutrition, metabolism, elimination, and motor activity. Laboratory experiences in hospitals and other health agencies are planned concurrent with theory. Prerequisites/Corequisites: Successful challenge of NUR 100 or completion of NUR 100 with a grade of ‘C+’ or better, and BIO 171 and BIO 172 with a grade of ‘C’ or better. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 105 Nursing Process (1 week -15 hours) (1-0) 1 hr.

This course is an overview of the Nursing Process aimed at guiding the learner in the use of the process in planning care. Each step – assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation – will be analyzed in relation to the Nursing Care Plan. Special focus will be applied to the process of diagnosis, i.e., the identification and description of client problems amenable to nursing care. Goal setting and the process of writing care plans will also be considered as major topics. (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade.) Prerequisite: NUR 100 or an L.P.N./R.N. WS/SU View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 110 Gerontologic Nursing (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed for nursing students and health care providers interested in the area of Gerontology. Topics can be applied in primary, secondary, or tertiary settings. Topics will include the cognitive disorders, drug interactions, group work, and rehabilitation techniques in the elderly. An overview of gerontology is offered. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 202 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child II (5-12) 9 hrs.

This is the second of a two-semester sequence concerned with increasingly complex health problems and their impact on man’s ability to progress through his developmental stages and meet his needs as defined by Maslow. Emphasis is placed on the more common alterations in health along the wellness-illness continuum. Nursing is presented utilizing the nursing process applied to client problems. The nursing core components of professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care, are further developed. Major units of study include coping with problems of: motor activity and sensory function, self esteem, oxygenation, nutrition, metabolism and elimination, and environmental crises. Hospital laboratory and community experiences are correlated with theory. Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 230. Prerequisite: NUR 101, BIO 171, BIO 172 with a grade of 'C' or better. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 203 Maternal-Child Health Nursing (8 weeks)(5-12) 4 hrs.

This course is composed of 8 weeks of maternal-child nursing and is the study of the expanded family unit and the role of the nurse and others in providing for child bearing health needs of families. The aim is to enable the student to acquire a background of knowledge, understandings, attitudes, and skills which will prepare the student to participate effectively in the care of mother and infant through the maternity cycle and of children from birth to adolescent. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 101, NUR 202 or permission of instructor; PSY 100, PSY 200. A Summer session may be offered for accelerated students. Traditional students who have a B- in NUR 101, are satisfactory clinically, and have the recommendation of their clinical instructor may take the Summer session on a space available basis. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 204 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (7 weeks) (5-12) 4 hrs.

The course is intended to provide the nursing student with a basic knowledge of the dynamics of behavior and nursing needs of patients with commonly occurring functional and organic mental disorders. Major emphasis is placed on the importance of the nurse-patient relationship and the therapeutic use of self in the clinical setting. Additional emphasis is placed on the nurse’s role in interdisciplinary treatment planning and in community mental health. The clinical laboratory includes affiliations with both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. The student will develop and acquire the skills, attitudes, abilities and appreciations necessary to provide nursing care to patients with psychiatric disorders and to apply the nursing process in the care of the psychiatric patient. Nursing 204 is designated as a writing intensive course, which promotes the learning of course content and the refinement of written communication skills through a variety of writing assignments. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 101, NUR 202, or permission of instructor, PSY 100, PSY 200. Spring Semester, Summer Session. Traditional students who have a B- in NUR 101, are satisfactory clinically, and have the recommendation of their clinical instructor may take the Summer session on a space available basis. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 206 Nursing Clinical Practicum (1 week - 40 hrs) 1 hr.

This intensive, one week elective is offered during January Intersession or Summer Session to provide reality-oriented nursing practice based upon knowledge and skills accrued by nursing students during their Freshmen or Sophomore year at Finger Lakes Community College. The course is intended to permit the nursing student the curricular freedom to identify personal learning needs and initiate these learnings under the guidance of an expert clinical nursing instructor in an acute care hospital setting. This course offers the student the unique exposure to a full day or evening shift of clinical experience for a week’s time, thereby allowing for continuity and intensity of clinical learning not provided in other nursing clinical laboratory courses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 100 or NUR 101 and current enrollment in the nursing program. WS/SU View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 210 Pharmacodynamics of Nursing Practice (3-0) 3 hrs

A basic course designed to familiarize the learner with those groups of drugs frequently employed in the treatment of commonly occurring health problems. The course will include the study of drugs that affect the following body systems: nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematopoietic, immune, and respiratory. Drugs utilized in the treatment of infections and cancer will also be studied. Course restricted to R. N.’s and senior level students enrolled in an R.N. program. L.P.N.s and any other students must secure permission of instructor or department chair to take this course. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 211 Clinical Make-up Practicum (0-1) 1 hr.

This intensive, forty hour clinical make up course is required for the student in good clinical standing who has been absent for more than 10% of the required clinical hours in an FLCC required nursing courses with a clinical component. This course offers the student exposure to clinical experience with time possibly being divided between day, evening or weekend shifts thereby allowing for continuity and intensity of clinical learning. This course is graded S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Prerequisite: Successful completion of theory component of FLCC nursing course in which the student received an incomplete due to clinical absenteeism and recommendation of course level faculty. WS/SU View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 215 Nursing Seminar (2-0) 2 hrs.

Nursing Seminar supplements the learning of other nursing courses by providing the sophomore nursing student with a global concept of the professional registered nurse. This course includes lecture and discussion on such topics as nursing as a profession, ethical legal considerations, nursing theory and current trends affecting nursing practice. The course reviews requirements for RN licensure application and responsibilities for triennial registration in New York State. Participants consider personal adjustments and professional issues of significance in the transition from student to graduate associate nurse. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 101 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 202, NUR 203 and/or NUR 204. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 220 Alternative Therapies (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course explores the variety of options available today for use in the pursuit of holistic health. Alternative therapies will be viewed as complimentary to the existing medical system. This course will look at the theories, clinical research, politics and controversies surrounding the use of various alternative healing modalities. It will provide the student with information to evaluate the use of complementary therapies for healing and health maintenance. The format of this course includes lecture, class discussion, guest speakers, audio-visual aids and student presentations. This course is open to anyone interested in alternative therapies. (Also listed as MAS 225) B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 223 Pathophysiology (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed for students who wish to apply their knowledge of physiology to disease states occurring across the lifespan. The course will consist of a review of the normal functioning of selected body systems, and then analysis of pathological function during disease of those systems and standard treatment for these pathological conditions. Prerequisite: BIO 171 and BIO 172 with a grade of 'B' or higher. (Also listed as BIO 223) B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 230 Physical Assessment (2-2) 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting a complete nursing physical assessment. Lecture, demonstrations, small group interactions, and videotaped interviews focus on subjective assessment. Laboratory practices and audiovisual materials focus on objective assessment. Prerequisites: BIO 171, 172, NUR 100, or completion of an LPN/RN program; or permission of instructor. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 254 Nursing Leadership (3-0) 3 hrs.

Effective leadership is based upon awareness of self and others and confidence in communication combined with an understanding of the dynamics of the delivery system in which one assumes a leadership position. This course will include methods for understanding your leadership/coaching abilities and how to further develop these into successful skills that will position you for leadership in your future career endeavors. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 260 Nursing Capstone Internship (2-0) 2 hrs.

This course provides an opportunity for the nursing student in the last semester of the nursing program to closely study the role and responsibilities of the nurse in an assigned agency/unit and, under the guidance of the clinical preceptor, prepare to gradually assume the responsibilities of a RN on that unit/agency. This course is graded S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Prerequisite: NUR 202. Co-requisite: NUR 203 and/or NUR 204. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 265 Trans-Cultural Considerations in Health Care (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed for healthcare providers and nursing students who are interested in examining several different cultures in regards to heritage, family, education, occupation, communication, family roles, work force issues and spirituality. Responses to health, illness and death will also be explored. Prerequisite: ENG 101. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 270 Ethical Considerations in Health Care (3-0) 3 Hrs.

The purpose of this course is to involve the student in reading and discussing medical issues from an ethical perspective to create depth in our awareness of the moral problems that cannot be ignored and more often than not, cannot necessarily be solve. The scope of this course will entail examination of different ethical approaches to moral problems in medicine and their success or failure in a broad range of medical issues, including the physician-patient relationship, the role of the nurse, euthanasia and death with dignity, rights to health care/costs of health care and an examination for important concepts such as autonomy, paternalism, rights, consent, confidentiality, among others. (Also listed as PHL 170) B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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