Helene Winstanley, MS, RN, ANP-C, CCRN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Ammerman Campus, SCCC
Riverhead Building, Room 344

Grand Tetons, Wyoming

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

       Hello Students!  The Spring 2014 semester is fast approaching. Many of you are eager to begin.  Check your school email  for more information. You are only required to obtain one copy of each of the textbooks. We have listed the hardcover, paperback & ebooks for some of the
Iggy (and Carpenito) texts in case you have a preference. 
   Please follow these directions to access the evolve site. Click on this link. It has useful course materials and a folder to assist with dosage calculation practice. There will  be a dosage calculation assessment during the first lecture.

The postings below will be updated shortly......

For information about the SB program for 2013: CLICK here.

{Information about the clinical portfolio is included. The portfolio is completed during the first year in the program.
This is not an application.}
Stony Brook University School of Nursing
Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program
Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Masters Program
The ONLINE APPLICATION can be accessed from: http://www.nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu/academic

Adelphi University has a new partnership with Suffolk County Community College exclusively for registered nurses. The R.N. to B.S. in Nursing program will now be offered at Suffolk County Community College's Sayville Downtown Center.   See: http://nursing.adelphi.edu/news/

St. Joseph's College NY     http://www.sjcny.edu/Academics/PGS-Nursing/291/

 There are many other colleges and universities that have agreements with SCCC and/or have made it easier for SCCC students and alumni to continue their education.  We are continuing to build articulations and provide useful information for you. The webpage is growing. Please click the link:
Information about local & some other programs can be accessed from this link
RN -- Associates to Bachelors/Masters  page

AACN: Schools Offering RN to Baccalaureate Programs, Fall 2011
AACN: Schools Offering RN to Master's Programs, Fall 2010
AACN: Nursing Education Programs 
The background information: AACN statement
the University at Buffalo
The UB School of Nursing has designed the RN-BS program for the working professional nurse. The curriculum is
delivered in an on-line/distant/asynchronous format that can be completed in 1 year. The program will build on
the existing competencies of the AS or diploma nursing graduate and prepare them to be a leader at the bedside,
providing safe and quality care. Course activities are designed to be nursing unit or organization specific.
Please visit http://nursing.buffalo.edu/Academics/Undergraduate/RNBSProgram/Admissions.aspx for admission
criteria and sample curriculum.

You may also find the websites below to be helpful as you look at the prerequisites.

Gen Ed requirements:


Course Equiv TO SCCC


Course Equiv to SB:


Counseling Links ( including SUNY)


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Hello NUR 133 Students:

**Useful Links and Additional Materials for NUR 133**


Nurse AdviseERR

NUR 133  Homepage link---  



School of Nursing Homepage for information


Nursing Central Discount Link To be posted 


 ~~~  http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/map/onlinemap.html



 NURSING Clinicals:

What is clinical judgement?          
                                                         What is mindful practice?

                                         How do nurses think?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Use your resources wisely.

NURSING Clinical Resources

 Suggestions for Successful Nursing Care Plans NUR 240
Suggestions for Successful Nursing Care Plans NUR 133 
ON RESERVE AT THE LIBRARY FOR NUR 240 students:  RC674 .M6 2008  Cardiac Nursing:  A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
Form for Diagnostic and Lab tests
(You may edit these forms.)
BMI Calculator
Remember this for developing a priority list! STEPS...
SCCC LIBRARY APA Reference Guide

Focus note form




www.IHI.org  for MEWS info.
The Institutes of Medicine Report
REMEMBER: It is important that your  plans of care are specific to your patients, not generalized. TEACH...TEACH...TEACH!        
SO, what are the critical elements necessary for a successful teaching interaction?

NEW:  IOM REPORT: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

NUR 240 links:

American College of Cardiology


Critical Care Nursing


American Heart Assn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiology  ABG REVIEW: http://realnurseed.com/abg.htm

"Is it an MI? What the leads tell you"

cardiac catheterization Red Man Syndrome
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy?  Framingham Heart Study

Healthy People 


          Need a community resource at SBUMC?
              "Better Health, Better Living"                                                                                                             
Upcoming Community Classes and programs are listed in the most recent edition.

NUR 275 Resource Page




Professor McCabe's links page                                         
 American Heart Association
Keep moving for your health.     Use the link below to sign up:

NUR 123 connections for schedules and helpful links:
Link to Professor Pak NUR 123
Link to Professor Fernandez NUR 123

 The Virtual Body     



Look at the Candidate Basic Info page and print out a NCLEX Candidate Bulletin.

Meanwhile, at Elsevier...Visit the Path2Nursing Student Center

Useful resources at Pearson VUE Web site, www.pearsonvue.com/nclex.


For emotional support: The APA Help Center


        There is a binder in the PA's office in the Riverhead building with information about Scholarship opportunities. You are welcome to see if you are eligible to apply for any of them.  Externship opportunities are usually posted in February.
As more information becomes available, we will share it with you.
          We have started a scholarship fund through the SCC Foundation. To honor Nurses and those with a Nursing spirit... It is  called the Nursing: passion, pride and promise scholarship.  Help build something wonderful. The plan is to collect donations until the scholarship account has enough money in it (about $5,000) to support a scholarship every year. Then we'll offer an essay competition to Nursing students. You know how it works: acorns to trees ... and pretty soon we have a forest! Acorns or checks will be cheerfully accepted. More info available ---> the Foundation link. 

One hand reaching out, one hand reaching up...


 Watch the College home page for weather-related cancellations: http://www3.sunysuffolk.edu/index.asp

Click on this link if your computer doesn't have Adobe reader for the free download.    


NUR 246: Links:
Resources for PEDS SIM
          TEXT   Handout
Student Handout

Announcements powerpoint from 11/8/12 lecture
Powerpoint for HTN
DM post

*** Suggestion: Place the diagnostic clusters (handouts) for HTN  and Diabetes next to each other.  Look at all the diagnostic statements that they have in common. Overlap your studying on these two topics so that you can use the commonalities to spend your study time wisely. ***



Essential Nursing Actions

Tools in the Try This: ® and How to Try This  Series, available at www.ConsultGeriRN.org. 

Specific tools recommended for this scenario are the SPICES and CAM assessment tools, (R)

Here are some questions that might be used for discussion:
1. What are Millie’s or Red's strengths?
2. What are your concerns about Millie or Red?
3. What is the cause of the concern?
4. What information do you need?
5. What are you going to do about it?
6. What is Millie or Red experiencing?
These questions were adapted from the following publication:
Benner, P., Sutphen, M., Leonard, V., Day, L., & Shulman, L. (2010). Paradigm case:
Lisa Day, classroom and clinical instructor. In Educating nurses: A call for
radical transformation (p. 133). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

poster link

For students that are having trouble accessing D2L:
There are links on the following faculty webpages for dosage prep.
They can also use their Dosage Calc. resources.
http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/borrerj/nursing/  Click on NUR 240 if needed.
http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/ortizj/NUR248.htm  NUR 248
http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/shaffec/ For NUR 246, scroll down the page for links to prep for the dosage calculation assessment information.