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Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1210 – Introduction to Sonography. An introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. Emphasis on medical terminology, ethical/legal aspects, written and verbal communication, and professional issues relating to registry, accreditation, professional organizations and history of the profession. Thirty-two classroom hours.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1266 – Practicum (or Field Experience) – Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician.
Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Two hundred and fifty-six clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1210. Corequisite: DMSO 1342, DMSO 1351, and DMSO 1441. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1267 – Practicum (or Field Experience) – Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician. Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Two hundred fifty-six clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1342, DMSO 1351, DMSO 1266, and DMSO 1405. Corequisites: DMSO 2353, DMSO 2405. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1342 – Intermediate Ultrasound Physics.
Three hours credit. Continuation of Basic Ultrasound Physics. Includes interaction of ultrasound with tissues, the mechanics of ultrasound production and display, various transducer designs and construction, quality assurance, bioeffects, and image artifacts. May introduce methods of Doppler flow analysis. Forty-eight classroom hours. Corequisites: DMSO 1266, DMSO 1351, and DMSO 1441. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1351 – Sonographic Sectional Anatomy.
Three hours credit. Sectional anatomy of the male and female body. Includes anatomical relationships of organs, vascular structures, and body planes and quadrants. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1210 and DMSO 1302. Lab Fee. Corequisite: DMSO 1266, DMSO 1342, and DMSO 1441. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1355 – Sonographic Pathophysiology.
Three hours credit. Pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures visualized with ultrasound. Includes abdomen, pelvis, and superficial structures. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2342, DMSO 2351, and DMSO 2460. Corequisites: DSVT 1300, DMSO 2230, DMSO 2230, DMSO 2461. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1360 – Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer And Ultrasound Technician I.
Three hours credit. A health-related work-based learning experience that enables student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Two hundred and fifty-six clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1210. Corequisite: DMSO 1342, DMSO 1351, and DMSO 1405. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1361 – Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician – Clinical II.
Three hours credit. 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. Two hundred fifty-six clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1342, DMSO 1351, DMSO 1360, and DMSO 1405. Corequisites: DMSO 2353, DMSO 2405. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1362 – Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician – Clinical III.
Three hours credit. 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. One hundred ninety-two clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1361, DMSO 2353, and DMSO 2405. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1441 – Abdominopelvic Sonography. 
Four hours credit. Normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning technique, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. Forty-eight classroom hours and 48 lab hours. Corequisites: DMSO 1266, DMSO 1342, and DMSO 1351. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 1455 – Sonographic Pathophysiology.
Four hours credit. Pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures visualized with ultrasound. Includes abdomen, pelvis, and superficial structures. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2342, DMSO 2351, and DMSO 2366. Corequisites: DSVT 1300, DMSO 2230, DMSO 2367. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2230 – Advanced Ultrasound and Review.
Two hours credit. Knowledge, skills, and professional values within a legal and ethical framework addressing emerging technologies and professional development. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2342, DMSO 2351, and DMSO 2366. Lab Fee. Corequisites: DSVT 1300, DMSO 1355, DMSO 2367. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2266 –
Practicum (or Field Experience) – Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician. Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Two hundred twenty-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1267, DMSO 2353, and DMSO 2405. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2342 – Sonography of High-Risk Obstetrics.
Three hours credit. Maternal disease and fetal abnormalities. Includes scanning techniques, patient history, and laboratory data, transducer selection and scanning protocols. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2266. Corequisites: DMSO 2351 and DMSO 2366. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2351 – Doppler Physics.
Three hours credit. Doppler and hemodynamic principles relating to arterial and venous imaging. Forty-eight classroom hours and 48 lab hours. Lab Fee. Prerequisites: DMSO 2266. Corequisites: DMSO 2342 and DMSO 2366. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2353 – Sonography of Superficial Structures.
Three hours credit. Detailed study of normal and pathological superficial structures as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. Forty-eight classroom hours. Lab Fee. Prerequisites: DMSO 1342, DMSO 1266, DMSO 1351, and DMSO 1441. Corequisites: DMSO 1267, DMSO 2405. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2366 Practicum (or Field Experience) – Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonograpaher and Ultrasound Technician .
Three hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Three hundred and eighty-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2266. Corequisites: DMSO 2342, DMSO 2351. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2367 – Practicum (or Field Experience) – Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician.
Three hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Three hundred and eight-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2351, DMSO 2342, and DMSO 2366. Corequisite required: DMSO 2230, DMSO 1355, DSVT 1300. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2405 – Sonography of Obstetrics/ Gynecology
. Four hours credit. Detailed study of the pelvis and obstetrics/gynecology as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. Sixty-four classroom and sixty-four lab hours. Lab fee. Prerequisites: DMSO 1342, DMSO 1266, DMSO 1351, and DMSO 1441. Corequisites: DMSO 2353, DMSO 1267. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2460 – Clinical – Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician.
Four hours credit. A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Three hundred and eighty-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 1362. Corequisites: DMSO 2342, DMSO 2351. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – DMSO 2461 – Clinical – Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician – Clinical V.
Four hours credit. A health-related work-based learning experience that enables students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Three hundred and eight-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2351, DMSO 2342, and DMSO 2460. Corequisite required: DMSO 2230, DMSO 1355, DSVT 1300. Program acceptance required.

Diagnostic Vascular Technology – DSVT 1300 – Principles of Vascular Technology.
Three hours credit. Introduction to non-invasive vascular technology modalities. Includes 2D imaging, Doppler, plethysmography, and segmental pressures. Emphasis on performing basic venous and arterial imaging and non-imaging exams. Forty-eight class room hours and 48 lab hours. Prerequisites: DMSO 2342, DMSO 2351, and DMSO 2366. Corequisites: DMSO 2230, DMSO 1355, and DMSO 2367. Program acceptance required. Lab fee.
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Emergency Medical – EMSP 1160 Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician. One hour credit. 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. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business /industry. 80 clinical hours. Prerequisite is a current AHA BLS Provider CPR card. Corequisites is EMSP 1501.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 1261 – Clinical
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician. Two hours credit. 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. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. 128 clinical hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, Corequisites: EMSP 2306, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356and EMSP 2160.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 1338 – Introduction to Advance Practice.
Four hours credit. Fundamental elements associated with emergency medical services to include preparatory practices, pathophysiology, medication administration, and related topics. Describe the roles and responsibilities of advanced EMS personnel within the EMS system; apply concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology to the assessment and management of emergency patients; administer medications; employ effective communication; and interpret medical/legal issues; demonstrate ethical behaviors; and discuss well-being of the paramedic. Forty-eight classroom hours and 32 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1501. Corequisites: EMSP 1261, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, and EMSP 2160.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 1355 – Trauma Management.
Three hours credit. Knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. Integrate the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression; and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient; and integrate multiple determinates of trauma conditions into clinical care. 32 classroom hours and 32 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1261, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356 and EMSP 2160. EMSP 2306. Corequisites: EMSP 2205 and EMSP 2261.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 1356 – Patient Assessment and Airway Management.
Three hours credit. Knowledge and skills required to perform patient assessment, airway management, and artificial ventilation. Perform a history and comprehensive physical exam on various patient populations; establish and/or maintain a patent airway; and demonstrate oxygenation and ventilation of a patient; differentiate respiratory distress, failure and arrest; interpret results of monitoring devices. 32 classroom hours and 32 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1501. Corequisites: EMSP 1261, EMSP 1338, EMSP 2306 and EMSP 2160.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 1438 – Introduction to Advanced Practice.
Four hours credit. Fundamental elements associated with emergency medical services to include preparatory practices, pathophysiology, medication administration, and related topics. Describe the roles and responsibilities of advanced EMS personnel within the EMS system; apply concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology to the assessment and management of emergency patients; administer medications; employ effective communication; and interpret medical/legal issues; demonstrate ethical behaviors; and discuss well-being of the paramedic. Forty-eight classroom hours and 32 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current Provider CPR card, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1501. Corequisites: EMSP 1261, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1356 and EMSP 2160.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 1501 – Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.
Five hours credit. Preparation for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic. Demonstrate proficiency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in accordance with the current guidelines of the credentialing agency. One hundred forty-four classroom and laboratory hours. Prerequisite is a Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card. Corequisite is EMSP 1160.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2160 – Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician.
One hour credit. 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. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. Sixty-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card. Corequisites: EMSP 1261, EMSP 1338, EMSP 2306, EMSP 1356.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2205 – EMS Operations.
Knowledge and skills to safely manage multi-casualty incidents and rescue situations; utilize air medical resources; and identify hazardous materials and other specialized incidents. Identify principles of EMS Operations and describe management of routine and specialized incidents. Forty-eight classroom and laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 1261, 1338, 1356, 2306, 2160. Corequisites: EMSP 2261 and EMSP 1355.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2243 – Assessment Based Management.
Two hours credit. A summative experience covering comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management  for the paramedic level. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan at the paramedic level. Sixty-four classroom and laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 2544. Corequisites: EMSP 2462, EMSP 2430, EMSP 2434.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2261 – Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/ Technician.
Two hours credit. 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. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. One hundred twenty-eight clinical hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 1261, 1338, 1356, 2306, 2160. Corequisites: EMSP 2205 and 1355.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2306 – Emergency Pharmacology. 
Three hours credit. A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. Categorize the classification of drugs, calculate drug dosages; and identify the therapeutic use, routes of administration, indications contraindications, and adverse effects. Thirty-two classroom hours and 32 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current Provider CPR card. Corequisites: EMSP 1261, EMSP 1355, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356 and EMSP 2160.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2430 – Special Populations.
Four hours credit. Knowledge and skills necessary to assess and manage ill or injured patients in diverse populations to include neonatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, and other related topics. Integrate pathophysiological assessment findings to formulate a field impression; implement a treatment plan for diverse patients with such needs, and integrate multiple determinates of special conditions into clinical care. Forty-eight classroom hours and 32 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 2544. Corequisites: EMSP 2434, 2462 and 2243.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2434 – Medical Emergencies.
Four hours credit. Knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies, including medical overview, neurology, gastroenterology, immunology, pulmonology, urology, hematology, endocrinology, toxicology, and other related topics. Integrate pathophysiological assessment findings to formulate a field impression; implement a treatment plan for the medical patient; and integrate multiple determinates of medical conditions into clinical care. Forty-eight classroom and 48 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 2544. Corequisites: EMSP 2430, EMSP 2462 and 2243.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2462 – Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/ Technician.
Four hours credit. 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. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. 256 clinical hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 2544. Corequisites: EMSP 2430, 2434 and 2243.

Emergency Medical – EMSP 2544 – Cardiology.
Five hours credit. Assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate an impression; and implement a treatment plan for the cardiac patient. Sixty-four classroom hours and 32 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: EMT Basic and Current AHA BLS Provider CPR card, EMSP 1355, 2205, 2261. Lab fee.
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Health Professions – HPRS 1201 – Introduction to Health Professions. Two hours credit. An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care. Thirty-two classroom and sixty-four lab hours.
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Medical Terminology – HITT 1305 – Medical Terminology. Three hours credit. Study of word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, plurals, abbreviations and symbols. The study of terminology related to surgical procedures, medical specialties and diagnostic procedures. Forty-eight classroom hours.
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Nursing – RNSG 1193 – Special Topics in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. One credit hour. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behavior pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiples times to improve student proficiency.

Nursing – RNSG 1205 – Nursing Skills.
Two hours credit. Study of the concepts and principles necessary to perform basic nursing skills for the adult patient and demonstrate competence in the performance of nursing practices and procedures. Content include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Sixteen hours of lecture and sixty-four hours of lab experiences. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and 2402, RNSG 1208, ENGL 1301, PSYCH 2301 or 2314, Corequisite: RNSG 1262 and BIOL 2420. Lab fee.

Nursing – RNSG 1208 – Dosage Calculations for Nursing.
Two hours credit. Read, interpret, and solve dosage calculation problems. Thirty-two classroom hours. 16 lab hours. Prerequisite: TSI complete or MATH 0320.

Nursing – RNSG 1215 – Health Assessment.
Two hours credit. Development of skills and techniques required for a comprehensive nursing health assessment within a legal/ethical framework. Sixteen classroom and forty-eight lab hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and 2402, RNSG 1208, ENGL 1301, PSYCH 2301 or 2314. Corequisite: RNSG 1262 and BIOL 2420. Lab fee.

Nursing – RNSG 1260 – Clinical Nursing-Transitions.
Two hours credit. 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. 144 clinical hours Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402, and 2420, RNSG 1208, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301 & 2314, and a current CPR card. Corequisite: RNSG 1327.

Nursing – RNSG 1262 – Clinical Nursing (Introduction of Nursing Skills, Physical Assessment).
Two hours credit. 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. Placement in first year nursing curriculum during the fall semester is required. One hundred ninety-two clinical hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401and 2402, RNSG 1208, ENGL 1301, PSYCH 2301 or 2314 and a current CPR card. Corequisite: RNSG 1309 and BIOL 2420.

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RNSG 1293 – Special Topics in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Two hours credit. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behavior pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiples times to improve student proficiency.

Nursing – RNSG 1301
– Pharmacology. Three hours credit. Introduction to the science of pharmacology with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects, and nursing implications of each drug classification. Content include the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in safe administration of medications within a legal/ethical framework. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: completion of all nursing prerequisite courses, RNSG 1205, 1215, 1309. 1262, and BIOL 2420. Specialty exam fee.

Nursing – RNSG 1309 – Introduction to Nursing.
Three hours credit. Overview of nursing and the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of the profession. Content includes knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and 2402, RNSG 1208, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301 Corequisites: RNSG 1262 and BIOL 2420. Specialty exam fee.

Nursing – RNSG 1327 – Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing.
Three hours credit. Content includes health promotion, expanded assessment, analysis of data, critical thinking skills and systematic problem solving process, pharmacology, multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework throughout the life span. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, 2402 and 2420, RNSG 1208, ENGL 1301, PSYC 2301 or 2314. Corequisite: RNSG 1260.

Nursing – RNSG 1341 – Common Concepts of Adult Health.
Three hours credit. Basic integration of the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the 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 a legal/ethical framework. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1205, 1215, 1309 and 1262, BIOL 2420 Corequisites: RNSG 1363. Specialty exam fee.

Nursing – RNSG 1343 – Complex Concepts of Adult Health.
Three hours credit. Integration of previous knowledge and skills into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered cared, patient safety advocate, member of 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, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1341, 1363, and 1301, Psych 2314. Corequisite: RNSG 2360.

Nursing – RNSG 1363- Clinical Nursing (Common Concepts Of Adult Health).
Three hours credit. 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. Placement in first year nursing curriculum during the spring semester is required. Two hundred eighty-eight clinical hours. Prerequisite: RNSG 1205, 1215, 1262, 1309, and current CPR card. Corequisite: RNSG 1341.

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RNSG 1393 – Special Topics in Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Three credit hours. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behavior pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiples times to improve student proficiency.

Nursing – RNSG 1412
– Nursing Care Of The Childbearing And Childrearing Families. Four hours credit. Study of the concepts related to the provision of nursing care for childbearing and childrearing families; application of systematic problem-solving processes and critical thinking skills, including a focus on the childbearing family during the perinatal periods and the childbearing family from birth to adolescence; and competency in knowledge, judgment, skill, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Eighty classroom and sixteen lab hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1262, 1341, 1301, 1363 Corequisites: RNSG 2360. Lab fee. Specialty exam fee.

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RNSG 2130 – Professional Nursing Review And Licensure Preparation. (Capstone Course) One hour credit. Review of concepts required for licensure examination and entry into the practice of professional nursing. Includes application of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits, and remediation. Sixteen classroom hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1343, 1412, 2360. Corequisite: none. Specialty exam fee.

Nursing – RNSG 2213
– Mental Health Nursing. Two hours credit. Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of patients and their families. Forty Eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1343, 1412, and 2360. Corequisite: RNSG 2363. Specialty exam fee.

Nursing – RNSG 2331
– Advanced Concepts Of Adult Health. Three hours credit. Application of advanced concepts and skills for the development of the professional nurse’s roles with adult patients and families involving multiple body systems. Emphasis on advanced knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1343, 1412, and 2360. Corequisites: RNSG 2363. Specialty exam fee.

Nursing – RNSG 2360 – Clinical Nursing.
Three hours credit. 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. Placement in second year nursing curriculum during the fall semester is required. Two hundred eighty-eight clinical hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1341, 1363, and 1301; a current CPR card. Corequisites: RNSG 1343, and 1412.

Nursing – RNSG 2363 
– Clinical Nursing (Advanced Concepts Of Adult Health/Mental Health Nursing). Three hours credit. 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. Placement in second year nursing curriculum during the spring semester is required. Two hundred eighty-eight clinical hours. Prerequisites: RNSG 1412, 1343, 2360, and a current CPR card. Corequisite: RNSG 2331, and 2313.Top of Health Careers
Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1102 – Pharmacy Law. One hour credit. Overview of federal and state laws governing the practice of pharmacy. The role of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist and their associated responsibilities. Includes Code of Ethics, patient confidentiality, and a comparison of legal and ethical aspects. Sixteen classroom hours. Corequisites: PHRA 1313, 1305, 1301, 1266, 1309 and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course).
Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1240 – Pharmacy Third Party Payment. Two hours credit. Overview of third party payment and its impact on health care. Includes the principles and practices of managed care pharmacy, Medicaid and Medicare, payment plans, reimbursement methods, and formularies.
Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1243 – Pharmacy Technician Certification Review. Two hours credit. A review of major topics covered on the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE).

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1266 – Practicum I – Pharmacy Technician/Assistant.
Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. A health practicum is an unpaid learning experience. Two hundred and forty practicum hours. Corequisites: PHRA 1102, 1313, 1305, 1301, 1309, and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course). Lab fee.

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1301 – Introduction to Pharmacy.
Three hours credit. An overview of the qualifications, operational guidelines, and job duties of a pharmacy technician. Forty-eight classroom hours. Corequisites: PHRA 1102,  1313, 1305, 1266, 1309, and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course).

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1305 – Drug Classification.
Three hours credit. A study of disease processes, pharmaceutical drugs, abbreviations, classifications, dosages, actions in the body, and routes of administration. Forty-eight class-room hours. Corequisites: PHRA 1102, 1313, 1266, 1301, 1309 and BIOL 1408 (pending approval or higher level biology course).

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1309 – Pharmaceutical Math.
Three hours credit. Pharmaceutical mathematics including reading, interpreting and solving calculation problems encountered in the preparation and distribution of drugs. Forty-eight classroom hours. Corequisites: PHRA 1102, 1313, 1305, 1301, 1266 and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course). Lab fee.

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1313 – Community Pharmacy Practice
. Three hours credit. Introduction to the skills necessary to process, prepare, label, and maintain records of prescriptions in a community pharmacy to include customer service, count and pour techniques, prescription calculations, drug selection and preparation, over-the-counter drugs, inventory management and legal parameters. Sixty-four classroom hours. Corequisites: PHRA 1102, 1305, 1309, 1266, 1301 and BIOL1408 (or higher level biology course). Lab fee.

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1345 – Compounding Sterile Preparations.
Three hours credit. The process of compounding sterile preparations and aseptic technique within legal and regulatory guidelines specified by USP <797> standards. Thirty-two classroom and thirty-two lab hours. Prerequisites: PHRA 1313, 1305, 1301, 1266, 1309, and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course). Prerequisites: PHRA 1102, 1313, 1305, 1301, 1266, 1309, and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course). Corequisites: PHRA 1349, 1441 and 2366. Lab fee.

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1349 – Institutional Pharmacy Practice.
Three hours credit. Fundamentals of the diverse roles and practice of pharmacy technicians in an institutional pharmacy setting. In-depth coverage of hospital pharmacy organization, work flow and personnel, medical and pharmaceutical terminology, safety techniques, data entry, packaging and labeling operations, pharmaceutical compounding, inpatient drug distribution systems, continuous quality improvement, and inventory control. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: PHRA 1102, 1313, 1305, 1301, 1266, 1309 and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course). Corequisites: PHRA 1345, 1441, and 2366. Lab fee.

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 1441 – Pharmacy Drug Therapy and Treatment.
Four hours credit. Study of therapeutic agents, their classifications, properties, actions, and effects on the human body and their role in the management of disease. Eighty classroom hours. Lab fee. Prerequisites: PHRA 1313, 1305, 1301, 1266, 1309, and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course). Corequisites: PHRA 1345, 1102, 1349, and 2366.

Pharmacy Technology – PHRA 2366 – Practicum II – Pharmacy Technician.
Three hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. Three hundred and sixty practicum hours. Prerequisites: PHRA 1305, 1301, 1266, 1309, 1313, and BIOL 1408 (or higher level biology course). Corequisites: PHRA 1345, 1413, 1349, 1441, and 1102.
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Radiography – RADR 1201 – Introduction to Radiography. Two hours credit. An overview of the historical development of radiography, basic radiation protection, an introduction to medical terminology, ethical and legal issues for health care professionals, and an orientation to the profession and the health care system. Thirty-two classroom hours. Corequisites: RADR 1203. Lab fee.

Radiography – RADR 1203 – Patient Care.
Two hours credit. An introduction in patient assessment, infection control procedures, emergency and safety procedures, communication, and patient interaction skills, and basic pharmacology. Thirty-two classroom hours. Corequisite: RADR 1201. Lab fee.

Radiography – RADR 1266 – Practicum (or Field Experience) – Radiologic Technology/ Science – Radiographer.
Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Two hundred twenty-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1201 and 1203. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 1267 – Practicum (or Field Experience) – Radiologic Technology/ Science – Radiographer.
Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.. Two hundred twenty-four clinical hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1266, 1411, 1313 and 2309. Lab fee.  Program acceptance required.

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 RADR 1302 – Radiographic Image Evaluation I. Three hours credit. Scientific process of radiographic image evaluation. Forty-eight classroom hours and 16 lab hours. Lab fee. Prerequisites: RADR 2266.

Radiography – RADR 1313 – Principles of Radiographic Imaging I.
Three hours credit. Radiographic image quality and the effects of exposure variables. Thirty two classroom and sixteen laboratory hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1201 and 1203. Corequisite: RADR 1411 and RADR 2309. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 1391 – Special Topics in Medical Radiologic Technology/Technician.
Three hours credit. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RADR 2313, 1302, and 2366. Corequisite: RADR 2335. Lab fee.  Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 1411 – Basic Radiographic Procedures.
Four hours credit. An introduction to radiographic positioning terminology,  proper manipulation of equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for proper demonstration of basic anatomy. Forty-eight classroom and sixty-four lab hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1201 and 1203. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2266 – Practicum (or Fiel Exoerience) – Radiologic Technology/ Science Radiographer.
Two hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by and individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.. Two hundred twenty-eight clinical hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1267, 2401, 2305 and 2333. Lab fee.  Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2305 – Principles of Radiographic Imaging II.
Three hours credit. Radiographic image quality and the effects of exposure variables, and the synthesis of all variables in image production. Thirty-two classroom and 16 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1313, 1411, and 2309. Lab fee.  Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2309 – Radiographic Imaging Equipment.
Three hours credit. Equipment and physics of x-ray production. Includes basic x-ray circuits. Also examines the relationship of conventional and digital equipment components of the imaging process. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1201 and 1203. Corequisites: RADR 1411 and RADR 1313. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2313 – Radiation Biology and Protection.
Three hours credit. Effects of radiation exposure on biological systems. Includes typical medical exposure levels, methods for measuring and monitoring radiation, and methods for protecting personnel and patients from excessive exposure. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RADR 1313, 2266, 2305, 2309, 2333, and 2401. Lab fee.  Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2333 – Advanced Medical Imaging.
Three hours credit. Specialized imaging modalities. Includes concepts and theories of equipment operations and their integration for medical diagnosis. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisite: RADR 1313, 1411, and 2309. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2335 – Radiologic Technology Seminar.
Three hours credit. A capstone course focusing on the synthesis of professional knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for professional employment and lifelong learning. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RADR 2313, 1302 and 2366. Corequisite: RADR 1391. Lab fee.  Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2366 – Practicum – Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.
Three hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. Three hundred and eighty-four clinical hours. Prerequisite: RADR 2266. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2367 – Practicum – Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer.
Three hours credit. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. Three hundred and eighty-four clinical hours. Prerequisite: RADR 2366. Lab fee.  Program acceptance required.

Radiography – RADR 2401 – Intermediate Radiographic Procedures.
Four hours credit. A continuation of the study of the proper manipulation of radiographic equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomic structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for demonstration of anatomy. Forty-eight classroom and sixty-four lab hours. Prerequisite: RADR 1201, 1266, 1313, 1411, and 2309. Lab fee. Program acceptance required.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1201 – Introduction to Respiratory Care.
Two hours credit. An introduction to the field of respiratory care. Outline the history of the respiratory care profession; outline the organization and function of hospital departments; describe issues in medical malpractice and ethics; identify the respiratory therapists’ role in performing basic vital signs, body mechanics, and cardiopulmonary assessment; and describe infection control techniques.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1227 – Applied Physics / Chemistry for Respiratory Care –
Review of the theoretical and practical applications of mathematics physics and chemistry with focus on the applicability and clinical utility of the modalities, techniques, procedures, equipment, and diagnostic tests utilized in respiratory care. Describe the basic principles of mechanics, gas laws, fluid dynamics, and thermal dynamics; and relate the laws of physics as well as the chemistry of ABGs used in therapeutic procedures and diagnostic tests to respiratory care.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1261 – Respiratory Care Clinical III.
Two hours credit. 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. One hundred and ninety-two clinical hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2210, 2314, 1411, and 1362. Corequisite: RSPT 2353. Lab fee.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1340
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy And Physiology. Three hours credit. Provides an advanced presentation of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Explain advanced concepts of cardiopulmonary ventilation/perfusion concepts; and summarize principles of gas transport. 60 classroom hours. Co requisites: RSPT 2317, 1410, and 1361.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1361 – Respiratory Care Clinical I.
Two hours credit. 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. Two hundred and fifty-six clinical hours. Co requisites: RSPT 2317, 1340, and 1410. Lab fee.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1362 – Respiratory Care Clinical II.
Two hours credit. 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. Two hundred and fifty-six clinical hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2317, 1340, 1410 and 1361. Co requisite: RSPT 2210, 2314 and 1411. Lab fee.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1410 – Respiratory Care Procedures I.
Four hours credit. Essential knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in the treatment of pulmonary disease. Utilize respiratory care equipment; perform therapeutic procedures including oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, lung expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, and pulse oximetry; recommend modification therapy and maintain patient records. Thirty four classroom and fifty one lab hours. (Total of eighty five contact hours) Corequisites: RSPT 2317, 1340 and 1361. Lab fee.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 1411 – Respiratory Care Procedures II.
Four hours credit. Develops essential knowledge and skills of airway care and mechanical ventilation. Set up equipment; conduct airway care; initiate mechanical ventilation; troubleshoot equipment; maintain patient records and communicate relevant information to members of the health care team. Thirty four classroom and fifty one lab hours. (Total of eighty five contact hours) Prerequisites: RSPT 2317, 1340, 1410, and 1361. Corequisites: RSPT 2210, 2314, and 1362. Lab fee.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2210 – Cardiopulmonary Disease.
Two hours credit. Etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, history, prognosis, manifestations, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases. Analyze the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and management of cardiopulmonary disorders; and compare cardiopulmonary disorders. Thirty-four classroom hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2317, 1340,1410 and 1361. Corequisites: RSPT 2314, 1411 and 1362.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2230 – Respiratory Care Exam Preparation.
Two hours credit. A comprehensive review to optimize respiratory care credentialing exam success. Recall, apply, and analyze concepts and theories in respiratory therapy. Fifty two classroom hours. Perquisites: RSPT 2255, 2305 and 2361, Corequisites RSPT 2131 and 2362.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2231 – Respiratory Care Case Simulations.
One hour credit. Theory of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination. Utilize clinical simulations to enhance information gathering and decision making skills. Thirty four classroom hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2255, 2305 and 2361. Co requisites: RSPT 2230, and 2362.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2255 – Critical Care Monitoring.
Three hours credit. Advanced monitoring techniques used to assess a patient in the critical care setting. Describe the principles/techniques involved in critical care monitoring; interpret patient data; and apply data to evaluate cardiopulmonary disorders. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2353and 1261. Co requisites: RSPT 2305 and 2361.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2305 – Pulmonary Diagnostics.
Three hours credit. The theories and techniques involved in pulmonary function testing, blood gas theory and analysis, quality control. Explain pulmonary function testing; interpret pulmonary function test results; describe principles/concepts involved in blood gas analysis; analyze quality control data for pulmonary function and blood gas equipment. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 1227, 1340, 1410, and 1361. Corequisites: RSPT 1137, 2255, and 2361.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2314 – Mechanical Ventilation.
Three hours credit. The study of mechanical ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. Describe procedures for mechanical ventilation as related to spontaneous and artificial ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics; explain indications; complications, and physiologic effects/principles of mechanical ventilation; and apply initiation, management and weaning of ventilator support. Sixty four classroom hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2317, 1340, 1410, and 1361. Corequisites: RSPT 2210, 1411, and 1362.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2317 – Respiratory Care Pharmacology.
Three hours credit. A study of drugs that affect cardiopulmonary systems. Emphasis on classification, route of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interactions. Explain the mode of action, clinical indications, dosages, hazards and side effects of pulmonary and cardiovascular drugs; calculate drug dosages; and select drugs for optimal therapeutic benefits. Forty-eight classroom hours. Corequisites: RSPT 1340, 1410, and 1361.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2353 – Neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary Care.
Three hours credit. A study of neonatal/pediatric cardiopulmonary care. Describe fetal development and transition to extrauterine life; assess maternal and fetal history; modify therapy to neonatal pediatric patients; describe the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and management of neonatal/pediatric disorders; and analyze, interpret and apply patient data in selective patient care settings. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2210, 2314, 1411 and 1362. Corequisite: RSPT 1261.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2361 – Respiratory Care Clinical IV.
Three hours credit. 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. Two-hundred and fifty-six clinical hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2353 and 1261. Corequisites: RSPT 1102, 2255 and 2305. Lab fee.

Respiratory Care – RSPT 2362 – Respiratory Care Clinical V.
Three hours credit. 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. Two-hundred and fifty-six clinical hours. Prerequisites: RSPT 2255, 2305 and 2361. Co requisites: RSPT 2131, and 2230. Lab fee.
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Surgical Technology SRGT 1260 – Clinical-Surgical Technology/Technologist I. Two hours credit. 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. One hundred and ninety-six clinical hours. Corequisite: SRGT 1409.

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SRGT 1360 Clinical-Surgical Technology/ Technologist II. Three hours credit. 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. One hundred and forty-four clinical hours. Corequisites: SRGT 1541 and SRGT 1542.
Surgical Technology SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology. Four hours credit. Introduction to surgical technology theory, surgical pharmacology and anesthesia, technological sciences, and patient care concepts. Forty-eight classroom and 48 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: Current CPR card, BIOL 2401, HITT 1305, STSU 0X00. Corequisites: BIOL 2402, SRGT 1409 and SRGT 1441. Lab fee.

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SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques. Four hours credit. In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic/sterile principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing, and creation and maintenance of the sterile field. Forty-eight classroom and 64 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: Current CPR card, BIOL 2401, HITT 1305, STSU 000. Corequisites: BIOL 2402, SRGT 1405 and SRGT 1441. Lab fee.
Surgical Technology SRGT 1460 Clinical-Surgical Technology/ Technologist II. Four hours credit. A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. The clinical professional provides direct supervision. One hundred and forty-four clinical hours. Corequisites: SRGT 1541 and SRGT 1542.

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SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I. Five hours credit. Introduction to surgical procedures and related pathologies. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to general, obstetrics/gynecology, genitourinary, otorhinolaryngology and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for perioperative patient care. Forty-eight classroom and 64 laboratory hours. Lab fee. Corequisites: SRGT 1542 andSRGT 1360.

Surgical Technology
SRGT 1542 Surgical Procedures II. Five hours credit. Introduction to surgical procedures and related pathologies. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to thoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive, ophthalmology, cardiac, and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for perioperative patient care. Forty-eight classroom and 64 laboratory hours. Lab fee. Corequisites: SRGT 1460 and SRGT 2360.

Surgical Technology
SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness. One hour credit. Transition into the professional role of the surgical technologist. Includes professional readiness for employment, attaining certification, and maintaining certification status. A capstone experience. Corequisites: SRGT 1360 & 2460, PSYC 2301.

Surgical Technology
SRGT 2360 Clinical-Surgical Technology/Technologist III. Three hours credit. A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. The clinical professional provides direct supervision. Two hundred and fifty-six clinical hours. Corequisites: SRGT 2130 and SRGT 1460.
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Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1219 – Professional Development. Two hours credit. Study of the importance of professional growth. Topics include the role of licensed vocational nurse in the multi-disciplinary health care team, professional organizations, and continuing education. Thirty-two classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1226, 1330, 1331, 1362, and 1429. Corequisites: VNSG 1238, 1334, 1432, and 1363. Lab fee. Specialty exam fee.
Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1226 – Gerontology. Two hours credit. Overview of the normal physical, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of the aging process. Addresses common disease processes of aging. Exploration of perceptions toward care of the older adult. Thirty-two classroom hours. Corequisites: VNSG 1304, 1405, 1423, and 1361.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1238 – Mental Illness.
Two hours credit. Study of human behavior with emphasis on emotional and mental abnormalities and modes of treatment incorporating the nursing process. Thirty-two classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1330, 1331, 1362 and 1429. Corequisites: VNSG 1219, 1334, 1432, and 1363. Specialty exam fee. Lab fee.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1304 – Foundations Of Nursing.
Three hours credit. A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family relating to childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the child bearing family. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1226, 1304, 1361, 1405 and 1423. Corequisites: VNSG 1133, 1136, 1331, 1362, and 1429. Specialty exam fee. Lab fee.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1330 – Maternal/Newborn Nursing.
Three hours credit. A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family relating to childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the child bearing family. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1226, 1304, 1361, 1405 and 1423. Corequisites: VNSG 1133, 1136, 1331, 1362, and 1429. Specialty exam fee. Lab fee.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1331 – Pharmacology.
Three hours credit. Fundamentals of medications and their diagnostic, therapeutic and curative effects. Includes nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1238, 1304, 1361, 1405, and 1423. Corequisites: VNSG 1330, 1331, 1362, and 1429. Lab fee. Specialty exam fee.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1334 – Pediatric Nursing.
Three hours credit. Study of the care of the pediatric patient and family during health and disease. Emphasis on growth and development needs. Forty-eight classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1331, 1429, 1306, and 1362. Corequisites: VNSG 1219, 1432, and 1363. Lab fee. Specialty exam fee.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1360 – Clinical Nursing.
Three hours credit. 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. Placement in summer session, following first year nursing curriculum – Lufkin campus only. 288 clinical hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1341, 1262, 1263, and current CPR card. Corequisite: VNSG 1570.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1361 – Clinical Nursing.
Three hours credit. 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. Jasper campus. 288 clinical hours. Prerequisite: A current CPR card. Corequisites: VNSG 1570.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1362 – Clinical Nursing.
Three hours credit. 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. Placement in second semester. 288 clinical hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1304, 1405, 1423, 1361 and a current CPR card. Corequisites: VNSG 1226, 1331, 1429, and 1330.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1363 – Clinical Nursing.
Three hours credit. 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. Placement in third semester. 288 clinical hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1331, 1330, 1429, and 1362. Corequisites: VNSG 1219, 1238, 1334, and 1432.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1405 – Health Science.
Four hours credit. An introduction to the general principles of anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and microbiology that are necessary for understanding body processes and basic principles underlying health promotion and therapeutic interventions. Sixty-four classroom hours. Corequisites: VNSG 1226, 1361, 1423, and 1304.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1423 – Basic Nursing Skills.
Four hours credit. 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. Eighty classroom hours. Corequisites: VNSG 1133, 1136, 1304, 1361, and 1405. Lab fee.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1429 – Medical-Surgical Nursing I.
Four hours credit. Application of the nursing process to the care of adult patients experiencing medical-surgical conditions in the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings. Sixty-four classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1226, 1304, 1423, 1361, and 1405. Corequisites: VNSG 1330, 1331, and 1362.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1432 – Medical-Surgical Nursing II.
Four hours credit. Continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing I with application of the nursing process to the care of adult patients experiencing medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings. Sixty-four classroom hours. Prerequisites: VNSG 1226, 1330, 1331, 1362, and 1429. Corequisites: VNSG 1219, 1238, 1307, and 1363. Specialty exam fee. Lab fee.

Vocational Nursing – VNSG 1570 – Exit to Vocational Nursing Practice.
Five hours credit. Delineates the professional role, accountability, and responsibilities of the vocational nurse. Explores the bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of clients through-out the life cycle. Emphasizes the vocational nurse’s role in maternal/child nursing. Correlates principles of mental health, nutrition, pharmacology, and health teaching in the care of a variety of clients. Focuses on the nursing process in the plan of care of clients throughout the life cycle. Eighty classroom and sixteen lab hours. Placement in summer semester first year – Lufkin campus only. Prerequisites: VNSG 1301, 1341, 1363, and a current CPR card. Corequisites: VNSG 1360.
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