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VN 130: Assessment Of Clinical Competence For Vocational Nursing

Prerequisites: VN 103 or VN 109 or VN 118 or VN 119 or VN 127

A clinical laboratory course

VN 131: Foundation For Nursing Practice
(5.0) F, S
Prerequisites: CNA 101

Fundamental principles of nursing and concepts related to care. Nursing process presented as problem-solving method that provides a framework for delivery of health care.

VN 132: Principles Of Nutrition And Care Of Patient With Gastrointestinal Problems
(3.0) F, S
Co-requisites: VN 133

The principles of nutrition and the relationship of nutrition to health. Focuses on the individual's nursing care needs in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity and environmental influences, as they relate to the gastrointestinal system. The application of theoretical concepts to patient care.

VN 133: Foundation For Nursing Practice Lab
(5.5) F, S
Co-requisites: VN 131

Limitation on Enrollment: Must pass physical examination Introductory laboratory and clinical course on basic fundamentals of nursing practice applied to adult and elderly patients requiring medical-surgical nursing care. The nursing process is the problem-solving method utilized for care planning and implementation in the clinical setting.

VN 134: Principles Of Administration Of Therapeutic Agents
(2) F, S
Co-requisites: VN 131 and VN 133

Introduction to medication administration. Basic techniques and computations used in the administration of medications, including nursing considerations that pertain to the safe administration of medication. Completion of this course prepares the Vocational Nursing student to safely administer medications to patients, under the supervision of the nursing instructor.

VN 135: Understanding Pharmacology
(2) F, S
Co-requisites: VN 137

Study of the drugs most frequently prescribed for the hospitalized patient, with emphasis on nursing considerations that pertain to the administration of these drugs.

VN 136: Genitourinary, Endocrine And Skin Problems
(3.5) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 133
Co-requisites: VN 137

Focuses on the individual's nursing care needs in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity and environmental influences, as they relate to the genitourinary, endocrine and integumentary systems. The nursing process is utilized to apply theoretical concepts to patient care.

VN 137: Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab
(3.5) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 133 and VN 134
Co-requisites: VN 135 and VN 136

Limitation on Enrollment: Must be enrolled in Vocational Nursing Program Clinical laboratory course builds on the basics of the first semester as students perform more advanced skills, while providing nursing care to adult and elderly patients in a variety of health care facilities.

VN 138: Nursing Process Applied To Childbearing Family
(2) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 133
Co-requisites: VN 140

Maternal, newborn and family nursing care needs in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity and environmental influences, as they relate to human reproduction. The nursing process is utilized to apply theoretical concepts to patient care.

VN 139: Nursing Process Applied To Care Of Children
(2) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 133
Co-requisites: VN 140

Normal growth and development patterns of the growing child and family in health and illness; and nursing needs in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity and environmental influences. The nursing process is utilized to apply theoretical concepts to patient care.

VN 140: Maternal And Child Nursing Lab
(2.6) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 133 and VN 134
Co-requisites: VN 138 and VN 139

Provides an opportunity for students to apply theory concepts related to the childbearing family and the growing child to clinical laboratory experiences. The nursing process is the problem-solving method utilized for care planning and implementation in the clinical setting.

VN 141: Cardiovascular And Respiratory Problems
(3.5) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 137
Co-requisites: VN 145

Focuses on the individual's nursing care needs in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity and environmental influences, as they relate to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. The nursing process is utilized to apply theoretical concepts to patient care.

VN 142: Perception And Mobility Problems
(4) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 137
Co-requisites: VN 145

Focuses on the individual's nursing care needs in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity and environmental influences, as they relate to perception, coordination and mobility. The nursing process is utilized to apply theoretical concepts to patient care.

VN 143: Nursing Process Applied To Care Of Patient With Cancer
(1) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 137
Co-requisites: VN 145

The nursing needs of the patient with cancer in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity and environmental influences. The nursing process is utilized to apply theoretical concepts relating to current modalities of cancer therapy to patient care.

VN 144: Preparation For Vocational Nursing Practice
(1.5) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 137
Co-requisites: VN 145

Principles of leadership and supervision as they apply to the vocational nurse. Focuses on the role of the vocational nurse as a member of the health-care team and supervisor of other vocational nurses and unlicensed health care givers.

VN 145: Integrated Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab
(5.75) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 134 and VN 137
Co-requisites: VN 141 and VN 142 and VN 143 and VN 144

Clinical laboratory course builds on experiences of the second semester as students develop leadership skills and provide nursing care to adult and elderly patients in a variety of settings. The nursing process is the problem-solving method utilized for care planning, implementation and leadership activities in the clinical setting.

VN 150: Principles And Techniques Of Intravenous Therapy
(1.5)

Offered every third semester. Complies with/meets the guidelines for Intravenous Therapy certification for licensed vocational nurses by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. LVN participants receive state-recognized certificates in IV Therapy. Includes rationale and legal aspects for intravenous therapy; relevant anatomy and physiology; principles and techniques for intravenous, blood or blood component infusions; and the care and monitoring of the patient undergoing intravenous therapy. Course participants must complete any tests with a minimum 75% grade and successfully perform three IV starts.

VN 160: Reading and Study Skills for Nursing
(3) F, S, Summer

Non-graded course to assist the advanced student in further developing reading, communication and study skills needed in the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program. A bridge between the CNA and LVN programs, it focuses on the academic skills needed by pre-nursing students. May also be taken by native speakers.

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