Nursing/RN (RNSG)

RNSG 1105  Nursing Skills I  1 Credit  

The course covers the study of the concepts and principles necessary to perform basic nursing skills for the adult patient; and demonstrate competence in the performance of nursing procedures. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program. (1:0-3).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1108  Dosage Calculations for Nursing  1 Credit   (1 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course offers expanded training in the general principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation of multiple forms of drugs. Instruction includes reading, interpreting, and solving dosage calculation problems utilizing various systems of measurement. It is a prerequisite for program admission.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1144  Nursing Skills II  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a study of the concepts and principles necessary to perform intermediate or advanced nursing skills for the adult patient; and demonstrate competence in the performance of nursing procedures. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1160  Clinical Nursing Introduction  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 6 Lab)  

This course is a health-related work-based experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This introductory level course helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1215  Health Assessment  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course covers development of skills and techniques required for a comprehensive nursing health assessment within a legal/ethical framework.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program.
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1227  Transition to Professional Nursing  2 Credits   (1 Lec, 2 Lab)  

Content includes health promotion, expanded assessment, analysis of data, critical thinking skills and systematic problem solving process, pharmacology, interdisciplinary teamwork, communication, and applicable competencies in knowledge of systematic problem solving, critical thinking skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework throughout the lifespan. Pre-requisite: Admission to the ADN Transition Program.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1261  Clinical Nursing Common Concepts for Adult Health  2 Credits  

This course is a health-related work-based experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This introductory level course helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 1341 (2:0-8).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1262  Clinical Nursing Complex Concepts  2 Credits   (0 Lec, 6 Lab)  

This course is 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. This intermediate level course helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the work flow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1301  Pharmacology  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of drug classifications. Content includes the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications within a legal/ethical framework.

Prerequisite(s): Department Chair Approval.
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1341  Common Concepts of Adult Health  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers the basic integration of the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team and member of the profession. It includes the study of common concepts of caring for adult patients and families with medical-surgical health care needs related to body systems. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 1261
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1343  Complex Concepts of Adult Health  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course provides integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs into the continued 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 in the care of adult patients and families with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with body systems. Emphasis on complex knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 1413  Foundations for Nursing Practice  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 6 Lab)  

This is an introduction to the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team and member of the profession. Content includes fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, a systematic framework for decision making and critical thinking. The mechanisms of disease and the needs and problems that can arise are discussed and how the nursing process helps manage the patient through these issues. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Prerequisite(s): Department chair approval.
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2121  Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management  1 Credit   (1 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course features exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the roles of the professional nurse. Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2130  Professional Nursing Review and Licensure Preparation  1 Credit   (1 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is a review of concepts required for licensure examination and entry into the practice of professional nursing. Includes review of application process of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits, and remediation.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2160  Clinical: Nursing Management of Client Care  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 6 Lab)  

This course is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct Supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2163  Clinical: Concepts of Advanced Nursing Practice and Management  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 6 Lab)  

This is 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.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2271
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2201  Care of Children and Families  2 Credits  

This course is a study of concepts related to the provision of nursing care for children and their families, emphasizing judgment and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2262 (2:1-2).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2208  Maternal Newborn Nursing and Women 's Health  2 Credits  

This course covers concepts related to nursing care for childbearing families and women's health issues. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skill and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2260 (2:1-2).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2213  Mental Health Nursing  2 Credits  

This course covers principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of patients and their families. This course enables the student to expand their understanding of human-environmental interactions and evolving mental health patterns within diverse cultures to promote optimal health. The student is provided with an opportunity to understand the organization of mental health patterns as they appear in normative growth and developmental perspectives as well as the alterations and the patterns with the resulting nursing implications. The progression will be from common to more complex mental health patterns as they relate to nursing practice.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2261 (2:1-2).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2231  Advanced Concepts of Adult Nursing  2 Credits   (2 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course covers the application of advanced concepts and skills for the development of professional nurse’s roles with adult patients and families involving multiple body systems. Emphasis on advanced knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2260  Clinical Registered Nursing  2 Credits  

This course is 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. This intermediate health professional work-based instruction helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the work flow in the care of adult clients/families with complex health needs involving multiple body systems in intermediate and critical care settings. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2208 (2:0-8).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2261  Clinical Mental Health Nursing  2 Credits  

This course is 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. This intermediate level course helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the work flow in mental health nursing. It provides applications of concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to nursing care of clients and their families. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2213 (2:0-8).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2262  Clinical Nursing Care of Children and Families  2 Credits  

This course is 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. This intermediate health professional work-based instruction helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the work flow in the provision of nursing care for the child and family. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Close and/or direct supervision is provided by a clinical professional, generally in a clinical setting. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2201 (2:0-8).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2263  Clinical - Registered Nursing  2 Credits  

This course is a health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2332 (2-0-8).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2332  Enhanced Concepts of Adult Health  3 Credits  

This course covers enhanced concepts and skills for developing professional competencies in complicated nursing care situations involving adult patients/families with multiple body system problems. Emphasizes critical thinking, clinical reasoning and determining legal/ethical values for optimization of patient care in intermediate and acute care settings.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2263 (3:3-0).
Course Type: Technical

RNSG 2371  Concepts of Advanced Nursing Practice and Management  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course provides the articulating student the opportunity to synthesize the roles of the professional nurse; application of systematic problem solving and critical thinking skills; focus on the care of patients throughout the lifespan with continued emphasis on leadership and management skills in the provision of care to small groups of adult clients and their families in multiple settings; and competency in knowledge, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. The focus of this course will be the care of the critically ill patient and nursing management.

Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2163
Course Type: Technical