Vocational Nursing (VNSG)

VNSG-1119. Leadership and Professional Development. (1 Credit)

(1-1-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisites: see advisor) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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. Lab fee.

VNSG-1122. Vocational Nursing Concepts. (1 Credit)

(1-1-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Introduction to the nursing profession and its responsibilities. Includes legal and ethical issues in nursing practice. Concepts related to the physical, emotional and psychosocial self-care of the learner/professional. Lab fee.

VNSG-1126. Gerontology. (1 Credit)

(1-1-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: See advisor) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Overview of the physical, psychosocial and cultural aspects of the aging process. Addresses disease processes of aging. Exploration of perceptions toward care of the older adult. lab fee.

VNSG-1160. Clinical I. (1 Credit)

(1-0-0-6) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational 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 $87 includes drug screen and professional liability insurance.

VNSG-1230. Maternal-Neonatal Nursing. (2 Credits)

(2-2-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160 and 1231) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. 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 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. Lab fee.

VNSG-1231. Pharmacology. (2 Credits)

(2-2-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic and curative effects. Includes nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Lab fee.

VNSG-1234. Pediatrics. (2 Credits)

(2-2-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and developmental needs utilizing the nursing process. Lab fee.

VNSG-1261. Clinical IIb. (2 Credits)

(3-0--12) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160 and 1231) 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.

VNSG-1262. Clinical IIIa. (2 Credits)

(2-0-12-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: See advisor) 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. A preceptorship at the end of the semester provides a capstone experience and allows the student to integrate technical skills, nursing concepts, and basic workplace competencies learned throughout the program in the care of clients at an assigned setting. Lab fee.

VNSG-1400. Nursing in Health and Illness I. (4 Credits)

(4-3-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the patient across the life span and therapeutic nursing interventions. Lab fee $225 for Terrell program and $386 for Palestine program; lab fee includes ATI testing package.

VNSG-1409. Nursing in Health and Illness II. (4 Credits)

(4-4-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160 abd 1231) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Introduction to health problems requiring medical and surgical interventions. Lab fee $225 for Terrell program and $386 for Palestine program. Lab fee includes ATI diagnostic testing program.

VNSG-1461. Clinical IIa. (4 Credits)

(4-0-0-24) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: VNSG 1200, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160 and 1231) 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.

VNSG-1462. Clinical IIIb. (4 Credits)

(4-0-0-24) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: See advisor) 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. A preceptorship at the end of the semester provides a capstone experience and allows the student to integrate technical skills, nursing concepts, and basic workplace competencies learned throughout the program in the care of clients at an assigned setting. Lab fee $70 includes registration fee for mock trial.

VNSG-1472. Nursing Skills I. (4 Credits)

(4-2-8-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Introduction to basic nursing skills. Emphasis on utilization of the nursing process and related scientific principles. Lab fee.

VNSG-2214. Applied Nursing Skills III. (2 Credits)

(2-1-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: VNSG 1231, 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, and 1160) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Application of nursing skills to meet complex patient needs utilizing the nursing process and related scientific principles. Lab fee.

VNSG-2473. Nursing Skills II. (4 Credits)

(4-2-8-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Continuation of application of advanced nursing skills to meet patient needs utilizing the nursing process and related scientific principles. Lab fee.

VNSG-2510. Nursing in Health and Illness III. (5 Credits)

(5-5-1-0) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: See advisor) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Continuation of Nursing in Health and Illness II. Further study of medical-surgical health problems of the patient including concepts such as mental illness. Incorporates knowledge necessary to make the transition from student to graduate vocational nurse. Lab fee $225 for Terrell program and $386 for Palestine program. Lab fee includes ATI diagnostic testing program.