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. Note this is a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). Open to students in the Nursing B.S. plan (CNRSMS)
Credits: 3
Every Fall & 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: NRS 220, NRS 220C, NRS 220R NRS 230, NRS 230C, MTH 19
Co-Requisites: NRS 240, NRS 240C
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 underpinning safe, high quality, patient centered, and effective, efficient, equitable and timely care. Classroom discussions and activities will focus on acquiring a knowledge base essential to developing beginner level competencies of the nurse generalist. Core principles regarding integrating knowledge from multiple sources that may include quality care and safety; use of best evidence; policy, finance, and regulatory forces; effective communication; clinical prevention, health promotion, and health restoration; and professional values to guide nursing care will be covered.
Pre-requisite: BIO 8, CHM 6, NRS 140
Co-requisites: NRS 130C, NRS 130R
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 underpinning safe, high quality, patient centered, and effective, efficient, equitable and timely care. Classroom discussions and activities will focus on acquiring a knowledge base essential to developing beginner level competencies of the nurse generalist. Core principles regarding integrating knowledge from multiple sources that may include quality care and safety; use of best evidence; policy, finance, and regulatory forces; effective communication; clinical prevention, health promotion, and health restoration; and professional values to guide nursing care will be covered.
Co-Requisites: NRS 130, 130R
Credits: 1
Fall

NRS130R 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.
Co-Requisites: NRS 130, 130C
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 be discussed.
Pre-requisite: BIO 7, NRS 100, PSY 101
Co-requisite: BIO 8, CHM 6
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 and across health care environments. Legal and ethical principles and regulatory guidelines and standards of practice will be discussed as they affect the role of the nurse generalist in delivering varied drug therapies.
Pre-requisite: NRS 130, NRS 130C, NRS 130R,NUR 99 or BMS 211, PSY 121
Co-requisite: BMS 90, NRS 160
Credits: 3
Spring

NRS 160 Health Assessment
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-requisite: NUR 99 or BMS 211, NRS 130, NRS 130C, NRS 130R, PSY 121
Co-requisite: BMS 90, NRS 150
Credits: 5
Every Spring

NRS 160C Health Assessment
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.
Co-requisite: NRS 160, NRS 160R
Credits: 0
Every Spring

NRS160R 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.
Co-requisite: NRS 160, NRS 160C
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-requisite : BMS 90, NRS150, NRS 160, NRS 160C, NRS 160R
Co requisites: BIO 121, NRS 210, NRS 210C
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.
Co-requisite: NRS 200, NRS 200R
Credits: 0
Fall

NRS200 R Adult and Gerontological Nursing I 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 healthcare 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.
Co-requisite: NRS 200, NRS 200C
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-requisite : BMS 90, NRS150, NRS 160, NRS160C, NRS 160R
Co-requisites: BIO 121, NRS 200, NRS 200C,NRS200R, NRS 210C
Credits: 4
Every Fall

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.
Co-requisite: NRS 210
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 HSC 221, NRS 200, NRS 200C, NRS 200R, NRS 210, NRS 210C
Co-requisites: NRS 230, NRS 230C, 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.
Co- requisite: NRS 22 0 , NRS 220R
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 healthcare 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.
Co-requisite: NRS 220 , NRS 220C
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 socio-political, economic issues, ethics and culture influence public health issues.
Pre-requisites: BIO 121 or HSC 221, NRS 200, NRS 200C, NRS 200R, NRS 210, NRS 210C
Co requisites: NRS 220, NRS 220C, NRS 220R, 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 socio-political, economic issues, ethics and culture influence public health issues.
Co requisite: NRS 220, NRS 220C, NRS 220R, NRS 230
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 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-requisite: NRS 220, NRS 220C, NRS 220R, NRS 230, NRS 230C, MTH 19
Co-requisite: NRS 110
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 the continuum, in acute, non-acute, and chronic health environments. This includes the assessment and care of the infant during the immediate postpartum period, and issues of women's health.
Co-requisite: 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.
Pre-Requisites: NRS 110, NRS 240, NRS 240C
Co-Requisites: NRS 410, NRS 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, NRS 240, NRS 240C
Co-Requisites: NRS 400, NRS 410C
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, NRS 240, NRS 240C
Co-Requisites: NRS 400, NR
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

Margaret Stroehlein, DNP, ANP-BC, RN 
Nursing Chairperson
Associate Professor 
Margaret.stroehlein@liu.edu 

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

Kendra Hoepper, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC
Director, Undergraduate Nursing
Assistant Professor 
Kendra.hoepper@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 

Jennifer Darcy, PhD, RN 
Assistant Professor 
Jennifer.darcy@liu.edu

Kimberly Kanner, MSN, RN, OCN 
Assistant Professor 
Kimberly.kanner@liu.edu 

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

Chrystyne Olivieri, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE
Assistant Professor 
Chrystyne.olivieri@liu.edu 

Peter Magri, 
MBA, MSN, RN-BC, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Peter.magri@liu.edu

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

Kasie Borowy 
Clinical Coordinator 
Kasie.borowy@liu.edu 

CONTACT

School of Health Professions and Nursing
Dr. Denise Walsh, Dean
Life Science, Room 154
post-shpn@liu.edu