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Course Descriptions

ENGL 1313 English Composition I – SEARK

 

(Prerequisite: Score of 19 or above on the ACT Test or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1013 Basic English; Co-requisite: READ 1213 Developmental Reading, if required.) This course includes instruction in fundamentals of communication, selected readings, paragraph and essay development, and written reports. A minimum grade of “C” is required for passing and for graduation credit.

 

ENGL 1323 English Composition II – SEARK

 

(Prerequisite: English 1313 English Composition I). This course includes further study of principles and techniques of expository and persuasive composition, analysis of texts, research methods, and critical thinking. A minimum grade of “C” is required for passing.

 

PSYC 2303 General Psychology – SEARK

 

This course focuses on the human experience within the physical and social environment.  Topics include application of the scientific method, the relationship between brain and behavior, social and personality development, motivation, emotion, social cognition and interaction, consciousness and maladaptive behavior.

 

BIOL 2454 Human Anatomy & Physiology I – SEARK (1st 8 WEEKS)

 

This is a lecture-laboratory course designed to cover the structure and function of the following systems: the cell, tissues, skin, and skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses.

 

BIOL 2464 Human Anatomy & Physiology II – SEARK (2nd 8 WEEKS)

 

(Prerequisite: BIOL 2454 Human Anatomy & Physiology I). This is a lecture-laboratory course designed to cover structure and function of the following systems: circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive.         

 

BIOL 2474 Microbiology – SEARK

 

This course covers the fundamentals of microbiology, with particular emphasis on the impact of microorganisms on human.

 

 

MATH 1333 College Algebra – SEARK

 

(Prerequisite: Placement by ACT math score of 15-16, COMPASS Algebra score of 21 or higher or MATH 1003 Fundamentals of Mathematics with a grade of C or better.) This Technical Math course is designed for learners enrolled in Computer Network Technology (CNET), Registered Nursing, and other technical career programs. The following skills will be covered throughout the course: Arithmetic, algebra, measurements, statistics, geometry, and nursing skills such as calculating dosage and reading labels and syringes. Learners will learn how to perform operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers. They will solve ratios, percentages and proportions; convert from one unit of measurement to another, study probability and statistics, and geometry. The Nursing learners will also cover Roman Numerals, time, apothecary measurements and conversion, and dosage. CNET and other Technical Studies learners are required to master Modules 1-7 and 15-16 with a grade of “C” or better. Nursing learners will be required to master Modules 1-7 and 15-17 with a grade of “C” or better. NOTE: This course is designed for learners enrolled in Associate of Applied Science Degree or Technical Certificate programs ONLY and may not be transferable. (Offered in fall and spring only)

 

N100 Foundations – SON Credit Hours 12

This course provides an introduction to nursing and roles of the nurse, as well as professional related and patient care concepts.  Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, quality care.  The theoretical foundation for basic assessment and nursing skills is presented.  The learner is given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in a clinical laboratory setting.  Concepts of mental health nursing, informatics, and nutrition are included.  An introduction to the nursing process provides a decision-making framework to assist learners in developing effective clinical judgment skills.  Clinical, lab, and simulation experiences assist learners in connecting concepts across all learning environments.

N104 Adult Health I – SON Credit Hours 9

This course focuses on the care of adult clients with common health alterations that require medical and/or surgical intervention.  Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations in selected body functions.  Concepts of patient-centered care, cultural sensitivity, informatics, safe practice, mental health, nutrition, and professionalism are integrated throughout the course.  Clinical and simulation experiences provide the learner an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe patient care to adults in a variety of settings.

N106 Pharmacology I – SON Credit Hours 6

This course provides an introduction to the principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, medication interactions, and potential adverse medication reactions.  Emphasis is placed on drug classifications and nursing care related to the safe administration of medication to patients experiencing common health alterations across the life span.  Lab hours are dedicated to safe medication administration skills, including the administration of oral, parenteral, and topical medications and dosage calculation.  Computer applications for safe medication administration are included.

N200 Maternal/Child Nursing Care – SON Credit Hours 10

This course provides an integrative, family centered approach to the care of mothers, newborns and children.  Emphasis is placed on normal and high risk pregnancies, normal growth and development, family dynamics, mental health, nutrition, common pediatric disorders and the promotion of healthy behaviors in patients.  Clinical and simulation experiences provide the learner an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts, utilize informatics and implement safe patient centered care to mothers, newborns, and children in selected settings.

N202 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice – SON Credit Hours 2

This course facilitates the transition of the learner to the role of a professional nurse.  Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues and management concepts, including delegation, prioritization, conflict management, and leadership.  Legal and ethical issues are discussed with a focus on personal accountability and responsibility.  Standards of practice, the role of informatics in patient care, and the significance of functioning according to state regulations and statutes are analyzed.

N204 Adult Health II – SON Credit Hours 9

This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care as they relate to patients across the lifespan with complex multisystem alterations in health.  Emphasis is placed on implementing time management and organizational skills while managing the care of patients with multiple needs and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team.  Concepts of informatics, mental health and nutrition are addressed.  Complex clinical skills, as well as priority setting, clinical judgment, and standards of legal and ethical practice, are integrated throughout the course.  Clinical and simulation experiences provide the learner an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe care to patients and selected groups in a variety of complex settings.

N206 Pharmacology II – SON Credit Hours 2

This course provides a continuation of the principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, medication interactions, and potential adverse medication reactions.  Emphasis is placed on drug classifications and nursing care related to the safe administration of medication to patients across the life span with complex multisystem health alterations.  Lab hours are dedicated to safe complex medication administration skills including parenteral drips and titrations.  Computer applications for safe medication administration are included.

 

N208 NCLEX Prep-SON Credit Hour 1

This course focuses on learner preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.  Faculty will facilitate the learner continued engagement for successful navigation of ATI Capstone and Virtual ATI as required for content mastery of the NCLEX Client Need Categories.  At the completion of this course, learners will be prepared to successfully complete Virtual ATI and take the NCLEX-RN examination.

 

N 104 – Adult Health I

Total Credit/Contact Hours: 9.00

Clinical Credit/Contact Hours: 4.00

Theory Credit/Contact Hours: 5.00

Course Description:  This course focuses on the care of adult clients with common health alterations that require medical and/or surgical intervention. Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations in selected body functions. Concepts of patient-centered care, cultural sensitivity, informatics, safe practice, mental health, nutrition, and professionalism are integrated throughout the course. Clinical and simulation experiences provide the learner an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe patient care to adults in a variety of settings.

N 106 – Pharmacology I

Total Credit/Contact Hours: 3.00

Lab Credit/Contact Hours: 1.00

Theory Credit/Contact Hours: 2.00

 

Course Description:   This course provides an introduction to the principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, medication interactions, and potential adverse medication reactions. Emphasis is placed on drug classifications and nursing care related to the safe administration of medication to patients experiencing common health alterations across the life span. Lab hours are dedicated to safe medication administration skills, including the administration of oral, parenteral, and topical medications and dosage calculation. Computer applications for safe medication administration are included.

N 200 – Maternal/Child Nursing Care

Total Credit/Contact Hours: 10.00

Clinical Credit/Contact Hours: 4.00

Theory Credit/Contact Hours: 6.00

Course Description:  This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of mothers, newborns, and children. Emphasis is placed on normal and high-risk pregnancies, normal growth and development, family dynamics, mental health, nutrition, common pediatric disorders and the promotion of healthy behaviors in patients. Clinical and simulation experiences provide the learner an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts, utilize informatics, and implement safe patient-centered care to mothers, newborns, and children in selected settings.

N 202 – Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

Total Credit/Contact Hours: 2.00

Theory Credit/Contact Hours: 2.00

Course Description:  This course facilitates the transition of the learner to the role of a professional nurse. Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues and management concepts, including delegation, prioritization, conflict management, and leadership. Legal and ethical issues are discussed with a focus on personal accountability and responsibility. Standards of practice, the role of informatics in patient care, and the significance of functioning according to state regulations and statutes are analyzed.

N 204 – Adult Health II

Total Credit/Contact Hours: 9.00

Clinical Credit/Contact Hours: 4.00

Theory Credit/Contact Hours: 5.00

 

Course Description: This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care as they relate to patients across the lifespan with complex multisystem alterations in health. Emphasis is placed on implementing time management and organizational skills while managing the care of patients with multiple needs and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team. Concepts of informatics, mental health and nutrition are addressed. Complex clinical skills, as well as priority setting, clinical judgment, and standards of legal and ethical practice, are integrated throughout the course. Clinical and simulation experiences provide the learner an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe care to patients and selected groups in a variety of complex settings.

N 206 – Pharmacology II

Total Credit/Contact Hours: 2.00

Lab Credit/Contact Hours: 1.00

Theory Credit/Contact Hours: 1.00

Course Description: This course provides a continuation of the principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, medication interactions, and potential adverse medication reactions. Emphasis is placed on drug classifications and nursing care related to the safe administration of medication to patients across the life span with complex multisystem health alterations. Lab hours are dedicated to safe complex medication administration skills, including parenteral drips and titrations. Computer applications for safe medication administration are included.

N208 – NCLEX Prep

Total Credit/Contact Hours: 1.00

Theory Credit/Contact Hours: 1.00

Course Description:   This course focuses on learner preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Faculty will facilitate learner continual engagement for successful navigation of ATI Capstone and Virtual ATI as required for content mastery of the NCLEX Client Need Categories. At the completion of this course, learners will be prepared to successfully complete Virtual ATI and take the NCLEX-RN examination.

 

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