2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Undergraduate Nursing Core (NSG)

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

Each Upper-division (junior and senior level) cohort consists of 72 admitted students. Clinical practicum for this program includes 700 clinical and laboratory hours, many of which are offered in innovative Dedicated Education Units (DEU), a model for clinical instruction that provides an optimal teaching/learning environment for students, faculty and clinicians. Students are integrated into nursing practice in the clinical setting working collaboratively with interdisciplinary health care team members to provide patient-centered, evidence based health care. Practicum experiences are enhanced through interprofessional simulated learning activities that provide a safe environment to develop critical thinking in urgent and non-urgent patient care situations.

The programs culminates in a three week immersion precepted practicum in Western New York and or New York City, where students are immersed in a one-on-one experience with a nurse in a clinical setting.

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 our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Courses


  • NSG 101LEC Explore the Profession of Nursing
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • NSG 150LEC Personhood: Being Human Throughout Adult Life
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NSG 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • NSG 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • NSG 250LR Human Growth and Development
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • NSG 295LEC Statistics for Health Care
    Lecture

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NSG 309LLR Health Assessment: Concepts and Skills
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program.NUR 309
    Corequisites: NUR 370, NUR 371, NUR 373.
  • NSG 311LEC Family Nursing
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program
  • NSG 348LEC Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Completion of Communication Literacy 1 or completion of Writing Skills 1 (ENG 101 or placement into ENG 201); Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
  • NSG 350LAB Building Competence for Community Engagement Across Populations
    Laboratory

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
    Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division
  • NSG 368LEC Research in Human Sexuality
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • NSG 370LEC Nursing As a Profession
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing ProgramNUR 370
    Corequisites: NUR 309, NUR 371, NUR 373
  • NSG 371LEC Basic Nursing Therapeutics
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing ProgramNSG 371
    Corequisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 373
    Other Requisites: NSG 371
  • NSG 373LAB Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum
    Laboratory

    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
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing ProgramNSG 373
    Corequisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 371
  • NSG 373LEC Basic Nursing Therapeutics
    Lecture

    Examines concepts and skills basic to nursing interventions across the life span applicable in a variety of nursing situations. Emphasizes nursing process, documentation, professional responsibility, and therapeutic communication. Also studies pain management, comfort measures, and assistance with activities of daily living. Involves experiences in on-campus laboratory and clinical sites. Must be taken in program sequence.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NSG 374LEC Nursing Care Wmn and Child
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 371, and NSG 373.NSG 374
    Corequisites: NSG 375
    Other Requisites: NSG 374
  • NSG 375LAB Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum
    Laboratory

    Credits: 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NSG 309, NSG 370, NSG 371, and NSG 373.NSG 375
    Corequisites: NSG 374
    Other Requisites: NSG 375
  • NSG 393SEM Informatics and the Health Care Environment
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
    Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division
  • NSG 409SEM Ethics for the Health Professions
    Seminar

    This course prepares undergraduate students to identify and address multiple ethical issues arising within professional practice and the dynamic health care delivery system. With the use of ethical theories and principles the student will apply ethical decision making models to address dilemmas within practice, health care systems, and global communities. This course is designed to provide strategies for promoting ethical practice and developing ethical leadership within the technological health care environment.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • NSG 410LEC Public Health Nursing for Population Health
    Lecture

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: NSG 311
  • NSG 436LEC Selected Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • NSG 437SEM Selected Topics
    Seminar

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • NSG 438LEC Selected Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • NSG 447LAB Advanced Clinical Nursing
    Laboratory

    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
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (excluding Pre-Approved HON Nursing Major)
    Other Requisites: NUR Upper Division
  • NSG 470LEC Health Maintenance and Restoration
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: NSG 374 and NSG 375
    Corequisites: Student must register for NSG 474LAB and NSG 470LEC in the same term
  • NSG 472LEC Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture of Safety
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • NSG 474LAB Nursing Therapeutics in Health Maintenance and Restoration
    Laboratory

    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
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: NSG 374 and NSG 375
    Corequisites: Student must register for NSG 474LAB and NSG 470LEC in the same term
  • NSG 475LEC Transitionling to Professional Nursing Practice as a Leader/Manager
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NSG 472 or NSG 436
  • NSG 478LEC Concepts of Complex Acute Care
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NSG 470LEC and NSG 472LEC and NSG 474LAB
    Corequisites: NSG 478LEC and NSG 481LAB and NSG 475LEC must be taken together.
  • NSG 479SEM Clinical Seminar: Complex Acute Care
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • NSG 481LAB Nursing Management of Patients with Complex Acute Health Care Problems
    Laboratory

    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
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NSG 470LEC and NSG 472LEC and NSG 474LAB
    Corequisites: NSG 478LEC and NSG 481LAB and NSG 475LEC must be taken together.
  • NSG 495TUT Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NSG 496TUT Issues in Clinical Practice
    Tutorial

    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
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NSG 497TUT Nursing Honors Research
    Tutorial

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • NSG 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

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

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

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

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Published: May 04, 2017 11:49:22 AM