Courses

DAAC1280
Cooperative Education – Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 0, External Hrs. = 7

DAAC1304
Pharmacology of Addiction
Describes the psychological, physiological, and sociological effects of mood altering substances and behaviors. Emphasizes pharmacological effects of tolerance, dependency/withdrawal, cross addiction, and drug interaction. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC1309
Assessment Skill of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
Examines procedures and tools used to identify and assess a client’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC1311
Counseling Theories
An examination of the major theories and current treatment modalities used in the field of counseling. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC1317
Basic Counseling Skills
Presents the basic counseling skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC1319
Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
Provides an overview of causes and consequences of addiction as they relate to the individual, family, community, and society. Overview of alternatives regarding prevention, intervention, and treatment. Includes explanation of competencies and requirements for licensure in Texas. Identifies addiction issues related to diverse populations. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC1391
Special Topics: in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. This course will be a continuation of the study of the patterns and dynamics of group interactions across the life span. Focus includes group therapy, structure, types, stages, development, leadership, therapeutic factors, the effectiveness of group on the individual, group growth and behavior. Effective group facilitation skills, techniques, case management, and record keeping are addressed. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC2280
Cooperative Education-Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Lecture Hrs = 1, Lab Hrs = 0, External Hrs = 10, Insurance Fee

DAAC2281
Cooperative Education-Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Lecture Hrs = 1, Lab Hrs = 0, External Hrs = 10, Insurance Fee

DAAC2306
Substance Abuse Prevention I
Focuses on aspects of substance abuse prevention from a public health model. Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0

DAAC2307
Addicted Family Intervention
Present family as a dynamic system focusing on the effects of addiction on family roles, rules, and behavior patterns. Includes the effects of mood altering substances, behaviors, and therapeutic alternatives as they relate to the family from a multicultural and transgenerational perspective. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC2341
Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
Special skills and techniques in the application of counseling skills for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) client. Development and utilization of advanced treatment planning and management. Includes review of confidentiality and ethical issues. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC2343
Current Issues
Current issues in addiction counseling. Includes special populations, dual diagnosis, ethics, gambling, and infectious diseases associated with addiction counseling. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

DAAC2353
Substance Abuse Prevention II
Focuses on the incorporation of research and evaluation methods into advanced program designs and outcomes, and research and application of ethics as applied to substance abuse prevention. Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0

DAAC2354
Dynamics of Group Counseling
Exploration of group counseling skills, techniques, and stages of group development. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT1261
Clinical – Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 10

HITT1301
Health Data Content and Structure
Introduction to systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating primary and secondary health related information including content of health record, documentation requirements, registries, indices, licensing, regulatory agencies, forms, and screens. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT1305
Medical Terminology I
Study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT1307
Cancer Data Management I
Introduction to Cancer Data Management. Includes cancer program requirements, the American College of Surgeons Cancer Program survey process, and data collection/retrieval-abstracting, coding, staging, and reporting. Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0

HITT1341
Coding and Classification Systems
Basic coding rules, conventions, and guidelines using clinical classification systems. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 2

HITT1345
Health Care Delivery Systems
Introduction to organization, financing, and delivery of health care services, accreditation, licensure, and regulatory agencies. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT1349
Pharmacology
Overview of the basic concepts of the pharmacological treatment of various diseases affecting major body systems. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT1353
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information
Concepts of privacy, security, confidentiality, ethics, health care legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT1355
Health Care Statistics
Principles of health care statistics with emphasis in hospital statistics. Skill development in computation and calculation of health data. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT2160
Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab = 6, Insurance Fee

HITT2161
Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab Hrs = 6, Insurance Fee

HITT2260
Clinical-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab = 8, Insurance Fee

HITT2261
Clinical – Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab = 8, Insurance Fee

HITT2307
Cancer Data Management II
A continuation of Cancer Data Management I. Application of cancer registry data. Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0

HITT2335
Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
Advanced coding techniques with emphasis on case studies, health records, and federal regulations regarding prospective payment systems and methods of reimbursement. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 2

HITT2339
Health Information Organization and Supervision
Principles of organization and supervision of human, financial, and physical resources. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

HITT2343
Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
Study of quality standards and methodologies in the health information management environment. Topics include licensing, accreditation, compilation and presentation of data in statistical formats, quality management and performance improvement functions, utilization management, risk management, and medical staff data quality issues. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0

MRMT1167
Practicum (or Field Experience) – Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab = 8, Insurance Fee

MRMT1307
Medical Transcription I
Fundamentals of medical transcription with hands-on experience in transcribing physician dictation including basic reports such as history and physicals, discharge summaries, consultations, operative reports, and other medical reports. Utilizes transcribing and information processing equipment compatible with industry standards. Designed to develop speed and accuracy. Lecture Hrs = 1, Lab Hrs = 4

MRMT2433
Medical Transcription II
Transcription of advanced medical reports with increasing speed and accuracy including history and physicals, consultations, discharge summaries, operative reports, and other medical reports. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 2.

RNSG1146
Legal and Ethical Issues for Nurses
Study of the laws and regulations related to the provision of safe and effective professional nursing care; attention given to the development of a framework for addressing ethical issues; and topics to include confidentiality, the Nursing Practice Act, professional boundaries, ethics and health care legislation. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Lecture Hrs = 1, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee Prerequisite: Admission to RN or RNT Program Prerequisite: RNSG 1162, RNSG 1251, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2213, SPNL 1301 Corequisite: RNSG 2121, RNSG 2432, RNSG 2263

RNSG1162
Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training
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. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1251 and RNSG 1162 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 6, Insurance Fee Prerequisite: RNSG 1343, RNSG 1362, RNSG 2161, RNSG 2201, BIOL 2421, RN only: ENGL1302, Humanities,Oral Communication, and Computer Literacy electives, Pre/Corequisite: SPNL 1301, Corequisite: RNSG 1251, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2213.

RNSG1205
Nursing Skills I
Study of the concepts and principles essential for demonstrating competence in the performance of nursing procedures. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1205 concurrently to progress. Lecture Hrs = 1, Lab Hrs = 4, Testing Fee Prerequisite: Admission to RN Program Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314, Corequisite: RNSG 1247, RNSG 1261, RNSG 1413.

RNSG1209
Introduction to Nursing
No longer being offered replace with RNSG 1413. Tana W. request Overview of nursing and the role of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values with a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1209 and RNSG 1205 concurrently to progress. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN Program Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314 Corequisite: RNSG 1205, RNSG 1341, RNSG 1361.

RNSG1247
Concepts of Clinical Decision-Making
Integration of previous knowledge and skills into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Emphasis on clinical decision-making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, reproductive and sexual disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, eye-ear-nose-throat disorders and integumentary disorders. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1247 and RNSG 1261 concurrently to progress to nest nursing level. Lecture Hrs. = 2, Lab Hrs. = 0, Testing Fee Prerequisite: Admission to RN Program Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314 Corequisite: RNSG 1205, 1261, 1413

RNSG1251
Care of the Childbearing Family
Study of concepts related to the provision of nursing care for childbearing families. Topics may include selected complications. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1251 and RNSG 1162 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee. Prerequisite: RNSG 1343, RNSG 1362, RNSG 2161, RNSG 2201, BIOL 2421, RN only: ENGL 1302, Humanities, Computer Literacy, and Oral Communication electives. Pre/Corequisite: SPNL 1301. Corequisite: RNSG 1162, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2213.

RNSG1261
Clinical -Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1247 and RNSG 1261 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs. = 0, Lab Hrs. = 0, Clinical Hrs. = 8 Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314 Corequisites: RNSG 1205, 1247, 1413

RNSG1301
Pharmacology
Introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of each drug classification. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. In addition, the course focuses on the basic concepts and terminology used in the study of pharmacology. Pharmacokinetics for major drug classifications is emphasized as well as drug administration routes. Note that the RN Math Requirement that is a prerequisite for this course can be satisfied by (a) passing the math portion of one of the TSI approved tests; (b) successfully completing MATH 320, (c) earning a grade of C or better in MATH 210, or (d) earning a grade of C or better in any college-level math course attempted. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0. Prerequisite: RN Math Requirement, READ 302 or equivalent. Pre/Corequisite:BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2404.

RNSG1341
Common Concepts of Adult Health
No longer being offered was replaced by RNSG 1247 per Tana West. Study of the general principles of caring for selected adult clients and families in structured settings with common medical-surgical health care needs related to each body system. Emphasis on knowledge judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1341 and RNSG 1361 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee. Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314, Corequisite: RNSG 1205, RNSG 1209, RNSG 1361.

RNSG1343
Complex Concepts of Adult Health
Integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession in the care of adult clients/families in structured health care settings with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with each body system. Emphasis on knowledge, judgments, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1343 and RNSG 1362 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN Program, RNSG 1205, RNSG 1247, RNSG 1261, RNSG 1413, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314, or Admission to RNT Program, RNSG 2207, BIOL 2421. Pre/Corequisite RN program only: BIOL 2421. Corequisite: RNSG 1362, RNSG 2161, RNSG 2201.

RNSG1361
Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training
No longer being offered was replaced with RNSG 1261 per Tana West. 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. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1341 and RNSG 1361 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 9, Insurance Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN Program. Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314. Corequisite: RNSG 1205, RNSG 1209, RNSG 1341.

RNSG1362
Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training
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. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1343 and RNSG 1362 concurrently to progress to next level. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 9, Insurance Fee. Prerequisite:Admission to RN Program, RNSG 1205, RNSG 1247, RNSG 1261, RNSG 1413, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314, or Admission to RNT Program, RNSG 2207, BIOL 2421. Pre/Corequisite RN program only: BIOL 2421. Corequisite: RNSG 1343, RNSG 2161, RNSG 2201.

RNSG1413
Foundations for Nursing Practice
Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Topics include but are not limited to the fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, a systematic framework for decision-making, mechanisms of disease, the needs and problems that nurses help patients manage, and basic psychomotor skills. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 1413 and RNSG 1205 concurrently to progress. Lecture Hrs. = 4, Lab Hrs. = 0, Testing Fee Prerequisites: Admission to the RN Program Pre/Corequisites: BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314 Corequisites: RNSG 1205, 1247, 1261

RNSG2121
Management of Client Care
Exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the role of the nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 4, Insurance Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN or RNT Program, RNSG 1162, RNSG 1251, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2213, RNSG 2432, RNSG 2263, SPNL 1301. Corequisite: RNSG 1146.

RNSG2160
Clinical -Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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. Progression: student must pass RNSG 2213 and RNSG 2160 concurrently to progress to the next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 6, Insurance Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN or RNT Program, RNSG 1343, RNSG 1362, RNSG 2161, RNSG 2201, BIOL 2421 RN only, ENG 1302; Humanities, Computer Literacy, and Oral Communication electives. Pre/Corequisite: SPNL 1301. Corequisite: RNSG 1162, RNSG 1251, RNSG 2213.

RNSG2161
Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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. Progression: student must pass RNSG 2201 and RNSG 2161 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 6, Insurance Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN Program, RNSG 1205, RNSG 1249, RNSG 1261 RNSG 1413, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2314, or Admission to RNT Program, RNSG 2207, BIOL 2421. Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2421 RN only. Corequisite: RNSG 1343, RNSG 1362, RNSG 2201.

RNSG2201
Care of Children and Families
Study of concepts related to the provision of nursing care for children and their families, emphasizing judgment, and professional values within legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 2201 and RNSG 2161 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN program, RNSG 1205, RNSG 1209, RNSG 1341, RNSG 1361, BIOL 2402, PYC 2314, or Admission to RNT Program RNSG 2207, BIOL 2421. Pre/Corequisite RN only: BIOL 2421. Corequisite: RNSG 1343, RNSG 1362, RNSG 2161.

RNSG2207
Transition to Nursing Practice
Introduction to selected concepts related to the role of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Review of trends and issues impacting nursing and health care today and in the future. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skill, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 0. Prerequisite: Admission to RNT Program.

RNSG2213
Mental Health Nursing
Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of clients and their families. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. In addition, the student will utilize the nursing process to identify common disruptions in growth and developmental patterns as they relate to the client’s optimal levels of health. Progression: student must pass RNSG 2213 and RNSG 2160 concurrently to progress to next nursing level. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee, Prerequisite: Admission to RN or RNT Program, RNSG 1343, RNSG 1362, RNSG 2161, RNSG 2201, BIOL 2421 RN only: ENGL 1302; Humanities, Computer Literacy, and Oral Communication electives. Pre/Corequisite: SPNL 1301. Corequisite: RNSG 1162, RNSG 1251, RNSG 2160

RNSG2263
Clinical -Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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. Progression: student must pass RNSG 2432 and RNSG 2263 concurrently to progress. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, Clinical Hrs = 12, Insurance Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN or RNT Program, RNSG 1162, RNSG 1251, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2213, SPNL 1301. Corequisite: RNSG 1146, RNSG 2463.

RNSG2432
Enhanced Concepts of Adult Health I Adult Health
Enhanced concepts and skills for developing professional competencies in complicated nursing care situations involving adult clients/families with multiple body system problems. Emphasizes critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and determining legal/ethical values for optimization of client care in intermediate and acute care settings. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Progression: student must pass RNSG 2432 and RNSG 2263 concurrently to progress. Lecture Hrs = 4, Lab Hrs = 0, Testing Fee. Prerequisite: Admission to RN or RNT Program, RNSG 1162, RNSG 1251, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2213, SPNL 1301. Corequisite: RNSG 1146, RNSG 2263

VNSG1161
Clinical – Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab = 6, Insurance Fee Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2404, (B or Better) Corequisite: VNSG 1226, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1423, VNSG 1429

VNSG1219
Leadership and Professional Development
Study of the importance of professional growth. Topics include the role of the licensed vocational nurse in the multi-disciplinary health care team, professional organizations, and community education. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 1, Testing Fee Prerequisite: HITT 1305, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1360, VNSG 1432 Corequisite: VNSG 1330, VNSG 2361, VNSG 2431

VNSG1226
Gerontology
Overview of the normal physical, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of the aging process. Addresses common disease processes of aging. Exploration of attitudes toward care of the older adult. This course will run concurrently with VNSG 1432. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 0 Prerequisite: BIOL 2404 (B or better), VNSG 1423, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1161 Corequisite: HITT 1305, VNSG 1429, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1432, VNSG 1360

VNSG1227
Essentials of Medication Administration
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 4, Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2404, (B or Better) Corequisite: VNSG 1161, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1423

VNSG1234
Pediatrics
Study of childhood diseases and childcare from infancy through adolescence. Focus on the care of the well and the ill child utilizing the nursing process. This course will run concurrently with VNSG 1429. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 0 Prerequisite: BIOL 2404, (B or Better), VNSG 1161, VNSG1226, VNSG1304, VNSG 1423, VNSG 1429 Co/Prerequisite: HITT 1305, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1360, VNSG 1432

VNSG1304
Foundations of Nursing
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. This course will also include introduction to the principles of nutrition. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0, Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2404, (B or Better) Corequisite: VNSG 1161, VNSG 1226, VNSG 1423, VNSG 1429

VNSG1330
Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Emphasis on the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the family during the phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and the neonatal period including abnormal conditions. This course will also include disorders of the female reproductive system. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0 Prerequisite: HITT 1305, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1360, VNSG 1432 Corequisite: VNSG 1219, VNSG 2361, VNSG 2431

VNSG1331
Pharmacology
Fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic, and curative effects. Includes nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 0 Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2404 (B or Better) Corequisite: VNSG 1161, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1423

VNSG1360
Clinical – Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab = 18, Insurance Fee. Prerequisite: VNSG 1161, VNSG 1226, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1432, VNSG 1402, VNSG 1429, BIOL 2404 (B or Better) Corequisite: VNSG 1227, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1432, HITT 1305

VNSG1423
Basic Nursing Skills
Mastery of entry level nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings. Utilization of the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions. Lecture Hrs = 2, Lab Hrs = 6, Pre/Corequisite: BIOL 2404, (B or Better) Corequisite: VNSG, 1161, VSNG 1226, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1429

VNSG1429
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Application of the nursing process to the care of the adult patient experiencing medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings. This course will focus on the health care needs of the adult client with disorders of the respiratory, musculoskeletal, genitourinary/male reproductive integumentary, immune systems as well as cancer. Lecture Hrs = 4, Lab Hrs = 1, Testing Fee Prerequisite: BIOL 2404, (B or Better), VNSG 1423, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1161 Corequisite: HITT 1305, VNSG 1226, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1432, VNSG 1360

VNSG1432
Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing I with application of the nursing process to the care of the adult patient experiencing medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings. This course will focus on the health care needs of the adult patient with disorders of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous, cardiovascular, eye and ear, genitourinary systems, and fluid and electrolytes. Lecture Hrs = 3, Lab Hrs = 2, Testing Fee Prerequisite: VNSG 1423, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1226, VNSG 1429, BIOL 2404 (B or Better); VNSG 1161 Corequisite: HITT 1305, VNSG 1331; VNSG 1227, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1360

VNSG2361
Clinical – Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse Training
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. Lecture Hrs = 0, Lab Hrs = 0, External Lab = 15, Insurance, Testing Fee Prerequisite: HITT 1305, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1331, VNSG 1360, and VNSG 1432 Corequisite: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1330, VNSG 2431

VNSG2431
Advanced Nursing Skills
Mastery of advanced level nursing skills and competencies in a variety of health care settings utilizing the nursing process as a problem-solving tool. Lecture Hrs = 4, Lab Hrs = 1 Prerequisite: VNSG 1227, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1331, VNST 1360, VNSG 1432, HITT 1305 Pre/Corequisite: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1330, VNSG 2361