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VNSG 1138 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Mental Illness
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 1204, VNSG 1509, VNSG 1360, VNSG 1327.
Course Description: Study of human behavior with emphasis on emotional and mental abnormalities and modes of treatment incorporating the nursing process. Focuses on application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process, critical thinking skills and evidence-based policies to provide safe, competent, compassionate care to the individual with mental health problems. (1 Lec.)


VNSG 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Foundations of Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, and SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315.
Course Description: Introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical issues, and role of the vocational nurse. Topics include mental health, therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process, and holistic awareness. This course introduces the role of the vocational nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of the profession within a legal/ethical framework. (2 Lec.)


VNSG 1227 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Essentials of Medication Administration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec.)


VNSG 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Nursing Skills
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Mastery of basic nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings using the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


VNSG 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Essentials of Medication Administration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, and SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 1360, VNSG 1509.
Course Description: 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. Focus is on providing safe, competent pharmacotherapeutic care to culturally, ethically, and socially diverse patients with predictable health care needs. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


VNSG 1330 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 2, 2012
Offered at EFC

Maternal/Neonatal Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 1510, VNSG 2460.
Course Description: 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. Application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide safe, competent, compassionate nursing care to the culturally, ethically, and socially diverse child bearing family. (3 Lec.)


VNSG 1334 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pediatrics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 1510, VNSG 2460, VNSG 1138.
Course Description: Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and developmental needs utilizing the nursing process. Application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide safe, competent, compassionate nursing care to the culturally, ethically, and socially diverse pediatric patient and their family. (3 Lec.)


VNSG 1360 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, and SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 1509.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide safe, competent, compassionate nursing care to the culturally, ethically, and socially diverse adult patient with predictable health care needs. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


VNSG 1410 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Nursing in Health and Illness III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All Level I Vocational Nursing Courses.
Course Description: Continuation of Nursing in Health and Illness II. Further study of medical-surgical health problems of the patient including concepts of mental illness. Incorporates knowledge necessary to make the transition from student to graduate vocational nurse. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


VNSG 1509 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Nursing in Health and Illness II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, and SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 1360.
Course Description: Introduction to health problems requiring medical and surgical interventions. Application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process, critical thinking skills and evidence-based policies to provide nursing care to culturally, ethically and socially diverse adult patients with predictable health care problems and needs. (4 Lec., 3 Lab.)


VNSG 1510 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Nursing in Health and Illness III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 1509, VNSG 1204, VNSG 1327, VNSG 1360.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 2460.
Course Description: Continuation of Nursing in Health and Illness II. Further study of medical-surgical health problems of the patient including concepts of mental illness. Incorporates knowledge necessary to make the transition from student to graduate vocational nurse. Continued application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process, critical thinking skills along with evidence- based policies to provide nursing care to culturally, ethically and socially diverse adult patients with predictable health care needs. (4 Lec., 3 Lab.)


VNSG 2161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 1330.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide safe, competent, compassionate nursing care to the culturally, ethically, and socially diverse maternal and newborn patient. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


VNSG 2162 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 1334.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide safe, competent, compassionate nursing care to the culturally, ethically, and socially diverse pediatric patient and their family. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


VNSG 2163 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 2161 and VNSG 2162.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Continued application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide safe, competent, compassionate nursing care to culturally, ethically, and socially diverse adult patients. Focus in on the integration of the role of the vocational nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of the profession within a legal/ethical framework while providing individualized, goal directed nursing care to multiple patients with predictable health care needs. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (3 Ext.)


VNSG 2460 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: VNSG 1509, VNSG 1204, VNSG 1360.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 1510.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Application of a systematic problem solving approach utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide safe, competent, compassionate nursing care to culturally, ethically, and socially diverse adult patients. Focus is on the use of clinical reasoning and evidence based policies in the care of multiple patients with predictable health care needs providing individualized, goal directed nursing care. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (24 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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