2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

RN-BS Nursing (NBC)

Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
Ph: 716-829-2537
F: 716-829-2067
W: www.nursing.buffalo.edu
Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor
Susan Grinslade
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Danielle LaMarre-Smith
Director of Undergraduate Student Services

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. Some program features are:

  • 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 as well as 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.
  • Graduates report high satisfaction with overall program, calling it a "transformational" experience.

About Our Facilities

Fully equipped health assessment, nursing skills, and simulation labs. Individualized teaching, coaching, and practice opportunities provided by faculty and teaching assistants from our graduate student body.

School of Nursing Simulation technology which features state-of-the-art patient simulators in a virtual operating room that is connected to patient monitors, and one utilized to simulate ambulatory and acute nursing situations.

The Center for Nursing Research (CNR), which 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 include 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 Rehabilitation Science department website for additional information about our faculty.

NBC Courses


  • NBC 353LEC Clinical Reasoning & Judgment for Quality Safe Outcomes
    Lecture

    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
    Lecture

    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
    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
    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

Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
Ph: 716-829-2537
F: 716-829-2067
W: www.nursing.buffalo.edu
Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor
Susan Grinslade
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Danielle LaMarre-Smith
Director of Undergraduate Student Services
Published: November 16, 2017 08:33:12 AM