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Vocational Nursing

Study of the importance of professional growth. Topics include the role of the LVN in the multidisciplinary healthcare team, professional organizations, continuing education, delegating authority, resume writing, and job interviewing. 32 lecture hours

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General principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation of multiple forms of drugs. Instruction includes various systems of measurement. 32 lecture hours

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Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Emphasis on the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the family during the phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and the neonatal period including abnormal conditions. 32 lecture hours

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Study of childhood diseases and childcare from infancy through adolescence. Focus on the care of the well and the ill child utilizing the nursing process. 32 lecture hours

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Mastery of entry level nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings. Utilization of the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions. Related aspects of nutrition, pharmacology, and medical terminology included. 80 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic, and curative effects. Includes nursing interventions associated with the various pharmacotherapeutic agents. 48 lecture hours

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This course provides clinical experience in fundamental nursing skills. The nursing process is applied to provide individualized care designed to meet a client's particular needs. The geriatric client is the focus of care. 240 clinical hours

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This course is offered in the summer semester for the January admission class. It provides a continuation of Clinical I with the emphasis on utilizing the nursing process in providing individualized care of the client in all stages of development. The principles of safety in medication administration and other care are closely monitored. 240 clinical hours

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Introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the client across the life span, and therapeutic nursing interventions. 80 lecture hours

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Introduction to the normal structure and function of the body, including an understanding of body systems in maintaining homeostasis. Principles of microbiology also included. 64 lecture hours

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This course is offered in the spring semester for the August admission class. It provides a continuation of Clinical I with the emphasis on utilizing the nursing process in providing individualized care of the client in all stages of development. The principles of safety in medication administration and other care are closely monitored. 336 clinical hours

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Introduction to common health problems requiring medical and surgical interventions. 80 lecture hours

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This course is offered in the summer semester for the August admission class. It assists the student in the continued development of their knowledge and skill in the role and functions of the vocational nurse. It provides learning experiences in the clinical setting focusing on further refinement of the nursing process in caring for clients exhibiting health-illness continuum through the life span. 240 clinical hours

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This course is offered in the fall semester for the January admission class. It assists the student in the continued development of their knowledge and skill in the role and functions of the vocational nurse. It provides learning experiences in the clinical setting focusing on further refinement of the nursing process in caring for clients exhibiting health-illness continuum through the life span. 336 clinical hours

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Continuation of Nursing in Health and Illness II. Further study of common medical-surgical health problems of the client. 80 lecture hours

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Last updated: 06/29/2017