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Long Island University (School of Nursing)




The School of Nursing offers a program leading to the B.S. degree with a major in Nursing. Our program’s mission is to:

- Provide a teaching and learning environment for quality baccalaureate nursing education for students from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds.

- Assist students to share cultural insights and to appreciate cultural differences to enrich their personal and professional lives.

- Assist students in enhancing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to adapt to an ever changing professional environment.

- Provide the opportunity for students to learn to practice successfully in the political, social, and economic environment

- Provide caring, competent registered professional nurses to provide healthcare for multi-cultural client populations.

- Provide students with the advocacy skills necessary to empower clients to improve the quality and availability of their health care, particularly in the inner city.

- Instill a love of and respect for life-long learning.

The program builds on the application of liberal arts and sciences to the study of nursing to prepare the graduate to practice nursing in a variety of settings. Three primary areas of care are stressed: health promotion, care of the acutely ill and long-term care of the chronically ill. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the examination for licensure as Registered Professional Nurses in New York State.

Registered Professional Nurses who have earned a diploma or associate degree at other institutions may apply credits toward completion of the Bachelor of Science degree through the R.N.-B.S. Connection Program. The School of Nursing also offers the following graduate programs: 1) Master of Science degree and a post-Master's Certificate Program preparing either adult, family or gerontological nurse practitioners and 2) a Master of Science degree for nurse executives in nursing and health care management.

An accelerated dual-degree program is offered leading to the Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degrees in either the Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Executive track.

The School of Nursing admits students on a “rolling” basis and most courses are offered each semester. Full-time, part-time & Evening/Weekend options are available.

MISSION

The faculty of Long Island University School of Nursing, in developing its mission, philosophy, and objectives, has been guided by the general mission and philosophy statement of the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, Nursing’s Social Policy Statement, Code for Nurses, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of College and University Education for Professional Nursing

B.S. (NURSING)

Our program, leading to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing, is fully accredited by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Program is designed to prepare the student to develop the competencies essential for beginning professional nursing practice, sit for the state licensure examination for registered nurses and to build a foundation for graduate study.




School name:Long Island UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:720 Northern Boulevard Brookville
Zip & city:NY 11548-1300. New York
Phone:(718) 488-1508
Web:http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/nursing/
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NURSING I
An introduction to the basic clinical nursing skills required to provide care to clients in a variety of settings. Students are introduced to the nursing process as a tool for organizing care. All aspects of health are considered — promotion, prevention and maintenance. Students apply knowledge in the theory component to the care of adult clients with basic health needs in a clinical setting. Three hours lecture, nine hours clinical.

PHARMACOLOGY I
An introduction to the basic principles of medication administration and pharmacology. Students study the role of pharmacological agents in the prevention of illness and the diagnosis and treatment of individuals. The nursing process is introduced as a vehicle for applying knowledge of pharmacology to nursing practice.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT I
An introduction to the basic skills required to complete the health assessment of clients. Emphasis is on history taking, documentation and basic psychomotor skills to perform integumentary, abdominal and musculoskeletal assessments and measurement of vital signs. One hour lecture, three hours laboratory.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY IN NURSING I
This course introduces students to the pathophysiologic changes associated with specific disease processes as they relate to nursing care. Students apply concepts and content learned in anatomy and physiology to understand the cellular and physiological changes associated with disease processes related to alterations in skin integrity, immune function, cellular function, activity and rest and fluid and electrolyte balance across the life span.Three hours lecture.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING SEMINAR
A writing intensive, WAC seminar with a focus on concepts and perspectives of professional nursing practice, including what constitutes the profession, processes guiding practice, dynamics and dimensions of the environment of nursing, and professional roles. There is emphasis on communication, critical thinking and the teaching-learning process. Small group work is used to facilitate experiential learning. Offered every semester.

NURSING II
A study of nursing management of adult clients with common health problems. Emphasis is on the acute stages of illness, although all levels of promotion are discussed. Students are provided the opportunity to implement and evaluate nursing care provided to clients in a variety of settings. Five hours lecture, nine hours clinical.

PHARMACOLOGY II
A study of the therapeutic uses of pharmacologic agents in the body, including actions, therapeutic responses, adverse effects and drug interactions with a focus on drugs affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems. The nurse’s role in assessing, teaching and evaluating the client’s response to medications is discussed. Two hours lecture.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT II
An introduction to health assessment of clients across the life span. Students complete a detailed history of physical assessment on various clients. Emphasis is on identifying health needs of clients through the nursing process with a focus on basic psychomotor skills required to examine the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic and sensory systems and to perform a complete health assessment. Lecture and laboratory.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY IN NURSING II
This course is designed to continue the study of pathophysiology and builds on concepts and content learned in Pathophysiology in Nursing I. Students learn about the cellular and physiological consequences that occur in the respiratory, cardiovascular and endocrine systems. Students are given opportunities to integrate knowledge gained in this course to the nursing care of clients across the life span with common health problems. Three hours lecture.

PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR
An introductory bridge course designed for Registered Nurse students as a connection between previous learning and new knowledge. Historical, theoretical and philosophical issues are reviewed and analyzed. Students are introduced to the framework and use of the nursing process. Students examine concepts, theories of nursing, environment, teaching-learning and communication.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR REGISTERED NURSES
A course designed to provide Registered Nurse students with the theory and professional skills necessary to build on their assessment skills and to conduct in an organized and systematic manner a complete health assessment of a client.Two hours of lecture, three hours laboratory a week.

NURSING III - PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
A course introducing students to concepts and theories related to the nursing care of clients experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, psychoses, personality disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, childhood pathology and organic brain disorders. An examination is made of the role of the nurse at all levels of prevention, with emphasis on the nurse in secondary practice within the framework of the nursing process. One and one-half hours lecture, four and one-half hours clinical.

NURSING PRACTICE IV - FAMILY CENTERED NURSING
A study of nursing management of families, incorporating various aspects of care for child-bearing and child-rearing families; also, discussion of all levels of prevention as students learn about the management of families in various settings such as clinics, hospitals, shelters and the home. Students apply knowledge acquired in the didactic component to a variety of clinical experiences. Three hours lecture, nine hours clinical.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING
A course designed to provide the senior student with the theoretical knowledge and skills needed to solve complex nursing and health-care problems, to apply techniques of leadership to bring about new patterns of care, and to function as an independent and interdependent member of the health-care team. Lecturediscussions and seminars support the clinical work and progress to increasingly broader health-care issues and concerns for nurses. Focus is on organizations, leadership, decision making, change, methods of measuring quality of nursing care, communication, health-care systems, and the critical skills necessary for a nurse to function as an effective leader and manager of client care. Clinical experience is coordinated with theoretical content and students’ interests and needs and includes a variety of health-care settings where students can develop leadership and problem-solving abilities and skills in evaluating professional care. Two hours lecture, three hours clinical.

RESEARCH IN NURSING
An introduction to the processes of scientific inquiry and research in order to develop critical consumers of nursing research and to enable future professional nurses to evaluate the scientific merit of nursing research studies in order to incorporate relevant findings into their practice. The identification and exploration of the relationship of the research process to the development of nursing knowledge is considered. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to analyze and evaluate nursing research in a culturally-diverse and collegial atmosphere using experiential teaching-learning methods. The course builds on research concepts introduced in earlier levels and on the principles of basic statistics. Additional research concepts, terminology and methodology are introduced throughout the course. Three hours lecture.

NURSING V
A course synthesizing accumulated knowledge on selected topics relating to the effect of acute alterations in health on multiple organ systems. Students apply nursing practice concepts and principles learned earlier to the care of clients with complex needs. The clinical component enables students to apply beginning professional-level skills to the care of multiple clients in an acute-care setting, directed by an experienced professional nurse mentor. Three hours lecture, nine hours clinical.

NURSING VI
An advanced-level course directing students toward the synthesis of knowledge and its application to distributive practice with individuals, families and communities. The theory component emphasizes concepts of community health and the emerging role of the nurse in primary and tertiary care. The clinical experience enables students to complete a comprehensive community assessment to provide care to clients in the community. Three hours lecture, nine hours clinical.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN NURSING
A study of the impact of political, economic and historical issues, as well as trends and other current issues, on nursing practice. Students explore and discuss the emerging roles of the nurse in a dynamic health-care delivery system. Two hours lecture/discussion.

SENIOR ELECTIVE: SELECTED TOPICS
A directed seminar/discussion open to
Nursing students in the senior semester.
Opportunity for students to pursue an area or areas of study such as creativity in nursing, ethical and legal issues, holistic nursing, sexuality and women’s health. Two or three hours lecture/discussion.

CURRENT TRENDS AND ADVANCES IN NURSING PRACTICE
A synthesis of previous knowledge and practice as a foundation for examining recent advances or a more in-depth study of nursing practice (or both). The various modules are selected in conjunction with a faculty adviser according to student interests and needs. Two modules satisfy program requirements.

NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY
An examination of the expanding role and scope of the practice of nursing in the community. Clinical settings are geared toward students’ professional development and their working with individuals, families, groups and communities at primary and tertiary levels of prevention. Focus is on the effects of health care and its delivery to clients of different cultural, economic and social backgrounds. Three hours lecture, nine hours laboratory.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR REGISTERED NURSES
This course is designed to provide the Registered Nurse with the theories and skills necessary for solving the increasingly complex problems in nursing and healthcare. Content focuses on the Leadership Education Model and explores the role of the leader as expert, visionary, communicator, critical thinker, facilitator, and mentor. The clinical practicum provides a focused experience to help the practicing nurse develop and/or enhance leadership and management skills. Two hours lecture.

NCLEX REVIEW
A review course required of Nursing majors in the semester before their graduation to prepare them for the National Council Licensure Examination. Focus is on test taking skills and the identification of the rationale used when selecting correct answers. Review content includes questions from each of the categories of client needs as well as from all phases of the nursing process. Fifty review hours.


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