This course covers the study of the organ systems from the perspective of their structure, processes, and regulation. The course is organized with the study of cells, tissues, organs, and systems.
The Introduction to Nursing Course is design to orient the students to the LPN program philosophy and conceptual framework. The components of the LPN school philosophy: nursing, person, health, environment, holistic care, and the nursing process are explained. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs & Erickson's Theory of Growth & Development are discussed. Historical perspective from the beginning of nursing to the present-day nursing is traced. Legal and ethical concepts of nursing are also covered.
The Fundamental of Nursing course is designed to provide the student basic information needed to provide safe and effective nursing care. The students will learn fundamental nursing concepts, processes, skills, and techniques. The nursing process and the "holistic" approach to patient care are emphasized. The development of critical thinking is integrated throughout the course. The students will apply basic nursing principles learned in the classroom to the learning resource laboratory and in actual clinical setting.
This course focuses on the study of adults with a variety of commonly occurring medical-surgical problems that interfere with the ability to meet basic health needs. The students, with the assistance of the clinical instructor utilize the nursing process to prioritize and implement appropriate interventions to meet basic health needs.
The course focuses on the nursing care of the childbearing woman. It embraces the understanding of the reproductive process and its possible complications; the care of the mother and the newborn, health teaching, and appreciation of the role of the family. Students will utilize nursing process to prioritize the implementation and appropriate intervention in the care of mother and newborn in meeting their developmental and basic needs.
The course focuses on nursing care of hospitalized child (children) emphasizing the development skills, techniques in the intervention of children with acute and chronic deviations and their families. Selected clinical experiences will reinforce basic competencies. The students will utilize the nursing process to prioritize and implement appropriate interventions to meet the developmental and basic needs of the hospitalized child (children).
This course focuses on the use of the nursing process in caring for patients who experience psychosocial threats to their growth and development and to their potential for self-actualization. Nursing care involves the application of psychiatric-mental health nursing concepts. The importance of "holistic" approach is emphasized. Psychotropic medications, as well as individual, family and group interventions will be addressed.
This course prepares the student to familiarize with his/her role as a member of the health care team. It reinforces the scope and limitation of his/her practice. It clarifies his/her responsibilities within the delegation rule. Other topics covered in this course include but not limited to health care delivery system, regulatory agencies, current trends and issues affecting the profession, employment process and preparation for continuing in professional nursing.
This course deals with the study of adults with alterations of systems that are more complex and requiring more advanced care. Alterations of these systems usually lead to multiple acute patient needs. The students with the assistance of the clinical instructor utilize the nursing process to prioritize and implement appropriate interventions to meet these complex health needs. Collaboration with other members of the health care team particularly the registered Nurse is emphasized in this course.
This comprehensive review course prepares the student to successfully pass the NCLEX-PN Exam. It assists the students in organizing their study, identifying their weakness in content knowledge, reinforcing the identified weakness area, reviewing pertinent information to the NCLEX-PN examination and using appropriate materials. It will highlight test-taking strategies as well as relaxation techniques. It will also orient the students with the Computerized Adaptive Testing as well as the categories of the test plan.