Vocational Nursing Certificate (LVN)
Fall Semester 1st Year (2 courses / 7 credits)
BIOL 2401 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4-3-3)
Students study the structure and function of cells, tissues and body systems with emphasis on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems including the special senses.
ENGL 1301 - Composition I (3-3-0)
A college composition course focusing on the principles of effective oral and written communication, critical reading, and the development of academic writing. Principles and techniques, which may include documentation, of written, expository, and persuasive composition; analysis of literary, expository, and/or persuasive texts; emphasis on critical thinking.
Spring Semester 1st Year (2 courses / 7 credits)
BIOL 2402 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4-3-3)
Students study the structure and function of the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, genitourinary, and reproductive systems. Human growth, development and genetics are also included.
ENGL 1302 - Composition II (3-3-0)
A college composition course refining skills in academic writing, critical thinking, analysis of literature, and research and documentation. Principles and techniques of written, expository, and persuasive composition; analysis of literary, expository, and/or persuasive texts; emphasis on critical thinking.
First Year Total Program of Studies: 4 courses and 14 credits hours.
Fall Semester 2nd Year (3 courses / 10 credits)
CHEM 1405 - Introductory Chemistry I (4-3-3)
Introduction to elementary inorganic chemistry and is suitable for non-science majors and some students pursuing degrees in nursing. A laboratory is included that emphasizes inorganic chemistry.
PSYC 2301 - General Psychology (3-3-0)
Survey of major topics in psychology. Introduces the study of behavior and the factors that determine and affect behavior and mental processes.
PHIL 2306 - Introduction to Ethics (3-3-0)
Classical and contemporary theories concerning the good life, human conduct in society, and moral and ethical standards
Spring Semester 2nd Year (2 courses / 7 credits)
BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for Allied Health Majors (4-3-4)
This course includes a study of the microbiology and pathology vital to the paramedical health profession, upon which infectious diseases and their prevention and nursing care depend. Special emphasis is placed on disease etiology, epidemiology and host-parasite interactions.
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth and Development (3-3-0)
Study of the relationship of the physical, emotional, social and mental factors of growth and development of the individual throughout the lifespan.
Second Year Total Program of Studies: 5 courses and 17 credits hours.
Two Year Program of Studies: 9 courses and 31 credits hours.