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College of New Rochelle (School of Nursing)




Let me introduce and welcome you to a career that is at the center of our society and lives. Nursing is the key to the health and well being of our society. Nursing is a career with limitless possibilities for dramatic growth and change in stimulating environments. It is a field of study that seeks intelligent, dedicated and self-motivated women and men.

Today, as we prepare ourselves for a population that is aging, a “baby boom generation” that will significantly shift the way society responds to the needs of the elderly, we need a new cadre of nurses who will make the difference in our health care system. As a nurse, you will make a difference in people’s lives by developing in a career that engages your heart, your mind, and your soul. We call it "educaring" - a wellness approach that teaches the scientific and the human aspects of nursing.

Nursing is the ultimate adventure, a lifetime career where you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of roles. Your educational career may begin as a Registered Nurse and continue onto a doctorate degree. The choice is yours.

Begin your journey at The College of New Rochelle. Founded by the Ursuline Order in 1904, The College of New Rochelle continues as a small independent friendly college on a tranquil campus nestled in a residential area just outside of New York City. Our unique location permits us the opportunity to provide classroom and practical knowledge through clinical experiences at over 100 of the most modern and sophisticated health care institutions in the New York metropolitan area. The opportunities at CNR are endless. Place yourself at the forefront of an exciting health career by joining the caregivers in training at CNR today. Make a difference in people’s lives by making a difference in your own.




School name:College of New Rochelle School of Nursing
Address:29 Castle Place
Zip & city:NY 10805 New York
Phone:800-948-4766
Web:http://www.cnr.edu/ACADEMICS/son-index.html
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NUTRITION
Fundamentals of human nutrition in relation to individual health needs throughout the life span will be the focus of this course. The chemical composition physiological role, and interrelationships among food nutrients will be introduced. Diverse psychosocial and cultural influences upon food consumption patterns and consumer choices will be evaluated in light of recent findings.

PHARMACOLOGY
The general principles of pharmacology, therapeutic uses, mechanisms of action, biotransformation, dosage range, side effects, adverse drug reactions, and drug interactions of each class of drugs, and of selected drugs in each class will be presented. Emphasis is upon the interaction of client systems and pharmacological agents. The lab component involves a practical application of the general principles of pharmacology, emphasizing the requisite techniques of med-math computation, medication administration, and documentation.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

PRE-NURSING EXPERIENCE I
This pre-nursing experience facilitates academic skills development and growth of self. During the course of the semester, student will learn self care modalities and principles of group process. Students will develop the skills necessary for academic success. The experiences will empower students to successfully progress in their baccalaureate studies.

PRE-NURSING EXPERIENCE II
This pre-nursing experience facilitates professional role socialization. The students will acquire a strong knowledge base of the nursing profession. During the course of the semester, the students will build on the knowledge and skills that they have gained from the first pre-nursing seminar relative to self care from its history to its various organizations and specialties.

NURSING I: FOUNDATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE
This course introduces students to the concepts of nursing practice. Students will utilize the knowledge, attitudes and therapeutic intervention skills necessary for the delivery of nursing care for health promotion and disease prevention of individual clients in selected community health care environments. Students will gain an understanding of the concepts of holism and caring. Laboratory and clinical experiences will facilitate the development of therapeutic communications and critical thinking skills.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT/LAB
This course prepares students for holistic health assessment of clients. Data collection and analysis of the data are emphasized. Laboratory for integration of theory and mastery of assessment skills is utilized, along with multimedia resources.

PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING
The focus of the course is the development of caring relationships through communicated understanding. Assessment of client perceptions and experiences is based on a variety of theories of human behavior and potential for health. Individual, family, community and contextual resources are considered in developing interventions for evolving health. The self-knowledge of the nurse is examined as an essential component of objective and credible nurse-client relationships.

ALTERED PHYSIOLOGY I
A survey of the relationships of body functioning to the physiological changes that occur as a result of illness. Epidemiological, preventive, and pathological aspects of disease are explored. The immune, hematological, cardiac, respiratory, and renal systems are studied.

ALTERED PHYSIOLOGY II
A survey of the relationship of normal functioning of the more complex body systems to physiologic changes that occur as the result of alterations in health patterns. The reproductive, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepatic, neurological, and sensory systems are studied.

NURSING II: ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS (ADULT HEALTH I)
This course focuses on selected problems of individuals. The special focus is on the delivery of nursing care to individuals with health needs. Students analyze environmental factors, political, legal, and ethical issues. Case studies, seminars, and interactive computer programs facilitate clinical applications of critical thinking communication skills, and therapeutic interventions.

NURSING II: SYNTHESIS: ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS (ADULT HEALTH I)
A variety of clinical experiences provide opportunities to apply theoretical concepts of Nursing II: Acute Health Problems in the care of individuals experiencing health problems. Acute care settings are used to facilitate application of concepts.

NURSING III: PARENT CHILD HEALTH NURSING
This course prepares students for nursing practice with individuals, children, and child-bearing women in the context of their respective families. During the childbearing period, the course will address not only physiologic issues that impact upon this particular stage of the life cycle, as well as roles and relationships within the family during this period. The focus of the child rearing period will be to address families with children from birth through adolescence. Health issues of children will be discussed, as well as the psychosocial changes that occur during this period. Plans for nursing interventions emphasize the holistic nature of clients and their families, pathophysiological concepts, and therapeutic nutrition. Through the use of classroom discussions and case studies, appropriate care plans are developed for use in the synthesis course.

NURSING III: SYNTHESIS: PARENT CHILD HEALTH NURSING
Students apply theoretical concepts in selected clinical laboratory settings. Students implement nursing care plans developed in Nursing III: Parent Child Health Nursing for childbearing and child rearing clients within the context of their families and communities.

TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN HEALTH CARE
An introduction to the field of transcultural health care and an anthropological perspective to health values and practices of selected culturally-diverse groups. The role of the health professional in reconciling ethnocentric health care values with health practices of culturally-diverse groups is explored.

HONORS PROGRAM SEMINAR
The Honors Program Seminar is a bi-weekly, non-credit bearing class for students enrolled in the Honors Program. The seminar focuses on student honors project development and coordination of the Honors Program Symposium. Each student is expected to present her/his proposal to be critiqued by the entire seminar student body prior to its presentation to the Honors Program Committee for acceptance. And, once the proposal has been accepted, the student’s progress toward project completion as well as completion of the final project paper will be monitored by her/his peers. In addition, the annual Honors Program Symposium will be developed during the seminar meetings.

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH
Introduction to Research prepares students to be knowledgeable consumers of nursing research. This course introduces students to basic research concepts and language. Students build on concepts of research introduced in earlier nursing, liberal arts and science courses and statistics to develop the ability to analyze and evaluate current research for use in nursing practice. Students examine the historical, social, scientific, political, and professional factors that influence nursing research and explore ethical issues involved in research. The components of research design, implementation, evaluation, dissemination, and utilization of findings are discussed and analyzed.


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