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NURSING DEPARTMENT ELECTIVE COURSES


NUR 27 -- PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3crs. Hrs.)
Focuses on physiologic and path physiologic mechanisms that act singly or in direct concert to produce alterations on a cellular, tissue, organ, system level as well as on the total human organism. Emphasis is placed on underlying concepts that create constellations of recurrent patterns of cellular dysfunction and in the progression to alterations in system function.
Prerequisites: BIO 12, Science 25 or Department permission.

NUR 29 -- ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE MODALITIES (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
An introduction to commonly used alternative health care modalities including: yoga, meditation, touch therapies; aromatherapy; herbs; naturopathic healing; humor; music; acupuncture; and biofeedback. Students will practice and experience these techniques in the classroom and discuss benefits, adverse effects and contraindications.

NUR 42 -- PARENTING (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Theory and concepts related to the interaction between parents and children from infancy to early adulthood. Participants explore effective parenting skills to assist in personal growth.

NUR 43 -- PERSPECTIVES on DEATH and DYING (3 crs. 3 hrs.)

The dynamics of death and dying for the purpose of understanding one's own feelings and attitudes, so that meaningful assistance may be given to the dying individual and family are examined. The ethical/moral and legal problems arising from advanced medical treatment, abortion, suicide, and euthanasia are explored.
Prerequisites: PSY11, SOC 31 or Dept permission

NUR 44 -- DIET in HEALTH and ILLNESS (2 crs. 2 hrs.)

The nature of food and fluid intake in healthy and ill individuals, as well as cultural variations, and the influence of age and dietary modifications are examined.
Pre or corequisite: BIO 11

NUR 45 -- PHARMACOLOGY in HEALTH and DISEASE (3 crs. 3 hrs.)

Intended for individuals of any background who desire information regarding safe use of prescription and non-prescription drugs. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of safe drug use in promoting and maintaining health. This course will also examine how drugs affect the body by changing many of its normal mechanisms and thereby contributing to health problems.
 Prerequisite: NUR 18

NUR 46 -- TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES in HEALTH CARE (3 crs. 3 hrs.)

Introduction to the field of transcultural health care. Provides an anthropological approach to healing, health values, and practices of select groups. Explores the roles of health professionals in reconciling ethnocentric health care values with health practices of culturally diverse groups.
Prerequisite: ANT 37 or SOC 31

NUR 47 -- NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY (3 crs. 3 hrs.)

An introduction to current home health care delivery systems; regulatory agencies; reimbursement mechanisms (insurance, private pay, Medicaid, Medicare); roles and levels of health care providers. Proposed Federal, State, City, and private initiatives; planned changes in utilization and providers as well as accreditation and quality improvement programs will be explained. Options and skills to negotiate and obtain home care services for families and individuals will be discussed.

NUR 48 -- INTRODUCTION to BASIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT and PHYSICAL EXAMINATION of the ADULT (3crs. 4 hrs.)

Introduction to the basic knowledge and skills required to perform a comprehensive health assessment of an adult. The compilation of a health history, interview techniques, and a regional approach to the physical examination of the adult will be introduced and practiced. A synthesis of the physical, psychosocial, and cultural assessments will prepare students to develop a holistic statement of the health status of an adult individual.
Prerequisite: NUR 18

NUR 49 -- EKG RHYTHM RECOGNITION (3 crs. 3 hrs.)

An intermediate level course that builds on basic cardiac knowledge. The advanced knowledge and skill necessary to visually recognize, understand, and treat cardiac rhythm disturbances.
Prerequisite: NUR 18 or Department permission

NUR 51 -- END OF LIFE ISSUES, HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
The role of the nurse, physician, other health care professionals amd caretakers in the provision of care for the dying patient and family members. The studens will gain knowledhe of end of life issues, care, understand the philosophy of hospice and palliative care, and identify appropriate inteventions when working with the terminally ill patient adn greiving family members. [Prerequisite: PSY11 and/or Department permission


NUR 90 -- REGISTERED NURSE INTERNSHIP (3 crs. 1 classroom hr.)
For newly-graduated nurses who have passed the NCLEX-RN exam but have not yet secured employment as a registered professional nurse. Students will gain experience in delegation, resource allocation, management of multiple client case loads, and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Prerequisite: Priority given to graduates of KCC Nursing Program. Applications will also be considered from graduates of other CUNY accredited nursing programs with a New York State RN license.

 



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