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ACC DEGREE TRACKING WORKSHEET

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Nursing

(Vocational Nursing)

NURSING

(VOCATIONAL)

Certificate

2006-2007 Catalog
The Vocational Nursing Program is a certificate program, offering college credit, which includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to provide nursing care in structured health care settings for clients of all ages who have well defined health problems with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the ability to make sound judgments based on critical thinking skills, the knowledge of scientific principles and the ability to utilize technical skills in a variety of settings. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the national licensure examination to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The Board of Nurse Examiners determines eligibility for licensure. Applicants for licensure must provide necessary information regarding any drug, alcohol, psychiatric and/or conviction history for determination of licensure eligibility. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners (333 Guadalupe Street Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701; telephone (512) 305-7400 and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; telephone (212) 363-5555).

Admission criteria have been established and enrollment is limited. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Vocational Nursing Program. All courses must be taken in the following sequence. Students must consult with the Vocational Nursing Department Chair and be accepted into the program prior to enrolling for any VNSG course. Admission criteria may be obtained from the Vocational Nursing Office. Immunizations must be completed prior to submitting an application. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for Healthcare Providers certification must be acquired prior to enrollment and maintained through the Vocational Nursing Program. Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination by their own private physician prior to enrollment and must verify annual tuberculosis status.

In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, criminal background checks for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admissions process.

Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the Program's Web Page through a link at www.austincc.edu/health/ or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Office, Eastview Campus, Room 8356.





Program Course #

Course Title

Sem Hrs.

Sem Taken

Grade

College (If not ACC)

BIOL 2404

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology1

4










HPRS 1206

Essentials of Medical Terminology

2










HPRS 2300+

Pharmacology for Health Professions1

3










VNSG 1423+

Basic Nursing Skills

4










VNSG 1304+

Foundations of Nursing

3










VNSG 1400+

Nursing in Health and Illness I

4










VNSG 1115+

Disease Control and Prevention

1










VNSG 1160+

Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Introductory

1










VNSG 1509+

Nursing in Health and Illness II

5










VNSG 2331+

Advanced Nursing Skills

3










VNSG 1461+

Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Intermediate

4










VNSG 1510+

Nursing in Health and Illness III

5










VNSG 2462+

Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Advanced

4










VNSG 1230+

Maternal-Neonatal Nursing

2










VNSG 1234+

Pediatrics

2










VNSG 2463+#

Clinical - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training: Maternal-Child and Leadership

4










VNSG 1219+#

Leadership and Professional Development

2












1 BIOL 2404 and HPRS 2300 must be current within the last five years.

+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.



# Capstone course
Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation.

ACC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
BIOL 2404 INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (4-3-3). Introduction to the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on anatomy. Designed for students in the ACC health science programs. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: G
HPRS 1206 ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (2-2-0). A study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols, surgical procedures, medical specialties, and diagnostic procedures. Skills: R
HPRS 2300 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS (3-3-0). A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, methods of administration, client education, and calculation of dosages. This course is designed for Surgery Technicians, Nursing and Emergency Medical Service students. Skills: G Prerequisites: Human Anatomy (BIOL 2304/2101) OR Human Physiology (BIOL 2305/2102) OR Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 2404) (4 hours) with a grade of C or better OR pass a departmental assessment exam AND passed math assessment (Compass 39 or higher) OR passed TASP math (230 or higher) OR passed THEA math (230 or higher) OR passed a math course above MATD 0330 with a grade of C or better. Bring proof of prerequisites to orientation or first class meeting (grade report, transcripts, and math scores). Exempt students of TSI, need proof of a math course or passed the ACC Math Assessment.
VNSG 1115 DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (1-1-0). Study of the general principles of prevention of illness and disease, basic microbiology, and the maintenance of aseptic conditions. Topics will include characteristics of microorganisms; types of microorganisms; the "chain of infection"; the actions of pathogens in the body; body's defenses against infection; immune process; resistance and susceptibility to infection; infection and the nursing process; handwashing and standard precautions for blood and body fluid; and, purposes and types of isolation. Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300.
VNSG 1160 CLINICAL - LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN) TRAINING: INTRODUCTORY (1-0-4). 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. Provides the beginning vocational nursing student clinical opportunities to practice therapeutic communication skills and basic nursing skills within the framework of the nursing process. The basic concepts of critical thinking and beginning caring behaviors are emphasized as the student explores the roles of the vocational nurse. Clinical emphasis is directed toward providing basic care of the elderly client. Insurance: $13.50 Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Corequisite: VNSG 1400 and VNSG 1423.
VNSG 1219 LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (2-2-0). Study of the importance of professional growth. Topics include the role of the licensed vocational nurse in the multi-disciplinary health care team, professional organizations, and continuing education. The course will also include content related to beginning leadership and management skills and legal and ethical concerns affecting the practice of vocational nursing. Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisite: VNSG 1230, VNSG 1234 and VNSG 2463.
VNSG 1230 MATERNAL-NEONATAL NURSING (2-2-0). Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Emphasis on the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the family during the phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and the neonatal period including abnormal conditions. Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisite: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1234 and VNSG 2463.
VNSG 1234 PEDIATRICS (2-2-0). Study of childhood diseases and childcare from infancy through adolescence. Focuses on the care of well and ill child utilizing the nursing process. Disease processes are considered within the framework of the growth and development of the well and ill child. Emphasis is placed on learning the critical thinking skills required to provide nursing care to children and families experiencing acute, long-term and/or terminal illnesses. Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisite: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1230 and VNSG 2463.
VNSG 1304 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING (3-3-0). Introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical issues and the role of the vocational nurse. Topics include the vocational nurse as provider of care, coordinator of care and member of a profession; mental health; therapeutic communication; cultural and spiritual diversity; introduction to the nursing process; elements of critical thinking; elements of caring behaviors; holistic awareness-human needs and stress and adaptation; elements of professional behavior to include accountability, responsibility, and honesty. Also included is an introduction to the client (patient) care team and the health care system: agencies, financing, and trends. Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300.
VNSG 1400 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS I (4-4-1). Introduction to general principles of growth and development, primary health care needs of the client across the life span, and therapeutic nursing interventions. Other topics will include concepts of health and illness, adjusting to loss, care of persons with chronic illnesses and rehabilitative needs, and an introduction to principles of health teaching. Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Corequisite: VNSG 1423 and VNSG 1160.
VNSG 1423 BASIC NURSING SKILLS (4-3-4). Mastery of entry level nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings. Utilization of the nursing process for all nursing interventions. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: P Prerequisites: BIOL 2404, HPRS 1206 and HPRS 2300. Corequisite: VNSG 1400 and VNSG 1160.
VNSG 1461 CLINICAL - LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN) TRAINING: INTERMEDIATE (4-0-16). 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. Provides the vocational nursing student clinical opportunities to utilize the nursing process to implement therapeutic nursing interventions in the care of middle aged and elderly persons having common health care problems. The roles of the vocational nurse and the concepts of critical thinking and caring are emphasized. Insurance: $13.50 Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1304, VNSG 1400, VNSG 1115, VNSG 1423, VNSG 1160. Corequisite: VNSG 1509 and VNSG 2331.
VNSG 1509 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS II (5-5-0). Introduction to common health problems requiring medical and surgical interventions. The course focuses on health promotion and health maintenance of middle-aged and elderly persons. Application of the nursing process and critical thinking skills to provide nursing care to diverse clients while offering opportunities for collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary health care team. Content includes common, but specific medical/surgical problems, sociological needs, the adaptation to internal and external influences. Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1304, VNSG 1400, VNSG 1115, VNSG 1423, VNSG 1160. Corequisite: VNSG 1461 and VNSG 2331.
VNSG 1510 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS III (5-5-0). Continuation of Nursing in Health and Illness II. Further study of common medical-surgical problems of the client including concepts of mental illness. Incorporates knowledge necessary to make the transition from student to graduate vocational nurse. Emphasis will be placed on commonly occurring young adult medical-surgical problems. Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1509, VNSG 2331, and VNSG 1461. Corequisite: VNSG 2462.
VNSG 2331 ADVANCED NURSING SKILLS (3-2-2). Mastery of advanced level nursing skills and competencies in a variety of health care settings utilizing the nursing process as a problem-solving tool. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1304, VNSG 1400, VNSG 1115, VNSG 1423, and VNSG 1160. Corequisite: VNSG 1509 and VNSG 1461.
VNSG 2462 CLINICAL - LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN) TRAINING: ADVANCED (4-0-16). 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. Provides the vocational nursing student clinical opportunities to apply therapeutic communication skills and administer therapeutic nursing interventions to young adult and groups of medical-surgical clients and clients experiencing mental illnesses. The roles of the vocational nurse and the concepts of critical thinking and caring are emphasized. Insurance: $13.50 Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1509, VNSG 2331, and VNSG 1461. Corequisite: VNSG 1510.
VNSG 2463 CLINICAL - LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN) TRAINING: MATERNAL-CHILD AND LEADERSHIP (4-0-16). 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. Provides the vocational nursing student clinical opportunities to care for children and the childbearing family in acute care and community settings while utilizing therapeutic communication skills and therapeutic nursing interventions. The vocational nursing role of coordinator of care is expanded as the student develops beginning leadership and management skills in selected clinical environments. The concepts of critical thinking and caring are emphasized. Insurance: $13.50 Skills: P Prerequisites: VNSG 1510 and VNSG 2462. Corequisite: VNSG 1219, VNSG 1230 and VNSG 1234.

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