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School of Science, Technology and Health Studies

Dean: Joseph H. Bularzik
Phone: (315) 684-6079

Course Description

Fundamentals of Nursing IB

This course continues with the theoretical foundation of nursing education and nursing practice with a focus on assessment and implementation of basic nursing care. Students learn to practice therapeutic communication skills to obtain assessment data and implement effective basic nursing care. Critical thinking skills are facilitated by experiences in the clinical agency which enable the student to correlate theoretical knowledge and campus laboratory skills to nursing practice. Particular attention is given to the care of the geriatric individual. Students use medical technology to assess and implement care as well as recognize the role of technology in the diagnosis of health care problems. There is a fee for transportation. Prerequisite: , NURS105 (with C+ grade or better) 4 credits (4 lecture hours, 5 clinical laboratory hours, and 2 college laboratory per week for weeks 8-15 of the fall or spring semester)

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Admissions Requirements

Nursing is a competitive program that requires students to have a strong background in biology, chemistry and math. All applications are reviewed holistically for admission to the college. It is strongly suggested that SAT and/or ACT scores be submitted.

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 for transfer students
  • Placement in MATH 102
  • NLN Pre-Admission test with a minimum composite score of 100 out of a possible 200
  • Students who were unsuccessful in other nursing programs may not eligible for admission. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for the Nursing program may be admitted to the Liberal Arts/Science curriculum. A minimum cumulative average of 2.75 is required for admission to Nursing. Students who desire to be enrolled on a full-time basis while completing prerequisite course work may be scheduled for the following suggested plan which may include six semesters for degree completion. These students will be advised by a Nursing Faculty member who can suggest coursework appropriate to the area of interest.
  • For complete admission information, contact the Admissions Department or view the program pages at