David Emig,MS, RN, ANP
E300D 718-482-6076 email David Emig
Kathleen Karsten,PhD, RN
E300X 718-482-5782 email Kathleen Karsten
5 credits; 9 hours (3 lecture, 6 lab)
This course will assist students in gaining knowledge of essential
nursing and procedures. The students develop skills in collecting
data, diagnosis recognition, assisting the planning and implemen-
tation of the care plan, performing procedures, handling equip-
ment, and documenting client outcomes. Clinical experiences
stress the development of fundamental nursing skills. Uniform, lia-
bility insurance, physical examinations and CPR (BCLS) are required.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, MAT106, SCB204, SSY101Pre- or Corequisite: SSY240, SCL102, SCL103
3 credits; 5 hours (2 lecture, 3 lab)
This course will introduce principles of pharmacology and nutri-
tion. The focus will be on the study of pharmacological classifica-
tions, actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of medications.
Methods of nutrition delivery and drug and diet interactions will
be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on the nursing process as it
relates to the nurse’s responsibilities in the provision of nutritional
therapeutics and the administration of medications to clients
across the lifespan.
Prerequisite: ENC/ENG101, MAT106, SCB204, SSY101
Corequisite: SCL101, SCL102
3 credits; 14 hours (4 lecture, 10 lab)
This course introduces the student to the mental health needs of
individuals and families across the life span within a cultural
context. The focus is on communication skills, mental health
disorders and various treatment modalities. The changing profes-
sional, legal, and ethical issues of practical nursing in the mental
health setting are also explored. The students will be given the
opportunity to develop increased personal insights about their
own view of self and the world.
Prerequisite: SCL101, SCL102, SCL103, SCL114
6 credits; 26 hours (8 lecture, 20 lab)
This course emphasizes the scope of practice of the practical nurse
providing care to pregnant clients and families during antipartum,
intrapartum and postpartum period. Utilizing a lifecycle approach,
students assess and care for neonates and pediatric hospitalized
clients and families in a holistic manner. Physical, psychosocial,
growth and development and cultural aspects are central compo-
nents of care. Clinical experiences will be provided to enable the
student to transfer theory into practice.
Prerequisite: SCL101, SCL102, SCL103, SSY240
7 credits; 20 hours (4 lecture, 16 lab)
This course discusses common health problems and health alter-
ations. The focus is on adult clients across the lifespan with an
emphasis on the older adult with acute and chronic illnesses in a
variety of health care settings. Nursing care within culturally sen-
sitive environments will be emphasized. Students move through
the course developing more advanced nursing care skills relating
to medical-surgical conditions. Clinical experiences will take place
in rehabilitation units and medical-surgical units.
Prerequisite: SCL114; Corequisite: SCL118
1 credit; 2 hours (1 lecture, 1 lab)
This course is designed to help students clarify responsibilities and roles as new graduates. Students will be guided and supervised to identify performance standards and behaviors necessary to function safely and effectively as graduate practical nurses. Students will be assisted to develop critical thinking strategies required for success on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and to complete the professional portfolio.
Prerequisite: SCL114; Corequisite: SCL119, SCL105
3 credits; 5 hours (2 lecture, 3 lab)
This course will introduce principles of pharmacology and nutrition. The focus will be on the study of pharmacological classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of medications. Methods of nutrition delivery and drug and diet interactions will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on the nursing process as it relates to the nurse’s responsibilities in the provision of nutritional therapeutics and the administration of medications to clients across the lifespan.
Prerequisite: NA/ENC/ENG101, MAT106, SCB204, SSY101Corequisite: SCL101, SCL102 - PN programCorequisite: SCR210 - RN program
3 credits; 5 hours
This course provides a “bridge” for LPNs pursuing their RN licen-
sure. Course content will include medical surgical and psychiatric
nursing concepts. The nursing process and informed decision
making are emphasized. Students will develop appropriate plans
of care and emphasis will be placed on formulating expected out-
Prerequisite: SCB204, SCB260, SCC210, SSY240
6 credits; 12 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab, 6 clinical)
This course is an introduction to the five interrelated roles of the
associate degree nurse, with emphasis on the role of provider of
care. Students focus on the assessment and analysis phases of the
nursing process to formulate nursing diagnoses. Campus labora-
tory experiences stress the development of fundamental nursing
skills. Clinical experiences in health facilities involve care of clients
with health problems. A uniform, liability insurance, and physical
examination are required.
Prerequisite: CSE099, ENC/G101, ESL099, MAT096, SCB204,
3 credits; 7 hours (1 lecture, 3 lab, 3 clinical)
This course focuses on the psychosocial needs of clients through
out the life cycle. The assessment of clients’ physical and behavioral responses to stress will be explored as well as the determination of goals for intervention. Focusing on the use of self as a
therapeutic agent, students will learn techniques of intervention
to promote and maintain clients’ mental health, as well as assist
clients who are mentally ill. Experiences will be provided in psychiatric/mental health settings.
Prerequisites: MAT120, SCB204, SCR110, SCR150, SSY240
5 credits; 9 hours (3 lecture, 3 lab, 3 clinical)
This course will focus on nursing care of adults with major health
problems. Utilizing the nursing process, students will develop
appropriate plans of care for clients. Emphasis will be placed on
formulating goals for interventions. Heavy emphasis is placed on
Prerequisite: MAT120, SCB204, SCR110, SCR150, SSY240
8 credits; 14 hours (5 lecture, 3 lab, 6 clinical)
This course focuses on the promotion of health and caring for
childbearing families, their newborns, and children with major
health problems from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis is placed
on the implementation of nursing care plans. Experiential learning offers opportunities to provide care during the antepartal,
intrapartal, and postpartal periods of the maternity cycle, as well
as in the newborn and pediatric settings.
Prerequisite: SCR200, SCR210, SCB260, SCR260Pre- or Corequisite: ENG102
2 credits; 2 hours
This capstone course assists the new graduate transition to the role of professional nurse. The focus is on the necessary knowledge and skills needed by the graduate to be an integral member of the inter-professional healthcare team and manager of patient care. Issues related to setting priorities, delegation, quality improvement, legal parameters of nursing practice and ethical issues will be discussed.
Prerequisite: SCR200, SCR270
9 credits, 19 hours (4 lecture, 3 lab, 12 clinical)
This course focuses on the care of adult clients whose ability to meet
one or more health needs is severely compromised. Emphasis will
be placed on the evaluation phase of the nursing process. Selected
experiences will be provided in specialized acute care settings.