Molloy College Nursing Program

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Molloy’s Vision of Nursing
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Humanistic Framework: valuing the individual in the context of humanity, environment, and health
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Humanistic Nursing Framework
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Valuing, Humanity, Health, & Environment
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Humanity
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A unique human being functioning as an integrated whole reflecting bio-psycho-sociocultural dimensions
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Environment
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The sum total of all internal and external dimensions that influence human beings
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Health
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A dynamic state of bio-psycho-sociocultural wellbeing
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Valuing
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Holding in high esteem the inherent worth & dignity of all individuals
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Nursing
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A science & art which focuses on the diagnosis & treatment of human responses
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Sub-Concepts of the Humanistic Framework
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Knowledge, Responsibility/Accountability, Leadership/Management, Research, & Professional Role
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Knowledge
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Nursing knowledge based on the liberal arts & sciences
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Responsibility/Accountability
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Professional nurses who accept responsibility & are held accountable to maintain Standards of Practice & adhere to the Profession’s Code of Ethics
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Leadership/Management
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Working collaboratively with individuals & groups to accomplish professional goals
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Research
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The process of inquiry that provides evidence to expand the nursing body of knowledge
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Professional Role
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Provides humanistic healthcare to promote health & manage illness for individuals, families, & communities in accordance with standards of nursing practice
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Attributes of Being a “Good” Nurse
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Caring, Communication Skills, Emotional Stability, Empathy, Problem-Solving Skills & Good Attention to Detail
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Communication Skills
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The ability to speak & listen well
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Emotional Stability
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Able to work without stress causing personal harm
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Empathy
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The ability to understand or feel what another person is feeling; the capacity to put oneself in another’s position
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Problem-Solving Skills
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Can think quickly & address problems as or before they arise
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Molloy College History
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-Established in 1955 as “Molloy Catholic College for Women,” major in nursing also introduced in 1955 -Accredited by NLN in 1969 -Name changed to Molloy College in 1971 -Men allowed into nursing school in 1972 -Men admitted to all Molloy College programs in 1982 -Started Masters of Science Degree in Nursing in 1988 -Post Masters & DDP program started in 1994 -NP programs opened in 1995 -Division of Nursing doctoral students opened 2010
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Philosophy of Molloy’s Nursing Program
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-Every person as a biological, psychological, sociological, spiritual cultural being has an innate potential for self-actualization in a dynamic universe -Human beings are entitled to an environment which fosters individual self-esteem & mutual positive regard -We hold the dignity of all individuals in high esteem -Valuing, in relation to humanity-environment-health, gives meaning to humanistic nursing practice
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Baccalaureate Degree (BS)
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-Prepares the nurse generalist to practice in a variety of settings -Juedo-Christian tradition of Molloy provides the foundation for humanistic professional practice in multiple settings as well as a foundation for advanced study in nursing -BS graduate is liberally educated & has acquired knowledge & skill to provide a humanistic nursing practice in multiple settings -Sets a foundation for an advanced study in nursing
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RN/Dual Degree Nursing Program (DDP)
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-Allows students to accelerate their learning by enrolling in both undergrad & grad courses & attain both degrees -Students are given a BS degree after completing undergrad requirements & a master’s degree upon completion of graduate requirements
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Dual Degree/2nd Degree Program
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-DDP for 2nd degree students allows for accelerated learning by enrolling in undergrad & grad courses to attain both degrees -Permission to take graduate courses depends on GPA -BS degree is received after completing undergrad requirements & masters degree is received after completing grad requirements
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Progression Requirements
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-Academic integrity -Reading & writing policies -Math proficiency exam taken before NUR129 -Drug calculation proficiency progression
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Criteria for Undergrad Progression
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-Students must have a 2.5 GPA prior to taking NUR 209, 229, & 239 -Must have a 2.3 GPA prior to taking NUR 329 & associated courses (Fall & Spring semesters) -C+ is required for all science courses (may only repeat science courses once-policy implemented fall 2011) -C+ is required for all nursing courses, nursing courses may only be repeated once, students may only withdraw from the same nursing class once -Students can only repeat 2 nursing courses, students will be dismissed from the program after failing 3 non-clinical courses -Failing a clinical course 2 times results in dismissal
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Testing Program
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-CARP (Comprehensive Assessment & Review Program) -During senior semesters, students are required to take a 3-day pre-NCLEX seminar for NCLEX preparation -Immediately upon graduation students are required to attend a 3-day live review by ATI
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Graduation of Undergrad Program
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-Students must complete all core nursing programs with 128 credits & a GPA of 2.0 -Graduates can take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensing Exams) to achieve licensure as a registered professional nurse
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Course & Clinical Requirements
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-CPR -Fire Safety -Transportation (access to a car) -1 hour travel time in between class & clinical -Liability Insurance -Clinical Agencies Nassau, Suffolk, NY Metropolitan areas -8-12 Clinical Hours
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Clinical Attendance Policy
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-Students are expected to attend all scheduled clinical days -Absence must be reported to the faculty unit & the school -Students are required to make up missed time -A fee of $150 will be charged & students are responsible to pay the fee to the Bursar prior to completing the semester
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Clinical Failure Policy
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-If a rating is received below the expected level for the day, the student must seek a learning contract from the instructor so remediation can be arranged -It serves as a warning to the student that there are deficiencies in their clinical performance that can jeopardize their standing in clinical
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Uniforms/Student Dress Code
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-Purpose: projecting an image of professionalism & enables the student to function efficiently & safely in the clinical setting -Molloy name pin -Molloy emblem sewn to the upper left sleeve -Wrist watches with a seconds hand -No artificial nails, 1/4″ long nails with clear polish -Only wedding bands & small disc earrings (one per ear), no body piercings permitted -Visible tattoos must be covered -Hair must be neatly combed & off the face/collar -One pair of bandage scissors -White shoes -One pair of protective eyewear -No perfumes (for patient sensitivities)
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Uniforms/Hospital Setting
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-If required, institution scrub settings will be worn Females: -White Molloy uniform, solid white undergarments -White stockings -White professional shoes (no sneakers/logos) -White or blue sweaters may be worn -Only light make-up Males: -White slacks, shirt, shoes, & socks -Clean shaven, trimmed beards & mustaches
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Uniforms/Community Health & Mental Health
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-Appropriate to the professional clinical setting -School name pins (for MH, wear institution name pins) -No denim or jean material -No sneaks Females: -Skirts must cover knees -Dresses & blouses must have sleeves -Can wear slacks/pantsuit -Appropriate colored stockings, no anklets -Sweaters worn as shirts should fit loosely -Stomachs, backs, & cleavage must be covered, no tank tops Males: -Collared shirt, dress slacks -Clean shaven, trimmed beards/mustaches -For MH, no neckties
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Substance Abuse
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-Any nursing student under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances on campus or during clinical is subject to disciplinary action -A nursing student reported to clinical agency under the influence will not be permitted to remain in the agency that day -The matter will be referred to the Associate Dean of Division of Nursing for evaluation and possible disciplinary action
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Professional Demeanor
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-Students are expected to dress & behave professionally at all times -Interactions with patients, family members, & healthcare professionals must be formal & respectful with professional boundaries -Students are not to share their personal contact information with patients & family members or other healthcare professionals
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Social Media
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-Social Media: media disseminated through internet & social interaction sites -Students are not to post confidential or proprietary information about patients, other students, or faculty -Students must follow the applicable federal requirements in cyberspace (HIPAA, FERPA)
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Standard Precautions
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-Healthcare workers should use appropriate barrier precautions to prevent skin & mucous-membrane exposure when contact with blood or bodily fluids is anticipated -Gloves worn for touching blood, bodily fluids, mucous membranes, non-intact skin, handling soiled items or surfaces, & performing venipuncture & other vascular access procedures -Gloves should be changed after contact with each patient -Masks & protective eyewear or face shields worn during procedures that generate droplets or blood or bodily fluids to prevent exposure of mouth, nose, & eyes (mucous membranes) -Gowns or aprons worn during procedures that will generate splashes or blood or bodily fluids -Hands & skin should be washed immediately & thoroughly if contaminated -Hands should be washed immediately after gloves are removed -When cleaning, disposing or handling needles or instruments, take precautions to prevent injuries -Needles should not be recapped, bent or broken by hand, removed from disposable syringes, or manipulated by hand -Disposable instruments should be placed in puncture-resistant containers
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Student Involvement
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Molloy Nursing Student Association (MNSA)

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