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RN Course Descriptions

  Summary of Course Descriptions

Course # Course Title Prerequisites* / Co-Requisites** Credites
Nursing 101 Fundamentals of Nursing None 8
Nursing 102 Parent Child Health Nursing Nursing 101*, Bi171*, Cm120*, and Ps151* / Bi172** and Bi161** 9
Nursing 201 Mental Health Nursing Nursing 101*, Nursing 102*, and Ps151* / Bs235** 4
Nursing 202 Adult Health Nursing I Successful completion of first-year nursing and general education courses* / PI100**, Forms of Literature: Poetry and Drama (for AAS candidates only)**, and So121** 10
Nursing 301 Adult Health Nursing II Nursing 202* / PI254**, and AR127** 10
Nursing 302 Nursing Management of Patient Care Successful completion of all previous semesters* 4
Cm120 Introduction to English Composition None 3
Bi171 Anatomy and Physiology I None 4
Bi172 Anatomy and Physiology II Bi171* 4
Bi161 Microbiology None 4
Ps151 Introduction to Psychology None 3
Ps235 Life Span Development Ps151* 3
So121 Introduction to Sociology None 3
PI100 Introduction to Philosophy None 3
PI254 Contemporary Issues in Bioethics PI100* 3
AR127 Introduction to Visual Arts None 3


Details of Course Descriptions

Nursing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing (8 Credits)     Top

Nursing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing is offered in the first year, fall semester. Fundamentals of Nursing introduces the student to the universal self-care requisites of individual patients. Emphasis is placed on the beginning use of the nursing process and the development of skills in meeting universal self-care needs. The student is introduced to the profession of nursing, the nurse's role within the healthcare system, the identification of health deviations in the adult and basic concepts of nursing research. Also integrated within the course is evidence-based practice related to health assessment of the adult. Emphasis is on the development of nursing skills to perform a comprehensive health assessment, including a health history and physical examination. General principles of pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics are introduced and provide the nursing student with knowledge of safe medication administration, as well as calculation. Clinical skills are demonstrated and evaluated in the simulated laboratory setting. Clinical performance is then supervised with acute care patients in Holy Name Medical Center.
Prerequisites: None

Nursing 102 - Parent Child Health Nursing (9 Credits)     Top

Nursing 102 - Parent Child Health Nursing is offered in the first year, winter semester. This course provides the theoretical knowledge for the family-centered approach to the childbearing patient, pediatric patient, and their dependent care agents. The normal physiological and sociocultural factors which are influential during the childbearing/rearing process are emphasized. Conditions that interfere with maturation and related nursing interventions are systematically presented. The student uses the nursing process, integrating nursing principles and skills to assist the childbearing patient, pediatric patient, and dependent care agents to achieve their therapeutic self-care requisites. Concurrent with Parent Child Health Nursing is the study of pathophysiology. Using principles from biological, behavioral, and nursing sciences the student learns to analyze and interpret the disease processes and how they impact the planning of their patients' care. Clinical experience is provided through the utilization of the simulation lab and appropriate units at Holy Name Medical Center, other hospitals with pertinent specialty units and other community facilities.
Prerequisites: Nursing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing, Anatomy & Physiology I, Introduction to English Composition and Introduction to Psychology. Co-Requisites: Anatomy & Physiology II and Microbiology

Nursing 201 - Mental Health Nursing (4 Credits)     Top

Nursing 201 - Mental Health Nursing is offered in the first year, spring semester. This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical knowledge concerning the nursing care of adolescent and adult patients experiencing difficulty in normalcy, solitude and social interaction. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and use of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship to provide short-term corrective assistance for hospitalized individuals manifesting various psychological health deviations and requiring partially compensatory assistance. Clinical performance is faculty supervised on specialty units at other mental health facilities.
Prerequisites: Nursing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing, Nursing 102 - Parent Child Health Nursing and Introduction to Psychology. Co-Requisites: Life Span Development

Nursing 202 - Adult Health Nursing I (10 Credits)     Top

Nursing 202 - Adult Health Nursing I is offered in the second year, fall semester. This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical knowledge concerning the application of the nursing process in the care of hospitalized adults who require partially or wholly compensatory nursing systems. The primary focus is on patients experiencing alterations in maintaining a sense of normalcy, preventing hazards to structure, function and life, providing sufficient water, food, air and maintaining sufficient elimination processes. Students are also offered a second level of pharmacology studies. By completion, students will have experience with all routes of medication administration and documentation, and apply principles in a safe and effective manner. Clinical experience is provided in the simulation labs and Holy Name Medical Center's medical and surgical units including the Operating Room, PACU, and Oncology Unit.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of first-year nursing and general education courses. Co-requisites: Introduction to Philosophy, Forms of Literature: Poetry and Drama (for AAS candidates only), Introduction to Sociology

Nursing 301 - Adult Health Nursing II (10 Credits)     Top

Nursing 301 - Adult Health Nursing II is offered in the second year, winter semester. This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical and evidence-based knowledge concerning the care of older adults in the hospital inpatient and outpatient areas. The primary focus is on wholly compensatory patients experiencing alterations in providing sufficient air, alteration in activity/mobility and sensory-perceptual functions. Principles learned in the biopsychosocial sciences and nursing research are integrated into the decision-making process along with patients' personal and unique concerns, expectations and values to help meet their universal self-care requisites. Students learn efficient literature searching and the application of rules to evaluate clinical literature. Health teaching and counseling and the use of institutional inpatient and outpatient resources are implemented. Clinical experience is provided through the simulation lab and utilization of Holy Name Medical Center's medical-surgical units, intensive care units, and the Emergency Department.
Prequisites: Nursing 202 - Adult Health Nursing I. Co-requisites: Contemporary Issues in Bioethics, Introduction to the Visual Arts

Nursing 302 - Nursing Management of Patient Care (4 Credits)     Top

Nursing 302 - Nursing Management of Patient Care is offered in the second year, spring semester. This course focuses on the management and care of groups of patients in the hospital and community settings. The student is introduced to principles of leadership and management used in coordinating the care of groups of patients requiring all types of nursing care systems to meet their therapeutic self-care demands. Concepts of the course focus on leadership, management, community health, collaboration with health team members, the use of community resources, legal aspects of patient care, and the integration of research findings into clinical practice.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all previous semesters

Cm120 - Introduction to English Composition (3 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the fall semester of the first year. It introduces and provides practice in the art of writing expository prose and the methods of writing research papers. There are readings of short prose and essays by distinguished writers. All written work, including examinations, tests the student's ability to write clearly and with an understanding of what they have read. Emphasis is on objectivity, accuracy, clarity of expression, logical organization and the elimination of grammatical and mechanical errors.
Prerequisite: None

Bi171 - Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the fall semester of the first year. Emphasis is placed on the structure and function of the major systems of the human body and its variations from the normal. The cellular, embryological, and genetic bases of structure and function are also considered. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: None

Bi172 - Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the winter semester of the first year. Emphasis is placed on the structure and function of the major systems of the human body and its variations from the normal. The cellular, embryological, and genetic bases of structure and function are also considered. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology I

Bi161 - Microbiology (4 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the winter semester of the first year. Students learn the biology of bacteria and viruses, their morphology, physiology and ecology, as well as the role of microorganisms in disease and the principles of immunology. Includes laboratory.
Prerequisite: None

Ps151 - Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the fall semester of the first year. There is exploration of the methods and applications of psychology, and an introduction to research techniques, concepts, theories, and findings about normal and abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: None

Ps235 - Life Span Development (3 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the spring semester of the first year. It is a comprehensive examination of the basic principles, stages and aspects of human growth and development from birth to senescence.
Prerequisite: Ps151 - Introduction to Psychology

So121 - Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the fall semester of the second year. It explores sociology as a practicing profession and scientific discipline, with an introduction to research methods, concepts, theories and findings about the social world and their application.
Prerequisite: None

PI100 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the fall semester of the second year. Students learn the origins of the principal philosophical problems in Western civilization and various speculations to resolve them. The central topics are knowledge, nature, being, God, man and values.
Prerequisites: None

PI254 - Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (3 Credits)     Top

This course is offered in the winter semester of the second year. It is intended to develop students' decision-making skills as they encounter the moral dilemmas that accompany control over birth and death, genetic engineering, human experimentation, the AIDS crisis, and the allocation of scarce medical resources.
Prerequisite: Pl 100 - Introduction to Philosophy

AR127 - Introduction to Visual Arts (3 Credits)     Top

This course is a comprehensive study of art history, focusing on important masterpieces, styles and significant artists. By examining painting, sculpture, and architecture, students realize the importance of art in society.
Prerequisite: None
 






School of Nursing Open House Dates:

  • 01/28/15 (Both RN and LPN)
  • 02/04/15 (LPN to RN Only)
  • 04/08/15 (Both RN and LPN)
  Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Location: 690 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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