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Course Descriptions

VNSG 1205  NCLEX-PN Review
Review of nursing knowledge and skills, study skills, stress management techniques, and test-taking strategies to prepare the graduate vocational nurse (GVN) to take the National Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). Lab required. Corequisites: VNSG 1579 and VNSG 2363. Prerequisites: VNSG 1262, VNSG 1271, VNSG 1571, and VNSG 1578. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1230  Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family during childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of a childbearing family. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium. Lab required. Corequisite: VNSG 1238. Prerequisites: VNSG 1261, VNSG 1270, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1238  Mental Illness
Study of human behavior with emphasis on emotional and mental abnormalities and modes of treatment incorporating the nursing process. Corequisite: VNSG 1230. Prerequisites: VNSG 1261, VNSG 1270, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1261  Clinical I - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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. Corequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1270, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1262  Clinical II - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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. Corequisites: VNSG 1271, VNSG 1571, and VNSG 1578. Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1261, VNSG 1270, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1270  Concept-Based Nursing Principles I
An introduction to concepts essential to the professional behavior and safe practice of vocational nursing. Concepts include clinical reasoning and judgment, ethical & legal practice, teamwork, safety, evidence-based care, patient-centered care, cultural and spiritual domains, normal human development, family dynamics, technology, and therapeutic communication. Corequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1261, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program. 2 credit hours. (W)

  

VNSG 1271  Concept-Based Nursing Principles II
A continued exploration of professional nursing concepts and related exemplars applied to the role of the vocational nurse. Clinical judgment, quality of care, and safety education for the nurse’s knowledge, skills and attitudes are the basis for role development. Corequisites: VNSG 1262, VNSG 1571, and VNSG 1578. Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1261, VNSG 1270, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1570  Concept-Based Skills I
A conceptual approach to patient-centered foundational nursing skills. Focus on performance and understanding rationales for non-sterile skill techniques when providing patient care, hygiene, infection control, assessment skills, identifying/reporting outcomes, patient education, nutrition, feeding tubes, elimination, medication administration, medical terminology oxygen administration. Competent, safe skill mastery is determined by written testing and individual skill evaluations in lab. Lab required. Corequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1261, VNSG 1270, and VNSG 1577. Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program. 5 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1571  Concept-Based Skills II
A continued study using a conceptual approach for intermediate and advanced nursing skills in patient-centered care. Focus on performance and understanding rationales for skill techniques when providing nursing care, IV therapy, phlebotomy skills, obtaining a 12 lead EKG, basic EKG interpretation, usage of AED, colostomy care, tracheostomy care and suction, ambu bag, oxygenation, urinary catheterization, maintenance of nephrostomy tubes, wound dressings, wound vacs, chest tube pleurovac, mechanical ventilation, identifying/ reporting outcomes, patient education, hygiene and sterile technique. Previous mastered skills will also be demonstrated by students to insure continued skill proficiency. Competent, safe skill mastery is determined by written testing and individual skill evaluations in lab. Lab required. Corequisites: VNSG 1262, VNSG 1271, and VNSG 1578. Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1261, VNSG 1270, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. 5 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1577  Concept-Based Nursing Care I
This course examines a conceptual approach to nursing care for clients experiencing health as well as predictable, commonly occurring alterations in health throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the nursing process as well as Tanner’s Model of Clinical Judgment to develop the students’ clinical reasoning skills. Lab required. Corequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1261, VNSG 1270, and VNSG 1570. Prerequisite: Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program. 5 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1578  Concept-Based Nursing Care II
This course examines a conceptual approach to nursing care for clients experiencing health as well as predictable, commonly occurring alterations in health throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the nursing process as well as Tanner’s Model of Clinical Judgment to develop the students’ clinical reasoning skills. Lab required. Corequisites: VNSG 1262, VNSG 1271, and VNSG 1571. Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, VNSG 1261, VNSG, 1270, VNSG 1570, and VNSG 1577. 5 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 1579  Concept-Based Nursing Care III
This course examines a conceptual approach to nursing care for clients experiencing health as well as predictable, commonly occurring alterations in health throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the nursing process as well as Tanner’s Model of Clinical Judgment to develop the students’ clinical reasoning skills. Lab required. Corequisites: VNSG 1205, VNSG 1230, VNSG 1238, and VNSG 2363. Prerequisites: VNSG 1262, VNSG 1571, and VNSG 1578. 5 credit hours. (W)

 

VNSG 2363  Clinical III - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
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. Corequisites: VNSG 1205 and VNSG 1579. Prerequisites: VNSG 1262 and VNSG 1578. 3 credit hours. (W)

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