• CURRICULUM

     

    COURSE TITLE

    CLASS HOURS

    CLINICAL HOURS

     

    Personal & Vocational Concepts

     

     40

     

    Growth & Development

     44

     

    Nutrition

     44

     

    Pharmacology I

     71

     

    Fundamentals of Nursing

    182

     

    Anatomy and Physiology (Online)

     51

     

    Medical/Surgical Nursing I

     48

    73

    Medical/Surgical Nursing II

     56

    73

    Medical/Surgical Nursing III

     56

    73

    Mental Health Nursing

     27

    16

    Maternal/Newborn Health

     33

    14

    Geriatrics

    Pediatric Nursing

     49

     30

    63

    60

    Leadership

     24

    40

    IV Therapy

     40

     8

    PVC II

     21

     

     

     

     

    TOTAL HOURS

    816                      

    420

     

     

     

     

    Total Program Hours                1,236

                Theory Hours                   816

                Clinical Hours                  420

                           

    The school week is Monday through Friday, 0800-1600, with the clinical schedule including occasional alternate hours.  Additional time will be needed for completion of online learning components of the program.  Students must arrange their schedules to allow for study time and completion of written assignments.  It is recommended that the student not work during this program due to demand of studies.

     

    The program is divided into three instruction blocks called trimesters.  The first fourteen weeks of the program comprises the foundation or pre-clinical block.  During this time, classes are held at the Cass Career Center and include the courses Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical I, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Growth & Development, and Personal Vocational Concepts.

     

    The remaining two trimesters of the program are referred to as the clinical blocks.  During this time classes are held at the Cass Career Center with clinical experiences at area facilities.  Courses of instruction include Medical/Surgical Nursing I, II, and III, Geriatrics, IV Therapy, Nursing Leadership, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Mental Health, and Personal and Vocational Concepts II.