Getting Started


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  • Lecture: Consult the Class Schedule available on the college's website for days, times, and location.
  • Consult the MCC Academic Calendar for specific dates when each semester begins.
  • It is a good idea to find your lecture room prior to the first class day. Parking during the first two weeks of the semester is hectic so plan to arrive early. Three hours of lecture will be presented the first day of class.

    • Please read the "Bibliography and Homework" assignments for these lectures: Health, Wellness and Illness, and Principles of Asepsis, prior to the first class. The reading assignments will be found in the NUR 111 Course Outline for Week #1, following the objectives for the above lectures.
    • Please complete the Informal Writing Exercise #1 located in the NUR 111 Course Outline. Bring this completed exercise to your first conference session.
    • Please read the "Bibliography and Homework" assignments for the Therapeutic Communication Conference, prior to the first class. The reading assignments are found in the NUR 111 Course Outline for Week #1.
    • Please complete the Preclinical Laboratory Learning section of the Vital Signs Unit. This is found in the NUR 111 "Week #1 Clinical Laboratory Guide."
    • Please note that the Nursing Learning Center (NLC) opens to nursing students on the First Day of Classes, and closes at the end of each semester. Specific open lab hours will be posted on the NLC doors.

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  • Each student has one two hour conference and one six hour clinical laboratory session each week.
  • All conferences are held in the Nursing Learning Center (NLC), Room 9-219.
  • For the first two weeks, all clinical lab sessions will be held in the NLC. All clinical sections will be held from 7:30am-1:30pm for the first two weeks of the semester.
  • Additional information about schedules and clinical agencies will be given during the first week of classes.


Physical exams are required within the year before beginning NUR 111. New York State Health Department Regulations prohibit anyone from caring for patients without having met certain health standards and immunizations. The necessary forms will be provided at registration. Schedule an appointment with your physician to ensure that all forms are submitted on or before January 15th for students entering NUR 111 in the Spring Semester, and August 15th for students entering NUR 111 in the Fall Semester. If the forms are not received by Health Service by this date, you may lose your place in NUR 111.


These should be available two to three weeks before the start of classes each semester in the MCC Bookstore. Check the MCC website using the A thru Z Index under “B” for Book Store for a link to the Nursing Outline availability or call the Bookstore (292-2501) before you come to make sure that everything you need is in. BRING YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE WITH YOU TO THE BOOKSTORE: it will make purchasing materials easier. The Bookstore accepts cash, check with appropriate ID, MasterCard or Visa.


  1. Elsevier/MCC Nursing Custom Package: Calculate with Confidence; Fundamentals of Nursing; Nursing Diagnosis Handbook; Video Skills A/C; ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE BRIGHTON BOOKSTORE
  2. Nursing 111 Teaching Team. (2016 - 2017) Department of nursing, Nursing 111 course outline: Fundamentals of nursing. Rochester: Monroe Community College.
  3. Nurse Supply Kit (Black Bag) AVAILABLE AT MCC BOOKSTORE
  4. Jensen, S. (2015) Pocket Guide for Nursing Health Assessment. (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkens.
  5. Nursing 111 Teaching Team. Standardized Patient Chart Packet. Rochester: Monroe Community College.
  6. Stethoscope

RECOMMENDED TEXTS (Any dictionary is acceptable)

  • Hogan, M., Bowles, D. & White, J. (2015). Nursing fundamentals: Reviews and rationales, (3rd ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
  • Nugent, N., & Vitale, J. (2012) Fundamentals success: A course review applying critical thinking to test taking (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  • Mosby's medical nursing and allied health dictionary, (9th ed.) 2015. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Stedman's medical dictionary for the health professions and nursing, (7th ed.) (2011). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Thomas, C.L. et al. (Ed.) (2015) Taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary, (22nd ed.) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.


  • Optional but strongly suggested: Calculator: Sharp Model #EL-243SB ONLY. This is the only model that will be allowed for use on exams.



NUR 110: Foundations of Nursing


  • Rider Ellis, Janice and Celia Love, Hartley. Nursing in Today's World: Trends, Issues and Management. 10th edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

All NUR 110 Sections must purchase the NUR 110: Foundations of Nursing Course Outline booklet, Rochester: Monroe Community College.




Student uniforms must be purchased at the MCC Bookstore or through Uniform Village (UV Image Experts) at Jefferson Plaza. Any questions should be directed to the Nursing Department Office at 292-2034; problems are to be directed to UV Image Experts/Uniform Village at 424-1550. A deposit is required when you place the order. Information about the required MCC uniform is provided in a handout students receive at the time they register for their nursing courses.


Students must carry professional liability (malpractice) insurance. Each semester, the premiums are included on the tuition bill. Current premiums are: $8.00 for malpractice and $5.00 for accident coverages. Students must also have active Health Insurance for their entire time in the nursing program.


In order to participate in clinical laboratory sessions, all students in the nursing program must maintain current CPR certification for infant, child, adult, two person rescuer and resuscitation mask (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/certification for the professional rescuer). Certification must include the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) component. Certification by the American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer), or American Heart Association (BLS Provider), are accepted. Each student must bring a copy of current certification to the Nursing Department Office no later than January 15th for students entering NUR 111 in the Spring Semester, and August 15th for students entering NUR 111 in the Fall Semester. Recertification is necessary by the expiration date on the card or letter. If there are problems regarding CPR certification contact the Nursing Department secretary, 292-2034.


If tuition is not paid by the due date specified on the bill, the student is dropped from all courses, and the seat is given to another student. If there are problems regarding payment, contact either the Student Accounts Office at 292-2232 or the Financial Aid Office at 292-2050 before the due date to discuss arrangements for paying the bill.


If you decide NOT to attend classes this semester after you have registered, please notify the Department of Nursing by telephone, 292-2034 AND the Admissions Office in writing.


Related to the high level of advance preparation required to provide safe nursing care to assigned clients during clinical laboratory, it is highly recommended that students who are employed NOT schedule work hours the evening before their clinical day(s).