Courses in Vocational Nursing (VNSG)

1219 Professional Development
Study of the importance of professional growth. Topics include the role of the vocational nurse in the multi-disciplinary health-care team, professional organizations and continuing education. Includes discussion of necessary adjustments for transition from student to graduate and licensed vocational nurse. (Fall)

1227 Essentials of Medication Administration
Covers 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. Includes consideration for the adult, geriatric and pediatric client. Incorporates the student's abilities of reading, writing, arithmetic and mathematics, thinking skills, workplace competencies, personal qualities and basic use of computers. (Spring)

1238 Mental Illness
The study of human behavior with emphasis on emotional and mental abnormalities and modes of treatment incorporating the nursing process. This course serves an introduction to functional and organic mental illness. Drug therapy for major psychiatric illnesses are studies. Consideration for the geriatric client is included in the study. Incorporates the student?s abilities of reading, wanting speaking and listening, thinking skills, personal qualities and workplace competencies. (Fall)

1306 Maternal and Newborn Nursing
A study of the biological, psychological and sociologic concepts applicable to basic needs of the family including child bearing and neonatal care. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium. Incorporates nutritional considerations and drug therapy for the pregnant female, the fetus and the neonate. Incorporates the student?s abilities of reading, writing, speaking and listening, thinking and personal qualities. The student will care for women during the entire period of pregnancy, labor, birth and puerperium. Nursing process emphasis is placed on both normal and abnormal conditions during this period, the effects that other health conditions have on pregnancy and childbirth and the effects that pregnancy and childbirth have on the health and life or mother and child. Supervised clinical experience is provided concurrently. (Summer)

1360 Clinical - Practical Nurse I
In this introductory course, the student will study basic nursing skills with emphasis upon the holistic approach, which includes the psychological as well as the physiological needs of patients. The nursing process is utilized to provide individualized care designed to meet a patient's particular needs. Students will participate in supervised preclinical simulated experience as well as a long-term care setting. A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience as well as direct patient/client care generally at a clinical site will be utilized. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Incorporates the student's abilities of reading, writing, arithmetic and mathematics, speaking and listening, thinking skills, personal qualities, workplace competencies and basic use of computers. (Spring)

1405 Health Science
An introduction to the general principles of anatomy and physiology, nutrition and microbiology that are necessary for understanding body processes and basic principles underlying health promotion and therapeutic interventions. The student will identify and describe organizational basics of the human body beginning with the cellular and chemical level and extending to the more complex level of systems and the whole organism. Emphasis will be on major concepts of the life sciences such as energy metabolism and homeostasis. The student will recognize and describe the relationship of nutrition to health and illness across the life span. The student will identify microorganisms as causative agents in disease and identify common causes for disease, modes of transmission and methods of prevention and control. (Spring)

1407 Pediatric Nursing
This course reviews core principles of pediatric nursing as they apply to the developmental continuum that extends from the end of the neonatal period through adolescence. Includes applications of the nursing process to achieve health promotion and health restoration for the pediatric client and their family utilizing growth and development concepts. Nutrition and drug therapy considerations for the pediatric client are included in the study. Incorporates the student?s abilities of reading writing, arithmetic and mathematics, speaking and listening, thinking skills, personal qualities, workplace competencies and basic use of computers. (Fall)

1410 Nursing in Health and Illness III
Continuation of Nursing in the Health and Illness II. Within the framework of the nursing process the student continues his/her development of knowledge of selected medical-surgical conditions. Consideration of nutritional factors and drug therapy is included in the discussion of nursing care for adult and geriatric patients. Concurrent guided clinical experiences are provided. Incorporates the student?s knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening, thinking skills, personal qualities, workplace competencies and basic use of computers. (Fall)

1460 Clinical - Practical Nurse III
Mastery of advanced-level nursing skills and competencies in a variety of health-care settings. In this clinical experience, the students will apply the basic as well as advanced vocational skills with emphasis upon the holistic approach which includes the psychological as well as the physiological needs of the patients. The nursing process will be utilized to provide individualized care designed to meet a patient's particular needs. Students will participate in supervised clinical experience that includes the pediatric and mental health clients, as well as the child bearing family, adult and geriatric clients. A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. Incorporates the student's abilities of reading, writing, arithmetic and mathematics, speaking and listening, thinking skills, personal qualities, workplace competencies and basic use of computers. (Fall)

1461 Clinical - Practical Nurse II
A method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the facility. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation and placement are the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. In this clinical experience, the students will apply the basic nursing skills with emphasis upon the holistic approach, which includes the psychological as well as the physiological needs of patients. The nursing process is utilized to provide individualized care designed to meet a patient's particular needs. Students will participate in supervised clinical experience for the adult, geriatric patient and the childbearing family, applying the knowledge gained in Nursing in Health and Illness I and II and Maternal/Newborn Nursing courses. (Summer)

1500 Nursing in Health and Illness I
This course includes an introduction to and application of primary nursing skills. The emphasis is on utilization of the nursing process and related scientific principles for medical/surgical conditions of the adult and geriatric client as well as the long-term care setting, Incorporates nutrition, drug therapy and specific considerations for the geriatric client into applicable medical-surgical conditions. Correlated guided clinical experience is provided. Incorporates the student's abilities of reading, writing, speaking and listening, thinking skills, personal qualities, workplace competencies and basic use of computers. (Spring)

1502 Applied Nursing Skills I
See the description for 1360 Clinical - Practical Nurse I. (Spring)

1509 Nursing In Health and Illness I
Continuation of study of common health problems requiring medical and/or surgical interventions. Within the framework of the nursing process the student continues his/her development of nursing skills in delivering nursing care to adult patients. This course continues with more in depth studies of illness affecting each body system. Incorporates nutrition, drug therapy and considerations for the geriatric client into interventions designed for the care of adults. Concurrent guided clinical experiences are provided. Incorporates the student's abilities of reading, writing, speaking and listening, thinking skills, personal qualities, workplace competencies and basic use of computers. (Summer)

2331 Advanced Nursing Skills
See the description for 1460 Clinical - Practical Nurse III. (Fall)