Vocational Nursing (VNSG)

VNSG 1119. LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(LECTURE 1, LAB 0). CREDIT 1. WECM.

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. Prerequisites: VNSG 2331 and VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1432, VNSG 2460.

VNSG 1122. VOCATIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS
(LECTURE 1, LAB 1). CREDIT 1. WECM.

This is an introduction to the nursing profession and its responsibilities and the legal and ethical issues in nursing practice. Concepts related to the physical, emotional and psychosocial self-care of the learner/ professional. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 with a grade of "C" or better.

VNSG 1219. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(LECTURE 2, LAB 1). CREDIT 2. WECM.

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. Prerequisites: VNSG 1429 and VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better.

VNSG 1226. GERONTOLOGY
(LECTURE 2, LAB 0). CREDIT 2. WECM.

This course provides an overview of the normal physical, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of the aging process. The course addresses common disease processes with aging and explores of attitudes toward care of the elderly. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 with a grade of "C" or better.

VNSG 1227. ESSENTIALS OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
(LECTURE 1, LAB 2). CREDIT 2. WECM.

This course covers the 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. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 with a grade of "C" or better.

VNSG 1230. MATERNAL-NEONATAL NURSING
(LECTURE 1, LAB 2). CREDIT 2. WECM.

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. Prerequisites: VNSG 2331 and VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1119, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1432, VNSG 2460.

VNSG 1231. PHARMACOLOGY
(LECTURE 1, LAB 2). CREDIT 2. WECM.

This course is the study of fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic and curative effect. Includes nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Prerequisites: VNSG 1323 and VNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1236, VNSG 1429, VNSG 2331, VNSG 1261.

VNSG 1234. PEDIATRICS
(LECTURE 1, LAB 2). CREDIT 2. WECM.

Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and developmental needs utilizing the nursing process. Prerequisites: VNSG 2331 and VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1119, VNSG 1230, VNSG 1432, VNSG 2460.

VNSG 1236. MENTAL HEALTH
(LECTURE 2, LAB 0). CREDIT 2. WECM.

This is an introduction to the principles and theories of positive mental health and human behaviors. Topics include emotional responses, coping mechanisms and therapeutic communication skills. Prerequisites: VNSG 1323 and VNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1231, VNSG 1429, VNSG 2331, VNSG 1261.

VNSG 1260. CLINICAL - PRACTICAL NURSING I
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 12). CREDIT 2. WECM.

This 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: BIOL 2401 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisites or co-requisites: BIOL 2402, VNSG 1122, VNSG 1227 with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses. Co-requisite: VNSG 1323.

VNSG 1261. CLINICAL-PRACTICAL NURSING II
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 12). CREDIT 2. WECM.

This 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 profession. Prerequisites: VNSG 1323 and VNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1231, VNSG 1236, VNSG 1429, VNSG 2331.

VNSG 1323. BASIC NURSING SKILLS
(LECTURE 1, LAB 7). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course provides mastery of entry level nursing skills and competencies for a variety of healthcare settings. Utilization of the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions. Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL 2402, VNSG 1122, VNSG 1227 with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses. Co-requisite: VNSG 1260.

VNSG 1330. MATERNAL-NEONATAL NURSING
(LECTURE 3, LAB 1). CREDIT 3. WECM.

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. Prerequisite: VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisites or co-requisites: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1432, VNSG 2460, VNSG 1334 with a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses.

VNSG 1331. PHARMACOLOGY
(LECTURE 2, LAB 2). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course is the study of fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic and curative effect. Includes nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Prerequisites: VNSG 2331 and VNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better.

VNSG 1334. PEDIATRICS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 1). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and developmental needs utilizing the nursing process. Prerequisites: VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better.

VNSG 1429. MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I
(LECTURE 3, LAB 2). CREDIT 4. WECM.

This course teaches the application of the nursing process to the care of adult patients experiencing medical-surgical conditions in the health-illness continuum. A variety of health care settings are utilized. Prerequisites: VNSG 1323 and VNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1231, VNSG 1236, VNSG 2331, VNSG 1261.

VNSG 1432. MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II
(LECTURE 3, LAB 2). CREDIT 4. WECM.

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. Prerequisites: VNSG 2331 and VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1119, VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234, VNSG 2460.

VNSG 2331. ADVANCED NURSING SKILLS
(LECTURE 1, LAB 7). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course offers mastery of advanced level nursing skills and competencies in a variety of health care settings utilizing the nursing process as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisites: VNSG 1323 and VNSG 1260 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1231, VNSG 1236, VNSG 1429, VNSG 1261.

VNSG 2460. CLINICAL-PRACTICAL NURSING III
(LECTURE 0, CLIN 24). CREDIT 4. 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. Prerequisites: VNSG 2331 and VNSG 1261 with a grade of "C" or better. Co-requisites: VNSG 1119, VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1432.

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