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VN 130: Assessment Of Clinical Competence For Vocational Nursing

Prerequisites: VN 131 and VN 133

A clinical laboratory course to prepare a student for reentry into the 2nd semester of the VN program

VN 131: Foundation For Nursing Practice
(5.0) F, S
Prerequisites: CNA 101 and/or HE 201 HE 201 with a minimum grade of C.

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

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.

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

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

Introduces the principles of 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, Integumentary and Endocrine Disorders
(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
Co-requisites: VN 140

Normal growth and development patterns of the growing child and family in health and illness. 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, as well as 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

Nursing needs of patients with cancer in areas of functional, physiological, social and psychological integrity, as well as 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

Introduction to the 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 healthcare team, and supervisor of other vocational nurses and unlicensed health caregivers.

VN 145: Integrated Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab
(5.75) F, S
Prerequisites: VN 137
Co-requisites: VN 141 and VN 142 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 146: Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
(1) F, S

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission to Program* Designed to foster understanding and critical thinking in relation to legal, ethical, and professional aspects of psychiatric-mental health care. Nursing approaches to the assessment and collaborative management of people with mental health disorders are outlined. Introduction to evidence-based psychological and psychosocial interventions used in the management of mental illness.

VN 150: Principles and Techniques of Intravenous Therapy
(1.5)

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.

VN 160: Reading and Literacy Strategies for Nursing
(3) F, S, Summer

Designed to assist nursing students further develop reading, communication and study strategies that will be needed in the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program. Intended as a bridge between the CNA and LVN programs, the course focuses on the academic skills needed by pre-nursing students.

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