Nursing - Associate Degree Nursing (RNSG)

RNSG-1118. Transition to Professional Nursing Competencies. (1 Credit)

(1-0-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition ADN program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Transition to professional nursing competencies in the care of patients throughout the lifespan. Validates proficiency in psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, gas exchange, safety, functional ability, immunity, metabolism, mobility and tissue integrity. Includes health assessment and medication administration. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Requires computer/web access. Lab fee.

RNSG-1125. Professional Nursing Concepts I. (1 Credit)

(1-1-0-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Introduction to professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles: member of profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the health care team. Content includes clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, health promotion, health information technology, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety and teamwork/collaboration. Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based concept. Lab Fee $45 includes dues to Student Nursing Association. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1126. Professional Nursing Concepts II. (1 Credit)

(1-1-0-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1430, 1125, and 1161) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Expanding professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Applying concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration to the exemplars presented in the Health Care Concepts II course. Introduces concepts of leadership and management. Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1128. Introduction to Health Care Concepts. (1 Credit)

(1-1-0-0) This course is taken for academic credit.(Prerequisite: BIOL 2402, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. An introduction to concept-based learning with emphasis on selected pathophysiological concepts with nursing applications. Concepts include acid-base balance, fluid and electrolytes, immunity, gas exchange, perfusion, metabolism, coping and tissue integrity. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1137. Professional Nursing Concepts III. (1 Credit)

(1-1-0-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1126, 1533 & 2362 OR RNSG 1324, 1128, 1118, & 1162 or 1163) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Application of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Utilizes concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, teamwork and collaboration. Introduces the concepts of quality improvement, health information technology and health care organizations. Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab Fee $80 includes SNA dues and registration fee for mock trial. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1161. Clinical I. (1 Credit)

(1-0-0-4) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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. Lab Fee $87 includes drug screen and professional liability insurance. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1162. Transition Clinical, Paramedic. (1 Credit)

(1-0-0-4) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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. The student must pass both RNSG 1128, 1324, 1118 and 1162 concurrently in order to be able to progress to the Level III nursing courses. Lab fee $74 includes drug screening and lab fees. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1163. Transition Clinical, LVN. (1 Credit)

(1-0-0-4) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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. Lab fee $74 includes drug screening and lab fee. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1216. Professional Nursing Competencies. (2 Credits)

(2-0-8-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Development of professional nursing competencies in the care of patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasizes psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, gas exchange, safety, functional ability, immunity, metabolism, mobility and tissue integrity. Includes health assessment and medication administration. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Requires computer/web access. Lab fee.

RNSG-1311. Nursing Pathophysiology. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Basic principles of pathophysiology emphasizing nursing applications. Includes epidemiologic factors that alter the normal physiological processes across the lifespan. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1324. Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. (3 Credits)

(3-2-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Integration of previous health care knowledge and skills into the role development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Emphasis is on clinical decision-making for patients and their families. Review of selected health care and professional nursing concepts with application through exemplars. Health care concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, coping, thermoregulation, tissue integrity, acid-base balance, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, grief and perfusion. Professional nursing concepts include clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, health promotion, health information technology, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, and teamwork and collaboration. Introduces concepts of leadership and management. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab fee $270 includes HESI package fee, EHR Tutor, and lab fees. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1430. Health Care Concepts I. (4 Credits)

(4-3-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. In-depth coverage of foundational health care concepts with application through selected exemplars. Concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, thermoregulation, grief and tissue integrity. Emphasizes development of clinical judgment skills in the beginning nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab Fee $233 includes HESI package, EHR Tutor, and lab fee. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1533. Health Care Concepts II. (5 Credits)

(5-4-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1430, 1125 and 1161) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. In-depth coverage of health care concepts with application through selected exemplars. Concepts include acid-base balance, coping, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolytes, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, comfort and perfusion. Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab Fee $146 includes HESI testing package and lab fees; Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-1538. Health Care Concepts III. (5 Credits)

(5-4-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1126, 1533 and 2362 OR RNSG 1324, 1128, 1118 & 1162 or 1163) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. In-depth coverage of health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars. Concepts include cellular regulation, end of life, immunity, interpersonal relationships, grief, human development, intracranial regulation, mood/affect, comfort, sexuality, mobility and reproduction. Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills. The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab Fee $155 includes HESI testing package and lab fees. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-2138. Professional Nursing Concepts IV. (1 Credit)

(1-1-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1538, 1137 and 2363) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Integration of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Synthesizes concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, leadership and management, patient-centered care, professionalism, teamwork and collaboration through exemplars presented in the Health Care Concepts courses. Emphasizes concept of quality improvement and introduces health policy. Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Requires computer/web access. Lab fee.

RNSG-2360. Clinical IV. (3 Credits)

(3-0-0-12) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1538, 1137, and 2363) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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. Lab fee. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-2362. Clinical II. (3 Credits)

(3-0-0-12) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1430, 1125 and 1161) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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. Requires computer/web access. Lab fee.

RNSG-2363. Clinical III. (3 Credits)

(3-0-0-12) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1126, 1533 & 2362 OR RNSG 1324, 1128, 1118 & 1162 or 1163) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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. Lab fee $48 includes liability insurance and lab fees. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG-2539. Health Care Concepts IV. (5 Credits)

(5-4-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: RNSG 1538, 1137 and 2363) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. In-depth coverage of advanced health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars. Concepts include, cognition, immunity, clotting, fluid and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, metabolism, nutrition, perfusion, tissue integrity and interpersonal relationships. Continuing development of clinical judgment with integration of all health care concepts. The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab fee $175 includes HESI testing package, lab fees, class photos. Requires computer/web access.