Program of Study

Trinity Health System School of Nursing is a hospital based Diploma School of Nursing offering a 2 year nursing focused curriculum. Concepts from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences provide the knowledge base for the nursing courses.

The School of Nursing disclaims any responsibility arising from Acts of God, labor disputes, etc., which are beyond the direct control of the School administration and resulting in the School's inability to comply with its normal projected academic calendar. Nor is the School responsible for continuing its program under such circumstances by providing the student with alternate experiences (practical and/or didactic) at other institutions.

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Curriculum Plan


Fall Semester (15 Weeks)
Course
Credits
Hours
   
Theory

Clinical

Lab

N200  Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
9
90

75

60
*BIO102 Human Anatomy and Physiology

4

45

0

45
Totals

13

135

75

105
   

 

Spring Semester (15 Weeks)
Course
Credits

           Hours

   
Theory

Clinical

Lab
N201 Nursing Care of the Adult I
10
105

120

15
*BIO203 Principles of Microbiology
4
45

0

30
Totals

14

150 120

   45

   

 

Summer Session (9 Weeks)
Course
Credits
Hours
   
Theory

Clinical

Lab
N202 Nursing Care of the Adult II
7
60
127
8
*PSY101 General Psychology (5 weeks)

3

45

0

0

Totals

10

105 127 8
   

 

Fall Semester (15 Weeks)
Course

Credits

             Hours
   
Theory

Clinical

Lab
N203 Maternal - Child Nursing
9
90

125

10
*PSY205 Human Growth and Development

3

45

0

0

Totals

12

135 125 10

Spring Semester (15 Weeks)
Course
Credits
Hours
   
Theory

Clinical

Lab
N204 Nursing Care of the Patient in Crisis
9
90

125

10
*SOC101 Introduction to Sociology

3

45

0

0

Totals 12 135 125 10
   

 

Summer Session (9 Weeks)
Course
Credits
Hours
 
Theory

Clinical

Lab
N205 Transition to Professional Practice
6
45

132

3
Totals 6 45 132 3
 
 

NOTES:

 

THSSON Courses:

15 lecture hours = 1 credit

45 clinical/lab hours = 1 credit

 

EGCC Courses:

Lecture Courses: 15 contact hours = 1 credit hour

Science Labs (BIO203): 30 contact hours = 1 credit hour

Practicum (BIO102) and Clinical Courses: 45 contact hours = 1 credit hour

 

The term "credit" assigned to nursing courses is for grading and/or financial purposes only.

 

Description of Courses

Nursing Sciences

N200 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
9 Credits

This course is designed as a foundation for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on basic nursing concepts, nursing assessment, and integration of nursing principles and skills related to the maintenance of the homeostatic balance of the adult patient. Introduction of basic concepts of pathology, pharmacology, mathematics, and nutrition is essential for comprehension and treatment of alterations in organ and system function. Communication, health team, community, nursing process, scientific base for nursing practice, patient/client and family, health teaching, and legal and ethical standards are unifying concepts of learning that serve as the cornerstone for  this foundational course. This course consists of 90 theory and 135 clinical/lab hours.

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N201 Nursing Care of the Adult I
10 Credits

Through concurrent classroom and clinical/laboratory activities, this course prepares the student to provide patient-centered care of the adult medical-surgical patient experiencing acute or chronic alterations in health. This course integrates concepts from the natural and behavioral sciences, diet therapy, pharmacology, advanced mathematical concepts, along with preventative and rehabilitative health care across the health-illness continuum. Selected topics of study include nursing care related to neurological, cardiac, respiratory, endocrine, renal, neoplastic, hematological, and peripheral vascular disorders, and the perioperative experience. This course consists of 105 theory and 135 clinical/lab hours.

N202 Nursing Care of the Adult II
7 Credits

Through concurrent didactic and clinical/laboratory activities, this course continues to prepare the student to provide patient-centered care of the adult medical-surgical patient experiencing acute or chronic alterations in health. This course integrates concepts from the natural and behavioral sciences, diet therapy, pharmacology, advanced mathematical concepts, along with preventative and rehabilitative health care across the health-illness continuum. Selected topics of study include nursing care related to sensory, reproductive, hepatic, integumentary, mobility, and gastrointestinal disorders. This course consists of 60 theory and 135 clinical/lab hours.

N203 Maternal-Child Nursing
9 Credits

This course utilizes a family-centered approach to prepare the student to provide nursing care to the childbearing family and the pediatric patient/family. Utilization of the nursing process is stressed with emphasis on the child bearing family, common childhood illnesses and the resultant nursing diagnosis as they impact the health and well being of the childbearing family and pediatric patient/family. This course builds upon and enhances selected content from the natural and behavioral sciences, pharmacology, preventative health care, nutrition and communicable diseases as they relate to the childbearing family and the pediatric patient/family. This course consists of 90 theory and 135 clinical/lab hours.

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N204 Nursing Care of the Patient in Crisis
9 Credits

This course prepares the student to meet the comprehensive needs of patients/clients, and families in crisis. Course content focuses on the application of the nursing process to individuals with acute physical/mental health disorders as well as long-term management/rehabilitation. Body system crises are blended with mental health concepts to provide a comprehensive view of patient/client/family needs. Pharmacologic concepts are detailed with specific nursing implications for delivery and patient teaching. Clinical experiences are selected to enhance mastery of psychomotor skills, critical thinking, and collaboration necessary to provide holistic care of the patient/client in crisis. The course consists of 90 theory and 135 clinical/lab hours.

N205 Transition to Professional Practice
6 Credits

This course assists the students to synthesize acquired knowledge and skills for transition to the professional practice of nursing. Didactic and clinical components of the course focus on leadership roles and management functions in provision of quality nursing care. Concepts of leadership and management are applied through preceptorships with professional nurses in a variety of select practice learning environments. Preparation for the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is augmented through classroom seminars, review sessions, and computerized examinations. This course consists of 45 theory and 135 clinical/lab hours.

Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences

BIO102 Human Anatomy and Physiology
4 Credits

This course provides a detailed study of the structure and functions of the body’s cells, tissues and organ systems. Laboratory activities are designed to enhance theory content.

Theory 3 hours - Lab 3 hours

BIO203 Principles of Microbiology

4 Credits

The basic principles of microbiology, including the study of bacteria, algae, protozoa and

viruses, are presented. Topics will include the structure, physiology, classification, cultivation and control of microorganisms, and their role in producing disease. The interaction of these organisms with humans and the environment is covered, including their presence in food,

water and industry.

Theory 3 hours - Lab 2 hours

PSY101 General Psychology

3 Credits

This introductory course in psychology covers the foundations of human consciousness, senses, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence, development, and psychological disorders/treatment. As

a survey course specific emphasis is placed on a detailed presentation of many of the noted historical and contemporary figures who have shaped this field of study. In addition, students will be exposed to the experimental method and other research methods used by psychologists. Course may require participation in outside classroom activities/events that relate to the course outcomes.

Theory 3 hours

PSY205 Human Growth and Development

3 Credits

This course is designed to familiarize students with the major historical and contemporary theories of human life-span development from birth through adulthood and their applications in

educational and counseling settings. Emphasis is placed upon cultivating students’ ability to relate theoretical materials to real-life experiences and observations. Course may require some

hours of observation and report. Course may require participation in outside classroom activities/events that relate to the course outcomes.

Theory 3 hours

Prerequisite: PSY101

SOC101 Introduction to Sociology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the scientific study of human group behavior. In so doing, it addresses the methods of scientific research, the nature and functioning of culture and society, the impact of the social environment on individual behavior, and the interrelationships among social institutions such as family, education, religion, economics, and politics. Course may require participation in outside classroom activities/events that relate to the course outcomes.

Theory 3 hours

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