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VNSG 1115 - Disease Control and Prevention (1-1-0)
Study of the general principles of prevention of illness and disease, basic microbiology, and the maintenance of aseptic conditions. Topics will include types and characteristics of microorganisms; the “chain of infection”; the actions of pathogens in the body; body’s defenses against infection; the immune process; resistance and susceptibility to infection; use of clinical reasoning and the nursing process for patients at risk for infection; methods of preventing illness through utilization of standard precautions; and purposes and types of isolation.
 


Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 1160 - Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Introductory (1-0-4)
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. With emphasis on clinical reasoning, nursing process and caring behaviors, the student is introduced to the role of the vocational nurse as member of the profession, member of the health care team, provider of patient-centered care, and patient safety advocate. Clinical experiences provide the opportunity for students to apply foundation nursing concepts and basic nursing skills necessary to provide safe care for the elderly patient.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Corequisites: VNSG 1400 and VNSG 1423. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 1219 - Leadership and Professional Development (2-2-0)
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 continuing education. The course will also include content related to beginning leadership and management skills and legal and ethical concerns affecting the practice of vocational nursing and preparation for licensure.
 


Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisites: VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234 and VNSG 2463. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
VNSG 1230 - Maternal-Neonatal Nursing (2-2-0)
A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family including childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of 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. The student will utilize clinical reasoning and a systematic problem-solving approach to plan for the basic care needs of the childbearing family during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. The student will also integrate the teaching needs of the childbearing family into the plan of care.
 


Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisites: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1234 and VNSG 2463. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
VNSG 1234 - Pediatrics (2-2-0)
Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and developmental needs utilizing the nursing process. Disease processes are considered within the framework of the growth and development of the well and ill child. Emphasis is placed on the use of clinical reasoning as the basis for providing nursing care to children and families experiencing acute, long-term and/or terminal illnesses.
 


Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisites: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1230 and VNSG 2463. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
VNSG 1304 - Foundations of Nursing (3-3-0)
This course provides an introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical issues and the role of the vocational nurse. Topics include mental health, therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process, and holistic awareness. Additional topics include clinical reasoning, caring behaviors, elements of professional behavior, human needs, stress and adaptation, the health care system, and the vocational nurse as member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the health care team.
 


Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 1400 - Nursing in Health and Illness I (4-4-1)
Introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the patient across the life span, and therapeutic nursing interventions. Other topics will include concepts of health and illness, adjusting to loss, care of persons with chronic illnesses and rehabilitative needs, and an introduction to principles of health teaching.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Corequisites: VNSG 1160 and VNSG 1423. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 1423 - Basic Nursing Skills (4-3-4)
Mastery of basic nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings using the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions. Use of evidence-based practice is integrated into the learning modules to provide the student with current trends in the implementation of nursing skills and to better facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Corequisites: VNSG 1160 and VNSG 1400. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
VNSG 1461 - Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Intermediate (4-0-16)
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. With emphasis on clinical reasoning, nursing process and evidence-based practice, the student develops skills in the role of the vocational nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of the profession. Clinical learning experiences provide opportunities for students to apply medical-surgical theory and concepts and advanced nursing skills necessary to practice safe care of the middle aged and elderly client experiencing common healthcare problems.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1115, VNSG 1160, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1400, VNSG 1423. Corequisites: VNSG 1509 and VNSG 2331. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
VNSG 1509 - Nursing in Health and Illness II (5-5-0)
This course is an introduction to common health problems requiring medical and surgical interventions. The course focuses on health promotion and health maintenance of middle-aged and elderly persons. Application of the nursing process and clinical reasoning skills to provide nursing care to diverse patients while offering opportunities for collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary health care team. Content includes common, but specific medical/surgical problems, sociological needs, and the adaptation to internal and external influences.
 


Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1115, VNSG 1160, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1400, and VNSG 1423. Corequisites: VNSG 1461 and VNSG 2331. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 1510 - Nursing in Health and Illness III (5-5-0)
Continuation of Nursing in Health and Illness II. Further study of medical-surgical health problems of the patient including concepts of mental illness. Incorporates knowledge necessary to make the transition from student to graduate vocational nurse. Incorporates use of a systematic problem-solving framework, evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning skills necessary when providing nursing care for young adults. Emphasis will be placed on the vocational nurse roles of provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the profession and member of the health care team.
 


Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1461, VNSG 1509, and VNSG 2331. Corequisites: VNSG 2462. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 2331 - Advanced Nursing Skills (3-2-2)
This course is an introduction to mastery of advanced nursing skills and competencies in a variety of healthcare settings utilizing the nursing process as a problem-solving tool. Use of evidence-based practice is integrated into the learning modules to provide the student with current trends in the implementation of advanced nursing skills and to better facilitate the development of clinical reasoning skills.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1115, VNSG 1160, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1400, and VNSG 1423. Corequisites: VNSG 1461 and VNSG 1509. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 2462 - Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Advanced (4-0-16)
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. With emphasis on clinical reasoning thinking, nursing process, evidence-based practice and caring behaviors, the student integrates the skills of the vocational nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of a profession. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for the student to further apply medical surgical and mental illness concepts necessary to provide safe care of young adult and groups of patients and patients experiencing mental illness.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1461, VNSG 1509, and VNSG 2331. Corequisites: VNSG 1510. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
VNSG 2463 - Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Maternal-Child and Leadership (4-0-16)
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. With emphasis on clinical reasoning and caring behaviors, the student experiences the role of the vocational nurse in the obstetric and pediatric setting. Clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings provide opportunities for the student to synthesize pediatric and obstetric concepts. The vocational nursing roles of member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the healthcare team is examined as the student develops beginning leadership and management skills in a variety of healthcare settings.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisites: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1230 and VNSG 1234. Course Type: W/C
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014