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Cultural and Spiritual Considerations in Nursing
This course promotes the provision of nursing care within a cultural and spiritual framework. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of understanding human behavior and of promoting, maintaining, and restoring the holistic health of individuals, families, and communities within their socioeconomic and religious contexts. Focus will also be placed on how cultural and spiritual beliefs influence a person’s health care practices. This course will also introduce students to spiritual formation practices.
This course is a functional approach to algebra that incorporates the use of appropriate technology. Topics include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs and applications and linear regression models. Appropriate applications are included.
An introduction to probability and statistics without calculus. Students learn to use statistical reasoning and apply statistical techniques to problems in various health and life science contexts. Topics include probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
Certified Nursing Assistant Course
The Certified Nursing Assistant course is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the field of nursing. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, maintain residents’ rights and independence, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection through infection control, and perform the skills required of a nursing assistant. At the conclusion of this course, if students have logged 40 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of clinical instruction, and if they have completed 40 hours of site-based clinical with at least 24 of those hours spent in a long-term care facility (LTCF), then they are eligible to take the certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Human Development for Health Sciences
This course introduces students to human development across the lifespan. The course will discuss the major theories that explain our biophysical, cognitive, emotional, and social development through the various life stages — prenatal, infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, early, middle and late adulthood. The class format will include pre-learning, lectures, videos, application of the material through a text, and student presentations.
Fundamentals of Microbiology with Lab
An introductory course focusing on microbes (bacteria, fungi, yeast, protozoa, algae, and viruses) and multicellular animal parasites. Lecture topics include cellular morphology and physiology, metabolism and growth, relationships with host and environment, and genetics. Laboratory studies provide experience with microscopy and culture techniques necessary to study bacterial in a research setting.
Chemistry for Health Sciences with Lab
Chemistry for Health Sciences is an introductory course designed exclusively for Pre-Nursing majors. The course is designed to first examine fundamental chemical concepts including measurement and unit conversion, atomic and molecular structure of matter, chemical bonding and intermolecular forces, solutions, acid/base chemistry, and organic chemistry. The goal of the course is to then develop an understanding of how these concepts relate to biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, and their application to physiological functions. The laboratory portion of the course provides firsthand experiences that inform, illustrate, expand, and reinforce major concepts discussed in lectures.
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
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Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
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Students pursue a scientific study of the principles of nutrition, essential nutrients and functions, and their application in meeting nutritional needs throughout the life cycle. The course emphasizes nutrients and their relationship to optimal health and selected disease states, diet application, nutritional misinformation, controversial diets, obesity, food supplements, consumer fallacies, and exercise. An exploration of holistic approaches to health is used to attain optimal health toward the end of honoring and glorifying God through our bodies.