GNBN 201 Community Service (1 Credits)
This one credit course is a requirement of the New York School of Career and Applied Studies. The student explores the concepts and principles of community service and Nursing as they apply to individuals, families, and the community as a whole. Students examine and recommend services and teaching available to their client(s) through independent study. This course must be completed by senior year.
GNRN 110 Fundamentals of Nursing (7 Credits)
This course introduces students to basic nursing principles including concepts that form the theoretical basis for their roles as Registered Professional Nurses. The students develop nursing skills to meet the bio-psychosocial needs of a selected population i.e. adults and the elderly. The steps of the nursing process are introduced as the framework for nursing care and practice. The didactic or classroom portion of this course includes the theoretical principles of: therapeutic communication, vital signs, infection control practices, body mechanics and safety, hygiene, comfort measures, skin integrity and wound care, nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolytes, pain assessment, medication administration, care of the dying, introduction to the health care system and health care team, and legal and ethical issues that affect professional nursing practice. In the Nursing Skills Laboratory the students practice basic psychomotor skills related to the theoretical topics introduced in the classroom. They move on to applying these skills utilizing the nursing process with patients in the traditional setting of medical-surgical hospital units. Pre-Requisites: GSBN 117/ BIO 120 7 credits
GNRN 130 Pharmacology in Nursing (3 Credits)
This course builds upon the foundation acquired in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Nutrition for Nursing Majors, and the co-requisite course Human Anatomy and Physiology II. Topics addressed comprise major drug classifications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, indications, uses, contraindications, cautions, side and adverse effects, toxicities, drug-drug, drug-food interactions and allergies. Prerequisites: GNRN 110; Co-requisite: GNRN 200
GNRN 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing I (8 Credits)
This course provides the basis for application of critical thinking skills in utilizing the nursing process in organizing nursing care. The course focuses on nursing management of adult patients with acute health problems. Emphasis is on the acute stages of disease as well as health promotion and prevention, nutrition, diagnostics and treatments. The course addresses nursing care issues in physiological, pathophysiologic and psychosocial contexts. Prerequisite: GNRN 110 Co-requisite: GNRN 130
GNRN 300 Medical-Surgical Nursing II (5 Credits)
This course is designed to advance the theoretical and clinical knowledge of the student when managing care of the adult medical-surgical patient. Emphasis is placed on identifying acute and chronic adult medical-surgical health care needs of patients as well as the gerontological changes that interfere with the adult patient’s ability to manage increasingly complex needs. Both the nursing and medical management associated with meeting the needs of patients with various medical–surgical conditions are discussed. The nursing process continues to be incorporated utilizing QSEN and IOM as a framework for the organization and provision of care for the adult medical- surgical patient. This course introduces the nurse’s role as manager of care. Aspects of liberal arts, health and social sciences are also integrated. Students are expected to be active participants in both the theoretical and clinical components of this course. Clinical experiences include opportunities for students to care for adult medical–surgical patients in the acute care setting. Integration of the nursing process, as well as the psychosocial, physiological and socio-cultural needs of the adult medical-surgical patient population are investigated during each clinical experience. Prerequisites: GNRN 130, GNRN 200; Co-requisite: GNRN 310 and GNRN 330
GNRN 301 Medical-Surgical Nursing III (5 Credits)
This course is designed to advance and refine the theoretical and clinical knowledge of the student when managing care of the more acute adult medical-surgical patient. Emphasis is placed on evaluating specific bio-psychosocial needs as well as the gerontological changes that interfere with the adult patient’s ability to manage increasingly complex needs. Both the nursing and medical management associated with meeting the needs of patients with complex medical–surgical conditions are discussed. The nursing process continues to be incorporated utilizing QSEN and the IOM’s framework for the organization and provision of care for the adult medical- surgical patient. with complex medical-surgical needs. This course focuses on the student’s assimilation of knowledge related to nursing, liberal arts, health and social sciences in the care of a complex adult medical-surgical patient. Students are expected to be pro-active participants in both the theoretical and clinical components of this course. Clinical experiences include opportunities for students to care for adult patients with complex medical–surgical needs. The focus of the clinical experience will be to facilitate the transition of the student to the role of the professional registered nurse. Integration of the nursing process, as well as the psychosocial, physiological and socio-cultural needs of the adult medical-surgical patient population will be assessed during each clinical experience.
GNRN 310 Maternal Child Nursing (5 Credits)
This course builds upon the foundation of GNRN 110 and GNRN 130. The student will continue to utilize and modify the nursing process and teaching/ learning strategies while refining critical thinking and clinical skills. It explores the nurse’s role in caring for the pediatric patient and childbearing family. The health assessment skills will be adapted to address the pediatric population. In addition, it explores the patients’ situations with acute and chronic disruptions of health, as well as complex health deviations which may be life threatening. Clinical experiences are provided in a structured multicultural medical center with a parent-child focus. Other learning experiences will occur in the classroom with assigned activities in the computer and skills labs. Prerequisite: GNRN 200 and GNRN 130. Co-requisite: GNRN 300, GNRN 301, and GNRN 330
GNRN 320 Trends in Nursing (2 Credits)
Current issues and trends that impact the practice of Nursing in the 21st century are addressed, as is the influence of the holistic model of health care. Nursing practice related to complementary healing techniques, the common elements of spirituality, and evidence-based practice in the art and science of healing, act as catalysts for class discussion and debate. Economic and political influences, the health care environment, and various aspects of nursing practice are discussed. Prerequisite: GSBN 118/118L Co-requisite: GNRN 110
GNRN 330 Mental Health Nursing (5 Credits)
Builds upon and expands basic psychosocial knowledge and skills acquired in GPSN 110, GNRN 110 and GNRN 200. Progression to more complex mental health patterns as they relate to the practice of nursing provides students with the opportunity to broaden understanding of human-environmental interactions and evolving mental health patterns within diverse cultures. Behavioral patterns are explored from a normative growth and developmental perspective, and contrasted with alterations in function. The nursing process serves as the foundation for assessments and interventions necessary to meet the biopsychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of psychiatric-mental health clients, their families, and significant others. Prerequisite: GNRN 200 and GNRN 130. Co-requisite: GNRN 300, GNRN 301, and GNRN 310
GSBN 117/117L Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)
This course is designed for pre-professional students as an introduction to a basic understanding of the structural organization of the human body starting with the tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and nervous systems. The course will focus on the cellular organization and on the tissue and organ level of each system. In laboratory exercises, students study and learn structures from various available anatomical models.
GSBN 118/118L Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)
This is the second of the two courses offered to pre-professional students. The course focuses on the organization of the cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems. Class discussions deal with the basic cellular, tissue level, and organ level organization of each system. Functional significances as well as clinical correlations of some structures are also covered. Special focus will be on fertilization and reproduction, pregnancy and lactation, coronary and cerebrovascular circulation. Laboratory exercises include studying structures from available anatomical models. Prerequisites: GSBN 117/117L
GSBN 229 Applied Microbiology (4 Credits)
This course covers the structure, reproduction, physiology, biochemistry, genetics and identification of microorganisms. It includes a study of their relationship to each other and to other living organisms, their distribution in nature, and their beneficial and disease causing effects on humans.
GSSN 246 Nutrition and Human Development (3 Credits)
This course offers a specialized review of the principles of sound nutrition and the effects of diet on personal well-being. Environmental, social, physical, and psychological reasons underlying poor diets are examined.