Nursing

B.S. in Nursing


LIU Post’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing incorporates state-of-the-art technology integrating high fidelity simulated patients, electronic patient record systems, and patient-centered care. Our undergraduate degree program allows students who are passionate about healthcare to enter the marketplace with a level of tech-driven professional experience that meet current industry standards. 

 LIU Post Bachelor of Science in Nursing Features:

  • Dynamic experiential curriculum focused on tech¬≠nological integration and patient-centered care
  • Practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, and doctorally prepared nursing faculty mentors
  • Engaged learning environment through on-site rotations at LIU Post’s over 40 affiliated clinical sites
  • Small class sizes and supervision on an 8:1 student-faculty ratio in practicum
  • Access to LIU Post’s extensive alumni network in the New York City region, including on-campus presentations and symposia with industry leaders

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at LIU Post are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.

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Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits

REQUIRED NURSING MAJOR STUDIES COURSES
(ALL OF THE FOLLOWING)

NRS 100

Introduction to Professional Nursing

3

NRS 110

Nursing Informatics

3

NRS 130/130C

Fundamentals of Nursing

5

NRS 140

Nutrition in Nursing

3

NRS 150

Pharmacotherapeutics

3

NRS 160/160C

Health Assessment

5

NRS 200/200C

Adult and Gerontological Nursing I

7

NRS 210/210C

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

4

NRS 220/220C

Adult and Gerontological Nursing II

7

NRS 230/230C

Public Health Nursing

4

NRS 240/240C

Obstetrical and Pediatric Nursing

7

NRS 400

Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice

3

NRS 410/410C

Nursing Transition into Professional Practice

7

REQUIRED CO-RELATED COURSES
(ALL OF THE FOLLOWING)

BIO 7

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO 8

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

CHM 6

Chemistry of Life

4

MTH 19

Basic Statistics

3

PSY 101

General Psychology

3

PSY 121

Human Growth and Development

3

BIO 121

Human Genetics in Health and Disease

3

BMS 211

Pathophysiology

3

BMS 90

Microbiology in Health Sciences

4


Course # Course Name Credits
Required Core Courses 
(32-33 Credits)
POST 101 Post Foundations 1
FY First-Year Seminar 3
ENG 1** Writing 1 3
ENG 2** Writing 2 3
MTH 5 Quantitative Reasoning 3-4 
Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters.
Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World
4
Creativity Media & the Arts 3
Perspectives on World Culture 3
Self, Society & Ethics 3
Power, Institutions & Structures (ECO 10 Required) 3
One additional course from one of the five above clusters. (ECO 11 Required) 3
General Elective (3 Credits from Any Course)

* Some courses may count as core and others as electives.

** In addition to ENG 1 and 2, students take at least 3 more writing intensive (WAC) courses as part of their major, core, or elective courses.  ENG 303 and 304 can satisfy the ENG 1 and 2 requirement for students in the Honors College.

Credit Requirements
Total Major Requirement Credits 61
Total Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits 27-28
Total Core Requirement Credits 32-33
Total Degree Credits 121

Courses

NRS 100 Introduction to Professional Nursing

This course provides an introduction to the profession of nursing including its history, development, scope of practice, professional educational requirements, moral and ethical foundations, legal issues and career paths. Students identify and explore key issues influencing nursing practice, nursing education and health care delivery systems. Political, social and economic factors influencing health care and healthcare policy will be identified relative to their impact on quality, safety, equity, effectiveness, efficiencies, and timeliness in delivery of patient centered care. An introduction to medication calculations will be included in this course. Note this a Writing Across the Curriculum course (WAC). 

Prerequisite: Open to students in the Nursing B.S. plan

Co-requisite(s): PSY 101; BIO 7; ENG 1

Credits: 3

Every Fall, Spring & Summer


NRS 110 Nursing management, Leadership & Informatics

This course introduces the student nurse to current leadership, management and organizational theories. Using a seminar model the students investigate and discuss unique issues associated with nursing, health care management and leadership principles. Topics include ethical, political, legal, economic and biophysical aspects of nursing leadership and management. This is an integrative course that also explores advances in healthcare information technology and various electronic management strategies that support patient care systems.

Pre requisites: NRS220, 220C, 220R, NRS230, 230C & MTH 19

Co requisites: NRS 240

Credits: 3

Fall

NRS 130 Fundamentals of Nursing

Students will explore foundational elements of nursing interventions with individual patients in controlled and predictable environments based on the core principles of nursing care. Classroom discussions and activities will focus on acquiring a knowledge base essential to developing beginner level competencies of the nurse generalist. Integrating knowledge from multiple sources that may include quality care, safety, policy, finance, effective communication, clinical prevention, health promotion, health restoration and professional values to guide nursing care will be covered.

Pre requisites:NRS100, NRS140, BIO 7, BIO 8, CHM 6, PSY 101, ENG 1, ENG 2

Co requisites: NRS130, 130C, 130R, BMS211, and PSY121

Credits: 4

Fall

NRS 130C Fundamentals of Nursing

Students will explore foundational elements of nursing interventions with individual patients in controlled and predictable environments based on the core principles of nursing care. Classroom discussions and activities will focus on acquiring a knowledge base essential to developing beginner level competencies of the nurse generalist. Integrating knowledge from multiple sources that may include quality care, safety, policy, finance, effective communication, clinical prevention, health promotion, health restoration and professional values to guide nursing care will be covered in the lab setting.

Pre requisites:NRS100, NRS140, BIO 7, BIO 8, CHM 6, PSY 101, ENG 1, ENG 2

Co requisites: NRS130,130R, BMS211, and PSY121

Credits: 1

Fall

NUR 130R Fundamentals of Nursing Care Recitation

This recitation course allows students to analyze unique and foundational patient scenarios through case studies, concept maps, nursing care plans, simulation and laboratory experiences. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered professional nurse as a safe and ethical practitioner in the laboratory setting.

Pre requisites:NRS100, NRS140, BIO 7, BIO 8, CHM 6, PSY 101, ENG 1, ENG 2

 Co requisites: NRS130, 130C, BMS211, and PSY121

Credits: 0

Fall


NRS 140 Nutrition in Nursing

This course will focus on concepts that are foundational to accurate nutritional patient assessment. Nutritional health risks will be addressed using nutritional assessment techniques to evaluate dietary, biochemical, and anthropometric changes that relate to health promotion and disease prevention. Patient-centered education related to nutritional therapy for common disorders will discussed.

Pre requisites: NRS 100, BIO 7, PSY 101, ENG 1

Co requisites: BIO 8, CHM 6, ENG 2

Credits:3

Spring & Summer


NRS 150 Pharmacotherapeutics

Students explore core concepts and the scientific basis of pharmacotherapeutics in the delivery of safe, high quality, effective, efficient, equitable, patient centered, and timely nursing care across the lifespan in different health care environments. Legal, ethical principles , regulatory guidelines and standards of practice will be discussed as they affect the role of the nurse generalist in delivering varied drug therapies.

Pre requisites: NRS130, 130C, 130R, BMS211, PSY121

Co requisites: BMS 90, 160C, 160R

Credits: 3

Spring


NRS 160 Health Assessment

This course presents the didactic theory with laboratory-taught clinical skills necessary to provide health assessment and physical examination across the life span within the context of the nursing process. Students will identify strategies for teaching and promoting health and wellness. Nursing activities are explored that facilitate adaptive responses in well, acute, and chronically ill patients from diverse and multicultural backgrounds.

Pre requisites: NRS130, 130C, 130R, BMS211, PSY121

Co requisites: BMS 90, NRS150, NRS160C, and NRS160R

Credits: 5

Every Spring


NRS 160C Health Assessment

This course presents the didactic theory with laboratory-taught clinical skills necessary to provide health assessment and physical examination across the life span within the context of the nursing process. Students will identify strategies for teaching and promoting health and wellness. Nursing activities are explored that facilitate adaptive responses in well, acute, and chronically ill patients from diverse and multicultural backgrounds in laboratory setting.

Pre requisites: NRS130, 130C, 130R, BMS211, PSY121

Co requisites: BMS 90, NRS150, NRS160, and NRS160R

Credits: 0

Every Spring


NRS 160R Health Assessment Nursing Care Recitation

This recitation course allows students to analyze unique and foundational patient scenarios through clinical skill development correlating knowledge of human physiology, disease pathology through simulation and laboratory experiences. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered professional nurse as a safe and ethical practitioner promoting health and wellness in the laboratory setting.

Pre requisites: NRS130, 130C, 130R, BMS211, PSY121

Co requisites: BMS 90, NRS150, NRS160, and NRS160C

Credits:0

Every Spring


NRS 200 Adult and Gerontological Nursing I

This is the first of two adult and gerontological medical-surgical nursing courses. Students will examine theoretical and evidence-based practice related to the planning, implementation, evaluation, health promotion, risk reduction/prevention, and disease management strategies when caring for adults and their families in acute, non-acute, and chronic health environments with an emphasis on the older adult.

Pre requisites: BMS 90, NRS 150, NRS 160, NRS 160C, and NRS 160R

Co requisites: BIO 121 or HSC 221, NRS 210 and NRS 200R

Credits: 7

Fall

NRS 200C Adult and Gerontological Nursing I

This course presents the didactic theory and laboratory-taught clinical skills necessary to provide health assessment and physical examination across the life span within the context of the nursing process. Students will identify strategies for teaching and promoting health and wellness. Nursing activities are explored that facilitate adaptive responses in well, acute, and chronically ill patients from diverse and multicultural backgrounds.

Pre requisites: BMS 90, NRS 150, NRS 160, NRS 160C, and NRS 160R

Co requisites: BIO 121 or HSC 221, NRS 200 NRS 210 and NRS 200R

Credits:0

Fall


NRS 200R Adult and Gerontological Nursing Recitation

This recitation course allows students to analyze unique and complex mental health dynamics patient and family scenarios through case studies, simulation and laboratory experiences. Case studies draw upon previous learning, experiences and knowledge, linking theory to practice with vulnerable populations. The focus is on nursing care, communication within the health care team, delegation of care, and cultural, legal and ethical implications. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered professional nurse as leader in the management of mental health patient care.

Credits: 0

Every Fall


NRS 210 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Students explore the promotion, maintenance and restoration of mental health across the lifespan. Key factors in mental health care for patients, families and vulnerable groups cared for in varied community settings are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic communication, critical thinking, professional standards, therapeutic modalities and an understanding of psychopathology.

Pre requisites: BMS 90, NRS 150, NRS 160, NRS 160C, NRS 160R

Co requisites: BIO 121 or HSC 221, and NRS 200, NRS 200R


NRS 210C Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Students explore the promotion, maintenance and restoration of mental health across the lifespan. Key factors in mental health care for patients, families and vulnerable groups cared for in varied community settings are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic communication, critical thinking, professional standards, therapeutic modalities and an understanding of psychopathology.

Pre requisites: BMS 90, NRS 150, NRS 160, NRS 160C, NRS 160R

Co requisites: BIO 121 or HSC 221, and NRS 200, NRS 200R

Credits: 0

Every Fall


NRS 210R Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Recitation

This recitation course allows students to analyze unique and complex mental health dynamics patient and family scenarios through case studies, simulation and laboratory experiences. Case studies draw upon previous learning, experiences and knowledge, linking theory to practice with vulnerable populations. The focus is on nursing care, communication withing the health care team, delegation of care, and cultural, legal and ethical implications. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered professional nurse as leader in the management of mental health patient care.

Pre requisites: BMS 90, NRS 150, NRS 160, NRS 160C, NRS 160R

Co requisites: BIO 121 or HSC 221, and NRS 200, NRS 200R

Credits: 0

Every Fall


NRS 220 Adult and Gerontological Nursing II

This is the second of the two adult and gerontological medical-surgical nursing courses. Students will continue to examine theoretical and evidence-based practice related to the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion, risk reduction/prevention, and disease management strategies employing critical thinking skills. There will be an emphasis on nursing management and interventions of patients with multiple physiological alterations with a focus on prioritization and delegation of nursing care.

Pre requisites: BIO 121 or HSC221 and NRS 200, 200C, 200R, NRS 210

Co requisites: NRS 230 and MTH 19

Credits:7

Every Spring


NRS 220C Adult and Gerontological Nursing II

This is the second of the two adult and gerontological medical-surgical nursing courses. Students will continue to examine theoretical and evidence-based practice related to the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion, risk reduction/prevention, and disease management strategies employing critical thinking skills. There will be an emphasis on nursing management and interventions of patients with multiple physiological alterations with a focus on prioritization and delegation of nursing care.

Pre requisites: BIO 121 or HSC221 and NRS 200, 200C 200R, NRS 210

Co requisites: NRS 220, NRS 220R, NRS 230, and MTH 19

Credits: 0

Every Spring


NRS 220R Adult and Gerontological Nursing II Recitation

This recitation course allows students to analyze unique and complex patient scenarios through case studies, simulation and laboratory experiences. Case studies draw upon previous learning, experiences and knowledge, linking theory to practice. The focus is on nursing care, communication within the health care team, delegation of care, and cultural, legal and ethical implications. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered professional nurse as leader in the management of patient care.

Pre requisites: BIO 121 or HSC221 and NRS 200, 200R, NRS 210

Co requisites: NRS 220, NRS 230, and MTH 19

Credits: 0

Every Spring


NRS 230 Public Health Nursing

This course will facilitate the conceptualizing of individuals, family and communities as units of care in public health. It focuses on public health issues in the 21st century, concepts of epidemiology, transformation of public health systems, common community and population health problems and the management of vulnerable populations. Students will be able to interpret how sociopolitical, economic issues, ethics and culture influence public health issues.

Pre requisites: BIO 121 or HSC221 and NRS 200, 200C, 200R, NRS 210, NRS 210C

Co requisites: NRS220, NRS220R, NRS230C, and MTH 19

Credits: 4

Every Spring


NRS 230C Public Health Nursing

This course will facilitate the conceptualizing of individuals, family and communities as units of care in public health. It focuses on public health issues in the 21st century, concepts of epidemiology, transformation of public health systems, common community and population health problems and the management of vulnerable populations. Students will be able to interpret how sociopolitical, economic issues, ethics and culture influence public health issues.

Pre requisites: BIO 121 or HSC221 and NRS 200, 200C, 200R, NRS 210, NRS 210C

Co requisites: NRS220, NRS220R, NRS230, and MTH 19

Credits: 0

Every Spring


NRS 240 Obstetrical and Pediatric Nursing

Using a family-centered approach, students will examine theoretical and evidence-based practice related to planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion, risk reduction/prevention, and disease management strategies when caring for the pediatric patient and childbearing family across the continuum, in acute, non- acute, and chronic health environments. This includes the assessment and care of the infant during the immediate post-partum period, and issues of women’s health.

Pre requisites: NRS 220, NRS 220C, NRS 220R, NRS 230, NRS 230C, and MTH 19

Co requisite: NRS 110, and NRS 240C

Credits: 7

Every Fall


NRS 240C Obstetrical and Pediatric Nursing

Using a family-centered approach, students will examine theoretical and evidence-based practice related to planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion, risk reduction/prevention, and disease management strategies when caring for the pediatric patient and childbearing family across the continuum, in acute, non- acute, and chronic health environments. This includes the assessment and care of the infant during the immediate post-partum period, and issues of women’s health.

Pre requisites: NRS 220, NRS 220C, NRS 220R, NRS 230, NRS 230C, and MTH 19

Co requisite: NRS 110, and NRS 240

Credits: 0

Every Fall


NRS 400 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice

This course introduces the student to the processes of scientific inquiry and research with an emphasis on developing skills as a consumer of research. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of research methods, critical appraisal of research, and concepts of evidence-based practice. Students will begin to develop skills that will assist them in incorporating a systematic process of analysis, synthesis and evaluation of scientific evidenced based practice into their delivery of nursing care. Note this is a writing across the curriculum course.(WAC)

Pre requisites: NRS 110, 240 and 240C

Co requisites: NRS 410 and 410C

Credits: 3

Every Spring


NRS 410 Nursing Transition into Professional Practice

In the capstone course, students evaluate how sociopolitical, economic issues, ethics and culture influence nursing practice in the 21st century. Concepts of leadership and effective management are emphasized. Critical thinking skills and decision-making strategies that promote health and disease prevention within individuals, families, groups and communities are examined. A required preceptored clinical experience provides for integration of concepts, application of critical thinking and evidence-based practice.

Pre requisites: NRS 110, 240

Co requisites: NRS 400

Credits: 7

Every Spring


NRS 410C Nursing Transition into Professional Practice

In the capstone course, students evaluate how sociopolitical, economic issues, ethics and culture influence nursing practice in the 21st century. Concepts of leadership and effective management are emphasized. Critical thinking skills and decision-making strategies that promote health and disease prevention within individuals, families, groups and communities are examined. A required preceptored clinical experience provides for integration of concepts, application of critical thinking and evidence-based practice.

Pre requisites: NRS 110, 240 and 240C

Co requisite: NRS 400, NRS 410

Credits: 0 

Every Spring


Mission Statement

The faculty is dedicated to preparing the student for life-long learning in order to meet the increasing demands of the expanding environment of nursing practice. The graduates of the Department of Nursing will have developed the values and competencies which include: critical thinking and evidenced-based approach to care; culturally competent care; autonomy; interprofessional communication; and decision making within a framework of professional and ethical principles that are central to the delivery of nursing care in a global environment.

Statement of Philosophy

The educational empowerment of students promotes professionalization, community service and the competence to impact the health care system. The faculty believes that graduate nursing education provides an opportunity for the student to develop advanced competencies in nursing, in areas of concentration and role function, congruent with an expanding theoretical knowledge and authority base. Graduate education increased the opportunity for nurses to obtain advanced preparation and serves to increase the number of advanced practice nurses and nurse educators that serve the community. The faculty participates in the education process as role models, facilitators, mentors, and learners.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at LIU Post is an upper division program for registered nurses. 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. Nursing courses are taught by professors who serve as both educators and mentors. Courses are offered during the day and evening to accommodate the schedules of registered nurses, in small class settings that encourage participation and ensure individual attention. Courses in the M.S. in Nursing Education are all offered in the Blended Learning format. Many of the core courses in the family nurse practitioner program and clinical nurse specialist program are also offered in the blended format.

Faculty

Peter Magri, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, FNP-BC
Chairperson
Assistant Professor
peter.magri@liu.edu

Jennifer Darcy, PhD, RN 
Director, Undergraduate Nursing
Associate Professor 
Jennifer.darcy@liu.edu

Daniel Jacobsen, MS, NP-C
Director, Graduate Nursing Program
Assistant Professor 
Daniel.jacobsen@liu.edu

Debra McWilliams, MS, RN, CHSE
Director, Interprofessional Simulation Center
Assistant Professor 
Debra.mcwilliams@liu.edu

Maureen Cardoza, PhD, RN, CADDCT, CDP 
Associate Professor 
Maureen.cardoza@liu.edu 

Lori Knapp, PhD, RN 
Associate Professor 
Lori.knapp@liu.edu 

Waitline Williams, PhD, MPA, FNP, RN 
Associate Professor 
Waitline.williams@liu.edu 

Patricia Nadraus, PhD, RN, CCRN-K 
Assistant Professor 
Patricia.nadraus@liu.edu

Lucy Mensah, PhD, RN, ANP-BC 
Assistant Professor
Lucy.mensah@liu.edu 

Theresa Drucker, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor 
Theresa.drucker@liu.edu 

Kerry Vignola, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor 
Kerry.vignola@liu.edu 

Donna Baxter, MSN-ED, RN 
Assistant Professor 
Donna.carol-baxter@liu.edu 

Kathleen Eisenstein, BS, RN
Manager, Nursing Arts and Skills Lab 
Kathleen.eisenstein@liu.edu 

Nathaniel Saintus, DNP, AGACNP-CC, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor 
Nathaniel.saintus@liu.edu 

Dorothy Fanara, DNP-S, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor 
Dorothy.fanara@liu.edu 

Kaitlyn Burnett, DNP-S, FNP-BC 
Assistant Professor 
Kaitlyn.burnett@liu.edu 

Kasie Borowy 
Clinical Coordinator 
Kasie.borowy@liu.edu 

CONTACT

School of Health Professions
Margaret Stroehlein, Dean

(516) 299-4053