Vocational Nursing (VNSG)

VNSG 1105

NCLEX-PN Review

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:1   LAB HRS:0

This course is a review of nursing knowledge and skills, study skills, stress management techniques, and test-taking strategies to prepare the graduate vocational nurse (GVN) to take the National Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).

Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program.

VNSG 1160

Clinical I - A

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program.

VNSG 1161

Clinical I - B

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program.

VNSG 1162

Clinical II - A

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1429, VNSG 2331 and permission from the department.

VNSG 1230

Maternal-Neonatal Nursing

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family including childbearing and neonatal care and utilizes the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium. Emphasis is placed on the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the family during the phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and the neonatal period including abnormal conditions.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1162 and VNSG 1261.

VNSG 1234

Pediatrics

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease from infancy through adolescence. Focus is on the growth and developmental needs utilizing the nursing process.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1261.

VNSG 1238

Mental Illness

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:0

This course is a study of human behavior with an emphasis on emotional and mental abnormalities and modes of treatment incorporating the nursing process.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1362 and VNSG 1432.

VNSG 1261

Clinical II - B

CRT HRS:2   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course is a health-related work based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1429, VNSG 2331 and permission from the department.

VNSG 1304

Foundations of Nursing

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is an introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical issues, and role of the vocational nurse. Topics include mental health, therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process, and holistic awareness.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program.

VNSG 1323

Basic Nursing Skills

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

In this course the student will master entry level nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings. They will utilize the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program.

VNSG 1327

Essentials of Medication Administration

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:1

This course provides general principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation of multiple forms of drugs. Instruction includes various systems of measurement.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vocational Nursing Program.

VNSG 1362

Clinical III

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0

This course is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1238, and VNSG 1432 and permission from the department.

VNSG 1420

Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:4   LAB HRS:0

This course is an introduction to the normal structure (anatomy)and function (physiology) of the human body including an understanding of the relationship of the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems in maintaining homeostasis.

Prerequisite: A passing score of 351+ on the Reading TSI Exam or equivalent.

VNSG 1429

Medical - Surgical Nursing I

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:4   LAB HRS:0

This course explores application of the nursing process to the care of adult patient experiencing medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1162 and VNSG 1261.

VNSG 1432

Medical-Surgical Nursing II

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:4   LAB HRS:0

This course is a continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing I with application of the nursing process to the care of adult patients experiencing medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1362, VNSG 1238.

VNSG 1500

Nursing in Health & Illness I

CRT HRS:5   LEC HRS:5   LAB HRS:1

This course provides an introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the patient across the life span, and therapeutic nursing interventions.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vocational Nursing Program and concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1160 and VNSG 1161.

VNSG 1509

Nursing in Health and Illness II

CRT HRS:5   LEC HRS:5   LAB HRS:1

This course provides an introduction to health problems requiring medical and surgical interventions.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vocational Nursing Program and concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1162 and VNSG 1261.

VNSG 2331

Advanced Nursing Skills

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4

The student will master advanced level nursing skills and competencies in a variety of health care settings utilizing the nursing process as a problem-solving tool.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in VNSG 1162 and VNSG 1261.

VNSG 2510

Nursing in Health and Illness III

CRT HRS:5   LEC HRS:5   LAB HRS:1

This course is a continuation of Nursing in Health and Illess II. Further study of medical-surgical health problems of the patient including concepts such as mental illness. Incorporates knowledge necessary to make the transition from student to graduate vocational nurse.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of second semester of Vocational Nursing Program and Concurrent Enrollment: VNSG 1362 Clinical III.