Nursing : Courses

NUR 250 Human Growth and Development

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines selected physiological and psychosocial factors that influence and characterize human growth and development throughout the life span. Includes lecture/discussion and class participation activities.

NUR 348 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Foundations for evidence-based practice in nursing. Specific elements of evidence-based practice include formulating the clinical question, conducting a search strategy, critically appraising the evidence, and implementation of evidence in the clinical environment. Basic concepts of the research process will form the foundation for assessing the quality of evidence. Explores the relationship between evidence-based findings and nursing practice to achieve favorable and cost-containing client outcomes. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 353 Clinical Reasoning & Judgment for Quality Safe Outcomes

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Co-requisite: NUR 354 And NUR 311 And NUR 472
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The purpose of this course is to assist the RN student to further refine and develop comprehensive and focused nursing assessment skills, clinical reasoning and judgment in clinical nursing practice. The collaborative role of the nurse to use critical thinking to assess, analyze, and recognize patients at risk for adverse health outcomes is examined. The nursing process will be used as framework to guide assessments, analysis, evidence-based interventions and to maximize safe outcomes for patients. Evidence-based early intervention strategies to promote safety and prevent critical incidents are discussed. A legal-ethical framework is used to examine a nurse's failure to intervene early with at risk patients.

NUR 354 Patient & Family Centered Care

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Co-requisite: NUR 353 And NUR 311 And NUR 472
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course explores essential concepts inherent in providing patient centered care. The meaning and essence of therapeutic caring as a foundational construct of the nurse-patient relationship is explored. Theories of caring will be examined within the professional nursing role and the value of relationship based patient centered care will be examined from an individual, unit, and organizational perspective. Evidence-based strategies to enhance relationship based patient centered care will be explored. The relationship among patients, families, colleagues, administrators, health care providers, and others will be analyzed in terms of providing patinent-centered care and achieving quality health outcomes. Legal and ethical issues will be examined.

NUR 368 Research in Human Sexuality

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Elective open to non-nursing students. Focuses on current research on human sexual behavior, including physiological response during sexual activity, early development of sexual attitudes, varieties of sexual relationships, and social/moral issues related to sexual attitudes.

NUR 370 Nursing As a Profession

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the evolution, current status, characteristics, and future directions of professional nursing and analyses the foundations of modern nursing. Discusses relationships between historical events and evolving nursing science, theory, and practice. Information seeking methodologies are analyzed with emphasis placed on critical thinking as an approach to making professional decisions. Highlights concepts related to critical thinking, development and critique of persuasive arguments, current issues in nursing, and small group communication. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 372 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the concepts of health promotion as a framework for nursing practice within the healthcare delivery system. Provides the opportunity to examine and implement health promotion programs on the individual and community level. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Admission to the Nursing Program
Co-requisites: NUR 309, NUR 370, NUR 371
Type: LAB
Grading: Pass/Fail
This is a basic nursing therapeutics practicum course which provides laboratory, simulation and clinical practicum opportunities to provide holistic, patient centered care using the nursing process and evidenced based practice concepts. The students will begin to develop and acquire clinical reasoning skills as they learn to provide nursing care to assist individuals and families in achieving optimal health. Students begin to organize and manage nursing care to achieve safe and quality health outcomes.

NUR 374 Nursing Care Wmn and Child

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: NUR 309, NUR 370, NUR 371, and NUR 373.
Co-requisites: NUR 375
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Describes the characteristics of primary health care and its delivery. Examines the nurse's role in delivery of primary health/community-based services focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of episodic illness. Addresses health risks of age groups across the life span within the context of family, culture, and socioeconomic level. Healthy People Goals and other national initiatives provide direction for developing strategies. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 376 Principles of Nursing Leadership

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Admission to the Nursing Program
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on leadership skills common to clinical, managerial, and professional situations in nursing. Includes content on motivation, decision-making strategies, change theory, situational leadership, power, and conflict management. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 393 Informatics and the Health Care Environment

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces students to the health care environment emphasizing the interface between the health care delivery system and informatics. Explores various environments where people obtain health care, including clinics, hospitals, and community settings. Students become familiar with health care terminology, government health policies, and the influence of managed care organizations on the health care environment.

NUR 440 Critical Elements in Nursing Leadership

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Emphasizes concepts characteristic of baccalaureate nursing education: critical thinking, communication, leadership, and management. Integrates leadership and management skills, organizational structure and behavior, case management for at-risk populations, personnel performance appraisal, quality management, planned change, teaching principles, learning, delegating, and health care informatics. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 447 Advanced Clinical Nursing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LAB
Grading: Pass/Fail
Clinical course that provides students opportunities to pursue, independently and in depth, a specific nursing area of particular interest. Expects ongoing student, faculty, and preceptor collaboration. Students participate in selecting the site for clinical experience. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 470 Health Maintenance and Restoration

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: NUR 374 and NUR 375
Co-requisites: Student must register for NUR 474LAB and LEC in the same term
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers goals of health maintenance and restoration for individuals with acute and chronic illness. Presents major physical and mental illnesses and disabilities across the life span through exemplar case studies that deal with nursing interventions related to functional health, homeostatic regulation, protection against harm, and psychological function. Also examines effective use of the health-care system. Must be taken in program sequence. NUR 470 L must be taken concurrently.

NUR 471 Clinical Seminar: Health Maintenance and Restoration

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Pass/Fail
Studies clinical situations encountered in NUR 470L Nursing Therapeutics in Health Maintenance and Restoration. Students share clinical reports and raise critical questions regarding practice issues, and propose and evaluate responses. Issues focus on direct care, health-system concerns, and professional interactions at both the client and system levels. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture of Safety

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines nursing management skills and behaviors with applicability in a wide variety of client-care settings. Emphasizes organizational structure and behavior, applying information management and case-management techniques to the management of care for groups of clients, and applying principles of delegation, supervision, and personnel evaluation to management of care provided by others. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 475 Transitionling to Professional Nursing Practice As a Leader/Manager

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NUR 472 or NUR 436
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Prepares the baccalaureate nursing student for transition to professional nursing practice as a leader/manager. Discusses organizational structures and processes of heath care organizations as context for professional nursing practice. Analyzes the collaborative roles of the nurse as leader and manager within the framework of legislative, economic, and regulated health care environments. Explores the legal and ethical parameters which influence the role of the nurse as leader/manager. A personal career plan is developed that incorporates strategies and processes for successful transition and practice.

NUR 476 Transitioning to Practice As Baccalaureate Prepared Leader/Manager

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: NUR 311 And NUR 353 And NUR 354 And NUR 472
Co-requisite: NUR 393 And NUR 348 And NUR 518
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The purpose of this course is to prepare the RN student for transition to practice as a baccalaureate prepared leader/manager. Organizational structures and processes of health care organizations as context for professional nursing practice are discussed. The collaborative roles of the nurse as leader and manager within the framework of legislative, economic, and regulated health care environments are analyzed. The legal and ethical parameters which influence the role of the nurse as leader/manager are explored. Strategies and processes for successful RN transition as baccalaureate prepared nursing practice are discussed. A personal career plan for ongoing professional development and life-long learning is developed.

NUR 478 Concepts of Complex Acute Care

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NUR 470LEC and NUR 474LAB
Co-requisites: LEC and NUR 481LAB must be taken together.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews knowledge and skills required to care for patients throughout their life spans who have complex, life-threatening health problems, including trauma, problems with oxygenation, disruptions of the nervous system, and disruption of the immune system. Emphasizes assessment skills and nursing interventions to restore physiological and psychological stability. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 479 Clinical Seminar: Complex Acute Care

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Pass/Fail
Content derived from clinical situations encountered in NUR 478L Nursing Therapeutics in Complex Acute Care. Students share clinical reports and raise critical questions regarding practice issues and propose and evaluate responses. Issues focus on direct care, health-system concerns, and professional interactions at both the client and system levels. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 481 Nursing Management of Patients With Complex Acute Health Care Problems

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NUR 470LEC and NUR 474LAB
Co-requisites: NUR 478LEC and LAB must be taken together.
Type: LAB
Grading: Pass/Fail
Reviews knowledge and skills required to care for patients throughout their life spans who have complex, life-threatening health problems, including trauma, problems with oxygenation, disruptions of the nervous system, and disruption of the immune system. Emphasizes assessment skills and nursing interventions to restore physiological and psychological stability. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 494 Baccalaureate RN Leadership Synthesis Project

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: NUR 348 And NUR 393 And NUR 518 And NUR 476
Co-requisite: NUR 410 And NUR 509
Type: SLB
Grading: Pass/Fail
This course is designed specifically for the registered nurse student completing the baccalaureate nursing program and focuses on nursing leadership in professional nursing practice. The student will integrate concepts of collaboration, safety, quality, leadership and management, patient-centered care, advocacy, ethics, legal implications, environmental and regulatory processes in the design and implementation of a nursing unit based synthesis project.

NUR 495 Supervised Teaching

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Outstanding undergraduate students can enrich their education and gain personal recognition through participation in a supervised teaching experience with a Nursing faculty member. In concert with the faculty member, student teachers will have an opportunity to develop their leadership, management, teaching, technology, and presentation skills in a course previously completed.

NUR 496 Issues in Clinical Practice

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
Accompanies a summer clinical experience in which students provide patient care at a health-care agency in the Buffalo area. Focus of discussions is on issues that arise out of patient care and the clinical setting such as communication, clinical skills, interactions with colleagues, and documentation of care that is provided. Must be taken in program sequence.

NUR 497 Nursing Honors Research

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students accepted into the School of Nursing Honors Research program must complete this course twice, during both semesters of the senior year. It will provide an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate nursing students to enrich their education and gain personal recognition through participation in the scholarly work of a research faculty member. In concert with a faculty member, the student will conduct a research project that culminates into a senior thesis of publication quality.

NUR 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
Grading: Pass/Fail
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Supplements regular offerings of the department. Students must secure the instructor's permission before registering for an independent study.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:53 EST