NU-102: Safe and Effective Nursing Care Level II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: NU-102 Safe and Effective Nursing Care Level II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 5 class hours, 10.5 clinical lab hours

Credits: 8.5

Pre-requisites (if any): NU-101 and BI-302, (both completed with C or better), and PSYC-220

Co-requisites (if any): BI-311, BCLS Certification

Course Description in college catalog:

NU-102 is designed to augment the fundamental principles for developing and implementing plans of care that improve outcomes for adult patients. The patient history, assessment, socio-cultural factors and best practices will be incorporated into the treatment plan. Utilizing the nursing process,  students will integrate foundational knowledge and skills into the clinical practice. Practicum experiences will expose students to electronic documentation, collaborative care, medication administration and a variety of disease processes in a diverse patient population. Significant components of the course include care of the patient with sepsis, alterations in fluids and electrolytes, as well as cardiac, endocrine, gastro-intestinal and respiratory systems. Pharmacological and nutritional interventions will be integrated into the coursework. Various methodologies will be used to support the development of the eight core competencies.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/Hunter Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/School of Professional Studies Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing

A.A.S./B.S. QCC/York Dual/Joint Degree Program in Nursing


  1. Professionalism

  2. Safety

  3. Assessment

  4. Patient-Centered Care

  5. Teamwork and Collaboration

  6. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

  7. Quality Improvement (QI)

  8. Informatics

Program-specific outcomes

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors consistent with the standards of practice and regulatory frameworks of the registered professional nurse.
  2. Provide safe, effective and competent nursing care.
  3. Assess patient in a culturally sensitive manner.
  4. Provide patient-centered nursing care.
  5. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's support persons.
  6. Utilize evidence based healthcare information to provide nursing care.
  7. Improve healthcare by incorporating quality improvement initiatives.
  8. Utilize information and technology to communicate, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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