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New Jersey City University (Nursing Department)




The department supports the University's urban mission and the mission of access and excellence. With over 1000 graduates since its inception in 1976, the department has made its mark on the New Jersey nursing community producing many nurse leaders in administration, management, education and direct care.

The Department of Nursing at New Jersey City University serves a uniquely diverse and growing population. The program has expanded to include a new Master of Science in Nursing program. Our RN-BSN Program is a community focused instructional experience emphasizing urban issues determined to meet the health and nursing needs of a multi-cultural society.

UNDERGRADUATE RN-BSN PROGRAM

New Jersey City University offers an upper division Baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.). The program is designed for the Registered Nurse and is accredited by the National League of Nursing (N.L.N.) and the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

Use of transfer credits and credit obtained by examination make it possible to complete the program in approximately two and one half years as a part-time student. The University also offers flexibility with many major and support courses being offered in day and evening sessions. Additionally the support courses are offered through weekend college as well.



School name:New Jersey City UniversityNursing Department
Address:2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Professional Studies Building, Suite P-449
Zip & city:NJ 07305 - 1597 New Jersey
Phone:(201) 200-3157
Web:http://www.njcu.edu/dept/ProfStudies/nursing2/
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B.S.N. SEMINAR, TRENDS I
This course serves as an orientation and socialization into baccalaureate nursing education.

ASSESSMENT THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN
Basic skills in history taking, interviewing, physical assessment and teaching adults, pediatric clients and newborn clients are the focus of this course. College and clinical laboratory work are also included.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-INDIVIDUAL (THEORY)
This course focuses on the use of the nursing process as it impacts the individual from conception through adulthood, along the health-illness continuum. The primary focus of the course is the individual client as a system and the introduction of the student to the leadership-change-agent role.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-INDIVIDUAL (LABORATORY)
This course emphasizes the application of the nursing model to the nursing process as it relates to serving the individual. Settings include college laboratory, hospitals, nursing homes and community agencies.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-FAMILY (THEORY)
Study of the individual within the family and other open systems are presented in this course. The nursing process is used to examine clients and emphasis is given to total assessment. Crisis theory, developmental psychology, family theory and physical assessment are used. The principles of nurse leadership, research, ethics, epidemiology, nutrition, rehabilitation and pharmacology are introduced.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-FAMILY (LABORATORY)
This course emphasizes the application of the nursing model to provide the framework for assessing individuals within the family, throughout the life cycle.

THEORETICAL BASIS OF NURSING
This course is an introduction to various nursing theorists and evolving theories of nursing science which support the development of professional nursing practice.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-GROUPS (THEORY)
The systems developmental stress model is used to assess clients of all ages beginning with healthy clients and focusing on prevention. Clients with deviations from health are studied beginning with those which occur during pregnancy and childhood. The focus is on groups and their dynamics.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-GROUPS (LABORATORY)
Community based clinical experience offers the student an opportunity to apply principles of nursing theory in this course.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-COMMUNITY (THEORY)
This course uses the nursing process in combination with the systems developmental stress model to view the development of persons from adolescence through older adulthood along the health-illness continuum. The primary focus is the community as a system. The leadership-change-agent and the research role of the nurse are also subjects studied in this course.

NURSING PROCESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION-COMMUNITY (LABORATORY)
In this course laboratory experiences are coordinated with the learning of theoretical content. The nursing process is applied by using the nursing model in a variety of community settings including the collegecommunity, rehabilitation centers, visiting nurse sites and other community agencies.

NURSING RESEARCH
The course provides an overview of the scientific approach to problem solving and research methodology as applied to nursing. Throughout the semester, selected research studies are reviewed and analyzed.

TRENDS AND ISSUES IN NURSING II
This course continues the socializing process of students into nursing as an area of study in higher education. Historical perspectives, current issues and trends set within the contexts of changing societal needs are considered, with emphasis on the changing role of the nurse in the health care delivery system.

SENIOR SEMINAR AND IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT
In this course, students are required to conduct an in-depth study of a specific area or problem in nursing. Faculty functions as a preceptor for student research, preparation of seminars and for written and oral presentations. This course can be taken as a co-operative education experience.

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
Therapeutic Touch is a course designed for nurses, health care professionals and others interested in developing their potential to assist in the healing process. The concept of therapeutic touch is based on the assumption that human beings are complex energy fields and that the ability to enhance healing in others is a natural human potential.

LEADERSHIP: FOR THE NURSE LEADER/MANAGER
This is a course designed to increase the ability of registered nurse leaders to use leadership skills and knowledge of organizational theory within their health care organizations. The goal of these applications is to achieve excellence in the administration of health care organizations and, thus in the provision of health care.

CULTURAL PARADIGMS FOR HEALTH CARE
This course uses the self-assessment and experiential learning approach to examine culture, the learned and shared values, beliefs, norms, and practices of a particular group that, implicitly or explicitly, guide thinking, decisions, and actions in a patterned way. An organizing framework drawn from cultural anthropology is used to examine how different groups respond to universal questions regarding human nature, nature, time, valued personality types and preferred ways of interacting. These data are used to examine how values, beliefs, customs, and behaviors, based on ethnic/cultural background, influence attitude towards health and illness, the health care provider, and the health care system. Traditional and nontraditional approaches to health care are discussed within the context of cultural value


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