Nursing (RNSG)

RNSG 1162. COMPLEX CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 3). CREDIT 1. WECM.

(8-week course) This course provides clinical experience at medical-surgical facilities that provide opportunities for the vocational nurse to begin the transition to the registered nurse role and function. Opportunities are provided for the application of theory, concepts and skills. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314. TSI Math 350 or equivalent developmental course.

RNSG 1260. FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 6). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Introductory clinical course designed to provide a beginning level of education and experience in the implementation of direct client care. Emphasis is placed on the provision of basic care to adult clients and families in structured health care settings. Opportunities are provided for the application of theory, concepts and skills being acquired. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2301 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or co-requisites: RNSG 1215 and RNSG 1209 with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses. Co-requisites: RNSG 1205.

RNSG 1261. COMMON CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 7). CREDIT 2. WECM.

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.

RNSG 1262. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 6). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Nursing care of the child and family from birth through adolescence in multiple settings. Opportunities are provided for the application of theory, concepts and skills being acquired. Prerequisites for Pre-Licensure: RNSG 1361, RNSG 1441, RNSG 2213, RNSG 2261 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisites for Transition: RNSG 1263, RNSG 1327, RNSG 2213, RNSG 2261 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Language, Philosophy and Cultural/Creative Arts with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite course. Co-requisite: RNSG 2101.

RNSG 1331. PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING
(LECTURE 2, LAB 2). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Examination of selected principles related to the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Emphasis on clinical decision making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving fluid and electrolytes; perioperative care; pain; respiratory disorders; peripheral vascular disorders; immunologic disorders; and infectious disorders. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach.

RNSG 1341. COMMON CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH
(LECTURE 2, LAB 3). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Basic integration of the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Study of the common concepts of caring for adult patients and families with medical-surgical health care needs related to body systems, emphasizing knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.

RNSG 1343. COMPLEX CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH
(LECTURE 2, LAB 2). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course integrates previous knowledge and skills related to common adult heath needs into the continued development of the professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team and member of a profession in the care for adult/families with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with body systems. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Prerequisites: RNSG 1361, RNSG1441, Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts.

RNSG 1412. NURSING CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 2). CREDIT 4. WECM.

Study of the concepts related to the provision of nursing care for childbearing and childrearing families. Application of systematic problem-solving processes and critical thinking skills, including a focus on the childbearing family during the perinatal periods and the childrearing family from birth to adolescence; and competency in knowledge, judgment, skill, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.

RNSG 1413. FOUNDATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE
(LECTURE 3, LAB 2). CREDIT 4. WECM.

Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Content includes fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, and a systematic framework for decision-making and critical thinking. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.

RNSG 2161. MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 4). CREDIT 1. WECM.

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 profess.

RNSG 2213. MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
(LECTURE 2, LAB 0). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of patients and their families. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Prerequisites: PSYC 2314, RNSG 1205, RNSG 1209, RNSG 1215, RNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisites or co-requisites: RNSG 1441 and RNSG 1361 with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses. Co-requisite: RNSG 2261.

RNSG 2230. PROFESSIONAL NURSING REVIEW AND LICENSURE PREPARATION
(LECTURE 1, LAB 2). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Review of concepts required for licensure examination and entry into the practice of professional nursing. Includes review of application process of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits, and remediation. Prerequisite: RNSG 1251, RNSG 2260, RNSG 2101, RNSG 1262 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: RNSG 1443 and RNSG 2262.

RNSG 2261. NURSING CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILY CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 9). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Nursing care of mental health patients in multiple health settings. Opportunities are provided for the application of theory, concepts and skills being acquired. Prerequisites: PSYC 2314, RNSG 1205, RNSG 1209, RNSG 1215, RNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisites or co-requisites: RNSG 1441 and RNSG 1361 with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses. Co-requisite: RNSG 2213.

RNSG 2262. ENHANCED CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 6). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Clinical experiences in the management of patients and families with complex health needs. Prerequisite: RNSG 1251, RNSG 2260, RNSG 2101, RNSG 1262 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisite: RNSG 1443, RNSG 2230.

RNSG 2263. CAPSTONE CLINICAL
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 6). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Nursing care to adult patients and families suffering from multi-system or life-threatening health needs in a medical and/ or surgical acute care setting. Prerequisite or co-requisites: RNSG 1443, RNSG 2262, RNSG 2230 with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses.

RNSG 2332. ENHANCED CONCEPTS OF ADULT HEALTH
(LECTURE 2, LAB 3). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Enhanced concepts and skills for developing professional competencies in complicated nursing care situations involving adult patients/families with multiple body system problems. Emphasizes critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and determining legal/ethical values for optimization of patient care in intermediate and acute care settings. This course lends itself to a blocked approach.

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