VOCN
NURSING (VOCATIONAL)
VNSG-1122  Vocational Nursing Concepts
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. Learning Outcomes: The student will discuss the personal adjustments essential to the development of the vocational nurse; identify the role of the licenced vocational nurse; and discuss the legal and ethical responsibilities in vocational nursing practice.
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1160  Clinical - Practical Nurse I
A health related work-based experience, that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experience. Learning Outcomes: As outlined in the learning plan, the student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, equipment, procedure, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the particular occupation and the business/industry, and demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, communicating in the applicable language of the occupation and the business or industry.
 Summer_2017 - 5 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 4 section(s)
VNSG-1219  Professional Development
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. Learning Outcomes: The student will describe the role of the licensed vocational nurse in multi-disciplinary settings inclusive of basic principles of leadership and management; discuss the role of professional organizations and regulatory agencies; and identify criteria and appropriate resources for continuing education.
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1226  Geriatrics
Overview of the normal physical, psychological, and cultural aspects of the aging process. Addresses common disease processes of aging and explores attitudes towards care of the elderly. Topics include but are not limited to introduction to aging; the aging adult; geriatric mental health; sexuality and aging; pain management; geriatric medications; assisting the dying client and family; hospice care. Learning Outcomes: the student will describe the aspects of aging; discuss disease processes associated with aging; and identify perceptions related to care of the older adult
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1227  Essentials of Medication Administration
General principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation of multiple forms of drugs, IV administration is not included. Instruction includes various systems of measurement. Lab required. Learning Outcomes: The student will demonstrate accurate dosage calculation; discuss the principles of medication administration safety; and identify the elements of accurate documentation of medication administration.
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1230  Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
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 focused 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. Learning Outcomes: The student will discuss human reproduction and fetal development as related to the normal aspects of childbearing; identify common complications of the mother and newborn during prenatal, antenatal, and postnatal periods; and relate characteristics of the normal newborn and associated nursing interventions to meet identified health care needs utilizing the nursing process.
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1234  Pediatrics
Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and development needs utilizing the nursing process. Learning Outcomes: The student will identify safety principles related to childcare; discuss primary nursing care of the pediatric patient and family during the health and disease; and apply concepts of growth and development to the care of pediatric patients utilizing the nursing process.
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1301  Mental Health & Mental Illness
Study of personality development, human needs, common mental mechanisms, and factors influencing mental health and mental illness Includes common mental disorders and related therapy. Learning Outcomes: The student will identify the characteristics of mental health; identify common mental illness and maladaptive behaviors; describe trends in psychotherapeutic treatment; discuss the application of therapeutic communication skills; and assist in the formulation of a plan of care for the individual with mental illness or maladaptive behavior.
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1329  Medical Surgical Nursing I
Application of the nursing process to the care of adult and geriatric patients experiencing respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal, medical-surgical conditions in the health-illness continuum. A variety of health care settings are utilized. Learning Outcomes: The student will identify components of the health-illness continuum; identify prevalent respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and dermatological medical surgical conditions affecting the adult and gerian and utilize the nursing process to assist in developing a plan of care for selected medical-surgical conditions.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1331  Pharmacology
Fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic, and curative effects. Includes nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Learning Outcomes: The student will identify properties, effects, and principles of pharmacotherapeutic agents; and list common nursing interventions associated with the various pharmacotherapeutic agents.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1332  Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing I with application of the nursing process to the care of adult and geriatric patients experiencing cardiovascular, neurosensory, endocrine, and oncological medical-surgical conditions in the health-illness continuum. Includes a variety of health care settings. Learning Outcomes: The student will identify the components of the health-illness continuum; identify prevalent cardiovascular, neurosensory, endocrine, and oncological medical surgical conditions affecting the adult and gerian and utilize the nursing process to assist in developing a plan of care for selected medical-surgical conditions.
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1420  Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health
Introduction to the normal structure and function of the body including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Learning Outcomes: The student will identify the structure of each of the major body systems; describe the function of each of the major body systems; and discuss the interrelationship of systems in maintaining homeostasis. (
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1423  Basic Nursing Skills
Mastery of entry level nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings. Utilization of the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions. Lab required. Learning Outcomes: The student will demonstrate competency in basic nursing skills; identify the steps in the nursing process and how each relates to nursing care; and discuss the delivery of basic nursing skills in a variety of health care setting.
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
VNSG-1660  Clinical - Practical Nurse II
A health related work-based experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupation theory skills, and concepts. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experience. Learning Outcomes: As outlined in the learning plan, the student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, equipment, procedure, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the particular occupation and the business/industry, and demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, communicating in the applicable language of the occupation and the business or industry.
 FALL_2017 - 3 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 4 section(s)
 FALL_2015 - 4 section(s)
VNSG-1661  Clinical-Practical Nurse III
A health related work-based experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupation theory skills and concepts. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experience. Learning Outcomes: As outlined in the learning plan, the student will apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, equipment, procedure, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the particular occupation and the business/industry, and demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, communicating in the applicable language of the occupation and the business or industry.
 SPRING_2017 - 3 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 3 section(s)