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Spring 2012
Apr 21,2014
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NURS 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 201 - STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL STUDENT NURSES
This course is designed to prepare nursing students to develop effective reading, note-taking, studying, test-taking, and self-management skills necessary for success in the nursing sequence. Students will identify their own learning styles and adapt learning strategies facilitating optimal academic outcomes. Students will be proactive in seeking out resources and solutions to common dilemmas encountered by nursing students. A high standard of personal conduct and professionalism will be discussed and critical thinking skills will be developed throughout this course.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 305 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE
This course will serve as the foundation for the students' understanding of the leadership role taken by the professional nurse in the provision of evidence based patient care to patients requiring help in meeting basic human needs. The leadership role of the nurse builds on the sciences and liberal arts to promote the mental/physical health of individuals across the life span for diverse cultures. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 306 - INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL STRATEGIES I
In this course the students identify patients' basic human needs and the patients' ability to meet those needs. By collecting data and performing physical assessment, students are able to develop a plan of care for each patient. The plan of care is based on best practices and current evidence. The plan of care serves as a blueprint for implementing nursing care to meet the basic needs of diverse individuals across the life span.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

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NURS 311 - THEORY AND PRACTICE IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Building on the historical and theoretical foundations of the profession, students will explore the theme of health, the continuum of wellness to illness, the socio-cultural variations that influence health and response to illness, and the many dimensions of health. Nursing interventions are explored in relation to ethical, social, legal, political, and personal issues as students clarify their own professional identity, responsibility and power. Prerequisite: Admission to Joint BSN Program as an RN.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 312 - NURSING INFORMATICS
In this course nursing informatics is defined as computer applications for Nursing. Students will be exposed to both PC-based mainframe, and Internet computer system applications through computer laboratory and field experiences.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 316 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course reviews and extends fundamental concepts of physiology and changes that produce signs and symptoms and the body's remarkable ability to compensate for illness and related changes. Findings will establish the data for formulating appropriate nursing strategies.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course
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NURS 325 - NURSING RESEARCH&EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
This course provides an introduction to the research process and prepares the student to critically evaluate professional research and its relevance and applicability to diverse patients. At the completion of this course students will identify levels of evidence, evaluate journal articles and translate current evidence into practice. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

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NURS 330 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
This course focuses on the total health and mental/physical assessment with differentiation between normal and abnormal findings. The total health assessment content focuses on diverse individuals and cultures across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on communication, data collection and analysis through history and physical exam.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 340 - FAMILY CENTERED NURSING
Utilize the concepts of the nursing process in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. The student is provided with an opportunity to understand the family as a unified whole, its patterns and organization and the implications of common and complex health patterns from conception through birth. The student is also provided with an opportunity to understand the patterns and organization of families, growth and develomental perspectives, and the nursing implications of common and complex health patterns from infancy through adolescence.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 345 - HEALTH ISSUES MANAGEMENT I
This course content focuses on integrating and applying foundational knowledge to support the physical/mental health of patients from diverse cultures and across the life span with single system disease processes. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of this knowledge as it relates to the provision and management of patient care. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 355 - INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL STRATEGIES II
This course emphasizes the nurse/patient interactions resulting in mutual goal setting and achievement of optimum health. The focus is on patient teaching and providing care to meet the physical/mental single system health care needs of the patient/family. Lab Fees. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 365 - STUDY TRIP TO SIERRA LEONE
The objective of this study trip to Sierra Leone West Africa is to expose students to differences in healthcare environments and the cultural implications for healthcare. This trip offers a comprehensive overview of community healthcare in Sierra Leone as well as introduction to African civilization, society, and culture. By the end of the study trip, students will appreciate the impact that politics play on the delivery of healthcare in sub Sahara Africa. Students will understand how Sierra Leone's recent wars and economic and political history has shaped its society and current healthcare environment. Students will also experience the impact that the work of Ramapo nursing faculty has on transforming the curriculum. On return to RCNJ after these experiential learning opportunities students will make presentations to students and faculty groups about their lived experiences. This program is in keeping with Ramapo's mission of international education, intercultural understanding, and experiential learning opportunities. On return from this trip, students will be able to: (1) Draw comparisons between their own culture and that of Sierra Leoneans; (2) Analyze the health needs in the population of Sierra Leone; (3) Differentiate between the health care systems in the US and Sierra Leone; (4) Identify the role of the nurse/health care worker within the health system of Sierra Leone; and (5) Compare and contrast community healthcare practices between their own environments and that of Sierra Leone.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

NURS 370 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY I
This course extends the students' prior knowledge of physiology, chemistry and microbiology to include changes that produce signs and symptoms of illness in a single organ system. Pharmacological interventions used to address these pathophysiological responses are introduced. The nursing interventions that correspond to the pharmacological interventions are examined. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 401 - PATTERNS OF ADULT HEALTH
This course enables the students to identify short-term and long-term alterations in health patterns of adults and recognize the role of human-environmental interactions on these changes for individuals and families through classroom lectures, seminars, learning lab and clinical practicum. Students actively participate and function collaboratively with health team in planning and providing nursing care to adult clients to achieve, maintain and restore optimal health. 8 credits (4 didactic, 4 laboratory) Pre-reqs: Pharmacology, Patterns of Mental Health, Patterns of Childbearing Family, Patterns of Childcaring Family. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 8.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 402 - GERONTOLOGY
This course reviews and analyzes issues of aging from a physiological, psychosocial, and cognitive perspective. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: (1) identify the impact of ethical, legal, political, economic and cultural issues on the aging population; (2) recognize functional, physiological, psychosocial and spiritual changes associated with pathophysiologic aging patterns; (3) formulate appropriate strategies in addressing the special needs of the older adult; (4) formulate appropriate strategies to manage end-of-life issues; and (5) describe current philosophies of aging based on research findings. 2 credits Pre-reqs: Pre-reqs: Foundations of Nursing, Comprehensive Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Multicultural Society.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 403 - HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCE
Students will gain an understanding of the organization and environment in which nursing and health care is provided. They will be exposed to economics of health care, business principles, risk management, performance excellence and an understanding of policy development and change within health care systems. 3 credits Pre-reqs: Pharmacology, Patterns of Mental Health, Patterns of Childbearing Family, Patterns of Childcaring Family.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 411 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
This course examines key environmental and occupational health issues. Students study pollutants and other harmful agents in the environment and workplace. An understanding of epidemiological and toxicological principles applicable to environmental and occupational health is gained. Students are taught how to reduce, prevent, and avoid exposure to harmful agents in the home, work, or public health environment.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 412 - RESEARCH APPLICATIONS IN NURSING PRACTICE
Knowledge obtained from this course will prepare students to critically analyze nursing issues from an applied research perspective. Students are provided with the skills needed to manage and interpret nursing data (3 credits) Pre-reqs: Statistics, Pharmacology, Patterns of Mental Health, Patterns of Childbearing Family, Patterns of Childcaring Family.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 415 - PATTERNS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
This course explores how community health nurses use concepts from nursing and public health to provide comprehensive, continuous preventative healthcare thereby promoting health for communities, populations at risk, aggregates, families and individuals. Students will use critical thinking skills to formulate health care strategies that consider the biophysical, cultural, ethical, legal and economic issues impacting the community as client. The clinical practicum focuses on clients with diverse needs in a variety of settings. 6 credits ( 4 didactic, 2 laboratory) Pre-reqs Patterns of Adult Health, Gerontology, Health Care Policy and Finance. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture, Online Course
All Sections for this Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 416 - TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course examines issues that must be addressed for the nursing student to successfully transition to the role of professional nurse. The emphasis is on the application of the professional role in the clinical setting. 4 credits (2 didactic, 2 laboratory) Pre-reqs: Patterns of Adult Health, Gerontology, Health Care Policy and Finance. Pre/Coreq: Research Applications in Nursing Practice. RN to BSN (electives) Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

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NURS 418 - NURSING CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
The focus of this course is the professional nurse's leadership and management role within health care systems. The multi-faceted aspects of the role of the nurse as a leader and manager are explored in depth, with emphasis on the role of the nurse as leader and manager of patient care. The clinical practicum will focus on the clinical decision making, management, delegation and human resource skills needed by the nurse to manage the health care of a group of patients. 4 credits (2 didactic, 2 laboratory) Pre-reqs: Patterns of Adult Health, Gerontology, Health Care Policy and Finance. Pre/Coreq: Research Applications in Nursing Practice. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture, Online Course
All Sections for this Course

Nursing Department

NURS 435 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY II

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department


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