2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: VNSG 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Foundations of Nursing

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301.
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.)


Course Number: VNSG 1230 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Maternal-Neonatal Nursing

This is a WECM Course Number.
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. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: VNSG 1234 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Pediatrics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: VNSG 2410, VNSG 2460.
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. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: VNSG 1323 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added April 2, 2019
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Basic Nursing Skills

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 1360, VNSG 1409.
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. (1 Lec., 7 Lab.)


Course Number: VNSG 1360 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 1409.
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.)


Course Number: VNSG 1409 (4 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added April 2, 2019
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Nursing in Health and Illness II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301.
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. (2 Lec., 7 Lab.)


Course Number: VNSG 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: VNSG 1230.
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.)


Course Number: VNSG 2162 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: VNSG 1234.
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.)


Course Number: VNSG 2163 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 2160 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.)


Course Number: VNSG 2410 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Nursing in Health and Illness III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: VNSG 1409, VNSG 1204, VNSG 1323, 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. (2 Lec., 7 Lab.)


Course Number: VNSG 2460 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: VNSG 1409, VNSG 1204, VNSG 1360.
Corequisite/Concurrent: VNSG 2410.
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.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.