Nursing (NUR) Courses


NUR 100 Fundamentals of Nursing (5-3) 6 hrs.

This is an introductory course in fundamental principles of nursing addressing basic needs as identified by Maslow and related to Erikson's stages of development. Nursing concepts align with the FLCC Nursing Department's Philosophy and Organizing Framework as well as the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies and Outcomes. Experiences in the college laboratory and clinical facilities support theoretical content. Note: Clinical meets for 8 weeks. Be prepared for lecture on campus during the time when clinical does not meet. Prerequisite: English 101 and BIO 171 to be completed with a grade of "C" or better.  F   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 101 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child I (6-6) 8 hrs.

This is the first of a two-semester sequence presenting commonly occurring health problems and their impact on Erikson's developmental stages and Maslow's needs. Nursing concepts align with the FLCC Nursing Department's Philosophy and Organizing Framework as well as the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies and Outcomes. Major units of study include transitions in health care, commonalities in the illness experience, coping with problems of oxygenation, nutrition, metabolism, elimination, and motor activity. Experiences in the college laboratory and clinical facilities support theoretical content. Note: Clinical meets for 11 weeks. Be prepared for lecture on campus during time when clinical does not meet. Prerequisite: Successful challenge of NUR 100 or completion of NUR 100 with a grade of "C+" or better and BIO 171 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisite: BIO 172 to be completed with a grade of "C" or better.  S   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 105 Nursing Process (1 week -15 hours) (1-0) 1 hr.

This course is an overview of the Nursing Process aimed at guiding the learner in the use of the process in planning care. Each step – assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation – will be analyzed in relation to the Nursing Care Plan. Special focus will be applied to the process of diagnosis, i.e., the identification and description of client problems amenable to nursing care. Goal setting and the process of writing care plans will also be considered as major topics. (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade.) Prerequisite: NUR 100 or an L.P.N./R.N.     View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 110 Gerontologic Nursing (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed for nursing students and health care providers interested in the area of Gerontology. Topics can be applied in primary, secondary, or tertiary settings. Topics will include the cognitive disorders, drug interactions, group work, and rehabilitation techniques in the elderly. An overview of gerontology is offered.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 202 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child II (6-9) 9 hrs.

This is the second of a two-semester sequence presenting increasingly complex health problems and their impact on progression through Erikson's developmental stages and needs as defined by Maslow. Nursing is presented utilizing the nursing process applied to client problems. Nursing concepts align with the FLCC Nursing Department's Philosophy and Organizing Framework as well as the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies and Outcomes. Major units of study include coping with problems of motor activity and sensory function, self-esteem, oxygenation, nutrition, metabolism and elimination, and environmental crises. Experiences in the college laboratory and clinical facilities support theoretical content. Note: Clinical meets for 11 weeks. Be prepared for lecture on campus when clinical does not meet. Prerequisite: NUR 101 and BIO 172 to be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisite: BIO 230 to be completed with a grade of "C" or better  F   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 203 Maternal-Child Health Nursing (8 weeks)(3-3) 4 hrs.

This course presents maternal-child nursing concepts as it relates to the family unit their ability to progress through Erikson's developmental stages and meet their needs as defined by Maslow. An emphasis is placed on the collaborative role of the nurse when providing for the health needs of families. Nursing concepts align with the FLCC Nursing Department's Philosophy and Organizing Framework as well as the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies and Outcomes. Major units of study include reproduction, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, neonatal transition, as well as the ethical concerns related to the maternal child population. Experiences in the college laboratory and clinical facilities support theoretical content. Note: Clinical meets for five weeks. Be prepared for lecture on campus during the time when clinical does not meet. Prerequisites: NUR 101, NUR 202, PSY 100 and PSY 200 with a grade of "C" or better. A Summer session may be offered for accelerated students. Traditional students who have a B- in NUR 101, are satisfactory clinically, and have the recommendation of their clinical instructor may take the Summer session on a space available basis.  S   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 204 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (7 weeks) (3-3) 4 hrs.

The course presents mental health concepts as it relates to behavior and the individual's ability to progress through Erikson's developmental stages and meet their needs as defined by Maslow. An emphasis is placed on the collaborative role of the nurse when providing for the mental health needs of individuals. Nursing concepts align with the FLCC Nursing Department's Philosophy and Organizing Framework as well as the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies and Outcomes. Major units of study include therapeutic communication, the nurse-patient relationship, and commonly occurring functional and organic mental disorders. Experiences in the college laboratory and clinical facilities support theoretical content. Note: Clinical meets for five (5) weeks. Be prepared for lecture on campus during the time when clinical does not meet. Prerequisites: NUR 101, NUR 202**, PSY 100, and PSY 200 with a grade of "C" or better. **NUR 202 is a prerequisite for all students except those registering for the condensed NUR 204 summer session on the recommendation of their clinical instructor.  S   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 206 Nursing Clinical Practicum (1 week - 40 hrs) 1 hr.

This intensive, one week elective is offered during January Intersession or Summer Session to provide reality-oriented nursing practice based upon knowledge and skills accrued by nursing students during their Freshmen or Sophomore year at Finger Lakes Community College. The course is intended to permit the nursing student the curricular freedom to identify personal learning needs and initiate these learnings under the guidance of an expert clinical nursing instructor in an acute care hospital setting. This course offers the student the unique exposure to a full day or evening shift of clinical experience for a week’s time, thereby allowing for continuity and intensity of clinical learning not provided in other nursing clinical laboratory courses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 100 or NUR 101 and current enrollment in the nursing program.     View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 210 Pharmacodynamics of Nursing Practice (3-0) 3 hrs

A basic course designed to familiarize the learner with those groups of drugs frequently employed in the treatment of commonly occurring health problems. The course will include the study of drugs that affect the following body systems: nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematopoietic, immune, and respiratory. Drugs utilized in the treatment of infections and cancer will also be studied. Course restricted to R. N.’s and senior level students enrolled in an R.N. program. L.P.N.s and any other students must secure permission of instructor or department chair to take this course.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 211 Clinical Make-up Practicum (0-1) 1 hr.

This intensive, forty hour clinical make up course is required for the student in good clinical standing who has been absent for more than 10% of the required clinical hours in an FLCC required nursing courses with a clinical component. This course offers the student exposure to clinical experience with time possibly being divided between day, evening or weekend shifts thereby allowing for continuity and intensity of clinical learning. This course is graded S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Prerequisite: Successful completion of theory component of FLCC nursing course in which the student received an incomplete due to clinical absenteeism and recommendation of course level faculty.     View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 215 Nursing Seminar (2-0) 2 hrs.

Nursing seminar explores professional nursing practice issues from community, regional, national, and global perspectives. Nursing concepts align with the FLCC Nursing Department's Philosophy and Organizing Framework as well as the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies and Outcomes. Major units of study include professional nursing responsibilities, legal/ethical considerations, nursing theory, current trends affecting nursing practice, and professional licensure. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Nursing 101 with C or better. Co-requisite: NUR 202 or NUR 204.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 223 Pathophysiology (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed for students who wish to apply their knowledge of physiology to disease states occurring across the lifespan. The course will consist of a review of the normal functioning of selected body systems, and then analysis of pathological function during disease of those systems and standard treatment for these pathological conditions. Prerequisite: BIO 171 and BIO 172 with a grade of 'B' or higher. (Also listed as BIO 223)  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 230 Physical Assessment (2-2) 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting a complete nursing physical assessment. Lecture, demonstrations, small group interactions, and videotaped interviews focus on subjective assessment. Laboratory practices and audiovisual materials focus on objective assessment. Prerequisites: BIO 171, 172, NUR 100, or completion of an LPN/RN program; or permission of instructor.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 254 Nursing Leadership (3-0) 3 hrs.

Effective leadership is based upon awareness of self and others and confidence in communication combined with an understanding of the dynamics of the delivery system in which one assumes a leadership position. This course will include methods for understanding your leadership/coaching abilities and how to further develop these into successful skills that will position you for leadership in your future career endeavors.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 260 Nursing Capstone Internship (2-0) 2 hrs.

This course provides an opportunity for the nursing student in the last semester of the nursing program to closely study the role and responsibilities of the nurse in an assigned agency/unit and, under the guidance of the clinical preceptor, prepare to gradually assume the responsibilities of a RN on that unit/agency. This course is graded S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Prerequisite: NUR 202. Co-requisite: NUR 203 and/or NUR 204.  S   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


NUR 265 Trans-Cultural Considerations in Health Care (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course is designed for healthcare providers and nursing students who are interested in examining several different cultures in regards to heritage, family, education, occupation, communication, family roles, work force issues and spirituality. Responses to health, illness and death will also be explored. Prerequisite: ENG 101.  F   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


Key to Course Offering Times

F Fall
S Spring
B Both or either Spring and Fall semester
JP Jan Plan/Winter Session
SU Summer