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RNSG 1105 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Nursing Skills I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in ENGL 1301, CHEM 1405 or CHEM 1411, SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and PSYC 2301. Admission to the Professional Nursing Program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Study of the concepts and principles essential for demonstrating competence in the performance of nursing procedures. Topics include knowledge, judgment skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. (3 Lab.)


RNSG 1108 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Dosage Calculations for Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Dosage calculations include reading, interpreting and solving calculation problems encountered in the preparation of medications; and conversion of measurements within the apothecary, avoirdupois, and metric system. (1 Lec.)


RNSG 1119 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Integrated Nursing Skills I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or Biology 2401, Psychology 2301, English 1301, and Mathematics 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5. Concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or Biology 2402, and Psychology 2314. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1423 and RNSG 1460.
Course Description: Study of the concepts and principles essential for demonstrating competence in the performance of basic nursing skills for care of diverse clients across the life span. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an intergraded approach. Emphasis is on medical and surgical asepsis, assessment, documentation, safety, selected skills for basic care needs, medications. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (2 Lab.)


RNSG 1129 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Integrated Nursing Skills II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 1423, RNSG 1460, RNSG 1119, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 2420 and SPCH 1311. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 2504 and RNSG 1461.
Course Description: Study of the concepts and principles necessary to perform intermediate or advanced nursing skills for care of diverse clients across the life span. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an intergrated approach. Focus is on assessment, parenteral medication administration, IV therapy, documentation, surgical asepsis, and basic skills competency validation. Licensing/certification agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (2 Lab.)


RNSG 1144 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Nursing Skills II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105.
Course Description: Describe concepts and principles that are basic to the safe performance of nursing skills; and demonstrate competence in the performance of nursing procedures. (3 Lab.)


RNSG 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1105, RNSG 1360, ENGL 1301, and CHEM 1405. Additional prerequisites include SCIT 1408 OR BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314.
Course Description: 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. Focus is on health promotion, expanded assessment, multi-disciplinary teamwork, communication, and the role of the nurse within a legal/ethical framework in a mental health setting. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. (3 Ext.)


RNSG 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Current Texas LVN license, admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, PSYC 2301, ENGL 1301, and MATH 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Additional prerequisites include SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2314 and SPCH 1311 with a minimum grade of "C." Licensed Vocational Nurses will take RNSG 1327/1161/1270 in place of RNSG 1423, RNSG 1460, RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, and RNSG 1461. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1327 and RNSG 1270.
Course Description: 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. Focus is on health promotion, expanded assessment, multi-disciplinary teamwork, communication, and the role of the nurse within a legal/ethical framework in a mental health setting. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. (6 Ext.)


RNSG 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

ADN Bridge Nursing Skills
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Current Texas LVN license, admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or Biology 2401, Psychology 2301, English 1301, and Mathematics 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Additional prerequisites include SCIT 1408 or Biology 2402, Biology 2420, Psychology 2314 and Speech Communication 1311 with a minimum grade of "C." Licensed Vocational Nurses will take this course in place of RNSG 1119, RNSG 1423, RNSG 1460, RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, and RNSG 1461. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1327 and RNSG 1160.
Course Description: Knowledge and principles applicable in the performance of nursing skills and procedures. Focus is on assessment of adults, clients in childbearing/child rearing; critical thinking; documentation; communication skills; nursing process with an ethical/legal framework; transition from LVN to RN role. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (2 Lab.)


RNSG 1211 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Nursing Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 or SCIT 1407. Co-requisite: SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402.
Course Description: Basic principles of pathophysiology emphasizing nursing applications. Topics include principles of homeostasis related to body systems. (2 Lec.)


RNSG 1270 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

ADN Bridge Nursing Skills
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Current Texas LVN license, admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, PSYC 2301, ENGL 1301, and MATH 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Additional prerequisites include SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2314 and SPCH 1311 with a minimum grade of "C." Licensed Vocational Nurses will take this course in place of RNSG 1423, RNSG 1460, RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, and RNSG 1461. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1327 and RNSG 1161.
Course Description: Knowledge and principles applicable in the performance of nursing skills and procedures. Focus is on assessment of adults, clients in childbearing/child rearing, critical thinking, documentation, communication skills, nursing process with an ethical/legal framework, transition from LVN to RN role. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (4 Lab.)


RNSG 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC.

Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in SCIT 1407 or Biology 2401 and concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or Biology 2402. Registered Nurses or Licensed Vocational Nurses may enroll for refresher purposes.
Course Description: Introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of each drug classification. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications within a legal/ethical framework. (3 Lec.)


RNSG 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Nursing Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or Biology 2401 and concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or Biology 2402. Registered nurses or Licensed Vocational Nurses may enroll for refresher purposes.
Course Description: Basic principles of pathophysiology emphasizing nursing applications. Topics include principles of homeostasis related to body systems. (3 Lec.)


RNSG 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Current Texas LVN license, admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, PSYC 2301, ENGL 1301, and MATH 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Additional prerequisites include SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2314 and SPCH 1311 with a minimum grade of "C." Licensed Vocational Nurses will take this course in place of RNSG 1119, RNSG 1423, RNSG 1460, RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, and RNSG 1461. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1161 and RNSG 1270.
Course Description: Topics include health promotion, expanded assessment, analysis of data, nursing process, pharmacology, multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework throughout the lifespan. Specific areas of emphasis include the role of the nurse in the management of clients with problems of fluid and electrolytes, inflammation/immune response, nutrition and clients during childbearing and child rearing ages. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (3 Lec.)


RNSG 1360 (3 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Co-requisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience in a medical-surgical setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)


RNSG 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Foundations for Nursing Practice
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301, CHEM 1405 or CHEM 1411, BIOL 2401 OR SCIT 1407, and PSYC 2301 with a minimum grade of "C." Admission to the Professional Nursing Program or administrative approval.
Course Description: Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Topics include but are not limited to the fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, a systematic framework for decision-making, mechanisms of disease, the needs and problems that nurses help patients manage, and basic psychomotor skills. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1423 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, PSYC 2301, ENGL 1301, and MATH 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5. Concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite course RNSG 1460.
Course Description: Introduction to the profession of nursing including the roles of the registered nurse with emphasis on health promotion and primary disease prevention across the life span; essential components of the nursing health assessment; identification of deviations from expected health patterns; the application of a systematic, problem-solving process to provide basic nursing care to diverse clients across the life span; and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an intergrated approach. Focus is on caring competent nursing care of adults in acute and transitional care settings. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). This course is cross-listed as RNSG 1523. The student may register for either RNSG 1423 or RNSG 1523, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Common Concepts of Adult Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: Study of the general principles of caring for selected adult clients and families in structured settings with common medical-surgical health care needs related to each body system. Emphasis on knowledge judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Complex Concepts of Adult Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1441, RNSG 2462, RNSG 1144.
Course Description: Integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession in the care of adult clients/families in structured health-care settings with complex medical-surgical health-care needs associated with each body system. Emphasis on knowledge, judgments, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1460 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, PSYC 2301, ENGL 1301, and MATH 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5. Concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite course RNSG 1423.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enabled the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Nursing process is utilized in the care of individuals in acute and transitional care settings. Focus is on health promotion/disease prevention, basic pharmacological concepts, caring, ethical/legal aspects, and decision-making. Emphasis is on beginning assessment, psychomotor; and communication skills. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. (12 Ext.)


RNSG 1461 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 1423, RNSG 1119, RNSG 1460, SCIT 1408 or Biology 2402, and Psychology 2314. Concurrent enrollment in Biology 2420 and Speech Communication 1311. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 2504 and RNSG 1129.
Course Description: 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. Utilizes the nursing process to deliver care to individuals and families in varied structured health care settings. Focus in on health promotion/health maintenance, nutrition, pharmacological management, communication, ethical/legal aspects, and course-related psychomotor skills. Emphasis is on physical and psychosocial assessment of newborns, children, and adults in the collaborative management of individuals and families during childbearing and child rearing ages and in caring for individuals undergoing selected surgical interventions. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. (12 Ext.)


RNSG 1462 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience in a medical-surgical setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)

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RNSG 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: A health-related work-based experience in a pediatric setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


RNSG 2161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience in a women's health and obstetrics setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


RNSG 2201 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Care of Children and Families
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec.)


RNSG 2208 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women's Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: Study of concepts related to the provision of nursing care for normal childbearing families and those at risk, as well as women's health issues; competency in knowledge, judgment, skill, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework, including a focus on normal and high-risk needs for the childbearing family during the preconception, prenatal, intrapartum, neonatal, and postpartum periods; and consideration of selected issues in women's health. (2 Lec.)


RNSG 2213 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Mental Health Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities relating to the nursing care of clients and their families. Emphasis is on assessment, communication techniques, promotion of mental health, caring, ethical/legal aspects, collaborative roles of nurse in a variety of settings. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (2 Lec.)


RNSG 2221 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Management of Client Care
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 2514 and RNSG 2460. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite course RNSG 2535 and RNSG 2562.
Course Description: Exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the role of the nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an intergrated approach. Emphasis is on economics, communication skills, trends and issues in health care delivery systems, legal and ethical parameters of professional nursing according to the Nurse Practice Act. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (2 Lec.)


RNSG 2360 (3 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1360. Co-requisite: RNSG 1441, RNSG 1144.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience in a medical-surgical setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)


RNSG 2460 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, RNSG 1461, BIOL 2420, and SPCH 1311. Concurrent enrollment in a Humanities [HUMA] course. LVN Option: Minimum of "C" in RNSG 1327, RNSG 1270, and RNSG 1161. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite course RNSG 2514.
Course Description: 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. Utilizes systematic problem-solving process and critical-thinking skills to provide nursing care to individuals with complex health care needs in diverse health care settings. Focus is on health promotion, work organization, time management, communication techniques, ethical/legal aspects, and critical-thinking skills. Emphasis is on performance of assessment, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and the collaborative role of the nurse in the delivery of nursing care. Content includes applicable competencies in course-related and basic workplace skills. (12 Ext.)


RNSG 2461 (4 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Clinical-Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2201, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2208, RNSG 2161, BIOL 2420, SPAN 1300.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1443.
Course Description: A health-related, work-based experience in a medical-surgical setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Utilizes systematic problem-solving process and critical-thinking skills to provide nursing care to individuals with complex health care needs in diverse health care settings. Focus is on health promotion, work organization, time management, communication techniques, ethical/legal aspects, and critical-thinking skills. Emphasis is on performance of assessment, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and the collaborative role of the nurse in the delivery of nursing care. Content includes applicable competencies in course-related and basic workplace skills. (16 Ext.)


RNSG 2462 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1441, RNSG 1144.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience in a medical-surgical setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (12 Ext.)


RNSG 2504 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Integrated Care of the Client with Common Health Care Needs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 1423, RNSG 1460, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 2420 and SPCH 1311. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1129 and RNSG 1461.
Course Description: Application of a systematic problem-solving process and critical thinking skills to provide nursing care to diverse clients/families across the life span with common health care needs including, but not limited to, common childhood/adolescent diseases, uncomplicated perinatal care, mental health concepts, perioperative care, frequently occurring adult health problems and health issues related to aging. Emphasis on secondary disease prevention and collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary health care team. Content includes applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an intergrated approach. Focus is on caring, competent nursing care of individuals and families during childbearing and childrearing ages. Emphasis is on aspects of health promotion, health maintenance, nutrition, pharmacologic management. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (5 Lec.)


RNSG 2514 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Integrated Care of the Client with Complex Health Care Needs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, RNSG 1461, BIOL 2420, and SPCH 1311. Concurrent enrollment in a Humanities [HUMA] course. LVN Option: Minimum of "C" in RNSG 1327, RNSG 1270, RNSG 1161. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite course RNSG 2460.
Course Description: Application of a systematic problem-solving process and critical thinking skills to provide comprehensive nursing care to diverse clients/families across the life span with complex health care needs including, but not limited to, complex childhood/adolescent diseases, complicated perinatal care, acute mental illness, complex perioperative care, serious adult health problems and health issues related to aging. Emphasis on tertiary/disease prevention, health maintenance/restoration and collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary health care team. Topics include the role of the nurse as client advocate and coordinator of care and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an integrated approach. Focus is on assessment, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and the collaborative role of the nurse in the delivery of safe, caring nursing care. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (5 Lec.)


RNSG 2535 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Integrated Client Care Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in RNSG 2514 and RNSG 2460. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite RNSG 2562 and RNSG 2221.
Course Description: Application of client assessment skills, critical thinking, and independent nursing interventions to care for diverse clients/families throughout the life span whose health care needs may be difficult to predict. Emphasis on collaborative clinical decision-making, nursing leadership skills, and client management. Topics include the significance of professional development, trends in nursing and health care, and applicable knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an integrated approach. Focus is on caring, competent nursing care of individuals who are experiencing acute/chronic episodes of illness and/or multi-system failure. Emphasis on pathophysiology, treatment modalities, and nursing interventions. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE). (5 Lec.)


RNSG 2560 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2201, RNSG 2160, RNSG 2208, RNSG 2161, BIOL 2420, RNSG 1441, RNSG 2462.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1443.
Course Description: A health-related, work-based experience in a medical-surgical setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Utilizes systematic problem-solving process and critical-thinking skills to provide nursing care to individuals with complex health care needs in diverse health care settings. Focus is on health promotion, work organization, time management, communication techniques, ethical/legal aspects, and critical-thinking skills. Emphasis is on performance of assessment, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and the collaborative role of the nurse in the delivery of nursing care. Content includes applicable competencies in course-related and basic workplace skills. (15 Ext.)


RNSG 2562 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC.

Clinical - Nursing - Registered Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 2514 and RNSG 2460. Concurrent enrollment in RNSG 2221 and corequisite RNSG 2535.
Course Description: 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. Utilizes assessment skills, critical thinking, and independent nursing intervention to care for individuals experiencing acute/chronic episodes of illness and/or multi-system failure. Focus is on caring, health promotion, health restoration and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Emphasis is on collaborative clinical decision-making, nursing leadership, skills, and client management in the delivery of nursing care. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. (15 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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