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

Nursing Skills I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lab.)


RNSG 1108 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Dosage Calculations for Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Read, interpret, and solve dosage calculation problems. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. (1 Lec.)


RNSG 1119 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Integrated Nursing Skills I
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 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

Integrated Nursing Skills II
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 2504 and RNSG 1461.
Course Description: Study of the concepts and principles necessary to perform intermediate or advanced nursing skills for care of diverse patients across the life span. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an integrated approach. Focus is on assessment, parenteral medication administration, IV therapy, documentation, surgical asepsis, and basic skills competency validation. Licensing/certification agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (2 Lab.)


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

Nursing Skills II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of "C" or better.
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. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lab.)


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

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2213.
Course Description: This clinical course provides a learning experience in a psychiatric setting that enables the student to apply psychiatric nursing theory, skills, and concepts related to the nursing care of clients with alterations in mental health. The clinical focus is on psychiatric assessment, the interview, communication techniques, and nursing care planning. The study of psychiatric medications and their side effects is another clinical focus, as is critical thinking and safety in the psychiatric setting. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Ext.)


RNSG 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Nursing Program; SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, PSYC 2301, ENGL 1301, MATH 1314 and HPRS 1204 making a grade of "C " or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1271, RNSG 1170, RNSG 1470, RNSG 1171, SCIT 1408, BIOL 2402, 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. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (4 Ext.)

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RNSG 1170 (1 Credit Hours) New course added July 4, 2000
Offered at ECC, NLC

Introduction to Health Care Concepts
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: An introduction to concept-based learning with emphasis on selected pathophysiological concepts with nursing applications. Concepts include acid-base balance, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, genetics, immunity, infection, inflammation, gas exchange, perfusion, and tissue integrity. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (1 Lec.)


RNSG 1171 (1 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Professional Nursing Concepts I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: to the Professional Nursing Program.
Course Description: Introduction to professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles: Member of Profession, Provider of Patient-Centered Care, Patient Safety Advocate, and Member of the Health Care Team. Content includes clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidenced-based practice, health promotion, informatics, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration. Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (1 Lec.)


RNSG 1172 (1 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC

Professional Nursing Competencies
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the ADN Transition Semester.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2371.
Course Description: Development of professional nursing competencies in the care of diverse patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasizes psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, gas exchange, safety, functional ability, immunity, metabolism, mobility, and tissue integrity. Includes health assessment and medication administration. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. (4 Lab.)


RNSG 1209 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overview of nursing and the role of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, patient safety advocate, and member of a profession. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values with a legal/ethical framework. This course focuses on concepts and principles necessary to perform basic, intermediate and advanced nursing skills, for care of diverse patients across the life span. (6 Lab.)


RNSG 1211 (2 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added June 4, 2004
Offered at BHC

Nursing Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic principles of pathophysiology emphasizing nursing applications. Content includes principles of homeostasis related to body systems. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. (2 Lec.)

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RNSG 1247 (2 Credit Hours) New course added July 16, 2012
Offered at ECC

Concepts of Clinical Decision-Making
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Integration of previous knowledge and skills 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. Emphasis on clinical decision-making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, reproductive and sexual disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, eye-ear-nose-throat disorders and integumentary disorders. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. (2 Lec.)


RNSG 1270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (4 Lab.)


RNSG 1271 (2 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Professional Nursing Competencies
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Nursing Program.
Course Description: Development of professional nursing competencies in the care of diverse patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasizes psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, oxygenation, safety, and tissue integrity. Includes health assessment and medication administration. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (8 Lab.)


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

Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and concurrent enrollment or completion of SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402. It is strongly recommended that this course be taken after the completion of RNSG 1311. At MVC, this course must be successfully completed prior to entering Semester III of the nursing program. 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. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lec.)

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RNSG 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Introduction to Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Nursing Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Course Description: Overview of nursing and the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, coordinator of care, patient safety advocate, and member of a profession. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values with a legal/ethical framework. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lec.)

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RNSG 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC

Nursing Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or BIOL 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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Transition 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 1423, RNSG 1460, RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, and RNSG 1461. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1161 and RNSG 1270.
Course Description: 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, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework throughout the life span. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. 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: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lec.)


RNSG 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Principles of Clinical Decision-Making
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1309, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1561, RNSG 1144.
Course Description: Examination of selected principles related to the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, coordinator of care, patient safety advocate, and member of a profession. Emphasis on clinical decision making for clients in medical-surgical settings experiencing health problems involving fluid and electrolytes; perioperative care; pain; respiratory disorders; peripheral vascular disorders; immunologic disorders; and infectious disorders. Discussion of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lec.)

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RNSG 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Common Concepts of Adult Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1331, RNSG 1561, RNSG 1144, RNSG 1301.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2561.
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. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lec.)

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RNSG 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Complex Concepts of Adult Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1341, RNSG 2561.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1562.
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 patient-centered care, coordinator of care, patient-safety advocate, 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 is on knowledge, judgments, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lec.)

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RNSG 1360 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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

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 Associate Degree Nursing Program or administrative approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1105 and RNSG 1462.
Course Description: This course introduces the role of the professional nurse as 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, and 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 is on knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1423 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession 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 patients 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 integrated 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: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). 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

Common Concepts of Adult Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105 “C” or better in previous semester courses.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Clinical-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training, RNSG 1144, RNSG 2462.
Course Description: Basic integration of the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, coordinator of care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of profession. Study of the common concepts of caring for adult patients and families with medical-surgical health care needs related to body systems, emphasizing knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within legal/ethical framework. 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. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1443 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Complex Concepts of Adult Health
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All semester 1, 2 and 3 courses as listed in the current nursing curriculum pattern. All must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2560.
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 patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of a profession in the care of adult patients and families with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with body systems. Emphasis on complex knowledge, judgments, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1460 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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 NLC

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in RNSG 1423, RNSG 1119, RNSG 1460, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 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 - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Nursing Program or administrative approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1309.
Course Description: A health-related work-based clinical experience in a medical-surgical adult setting that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (12 Ext.)


RNSG 1470 (4 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Health Care Concepts I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Nursing Program.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of foundational health care concepts with application through selected exemplars. Concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sexuality, sleep, stress, thermoregulation, and tissue integrity. Emphasizes development of clinical judgment skills in the beginning nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (4 Lec.)


RNSG 1561 (5 Credit Hours) New course added February 19, 2013
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1144, RNSG 1331.
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. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (15 Ext.)


RNSG 1562 (5 Credit Hours) New course added February 19, 2013
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1341, RNSG 2561.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1343.
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. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (15 Ext.)

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RNSG 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of “C” or better.
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. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Ext.)


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

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of “C” or better.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience in 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. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Ext.)


RNSG 2162 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1331, RNSG 2460, RNSG 1144.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2208.
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. At MVC, this course provides direct clinical nursing experiences related to the care of childbearing families and women’s health care. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Ext.)


RNSG 2163 (1 Credit Hours) New course added February 19, 2013
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of "C" or better.
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. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Ext.)


RNSG 2172 (1 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Professional Nursing Concepts II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1470 and RNSG 1171.
Course Description: Expanding professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Applying concepts of clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidenced-based practice, informatics, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration through exemplars presented in the Health Care Concepts course. Introduces concept of leadership and management. Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (1 Lec.)


RNSG 2173 (1 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Professional Nursing Concepts III
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2172 and RNSG 2572.
Course Description: Application of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Utilizes concepts of clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidenced-based practice, informatics, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration. Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (1 Lec.)


RNSG 2174 (1 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Professional Nursing Concepts IV
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2173 and RNSG 2573.
Course Description: Integration of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Synthesizes concepts of clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidenced-based practice, informatics, leadership and management, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration through exemplars presented in the Health Care Concepts course. Emphasizes concept of quality improvement and introduces health policy. Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (1 Lec. 1 Lab.)


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

Care of Children and Families
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of “C” or better.
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. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. (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 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of “C” or better.
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. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (2 Lec.)


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

Mental Health Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1105, RNSG 1462, and an introductory nursing theory course with a grade of “C” or better.
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: Board of Nursing (BON). (2 Lec.)


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

Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management
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 roles of the professional nurse. Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked 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: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (2 Lec.)


RNSG 2360 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added June 4, 2004
Offered at ECC, NLC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2573, RNSG 2173, RNSG 2363 making a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2574 and RNSG 2174.
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. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (12 Ext.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Original) | (Changes)


RNSG 2362 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1271, RNSG 1170, RNSG 1470, RNSG 1171, RNSG 1161, SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314 making a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2572 and RNSG 2172.
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. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (12 Ext.)


RNSG 2363 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2572, RNSG 2172, RNSG 2362, BIOL 2420 making a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 2573 and RNSG 2173.
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. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (12 Ext.)


RNSG 2371 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC

Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the ADN Transition Semester.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1172.
Course Description: Integration of previous health care knowledge and skills into the role 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. Emphasis is on clinical decision-making for patients and their families. Review of selected health care and professional nursing concepts with application through exemplars. Health care concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, coping, thermoregulation, tissue integrity, acid-base balance, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, grief, and perfusion. Professional nursing concepts include clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidenced-based practice, health promotion, informatics, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration. Introduces concept of leadership and management. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. (3 Lec.)


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

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1413, RNSG 1462, RNSG 1105.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1441, RNSG 1144.
Course Description: A health related clinical work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply nursing theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. The course utilizes systematic problem-solving process and critical thinking skills to provide nursing care of adults with common care needs in diverse health care settings. Focus is on health promotion, work, and critical thinking skills. Emphasis is on performance of an adult assessment, pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and the collaboration in course-related and basic workplace interventions. Licensing/Certification Agency: Board of Nursing (BON). (12 Ext.)


RNSG 2504 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Integrated Care of the Patient with Complex 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, critical thinking skills and concepts to provide nursing care to diverse patients and 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 interdisciplinary health care team. Content includes roles of the professional nurse 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 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: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (5 Lec.)


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

Integrated Care of the Patient 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, critical thinking skills and concepts to provide comprehensive nursing care to diverse patients and 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 interdisciplinary health care team. Content includes the roles of the professional nurse 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: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (5 Lec.)


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

Integrated Patient 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: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (5 Lec.)


RNSG 2560 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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 clinical experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Licensing/Certification: Board of Nursing (BON). (15 Ext.)


RNSG 2561 (5 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1331, RNSG 2560, RNSG 1144.
Corequisite/Concurrent: RNSG 1341.
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. At MVC, this course includes a supervised hospital clinical practicum in which the student cares for three-four acutely ill, non-critical adult patients, selected experiences in the skills laboratory, and medical math content. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (15 Ext.)


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

Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
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.)


RNSG 2572 (5 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Health Care Concepts II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RNSG 1470 and RNSG 1171.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of health care concepts with application through selected exemplars. Concepts include acid-base, addiction, anxiety, clotting, cognition, diversity, fluid and electrolytes, gas exchange, infection, inflammation, metabolism, nutrition, pain, and perfusion. Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills. The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (5 Lec.)


RNSG 2573 (5 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Health Care Concepts III
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2572 and RNSG 2172.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars. Concepts include cellular regulation, death and dying, diversity, end of life, grief, immunity, interpersonal, intracranial regulation, mood/affect, palliation, and reproduction. Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills. The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (5 Lec.)


RNSG 2574 (5 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at ECC, NLC

Health Care Concepts IV
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: RNSG 2573 and RNSG 2173.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of advanced health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars. Concepts include acid-base, altered thought processes, clotting, diversity, fluid and electrolytes, gas exchange, metabolism, nutrition, perfusion, stress, tissue integrity, and violence. Continuing development of clinical judgment with integration of all program concepts. The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (5 Lec.)



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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