Nursing

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND NURSING

B.S. in Nursing (For RNs Only)


The LIU Post Department of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing exclusively for Registered Nurses. This upper-division program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), prepares nurses to assume advanced clinical and management positions in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, home-health programs and public health agencies.

Nursing courses, which are taught by professors who serve as both educators and mentors, include content related to professional issues, theory, research, management theory, human growth and development, communication, pathophysiology, health assessment and family and community nursing. Students are also required to take liberal arts and sciences courses and other courses related to their major.

Courses are offered on flexible day and evening schedules to meet the needs of the working nurse. The nursing courses build on the knowledge and experience that registered nurses already possess as graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs. LIU Post offers a wide range of courses in liberal arts and sciences to enhance and broaden your nursing expertise. Classes with your peers in an atmosphere of respect for the needs of the adult learner make returning to school a positive experience.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


Admissions Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is open to Registered Nurses only. Applicants are considered “transfer students.” Graduates of associate degree programs in nursing receive 28 transfer credits for previous nursing education and graduates of diploma schools receive 28 credits of advanced standing toward the degree.
Transfer credits for liberal arts and sciences courses taken at other colleges or universities will be evaluated individually. A total of 72 credits (including the 28 credits of nursing) can be transferred to LIU Post. A total of 128 credits are needed for graduation with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Applicants for admission to LIU Post as nursing majors are required to possess:

  1. a New York State Registered Nurse license
  2. an Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing
  3. a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  4. International students are also required to achieve a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 85 Internet-based (a minimum listening score of 22 is also required); 225 Computer-based; or 563 Paper-based. IELTS of 7.5 or above is also acceptable.

Applicants who have taken but have not received notification of having passed the NCLEX exam may be admitted to LIU Post as limited matriculants.

Applicants who received their licensure or degree from outside of the United States may be admitted to LIU Post after appropriate evaluation of degree and prior coursework.

Submitting an Application for Admission

All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post at My LIU or by using the Apply Now button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page.

Course Description

NUR 79 The Philosophical and Conceptual Basis of Nursing

An introduction to professional nursing. Content focuses on systems, human needs, therapeutic communication, change and leadership theories. Selected nursing theories and professional nursing roles will be examined.
3 credits

NUR 81 Issues in Professional Nursing

The course is an exploration and critical analysis of issues influencing nursing practice, nursing education and the delivery of health care. The political, social and economic factors influencing health care and health policy will be studied. Leadership behaviors relevant to nursing practice will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on the use of information technology tools in the teaching and learning techniques of the course.
3 credits

NUR 82 Nursing Research

The course is an introduction to a conceptual understanding of the research process for application throughout the nursing curriculum. A spirit of inquiry will be encouraged along with learning experiences focusing on preparing a research oriented practitioner. The major steps in the research process and various research approaches will be considered. Writing Across the Curriculum course (WAC).
3 credits

NUR 82P Nursing Research Proposal

This independent study bridges the gap between theory (N82) and the application of the research process. The student develops a written proposal using the steps of the research process.
1 credit

NUR 84 Health and the Human Life Cycle

Building on the student's prior knowledge of growth and development, this course focuses on the impact of selected bio-psychosocial stressors on human development. Cognitive, emotional, and physiological growth and development are set forth within the context of critical tasks and crises inherent within each stage of maturation. Emphasis is placed on the second half of the life cycle, and the role of the nurse in caring for an aging population.
3 credits

NUR 85 Health Assessment

This course focuses on physical examination and health assessment, and its place in the clinical decision-making process within the context of a selection of nursing models. Students will identify strategies for health teaching and for health promotion. Nursing activities are explored that facilitate adaptive responses in well, acute, and chronically ill clients of all ages.
Pre-requisite NUR 99; BIO 7, 8; CHM 1; HSMB 90 or BIO 135.
Co-requisite NUR 85L.
Spring, 2 credits

NUR 85L Health Assessment Lab

This course is the laboratory component of NUR 85. Students practice skills of physical examination and health assessment, and apply the concepts learned in NUR 85.
Co-requisite NUR 85.
Spring, 2 credits

NUR 86 Family Health Nursing Theory

The family as an adaptive system is the focus of study. Several theoretical frameworks are presented and utilized to assess the health status of a family system. Family structural components and functions are explored to understand and predict risks and promote adaptive responses.
Co-requisite NUR 86L, 86S.
Fall, 3 credits

NUR 86L Family Health Nursing Practice

This course focuses on practice with families that are selected from various home health agencies. Students work with families from diverse cultures and in various developmental stages to promote health within the family.
Co-requisite NUR 86, 86S.
Fall, 2 credits

NUR 86S Family Health Nursing Seminar

This course addresses important issues that students identify from their clinical experiences working with families. In addition, the course emphasizes the application of current trends and research in family health nursing.
Co-requisite NUR 86, 86L.
Fall, 0 credits

NUR 87 Community Health Nursing Theory

Theoretical concepts integral to community health nursing and strategies for nursing intervention form the promotion of community health will be identified. Course organization will reflect the philosophy that community nursing practice is comprehensive and continuous. This is a Writing Across the Curriculum course.
Co-requisites NUR 87L, 87S.
Spring, 3 credits

NUR 87L Community Health Nursing Practice

This course focuses on community nursing practice. The community will be examined as a system, the multi-variables (subsystems) characterizing the community will be identified through field study. Students will work with individuals, families, and identified groups within selected community health settings.
Co-requisite NUR 87, 87S.
Spring, 3 credits

NUR 87S Community Health Nursing Seminar

This course focuses on a discussion of important issues that students identify from their clinical experiences working in various community health settings.
Co-requisite NUR 87, 87L.
Spring, 0 credits

NUR 90 Management Theory and Nursing

Management theory and leadership concepts and their application to nursing are discussed. Strategies for the implementation of management concepts are presented and utilized. Students work in teams to analyze case-study problems using current management principles and theories.
3 credits

NUR 91 Communication and Group Skills for the Health Care Setting

This course provides the theoretical basis and clinical application of communication techniques, group dynamics and group process for healthcare professionals working in a variety of health care settings. The knowledge, strategies and techniques needed to communicate effectively with others and in groups will be the focus of this course.
3 credits

NUR 99 Pathophysiology

A systematic survey of disease within systems is developed in a logical manner that includes etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and outcomes and evaluation of treatment for each disease.
Fall, 3 credits

Degree Requirements

Required Upper Division Nursing Courses (Credits)

Philosophical & Conceptual Basis of Nursing (3)
Issues in Professional Nursing (3)
Nursing Research (3)
Nursing Research Independent Study (1)
Health & the Human Life Cycle (3)
Health Assessment (4)
Family Health Nursing (5)
Community Health Nursing (6)
Management Theory & Nursing (3)
Pathophysiology (3)
Communication and Group Skills in the Health Care Setting (3)
Total 37

A total of 128 credits are needed for graduation

Typical Sequence

Professional Plan (minimum of 128 credits)
Transfer student with Associate’s Degree and NYS licensed RN
72 maximum units (28 from Nursing Education) transferred in from a 2 year college

Freshman
FALL SPRING
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
CHM 1 Foundations of Chemistry I 4 NUR 79 Phil. & Conceptual Basis of Nursing 3
MTH 19 Statistics 3 NUR 82 Nursing Research 3
College Core 3 NUR 82P Nursing Research Independent Study 1
Total Credits 10 Total Credits 7
Sophomore
FALL SPRING
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
NUR 81 Issues in Profes. Nursing 3 BMS 90 Microbiology in Health Sciences 4
NUR 99 Patho. 3 NUR 90 Management Theory and Nursing 3
Social Science Elective 3 Elective 2
Total Credits 9 Total Credits 9
Junior
FALL SPRING
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
NUR 84 Health and Human Life Cycle 3 NUR 85 Health Assessment 2
NUR 91 Commun. and Group Skills 3 NUR 85L Health Assessment Lab 2
Total Credits 6 Total Credits 4
Senior
FALL SPRING
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
NUR 86 Family Health Nursing: Theory 3 NUR 87 Community Health Nursing: Theory 3
NUR 86L Family Health Nursing: Lab 2 NUR 87L Community Health Nursing: Lab 3
NUR 86S Family Health Nursing: Seminar 0 NUR 87S Community Health Nursing: Seminar 0
Total Credits 5 Total Credits 6

CONTACT

School of Health Professions and Nursing
Stacy Gropack, Dean
Roth Hall, Room 300
516-299-2485

post-shpn@liu.edu