A study of basic anatomy and physiology of all body systems is prefaced with a brief introduction to the principles of chemistry, microbiology, and physics as they relate to body physiology.

    An introduction to basic mental health nursing as it relates to the total health of the patients. Theories of crisis intervention, mental defense mechanisms, and basic communications techniques are presented. The student is introduced to the more common mental disorders and their treatment modalities, including medications.

    GERIATRICS ~ 32hr.
    A study of the concepts, theories, and characteristics of aging. The student is introduced to the programs available to help the elderly maintain quality of life. Death and dying are presented with an emphasis on the role of the care provider as he/she relates to the client and significant others.

    NURSING I ~ 110hr.
    A study of theory and clinical practice of basic bedside nursing care. Course emphasizes the principles underlying procedures, development of skills in patient observation, effective communication and utilization of principles of teaching to help achieve patient, family, and community health. Note: Includes 24 hours of lab/clinical hours.

    NURSING II ~ 36hr.
    A study of theory and clinical practice of advanced nursing care. This course emphasizes the principles underlying procedures, development of skills in therapeutic measures, and preparation of the patient for diagnostic tests. Note: Includes 18 hours of lab/clinical hours.

    NURSING III ~ 206hr.
    A study of specific diseases and disorders affecting the various body systems of adults and children that includes common symptoms, diagnostic studies, treatment regimes (including diet therapy and related pharmacology), and nursing care as it relates to that specific disorder.

    NURSING IV ~ 43hr.
    A study of basic leadership skills in geriatric settings is discussed. Observations of roles of Treatment Nurse, Clinical Manager and/or Charge Nurse are scheduled for the students. Various cultural aspects will be studied, as well as community services available to the public.  Immunological disorders, cancer & HIV are discussed, including the pathology, etiology and treatment options.

    PHARMACOLOGY ~ 126hr.
    Students will learn the fundamental principles of drug action; develop skills to administer specific drugs used in the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease; and develop the ability to implement appropriate nursing actions to maximize the desired outcomes of therapy. Note: Includes 12 hours of lab/clinical hours.

    This course deals with the normal physical, psychological, and social patterns of development from conception through senescence. Included are theory and related clinical experience in the care of mothers, newborn infants, and children.

    The student is oriented to Practical Nursing and the health delivery system. A study of vocational, legal, and ethical aspects of nursing preparation for the world of work; and the process of applying for licensure and the NCLEX are included.


    Each clinical term is an entity unto itself with unique experiences that enable the student to apply skills in specific clinical setting.