Graduate Entry Pathway Courses

NG510 Concepts in Professional Nursing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts that are the foundation of professional nursing practice. Course content includes role and practice issues in professional nursing and health care: the health care continuum; the bio-psychosocial model of health; health prevention and promotion; legal, regulatory and ethical issues; critical thinking and evidence-based practice; practice guidelines and informatics; principles of teaching/learning; theories of the nurse-patient relationship; and the role of the professional nurse. 2 credits Corequisites: NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B.

NG511 Biomedical Sciences I

Biomedical Sciences I is the first of two courses providing a review of human biochemistry, pathophysiology and pharmacology essential for nursing practice. This course focuses on the changes that occur in the human body when normal structure and/or function are altered by common conditions arising from the natural aging process, injury and disability, and when pharmacological interventions are implemented. 5 credits Corequisites: NG510, NG513, and NG516A and B.

NG512 Biomedical Sciences II

Biomedical Sciences II is the second of two courses providing a review of human biochemistry, pathophysiology, pharmacology and nutrition essential for nursing practice. This course focuses on the changes that occur in the human body when normal structure and/or function are altered by common conditions arising from the natural aging process, disease, injury and disability, and when pharmacological and nutritional interventions are implemented. 3 credits Prerequisites:NG510, NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B. Corequisites: NG514, NG517A and B, and NG518A and B.

NG513 Health Assessment and Skills I

This laboratory course is the first of two that focus on the competencies of technical clinical skills and health assessment necessary to provide safe, quality, patient-centered professional nursing care. 2 credits Corequisites: NG510, NG511, and NG516A and B.

NG514 Health Assessment and Skills II

This laboratory course is the second of two courses that focus on the competencies of technical clinical skills and health assessment necessary to provide safe, quality, patient-centered professional nursing care. 1 credit Prerequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B. Corequisites: NG512, NG517A and B, and NG518A and B.

NG516A Nursing I: Care of Persons with Acute and Chronic Conditions

This is the classroom component of NG516B.This course introduces students to the values, knowledge and competencies that are the foundation of safe, skilled, professional and patient-centered nursing care for adults with acute and chronic medical-surgical conditions. The classroom component focuses on the expected presentation, process, and outcomes of selected health conditions in the adult population. 5 credits Corequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513 and NG516B.

NG516B Nursing I: Clinical Care of Persons with Acute and Chronic Conditions

This is the clinical component of NG516A. Students will use critical thinking and effective communication skills to deliver safe, competent, professional and patient-centered nursing care to adults with acute and chronic medical-surgical conditions. Working with clinical faculty and other nursing colleagues, students will assess client needs and develop, implement and evaluate a plan of nursing care to meet expected client-centered outcomes. 5 credits Corequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513 and NG516A.

NG517A Nursing II: Care of Persons with Acute and Chronic Conditions

This course continues the introduction of core concepts of acute and chronic conditions. Emphasis will be on providing nursing care to individuals and families experiencing selected acute and chronic psychiatric and medical-surgical conditions. The impact of acute and chronic illness on adult developmental stages and transitions will be examined. 5 creditsCorequisites: NG514, NG517B, and NG518A and B.

NG517B Nursing II: Clinical Care of Persons with Acute and Chronic Conditions

This course is the clinical component of NG517A and continues the focus of NG516B on the provision of client-centered nursing care to individuals and families in hospital- and community-based settings who are experiencing selected acute and chronic psychiatric and medical-surgical conditions. 3 credits Prerequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B.Corequisites: NG514, NG517A, and NG518A and B.

NG518A Nursing III: Care of the Childbearing and Child Rearing Family

This is the classroom component of NG518B. The course presents the values, knowledge and competencies that are the foundation of safe, skilled, professional and patient-centered nursing care of families experiencing normative childbearing and child rearing, and for children experiencing acute and chronic conditions. Emphasis is on all stages of pregnancy, and the experience of hospitalization and adaptation to chronic conditions for children. Life transitions related to childbearing and child rearing experiences will be analyzed. 5 credits Prerequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B.Corequisites: NG514, NG517A and B, 
and NG518B.

NG518B Nursing III: Clinical Care of the Childbearing and Child Rearing Family

This course is the clinical component of NG518A. In this course, students will use critical thinking to make evidence-based clinical judgments for, and develop effective communication skills with, families experiencing normative childbearing and child rearing, and with children experiencing acute and chronic conditions. Working with nursing colleagues and other members of the interdisciplinary team, students will prioritize and provide nursing care in hospital settings. 3 creditsPrerequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B. Corequisites: NG514, NG517A and B, NG518A.

NG519A Nursing IV: Clinical Capstone: Leadership and Management

This course focuses on the professional role of the nurse as a collaborator, leader and provider of care with nursing colleagues and other members of the interprofessional health care team, and within the context of complex health care systems. 3 credits Prerequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B. Corequisites: NG514, NG517A and B, NG518A and B, and NG519B.

 

NG519B Nursing IV: Clinical Capstone: Clinical Internship

This clinical course focuses on the professional role of the nurse as a provider of care as part of the interprofessional health care team. Working one-on-one with a nurse preceptor approved by GSN nursing faculty, and with guidance from GSN nursing faculty, students integrate the values, knowledge and competencies of professional nursing into their practice as a manager and provider of safe, competent, patient-centered nursing care, and as a nursing colleague and member of an interprofessional health care team. 7 credits Prerequisites: NG510, NG511, NG513, and NG516A and B. Corequisites:NG514, NG517A and B, NG518A and B, and NG519A.

NG522 Transition to Professional Practice II

This course is designed to coincide with students’ entry into their first practice role following licensure as a registered nurse. Students will evaluate their professional growth as clinicians and discuss issues related to professional and advanced practice nursing that arise in their practice and in the classroom. 2 credits Prerequisites: Completion of GEP Year One.Corequisites: NG604, NG603B and NG614.