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This is a suggestived curricular pathway for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university. Transferability and specific requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their program of study.
 
*This suggested curricular pathway is designed to prepare students ofr entry into an Athletic Training Education Program at a university that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Atheltic Training Education (CAATE). contact the advisement Center to determine transferability of courses and college or university requirements.
 
 

RNSG 1311. Nursing Pathophysiology. (3-3-0-0)

Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 and 2402

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 1128. Introduction to Health Care Concepts. (1-1-0-0)

Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1216, 1430, 1125 and 1161.

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 1216. Professional Nursing Competencies (2-0-8-0)

Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1430, 1125 and 1161

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 1430. Health Care Concepts 1. (4-3-4-0)

Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1125 and 1161

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: $163 Includes HESI package fee and lab fee.  Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 1125. Professional Nursing Concepts I (1-1-0-0)

Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301 and acceptance into the ADN program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1430 and 1161  

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: $40.. Includes dues to Student Nursing Association. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 1161. Clinical I. (1-0-4-0)

Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 ,BIOL 2402, PSYC 2301, and acceptance into the ADN program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1430, 1216, and 1125

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. Lab fee includes liability insurance premium and drug screening. Fee is subject to change if insurance premium changes. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 1533. Health Care Concepts II. (5-4-4-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1430, 1125 and 1161

Co-requisite: RNSG 1126 and 2362.

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: $163 Includes HESI package fee and lab fee. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 1126. Professional Nursing Concepts II. (1-1-0-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1430, 1125 and 1161

Co-requisite: RNSG 1533 and 2362. 

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 1538. Health Care Concepts III. (5-4-4-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1126, 1533 and 2362 or RNSG 1324, 1128, 1118 & 1162 or 1163

Co-requisite: RNSG 1137 and 2363.

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: $163. Includes HESI package fee and skills lab fee. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 1137. Professional Nursing Concepts III. (1-1-0-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1126, 1533 & 2362 or RNSG 1324, 1128, 1118 & 1162 or 1163

Co-requisite:. RNSG 1538 and 2363.

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: $70. Includes dues to Student Nursing Association and registration fee for mock trial. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 2362. Clinical II. (3-0-12-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1128, 1216, 1430, 1125 & 1161

Co-requisite: RNSG 1126 and 1533.

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 1533, 1126 and 2362  concurrently in order to be able to progress to the Level III nursing courses. Liability insurance required. Requires computer/web access. Lab fee.

RNSG 2363. Clinical III. (3-0-12-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1126, 1533 & 2362 or RNSG 1324, 1128, 1118 & 1162 or 1163

Co-requisite:. RNSG 1538 and 1137.

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 1538, 1137, and 2363 concurrently in order to be able to progress to the Level III nursing courses. Lab fee: $48. Liability insurance required. Lab fee includes lab fee and liability insurance. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 2539. Health Care Concepts IV. (5-4-4-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1538, 1137,  and 2363

Co-requisite: RNSG 2138 and 2360.

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: $188. Includes HESI package fee, lab fee and class photos. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 2138. Professional Nursing Concepts IV. (1-1-1-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1538, 1137 and 2363

Co-requisite: RNSG 2539 and 2360

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. (3-0-12-0)

Prerequisite: RNSG 1538, 1137 and 2363

Co-requisite: RNSG 2539  and 2138

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 2539, 2138, and 2360 concurrently in order to be able to graduate from the nursing program. Lab fee. Liability insurance required. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 1324. Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (3-2-4-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition Nursing Program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1118, and 1162 or 1163.

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: $290 Includes HESI package fee and lab fee. Requires computer/web access.

RNSG 1118. Transition to Professional Nursing Competencies (1-0-4-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition ADN program
Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1324 & 1162 or 1163.

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 1163. Transition Clinical. LVN. (1-0-4-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition Nursing Program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1324 & 1118

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 1163 concurrently in order to be able to progress to the Level III nursing courses. Lab fee: $74. Lab fee includes drug screening and lab fee. Fee is subject to change. Requires computer/web access. Liability insurance required.

RNSG 1162. Transition Clinical - Paramedic. (1-0-4-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Transition Nursing Program

Co-requisite: RNSG 1128, 1324,  and 1118

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. Lab fee includes drug screening and lab fee. Fee is subject to change. Requires computer/web access. Liability insurance required.

VNSG 1122. Vocational Nursing Concepts. (1-1-0-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

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.

VNSG 1136. Mental Health. (1-1-1-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1231, and 1116

Introduction to the principles and theories of positive mental health and human behaviors. Topics include emotional responses, coping mechanisms and therapeutic communication skills.

VNSG 1160. Clinical I. (1-0-0-6)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1231, and 1116

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 VNSG 1122, 1136, 1160, 1472, 2473, 1400, 1231, and 1116 concurrently in order to progress to Level II nursing courses. Lab fee: $87. Lab fee includes liability insurance premium for one year, lab fee and drug screening. Fee is subject to change.

VNSG 1119. Leadership and Professional Development. (1-1-1-0)

Prerequisite: Palestine program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234, 2214, and 1461

                              Kaufman program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234, and 1361

Co-requisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 2510, 1362, and 1126

                              Kaufman Program - VNSG 2510, 1462, 2214, and 1126

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 1472. Nursing Skills I (4-2-8-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

Introduction to basic nursing skills. Emphasis on utilization of the nursing process and related scientific principles. Lab fee.

VNSG 1230. Maternal-Neonatal Nursing. (2-2-1-0)

Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

Co-requisite:   Palestine Program - VNSG 1409, 1234, 1461, and 2214

                            Kaufman Program - VNSG 1409, 1234, and 1361

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 1234. Pediatrics. (2-2-1-0)

Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

Co-requisite:   Palestine Program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1361, and 2214

                            Kaufman Program - VNSG 1409, 1230, and 1361

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 1400. Nursing in Health and Illness I. (4-4-1-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

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: $196. Lab fee includes diagnostic testing program.

VNSG 1461. Clinical IIA. (4-0-24-0)

Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

Co-requisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 1230, 1234, 1409, and 2214

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 VNSG 1230, 1234, 1409, 2214, and 1361 concurrently in order to progress to Level III courses. Lab fee.

VNSG 1116. Nutrition. (1-1-1-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, and 1231

Introduction to nutrients and the role of diet therapy in growth and development and in the maintenance of health.  Lab fee.

VNSG 1231. Pharmacology. (2-2-1-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1116, 1136, 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160

Fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic and curative effects. Includes nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Lab fee.

VNSG 1126. Gerontology. (1-1-0-0)

Prerequisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 2214, 1409, 1230, 1234, 1461

Prerequisite: Kaufman Program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234, 1361

Co-requisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 1119, 1362, and 2510

                              Kaufman Program - VNSG 1119, 1462, 2214, and 2510

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.

VNSG 1409. Nursing in Health and Illness II. (4-4-1-0)

Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

Co-requisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 1230, 1234, 1461, and 2214

                              Kaufman Program - VNSG 1230, 1234, and 1361

Introduction to health problems requiring medical and surgical interventions. Lab fee: $166. Lab fee includes diagnostic testing program.

VNSG 2510. Nursing in Health and Illness III. (5-5-1-0)

Prerequisite:   Palestine Program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234, 1361, and 2214

                            Kaufman program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234, and 1361

Co-requisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 1119, 1362, and 1126

                            Kaufman Program - VNSG 1119, 1362, 2214 and 1126

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: $166. Lab fee includes diagnostic testing program.

VNSG 2473. Nursing Skills II. (4-2-8-0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Vocational Nursing Program

Co-requisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 1160, 1231, and 1116

Continuation of application of advanced nursing skills to meet patient needs utilizing the nursing process and related scientific principles. Lab fee.

VNSG 2214. Applied Nursing Skills III. (2-1-4-0)

Prerequisite: VNSG 1116, 1136, 1231, 1122, 1400, 1472, 2473, and 1160

Co-requisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234 and 1461

                              Kaufman Program - VNSG 2510, 1462, 1119, and 1126

Application of nursing skills to meet complex patient needs utilizing the nursing process and related scientific principles. Lab fee.

VNSG 1361. Clinical IIB. (3-0-18-0)

Prerequisite: VNSG 1122, 1136, 1400, 1472, 2473, 1160, 1231, and 1116

Co-requisite: Kaufman Program - VNSG 1230, 1234, and 1409

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 VNSG 1230, 1234, 1409, and 1361 concurrently in order to progress to Level III course. Lab fee.

VNSG 1362. Clinical IIIA. (3-0-18-0)

Prerequisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234, 1461, and 2214

Co-requisite: Palestine Program - VNSG 2510, 1119, and 1126

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. The student must pass VNSG 2510, 1119, 1126, and 1362 concurrently in order to graduate from the vocational nursing program. Lab fee.

VNSG 1462. Clinical IIIB. (4-0-24-0)

Prerequisite: Kaufman program - VNSG 1409, 1230, 1234, and 1361

Co-requisite: Kaufman Program - VNSG 2510, 1119, 2214, and 1126

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. The student must pass VNSG 1510, 1119, 1126, 2214, and 1462 in order to graduate from the vocational nursing program. Lab fee: $65. Includes registration fee for mock trial.

 

 
 

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Component Area

Courses

Semester Hours

Communication (010)

Both:

ENGL 1301 AND

ENGL 1302

6

Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413

3

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312

3

Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3

History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301

6

Government (070)

Both:

GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301

3

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

EDUC/PSYC 1300

ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321

6

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours

18

(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

*The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

 
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