Course Description

Required General Education Courses

ANTHROPOLOGY 250: Cultural Anthropology
(4 credit units/ 40 clock Hours)
This course is an exploration of the origin and development of the human species, heredity and population genetics, and diversity. Through study of the origin and development of human cultures will describe material cultures as well as social organization. Content includes political systems, religious beliefs and insights gained through linguistic study.

ART 200: Medical Illustration I
(3 credit units/ 30 clock hours)
This course will introduce the student to art as a form of communication. The focus will be on drawing and the introduction of foundation art techniques. The knowledge and skill acquired is related to enhanced assessment and visualization as part of the communication process. The course will enable the students to apply a unique mix of skills in project management, understanding of science and breaking medical technologies, as well as the fundamentals of art, animation, design, and Web development. The course will enable the student to articulate a unique mix of skills in project management, understanding of science and breaking medical technologies, as well as the fundamentals of art, animation, design, and Web development.

ART 300: Medical Illustration II
(3 credit units/ 30 clock hours)
Literally the term ‘illustrations’ can be defined as any kind of visualization such as painting, drawing or photograph or other kind of art form that depicts or elaborates a story or a particular story poem of textual information. The Art 300 course is a continuation of Art 200 which will introduce the student to art as a form of communication. The course will enable the student to articulate a unique mix of skills in project management, understanding of science and breaking medical technologies, as well as the fundamentals of art, animation, design, and Web development.  *Pre-requisite:  ART 200: Medical Illustration I

BIOLOGY 200 A: Human Anatomy
(3 credit units/30 Clock Hours)
This course provides a comprehensive study of the structure and functions of the human body through analysis of the body systems. The student will progress from the cellular structure and function of each system to homeostatic mechanisms among all systems and the external environment.

BIOLOGY 200 A L: Human Anatomy – Laboratory
(1 credit units/20 Clock Hours)
Lab portion of the Biology 200A: Human Anatomy

BIOLOGY 200 B: Human Physiology
(3 credit units/30 Clock Hours)
This course provides students with an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of cellular and organ system physiology and pathophysiology. The course will include an introduction to the chemistry and metabolism of biological molecules including: carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids; and coverage of vitamins and their components, with emphasis on their relationship to disease states and drug therapy. The biological basis of common clinical disease states is also examined. Pathophysiology is described as a disruption of normal homeostatic mechanisms that progresses beyond the normal compensatory capabilities of the human body.

BIOLOGY 200 B L: Human Physiology – Laboratory
(1 credit units/20 Clock Hours)
Lab portion of the Biology 200 B: Human Physiology

BIOLOGY 230: Pathophysiology
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course explores the response of the human body to illness and injury with respect to common disorders of the major physiologic systems. Clinical correlations are provided to assist the health professional in applying this knowledge toward proposing therapeutic interventions.*Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 200A; BIOLOGY 200B

CHEMISTRY151 A & B: General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry
(4 credit units/ 40 clock hours)
This course is a descriptive course in inorganic and organic chemistry. Basic laws and chemical calculations are stressed with an emphasis on theory and technique of qualitative analysis. Organic chemistry includes the exploration of the principles underlying the chemistry of living systems providing an introduction to the chemistry of bioenergetics, metabolism, biosynthesis, and molecular physiology.

CHEMISTRY151 A & B L: General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry – Laboratory
(2 credit units/ 40 clock hours)
Lab portion of the Chemistry 151 A & B: General, Organic and Bio-Chemistry.

COMMUNICATIONS 150: Oral Communications & Public Speech
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course is an introduction to effective oral communication through study and experiences in analysis, synthesis, and presentation of informative and persuasive discourse in a public speaking forum.

ENGLISH 101: English College Composition I
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This is a foundation course in critical reading and writing skills required for university studies. This course focuses equally on writing and critical reading of a diverse variety of literature; preparation of research papers in which students accurately, clearly, and coherently synthesize ideas and information from a variety of sources and points of view.

ENGLISH 207: Creative Writing
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
A beginning creative writing workshop that introduces students to techniques of imaginative writing in fiction, poetry, and drama in a constructive workshop setting that includes analysis of published literary works.

HISTORY 101: American History & the Constitution
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
A survey of United States history from the Colonial Period to the present emphasizing major political, social, economic, and cultural developments.

MATHEMATICS 110: Quantitative Reasoning
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
Principles of quantitative reasoning, data presentation, descriptive statistics, correlation, probability, distributions of random variables, sampling distributions, interval estimation, and statistical inference, with multi-disciplinary applications.

MICROBIOLOGY 201: Microbiology
(3 credit units/30 Clock Hours)
This course introduces the fundamental principles of microbiology, including general aspects of the structure, metabolism, multiplication, genetics and classification of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses; the methods used to control these microorganisms, the human body’s natural defense mechanisms, and selected microbial pathogens.

MICROBIOLOGY 201 L: Microbiology – Laboratory
(1 credit units/20 Clock Hours)
Lab portion of the Microbiology 201: Microbiology

NUTRITION 230: Nutrition
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
This course covers the basic nutritional needs of the body and the processes of metabolism, defining and contrasting catabolism and anabolism, and metabolic roles of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Considerable emphasis will be placed on alterations in metabolism and/or nutritional needs based on specific diseases, including diet therapy, evolving science and trends.

PHARMACOLOGY 210: Clinical Pharmacology
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology with a focus on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and therapeutic implications for major drug categories as well as natural products, including principles of medication administration. *Prerequisite:CHEMISTRY 151A & B

PHILOSOPHY 160: Critical Thinking
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course presents a logical analysis of language and critical evaluation of arguments in everyday language; deductively valid and invalid argument forms; rudiments of inductive logic and scientific reasoning; informal fallacies.

PHILOSOPHY 304: Ethics
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course utilizes analysis of empirical and normative factors involved in choice, types of ethical theory, and the nature of moral standards and judgments. Application of concepts will occur through investigation of value theories in philosophies of Eastern and Western cultures with emphasis on relevance to educational, aesthetic, religious and social problems. *Prerequisite: English – College Composition

POLITICAL SCIENCE 101: American Political Institutions
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
A study of national, state, and local governments, national and state constitutions, the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and the political processes, issues, and policies of those governments.

PSYCHOLOGY 100: Psychology
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course provides a general survey of psychology including development of the individual, learning, thinking, motivation, emotion and perception.

SOCIOLOGY 100: Sociology
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course is a survey of the theories, philosophies, and problems of sociology, analyzing human relationships through a study of concepts, institutions, cultural origins, and social interaction and change.

STATISTICS 415: Statistics
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course includes development and application of the following topics: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics, Mathematics of Finance, Linear Programming and Graph Theory.

 

Nursing Theory and Clinical Courses

N220: Physical Assessment
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course covers the techniques of history taking and physical examination of healthy individuals. The nurse uses these techniques when gathering and ordering data to identify patient health problems. *Prerequisite: CHEMISTRY 151 A & B; BIOLOGY 200A; BIOLOGY 200B; PHILOSOPHY 160; MICROBIOLOGY 201; SOCIOLOGY 100; ENGLISH 101; PSYCHOLOGY 100; MATHEMATICS 110. *Co-requisite: N220L

N220L: Physical Assessment Laboratory
(2 credit units/ 60 Clock Hours)
This course covers the techniques of history taking and physical examination of healthy individuals. The nurse uses these techniques when identifying patient problems. It includes demonstration and practice of physical assessment techniques with return demonstration to assess student competency. *Prerequisite: CHEMISTRY 151 A & B; BIOLOGY 200A; BIOLOGY 200B; PHILOSOPHY 160; MICROBIOLOGY 201; SOCIOLOGY 100; ENGLISH 101; PSYCHOLOGY 100; MATHEMATICS 110. *Co-requisite: N220

N250: Introduction to Nursing Health Care
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course allows the student to gain an understanding of nursing, develop the concepts of wellness and self care, culture and blend the foundational knowledge during the process of assessing the client patient. It also provides an introduction to physical and social science principles, which provide the basis for beginning level theory and practice. *Prerequisite:N220; N220L. *Co-Requisites: N250L; N 260

N250L: Introduction to Nursing Health Care Clinical Studies
(4 credit units/ 120 Clock Hours)
This course is designed to provide guided utilization of beginning level knowledge and skill in simulation laboratory and some direct patient encounters. The student will have an opportunity to experience clinical practice based on the concepts of the nursing process and the framework for nursing practice. *Prerequisite: N220; N220L. *Co-requisites: N250; N260

N260: Health Care Communication
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
This course offers an introduction to understanding of the psychosocial and cultural factors, which influence the responses to the health professional-client interaction. Primary focus is on communication theory, helping modes and communication with diverse people. Clinically oriented simulated projects and activities provide opportunities for application of theory.*Prerequisite: N220; N220L. *Co-requisites: N250; N250L

N300: Older Adult Health Nursing Care
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
This course is a study of the delivery of optimum health care to the aging client within a nursing framework within the nursing process. Emphasis is on understanding the unique needs of the aging population, encouraging health promotion and self-care, identifying variable responses of elderly clients to pathological conditions and maintaining a level of function that promotes quality of life. *Prerequisite: N250; N250L; N260. *Co-requisites: N300L; N320.

N300L: Older Adult Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies
(3 credit units/ 90 Clock Hours)
This clinical course provides the student with experience in applying the nursing process to the care of aging clients in a variety of settings. The opportunity for validation of gerontological concepts, principles and theories will also be part of the clinical experience in select settings.*Prerequisite: N250; N250L; N260. *Co-requisites: N300; N320.

N310: Human Life Cycle
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
This course entails the study and application to nursing of the physiological, social, intellectual and emotional development of persons as individuals and as family members from young adulthood through old age. *Prerequisite: N250; N250L; N260.

N320: Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
This course presents an exploration of psychosocial concepts, cultural and environmental factors relative to wellness-illness of individuals and family groups with special attention to physically ill individuals. Groups’ interaction is directed toward development of self-awareness as well as development of the professional role. *Prerequisite: N250; N250L; N260. *Co-requisites: N300; N 300L.

N330: Intermediate Nursing Health Care
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course offers the development of intermediate level theory of wellness and illness during direct patient assessment and intervention. Foundational sciences, knowledge and skill are applied to the nurse-patient interactions and their instability of health and exacerbations of illness. Applying critical thinking and the nursing process to these encounters in order to develop appropriate nursing interventions, begins the intermediate level of student learning.*Prerequisite: N300; N300L; N320. *Co-requisites: N330L; N 340.

N330L: Intermediate Nursing Health Care Clinical Studies
(4 credit units/ 120 Clock Hours)
This course offers a guided laboratory and clinical experience to assist the student to synthesize intermediate knowledge and gain skills in application of the nursing process in simulation and in direct patient care. *Prerequisite: N300; N300L; N320. Co-requisites:N330; N340.

N340: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
Course presents a study of the laws that govern the practice of nursing as well as the basis of ethical decision making. The nursing profession as a service to society is explored as it relates to altruism, autonomy, human, dignity, integrity and social justice. The code of ethics for the professional nurse provides a foundation for this course. *Prerequisite: N300; N300L; N320. *Co-requisites: N330L; N330.

N350: Child Health Nursing Care
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
Course presents a theoretical base for pediatric nursing practice, including the care of the well and ill child from birth through adolescence. Pathophysiology of specific body systems and appropriate nursing interventions are discussed. Cultural and growth and development variation, psychological development, and family roles and structures are also covered.*Prerequisite: N330; N330L; N340. *Co-requisites: N350L; N360; N360L.

N350L: Child Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies
(4 credit units/ 120 Clock Hours)
The course will provide opportunities for the student to apply theoretical concepts from Nursing 350 in various clinical settings and with a variety of pediatric clients and families. The student will assess the physical, psychological and cultural status of the ill child. The student will plan, implement, and evaluate age appropriate nursing care for clients with common pediatric disorders. *Prerequisite: N330; N330L; N340. *Co-requisites: N350; N360; N360L.

N360: Women’s Health Nursing Care
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
The care of the woman during the reproductive years and beyond is the focus of this course. Issues of contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and related health problems will be covered. This course allows the student to apply the prior modes of assessing patients to this population before, during and following childbirth. Opportunity to promote the health of the mother and newborn, gain an understanding of cultural uniqueness will be addressed in this course. *Prerequisite: N330; N330L; N340. *Co-requisites: N350L; N350; N360L.

N360L: Women’s Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies
(4 credit units/ 120 Clock Hours)
Clinical experiences are designed to provide an opportunity to apply didactic knowledge and skills in assessment of both normal and abnormal patient/clients. A focus of health care for these patient/clients is caring, health promotion and preparing each individual for developing with the new family member. Opportunities for exploration of how multicultural influences and financial strain can influence health care choices or opportunities for women and their families are offered. *Prerequisite: N330; N330L; N340. *Co-requisites: N350L; N350; N360.

N370: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Care
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
Course is an introduction to mental health nursing and therapeutic communication in nursing. Focus is on health promotion/illness prevention as well as the management of common acute and chronic mental health problems with individuals and families. *Prerequisite: N350; N350L; N360; N360L. *Co-requisites: N 370L; N380; N380L.

N370L: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies
(4 credit units/ 120 Clock Hours)
This course provides the clinical experience for students to apply the theories learned in Nursing 370. The student will utilize the nursing process to apply theories and implement care for clients with psychiatric and mental health issues. *Prerequisite: N350; N350L; N360; N360L. *Co-requisites: N370; N 380; N 380L.

N380: Critical Care Nursing
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
Advanced study of theory and research based nursing care of acute complex illnesses and end of life processes are covered in this course. Focus will include pathophysiological states of select illness effecting clients and therapeutic nursing interventions appropriate for this population. Utilization of critical thinking to adapt nursing care approaches to diverse populations is also addressed. *Prerequisite: N350; N350L; N360; N360L.*Co-requisites: N370; N370L; N 380L.

N380L: Critical Care Nursing Clinical Studies
(4 credit units/ 120 Clock Hours)
Application of advanced clinical theory and research-based nursing care in acute care settings is the focus of this clinical experience. Emphasis will be upon the experience gained in the management of the client/patient with complex or co-morbid illness. A variety of settings will be used. *Prerequisite: N350; N350L; N360; N360L. *Co-requisites: N370; N370L; N 380.

N400: Community Health Science
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
This course is the study of the community public health which is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health and efficiency by organized efforts. Epidemiology, Morbidity, Mortality, Communicable Disease prevention and control, as well as, roles of public health professionals in the health of USA populations will be included in the focus. *Prerequisite: N370; N370L; N380; N380L. *Co-requisites: N 410; N410L.

N410: Community Health Nursing Care
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
The study of the current theory and research derived from the biological and social sciences, ecology, clinical nursing and community organization is all part of community health nursing practice. The target for the generalist nurse practice is the community and families. The dynamic nursing process of assessing, planning, implementing, intervening, measurement of progress, and evaluation will be used to assess the aggregate populations in the diverse community settings. *Prerequisite: N370; N370L; N380; N380L. *Co-requisites: N400; N410L.

N410L: Community Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies
(4 credit units/ 120 Clock Hours)
This clinical provides the student with experience in applying the Nursing 410 theory in the community. Clinical practices will include student learning through home visits to families, office and clinic activities in school and industrial settings. *Prerequisite: N370; N370L; N380; N380L. Co-requisites: N400; N410.

N420: Nursing Research
(4 credit units/ 40 Clock Hours)
This course will provide knowledge regarding the scientific research process. Nursing and the role of research, the scientific approach, and an overview of the research process will be included. Preliminary research steps including selecting and defining a nursing research problem and formulating hypotheses will be studied. Consideration will be given to types of nursing research approaches and research design considerations. *Prerequisite: N400; N410; N410L. *Co-requisites: N430; N430L.

N430: Basic Leadership/Management Nursing
(3 credit units/ 30 Clock Hours)
Course presents an introduction to leadership and management theory and its application in nursing. The focus will include study of power, change strategies, for individuals and groups. Leadership of nursing clinical organizations toward effective nursing practice will be emphasized. *Prerequisite: N400; N410; N410L. *Co-requisites: N430L; N 420.

N430L: Basic Leadership/Management Nursing Clinical Studies
(3 credit units/ 90 Clock Hours)
This course will provide opportunities for the student to apply theoretical concepts from Nursing 430 in clinical settings. The student will experience leadership and management roles in nursing service units with individuals and groups.  *Prerequisite: N400; N410; N410L. *Co-prequisites: N430; N420.

N470 Advanced Adult Nursing Health Care
(5 credit units/50 Clock Hours)
This course offers advanced level theory and evidenced-based nursing practices as they relate to complex illnesses and populations. Course instruction will include foundational sciences, knowledge, skills and therapeutic nursing interventions. Utilization of critical thinking and review of pharmacological principles and pathophysiological states will be emphasized. *Prerequisite: N420, N430, N430L

N470L Advanced Adult Nursing Health Care Clinical Studies
(5 credit units/150 Clock Hours)
This course will provide opportunities to apply theoretical concepts from Nursing 470 in acute care clinical settings. The student will apply advanced level theory and evidenced-based nursing care practices as they relate to complex sets of illnesses in individuals and among populations. Knowledge and skills such as assessment skill, formulation of nursing diagnoses, care planning; implementation of care and evaluation will be combined with enhanced pharmacological experiences and exposure to pathology.   *Prerequisite: N420; N430; N430L. *Co-requisites: N470.

N460: Transition to Professional Practice
(2 credit units/ 20 Clock Hours)
Seminar is for student in their final semester. Focus is on preparing for successfully transitioning into professional practice. The process and issues related to this role change will be explored. Personal and professional short and long term goals will be clarified.*Prerequisite: All Nursing Courses