Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Nursing - Courses

NSG 101 Explore the Profession of Nursing
Undergraduate Nursing Core

NSG 101 is a one-credit hour seminar course which provides opportunities for intended nursing majors to explore concepts of the profession of nursing. Film media will be viewed and analyzed for representation of professional nursing values and concepts. Interviews with professional nurses will be used to explore roles, stressors, and comportment. The interactive classroom environment will engage the students in reflection and beginning assimilation into nursing. Together, these activities will provide a framework for success in the nursing major.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 101 Explore the Profession of Nursing
Undergraduate Nursing Core

NSG 101 is a one-credit hour seminar course which provides opportunities for intended nursing majors to explore concepts of the profession of nursing. Film media will be viewed and analyzed for representation of professional nursing values and concepts. Interviews with professional nurses will be used to explore roles, stressors, and comportment. The interactive classroom environment will engage the students in reflection and beginning assimilation into nursing. Together, these activities will provide a framework for success in the nursing major.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 150 Personhood: Being Human Throughout Adult Life
Undergraduate Nursing Core

The purpose of this course is to develop student's personal growth and understanding about the adult lifespan. Person-centered theories will be analyzed. Links will be developed between the influence in how we treat others and our perceptions of the aging process. Emphasis of course content will be on relationships/interactions with others in our lives and understanding life altering events that have occurred. All activities in this course will focus on the participant's recognition of the personhood in adults.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 250 Human Growth and Development
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 250 Human Growth and Development
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 295 Statistics for Health Care
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 309 Health Assessment: Concepts and Skills
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Prepares students to perform a health assessment on an adult and child. Emphasizes a systematic and comprehensive health assessment as a database for identifying nursing diagnoses. Highlights developmental aspects, sociocultural influences, health-illness perceptions, normal variations of health-status findings, and documentation throughout the course. Students become familiar with the use of assessment instruments through practice in a supervised on-campus laboratory. Must be taken in program sequence.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program.

NUR 309
Co-Requisites: NUR 370, NUR 371, NUR 373.


NSG 309 Health Assessment: Concepts and Skills
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Prepares students to perform a health assessment on an adult and child. Emphasizes a systematic and comprehensive health assessment as a database for identifying nursing diagnoses. Highlights developmental aspects, sociocultural influences, health-illness perceptions, normal variations of health-status findings, and documentation throughout the course. Students become familiar with the use of assessment instruments through practice in a supervised on-campus laboratory. Must be taken in program sequence.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program.

NUR 309
Co-Requisites: NUR 370, NUR 371, NUR 373.



NSG 311 Family Nursing
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Focuses on family and group dynamics, and the application of the nursing process to promote holistic family health across the lifespan. Explores situational and contextual issues that impact family and group functioning. Discusses key issues related to crisis intervention with families and groups and the family's presence during critical experiences of health care. Identifies the imperative need for ongoing research on caring for families and groups by nurses. Must be taken in program sequence.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program


NSG 348 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division



NSG 348 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division


NSG 350 Building Competence for Community Engagement Across Populations
Undergraduate Nursing Core

This course will provide students an opportunity to integrate academic study with community engagement. Seminar participation and experiential learning will foster the development of cultural sensitivity, civic engagement, advocacy, collaborative practice, ethical decision making and social responsibility. Experiential learning can occur across populations and can include urban, rural, and global settings. The global health international experience will be processed through the UB Study Abroad and will incur and additional cost.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division



NSG 368 Research in Human Sexuality
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 368 Research in Human Sexuality
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 370 Nursing As a Profession
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program

NUR 370
Co-Requisites: NUR 309, NUR 371, NUR 373


NSG 370 Nursing As a Profession
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program

NUR 370
Co-Requisites: NUR 309, NUR 371, NUR 373



NSG 371 Basic Nursing Therapeutics
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Foundational nursing course; enables students to begin developing an understanding of the professional nursing role. Core nursing concepts, (caring, compassion, wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, therapeutic use of self) are integrated as the student learns about the complex nature of providing nursing care of individuals and their families. Must be taken in program sequence. NUR 373 must be taken concurrently.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program

NSG 371
Co-Requisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 373
Other Requisites: NSG 371


NSG 371 Basic Nursing Therapeutics
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Foundational nursing course; enables students to begin developing an understanding of the professional nursing role. Core nursing concepts, (caring, compassion, wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, therapeutic use of self) are integrated as the student learns about the complex nature of providing nursing care of individuals and their families. Must be taken in program sequence. NUR 373 must be taken concurrently.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program

NSG 371
Co-Requisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 373
Other Requisites: NSG 371



NSG 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program

NSG 373
Co-Requisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 371


NSG 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program

NSG 373
Co-Requisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 371



NSG 374 Nursing Care Wmn and Child
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 371, and NSG 373.

NSG 374
Co-Requisites: NSG 375
Other Requisites: NSG 374


NSG 375 Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 371, and NSG 373.

NSG 375
Co-Requisites: NSG 374
Other Requisites: NSG 375



NSG 393 Informatics and the Health Care Environment
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division


NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 311



NSG 436 Selected Topics
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 438 Selected Topics
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 447 Advanced Clinical Nursing
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division


NSG 447 Advanced Clinical Nursing
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division



NSG 470 Health Maintenance and Restoration
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 374 and NSG 375
Co-Requisites: Student must register for NSG 474LAB and NSG 470LEC in the same term


NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture of Safety
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture of Safety
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 474 Nursing Therapeutics in Health Maintenance and Restoration
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 374 and NSG 375
Co-Requisites: Student must register for NSG 474LAB and NSG 470LEC in the same term



NSG 475 Transitionling to Professional Nursing Practice as a Leader/Manager
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 472 or NSG 436


NSG 475 Transitionling to Professional Nursing Practice as a Leader/Manager
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 472 or NSG 436



NSG 478 Concepts of Complex Acute Care
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 470LEC and NSG 472LEC and NSG 474LAB
Co-Requisites: NSG 478LEC and NSG 481LAB and NSG 475LEC must be taken together.


NSG 479 Clinical Seminar: Complex Acute Care
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



NSG 479 Clinical Seminar: Complex Acute Care
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)


NSG 481 Nursing Management of Patients with Complex Acute Health Care Problems
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 470LEC and NSG 472LEC and NSG 474LAB
Co-Requisites: NSG 478LEC and NSG 481LAB and NSG 475LEC must be taken together.



NSG 481 Nursing Management of Patients with Complex Acute Health Care Problems
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
Pre-Requisites: NSG 470LEC and NSG 472LEC and NSG 474LAB
Co-Requisites: NSG 478LEC and NSG 481LAB and NSG 475LEC must be taken together.


NSG 495 Supervised Teaching
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 495 Supervised Teaching
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 496 Issues in Clinical Practice
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)



NSG 496 Issues in Clinical Practice
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)


NSG 497 Nursing Honors Research
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 497 Nursing Honors Research
Undergraduate Nursing Core

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


NSG 499 Independent Study
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Supplements regular offerings of the department. Students must secure the instructor's permission before registering for an independent study.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



NSG 499 Independent Study
Undergraduate Nursing Core

Supplements regular offerings of the department. Students must secure the instructor's permission before registering for an independent study.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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