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Molloy College (Department of Nursing)




Molloy College is an independent, comprehensive college located on a 30-acre campus in Rockville Centre, Long Island, forty minutes by train from the heart of New York City. Undergraduate and graduate academic programs are offered in both the day and evening. The curriculum reflects the College's commitment to tradition and its openness to creative innovation.

Molloy offers the Associate in Arts degree for liberal arts and science. Students may also pursue the Associate in Applied Science degree in the areas of nuclear medicine technology, cardio-vascular technology and respiratory care.

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Social Work degrees are offered in more than 50 areas of concentration, in such diverse fields as business management, accounting, sociology, English, nursing, biology, psychology and music. The College also offers undergraduate programs in interdisciplinary studies, computer studies, music therapy, speech-language pathology and criminal justice. Teaching certification is available for Childhood Education, Childhood/Special Education, Adolescence Education and Adolescence/Special Education.

The College offers Masters' degrees in Nursing, Education and Business. Each of these three disciplines offers several concentrations that serve a variety of student needs and interests.

Over 13,000 Molloy College alumni have benefited from this combination of traditional, liberal studies and practical, professional coursework. Their personal development and professional success are a testimony to the tradition of Dominican education at Molloy College.

Located off the Southern State Parkway, between exits 19 and 20, the college is easily accessible from all parts of Long Island, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn by bus, LIRR or automobile. (For more specific directions, see the map inside the back cover.)

MISSION STATEMENT OF MOLLOY

In the Judeo-Christian framework, Molloy College, an independent, comprehensive institution founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, New York, identifies itself as Catholic and Dominican in tradition. Committed to the Dominican ideals of truth, academic excellence and openness to diverse world-views, the College provides a value-centered educational experience which enhances intellectual, ethical, spiritual and social development.

In an environment where academic freedom, a spirit of inquiry and respect for each individual's worth and dignity prevail, students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of modern life. Undergraduate programs, based on a strong liberal arts core curriculum, offer wide choices in professional and career preparation. Graduate education fosters a higher level of scholarly inquiry for expansion of knowledge, self-enrichment and achievement of personal and professional goals.

Molloy College promotes campus diversity by welcoming men and women of different ages, races, religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds. Dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship, faculty encourage their students to search for truth through critical thinking, reflection and dialogue, to strive for personal moral growth and to develop a sense of social, economic and political responsibility. The Molloy community seeks to assist students through responsible academic advisement, sensitive personal and career counseling and a multifaceted on-campus program of student services. Through its extensive Continuing Education Program, Molloy College services the life-long educational and cultural needs of surrounding communities.

A Molloy College education challenges students to maintain high personal and professional standards, to be aware of their responsibilities to preserve and protect the environment and to improve the quality of life for themselves and their neighbors in an ever-changing global society.

VISION STATEMENT OF MOLLOY

Molloy College, built on Catholic and Dominican characteristics of intellectual life, study and the search for truth, is committed to academic excellence through a value-centered, holistic education in liberal arts and professional programs.

Molloy College is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning community, which focuses on respect for each person and leadership through service.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

The faculty of the department of Nursing, in accord with Molloy College, believe that every person, as a biological, psychological, socio-cultural being, has an innate potential for self-actualization in a dynamic universe. We believe that human beings are entitled to an environment which fosters individual self-esteem and mutual positive regard. We hold in high esteem the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals. It is the concept of valuing, in relation to humanity-environment-health, which gives meaning to humanistic nursing practice.

Each human being is an integrated whole evolving through time. The uniqueness of humanity is reflected through individuals, families and communities continuously interacting with their environment. Since environment influences the health and well-being of humanity, we recognize our collective responsibility to strive toward an environmentally better world.

Health is a dynamic state of Bio-psycho-socio-cultural well-being. A responsible society provides a health care system that enables individuals to function at their highest level. Nursing meets the actual and potential needs of humanity by assisting a diverse, multi-cultural population to attain, maintain and retain optimum health.

Nursing is both a science and an art which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of human responses. Humanistic nursing integrates theory and practice within a framework of ethical decision-making. Nursing provides health care for individuals, families and communities. Central to professional practice are caring, interpersonal communication and nursing therapeutics. We believe that nursing is a social contract grounded in the profession's code of ethics and requires a life-long professional commitment.

Baccalaureate nursing education is based on liberal arts and sciences. This foundation distinguishes baccalaureate nurses by preparing them to communicate, evaluate and provide humanistic health care. Professional nursing education includes nursing's scientific body of knowledge which is augmented by the findings of nursing research. Baccalaureate education prepares the nurse generalist to practice in a variety of health care settings in a beginning leadership/management role.

The faculty believe that learning is an ongoing process that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical decision-making, a creative approach to life situations and an appreciation of ethical and aesthetic values. We believe learning occurs best in a humanistic environment that values students and supports them in becoming increasingly self-directed.



School name:Molloy CollegeDepartment of Nursing
Address:1000 Hempstead Ave
Zip & city:NY 11571-5002 New York
Phone:(516)678-5000
Web:http://www.molloy.edu/academic/nur/
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SCIENCE OF NURSING AND EVOLVING HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
This is a Level I, introductory theory course, taken upon acceptance into the Nursing Program. This course is designed to introduce the Nursing student to the science of nursing, the evolving health care system and the Molloy Humanistic Framework. The history of the profession is examined along with political, legal and ethical issues. The implications of HIPAA regulations will be addressed. The course will aid the student developing a personal philosophy upon which to build subsequent learning and professional practice.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT/LIFESPAN PROCESSES
This is a Level I course which will present the theories of growth and development. Psychosexual, psychosocial, cognitive and biological theories are discussed as they relate to each stage of the development process. Strategies for health promotion, interventions and anticipatory guidance are addressed. The role of the professional nurse at each life stage is discussed.

LPN: CLINICAL CONCEPTS AS RELATED TO HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE
This course is required for LPN Career Mobility students who have less than one year of clinical experience. It has both theory and College laboratory requirements. Concepts and principles from all areas of nursing, biological, physical, behavioral, and social sciences are included to provide the student with a strong theory base on which to develop and implement patient care. Students may obtain credit for this course with documentation of a minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience.

LPN: PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
This course is required for LPN Career Mobility students. The course includes observation, interviewing, auscultation, palpation and percussion skills. Physical assessment and nursing diagnosis within the Molloy Humanistic Framework are emphasized.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course builds on knowledge from the sciences and the Level I nursing courses. The etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment modalities and implications of selected disease processes are introduced. Content includes stress response, deviations in cellular activity, inflammatory processes, immune response and fluid and electrolyte balance across the lifespan.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT/NURSING FUNDAMENTALS
This theory and clinical course is a Level II nursing course. This course combines concepts of humanistic nursing assessment with the beginning skills/interventions for the delivery of safe patient care. The assessment component of the course encompasses physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cultural, family and community assessment. The nursing fundamentals component will introduce the student to required skills and/or interventions for clients with altered health maintenance problems. This course integrates concepts and principles of communication, multiculturalism, human-valuing and professional role responsibilities. Content will also include required infection control and barrier precautions as well as an introduction to pharmacology dose calculation. Students will have 2 hours/week of theory, 4 hours/week of learning laboratory time and 6 hours/week of clinical. The 78 clinical hours per semester will provide the student with the opportunities to apply learned theory. These hours will begin after initial learning has been validated in Nursing Learning Laboratory.

PHARMACOLOGY
This Level II comprehensive theory course introduces the student to basic pharmacology concepts, major drug classifications, nutritional supplements and related professional nursing roles. Content related to the importance of research and technology as well as the impact of current health care trends on pharmacotherapeutics is discussed.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: HEALTH CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
This course explores the principles of community/public health nursing practice and mental health nursing including the health care delivery system, epidemiology and the political system. Health promotion, risk reduction and disease prevention for populations and communities will be explored including concepts of environmental health, cultural, economic and ethical issues. The focus will be on primary, secondary and tertiary intervention. Some of the health problems/populations included are tuberculosis, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, bio-terrorism preparedness, substance abuse/addictive disorders and violence and chronic relapsing conditions. Community intervention strategies will explore utilizing partnerships with populations and communities. The student spends nine (9) hours 1 day/week in clinical settings and three (3) hours/week in class. There are a total of 117 clinical hours weekday clinicals only.

RN: HUMANISTIC NURSING CONCEPTS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
This is a bridge course for the Registered Nurse Undergraduate student. The course is open to Registered Nurses only. The history of the profession is examined to provide the student with a better understanding of current nursing leadership and practice (education, delivery and administration) in today's health care environment. Legal and ethical aspects of nursing, as well as the emergent role of the nurse advocate, HIPAA implications, and current issues are discussed to illustrate nurses' responsibility and accountability to their clients, their profession and themselves. This course focuses on professionalism. It is designed to help the RN synthesize previous learning and experience with new knowledge in order to develop a philosophy and an understanding of the nurse's professional role.

SELF-AWARENESS IN HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE
This is an elective course that is offered to students who wish to pursue a "journey inward." It affords the opportunity to look at and share parts of our lives that exist, but may be rarely focused upon. Participation is encouraged and enhanced by go-round activities and partner-sharing. Open to Non-Nursing majors.

SELF AWARENESS SECOND EXPERIENCE
This elective course will focus upon concepts explored in Self Awareness (NUR 301) such as anger, fear and relationships. The course will also look at ""how we live in today's world'' exploring love, success and contentment in this context.

NURSING RESEARCH
This is a Level III theory course, which addresses scientific methodology of research and its application to nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on theory and methods of research and critical evaluation of the research report. Group activities are directed to critiquing the research work of peers and others.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH CARE ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN I
This is a Level III comprehensive course focusing on the professional nurse's role in the care of acute health care problems of adults and children. This four (4) hour/week course focuses upon the application of the nursing process as related to the biological, psychological and socio-cultural needs of the clients with acute and chronic health care needs.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH CARE ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN I-CLINICAL
This is a Level III comprehensive clinical course focusing on the application of theory related to care of acute health problems of adults and children. The student spends eight (8) hours 3 days/ week for a total of 156 clinical hours for half the semester in a acute care setting. A two hour seminar for content integration will be held twice during the rotation.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: HEALTHCARE PERSPECTIVES OF MEN AND WOMEN
This is a Level III nursing course focusing on issues and trends related to health care of men and women during the reproductive and childbearing cycle. This two (2) hour/week course focuses upon the application of the nursing process as related to male and female reproductive roles, sexuality and physiological/ psychological abnormalities. Content related to conception, the childbearing process, postpartum and newborn assessment and care is included.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: HEALTHCARE PERSPECTIVES OF MEN AND WOMEN-CLINICAL
This is a Level III clinical nursing course focusing on application of theory related to health and health care of men and women during the reproductive childbearing cycle. The student spends seven (7) hours 3 days/week for a total of 117 clinical hours for half the semester in an acute care setting. A two hour seminar for content integration will be held twice during the rotation.

RN: HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN THE COMMUNITY
This is a Level III course for the Registered Nurse undergraduate student which focuses on physical assessment skills with implications and applications to the individual as a member of a family unit.A comprehensive physical assessment of a selected adult and a wellness assessment of family members is conducted. The physical assessment is based on theory outlined in class. Strategies for the wellness assessment include health screening and risk appraisal. A health promotion plan including risk management is then developed within the Humanistic Nursing Framework. The student is responsible to secure an agreement with an individual and the family unit to conduct the assessments.

RN: INTEGRATIVE NURSING PRACTICE
This is a Level III course for the Registered Nurse undergraduate student. This course focuses on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual responses to wellness/altered health patterns. Holistic interventions are analyzed for incorporation into professional practice within the Humanistic Nursing Framework. The theory component encompasses integrative nursing care of individuals and families experiencing wellness/altered health patterns. The experiential component introduces the student to holistic healing modalities to promote self care.

RN: CULTURE OF HEALTH IN CHRONIC ILLNESS
This is a Level III theory course for the Registered Nurse undergraduate student. The course focuses on four topics within the Humanistic Nursing Framework. The topics included are community health concepts, chronic illness across the lifespan, the physically challenged and geriatric nursing.

RN: PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES IN WORLD HEALTH
This is a Level III theory and clinical course for the Registered Nurse undergraduate student. This course focuses on the expansion, synthesis and application of prior knowledge to global health concerns. The four (4) hour/week theory component focuses on public health issues within the local, national and international communities. Application of community health and public health principles are discussed. The format of the course is diadatic with a major portion devoted to student presentations on current and emerging public health issues around the world viewed within the Humanistic Nursing Framework. The forty five (45) hour/semester clinical component consists of selected field trips to enhance, validate and apply theoretical components and concepts, and increase the student's understanding of the community/world as the client. Community health programs are conducted by students for selected aggregates and focus on high risk assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH CARE ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN II
This Level IV comprehensive course focuses on the professional nurse's role in the care of acute health care problems of adults and children. This four (4) hour/week course focuses upon the application of the nursing process as related to the biological, psychological and socio-cultural needs of the clients with acute system illnesses.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTH CARE ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN II-CLINICAL
This Level IV comprehensive clinical course focuses on the application of theory related to the care of acute health problems of adults and children. The student spends eight (8) hours 3 days/ week for a total of 156 clinical hours for half the semester in a acute care setting. A two hour seminar for content integration will be held twice during the rotation.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: COMPREHENSIVE LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
Comprehensive leadership and management seminar is a Level IV course that focuses on the role of the nurse as leader/manager in the evolving health care system. The two (2) hours/week theoretical component focuses on the comprehension and application of management theories. Issues related to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), financial management, collective bargaining and unionization, mentoring are several of the topics discussed in this seminar course.

HUMANISTIC NURSING PRACTICE: COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL PRACTICUM
Comprehensive clinical practicum is a 195 hour independent clinical experience for the second half of the last semester. In this culminating course the student will actualize all previously synthesized material incorporating professional leadership/ management theories and strategies in the planning and implementation of professional humanistic nursing practice. The clinical experience is individually selected based on learning interest. A two hour seminar for content integration will be held bi-weekly during this course.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Open to students able to pursue, in-depth, an area of special interest. Directed readings, discussion and study of a problem under guidance of a member of the department. Credits commensurate with project.

THEORETICAL TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This three (3) credit theory course is meant to provide transition to professional nursing for nurses with a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field. The Humanistic Nursing Framework at Molloy College is introduced and nurses are prepared in such areas as nursing research, critical thinking, leadership and management and legal/ethical/health care issues that face nurses in current practice in a variety of situations. 45 hours per semester. Tuition and credits are at the undergraduate level. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits

RN: LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT
This is a Level IV theory and clinical course for the Registered Nurse undergraduate student. The two (2) hour/week theory component focuses on contemporary professional leadership/ management concepts and issues within the Humanistic Nursing Framework. Concepts such as managed care, collaboration and financial management are included. The concepts/issues are relevant to the Registered Nurse practicing in an integrated Health Care Network.

ADVANCED NURSING THEORY
This course explores the nature of nursing's conceptual models and theories. Students are expected to interpret the view of current theorists in relation to the concepts of the Molloy Humanistic Nursing Framework. Emphasis is placed on comparing and contrasting recognized theories and their application to professional practice.

CURRENT ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course provides for the critical analysis of professional nursing as influenced by social, cultural, political, economic, legal and educational trends. Emphasis will be placed on nursing's mandate to hold in high esteem the uniqueness and dignity of all humanity. Consideration is given to ethical decision-making as it relates to social policy. Incorporated in the course will be debate and persuasive argumentation based on critical thinking.

ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
This course focuses on the exploration of current research findings in organizational theories. Students examine behaviors in organizations, with a particular focus on organizational design and structure, organizational culture and climate, theories of motivation, groups, leadership, power and conflict and change and organizational innovation. Students apply theories to actual situations in nursing education and nursing management through the use of case study analysis.

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