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RN-BS Nursing (NBC)


Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor

Catherine M. Mann
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Jennifer Schreier
Director of Student Services

Associated Programs

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NBC Courses

  • The Learning Environment

    The Learning Environment

    Offered in a one- or two-year sequence, the program prepares nurses to provide the necessary leadership to advance quality of care, patient safety and health services in an evolving health care system.

    • Student-centered and user-friendly distance learning/asynchronous format that allows practicing nurses to attend school while maintaining employment.
    • Offered in a one- or two-year cohort format to ensure cost-effectiveness and facilitate achievement of learning outcomes.
    • Relevant coursework that builds on the licensed RN’s previous education and experience without redundancy while mirroring the current traditional BS nursing program curriculum.

    About Our Facilities

    The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) houses a research library and is a repository for information on internal and external sources of funding, including guidelines and application forms. The CNR also facilitates research experiences for undergraduate and Honors College students.

    A wide range of educational technology to which students have access, including a wide variety of health care databases, computer assisted instruction and electronic mail.

    About Our Faculty

    The faculty in the undergraduate program are expert practitioners of nursing, all having advanced preparation in their fields of specialization. Many have achieved national and international recognition. Faculty are actively engaged in research, making significant contributions to nursing science and theory. Among the honors that have been awarded to faculty members are the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and election to office in the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Many faculty have the distinction of holding certification as expert clinical practitioners awarded by professional associations that promote and recognize only the highest standards of nursing excellence.

    Faculty List Directory

    Please visit the School of Nursing Website for additional information about our faculty.

  • NBC 311LLB Family Nursing
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    This course focuses on family and group dynamics. The application of the nursing process to promote holistic family health across the lifespan is addressed. Situational and contextual issues that impact family and group functioning are explored. Key issues related to crisis intervention with families and groups and the family?s presence during critical experiences of health care are explored. The imperative need for ongoing research on caring for families and groups by nurses is identified.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
    Prerequisites: Admission to RN BS Program
  • NBC 353LEC Clinical Reasoning & Judgment for Quality Safe Outcomes
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    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.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
    Corequisites: NBC 354
  • NBC 354LEC Patient & Family Centered Care
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    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.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
    Corequisites: NBC 353
  • NBC 476SEM Transitioning to Practice as Baccalaureate Prepared Leader/Manager
    date_range Seminar

    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.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: NSG 311 and NBC 353 and NBC 354 and NSG 472
    Corequisites: NSG 393 and NGC 518
  • NBC 494SLB Baccalaureate RN Leadership Synthesis Project
    date_range Laboratory

    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.

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NSG 348 And NSG 393 And NBC 476
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Published: Mar 18, 2019 13:00:29