GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE Descriptions

BIO 117 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

4 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 4 credits
Lecture: 40 clock hours

This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the human body, including basic chemical, physical and cellular principles for students in the practical nurse program. The course uses a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology includes: basic anatomical and directional terminology; fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and histology. The course covers the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, blood, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic, endocrine, nervous and sensory systems and the fundamental structural and physiological concepts of reproduction, heredity, human development, fluid-electrolyte balance, microbiology, immunology and nutrition. C†Δ
Prerequisites: None

 

BIO 253 Anatomy and Physiology i

5 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 4 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit
Lecture: 40 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours

This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of the human body. This is the first of a two-part series designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology. The course uses a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Anatomy & Physiology I includes: cellular biology, the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems. Microbiology and pathophysiology will also be discussed, as they relate to the various systems. Laboratory experiences include both hands-on study of anatomical models and simple physiology experiments. C†Δ Prerequisites: BIO 117 or evidence of integrated course material.

 

BIO 254 Anatomy and Physiology ii

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours

This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of the human body. This is the second of a two-part series designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology. The course uses a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Anatomy & Physiology II includes: the musculoskeletal system, endocrine, the lymphatic system and immunity, digestion and nutrition, reproduction, development and genetics. Microbiology and pathophysiology will also be discussed, as they relate to the various systems. Laboratory experiences include both hands-on study of anatomical models and simple physiology experiments. C†Δ
Prerequisites: BIO 253

 

COL 099 Strategies for Successful Nursing Professionals

0 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 0 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours (5 weeks)

This course will help students become familiar with expectations for academic success at the college level. The learning activities will help students understand their learning style and enhance their study skills to maximize academic success. Students will learn basic computer literacy and be introduced to the college’s student portal. Students will learn how to use the needed technology for success in the nursing program. The course will emphasize time management skills, stress reduction activities, and test anxiety coping strategies. Δ

Pre-requisites: None.



COM 200 Public Speaking

2 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

The course will cover various types of oral presentations. Students will practice and hone verbal and nonverbal presentation and listening skills. In addition to preparing and delivering various forms of speeches, students will also study and analyze the content, structure, and style of oral presentations. CΔ

Prerequisites: None


ENG 090 College Reading Skills

0 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 0 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

College Reading Skills is designed to help students improve their understanding of written materials by using reading comprehension strategies. Topics discussed include learning new vocabulary; comprehending paragraphs and essays by identifying and inferring main ideas, locating supporting details, and identifying organizational patterns; and using reading
strategies and study skills. OΔ

Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Examination placement. This course is to be taken during the first quarter of the ADN program and will follow the Academic Standing Status Policy and the Repeat Policy.


ENG 200 English Composition I

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

In this course, students will develop the fundamentals of college-level writing, and produce works of structured written prose. Specific topics include the writing process; mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling; locating, evaluating, and integrating sources; constructing thesis statements; and proper citing and referencing. OΔ

Prerequisites: None


ENG 205 English Composition II

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

In this course, students continue their development as college-level writers, applying the skills learned in English Composition I to the development of longer and more complex written works. Students will focus primarily on research skills and the effective integration of outside sources into essays and papers. Students will engage with additional topics related to writing style, grammar, mechanics, and usage. OΔ

Prerequisites: ENG 200 or equivalent


MTH 099 Pathways to Algebra

0 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 0 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

This course covers topics essential for the successful completion of a college-level algebra course. The student will become familiar with and practice preliminary topics that will be necessary for the study of algebra, including arithmetic expressions; factors and multiples; fractions; decimals; negative number; plotting points on the coordinate plane; rates, ratios, and proportions; expressions, equations, and inequalities; and exponents, radicals, and scientific notation. CΔ

Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Examination placement. This course is to be taken during the first quarter of the ADN program and will follow the Academic Standing Status Policy and the Repeat Policy.


MTH 101 Basic Math and Dosage Calculation

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This course is designed to enhance the math skills of students essential for the safe administration of medications. This course includes a review of basic mathematics, the metric system, apothecary and household systems, conversions within each system, conversions from one system to another, dosage calculations of oral and parenteral drugs for adult and pediatric patients. The students will also learn basic intravenous calculations and be introduced to principles of pediatric dosage calculations based on weight, and safe dose ranges. CΔ

Prerequisites: None


MTH 203 College Math and Dosage Calculation

2 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

This course is designed to reinforce and enhance the math skills of nursing students essential for the safe administration of medications, and cover essential concepts in college mathematics. Basic mathematic skills, conversions, dosage calculations of oral and parenteral drugs for adult and pediatric patients, intravenous calculations, and safe dosage ranges will be reviewed. Other topics covered include arithmetic expressions; factors and multiples; fractions; decimals; negative numbers; rates, ratios and proportions; and solving application problems involving proportions, percentages, and frac-tions. OΔ (Effective Spring 2020 term (April 6, 2020) this class will only be offered in the classroom).

Prerequisites: All Term 1 ADN Courses


MTH 205 Algebra - This course was part of the 2016 and January 2019 ADN Curriculum and is no longer being offered

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This course covers the essentials of algebra. Topics include the study of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, graphing of equations, properties of exponents, rational expressions and functions, and quadratic equations and functions. Students will practice mathematical reasoning, develop mathematical vocabulary, and apply problem-solving strategies to real-world scenarios. OΔ

Prerequisites: None


PSY 205 Lifespan Development

2 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

This course explores lifespan development through the lenses of social, cultural, cognitive, biological, and learning theories and research. Students will develop a conceptual understanding of healthy development, and a practical understanding of how to help children, adolescents, and adults address the developmental challenges they face across the lifespan. Additional focus is placed on one's own developmental processes, as well as the role of cultural differences and commonalities in the developmental process. OΔ

Prerequisites: None