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Nursing AAS

71.5 + College Seminar

This program is for people interested in performing the duties associated with being a Registered Nurse. Graduates are prepared as beginning practitioners in nursing. Graduates are eligible for the New York State licensing examination. This program is approved by the NYS Board of Nursing and the Accrediting Commission Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Goals & Outcomes
  • Program Completion- Sixty-five percent (65%) of students admitted to the nursing program will graduate within six semesters. Program completion as defined by ACEN: 150% of total length of program; 6 semesters.
  • Licensure Exam Performance- Graduates will meet the national average for the first time writers of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
  • Graduate Program Satisfaction- Eighty percent (80%) of the surveys returned by graduates will indicate that they are satisfied with the education they received at MVCC.
  • Employment- Eighty percent (80%) of graduate actively seeking employment will be employed as Registered Nurses within six months of graduation.
  • Employer Program Satisfaction- Eighty percent (80%) of the surveys returned by employers will indicate they are satisfied with the performance of Mohawk Valley Nursing program graduates.
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
6.0
NU101 Nursing 1
This course explores the art and science of nursing and provides the foundation for all subsequent nursing courses. The physical, physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of the client are emphasized in the promotion of health and wellness. The roles and responsibilities of nursing practice in contemporary society are explored. Basic concepts of Maslows Hierarchy of Needs theory, the nursing process, communication, critical thinking, leadership and management principles, ethical and legal aspects, and scientific principles of nursing and nursing skills are introduced. Clinical practicums are provided in a variety of healthcare facilities. Prerequisites: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result or MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics; high school chemistry with laboratory or its equivalent; BI106 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1. Mandatory Corequisite: NU111 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 1. (Fall semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.5
BI216 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1
This course covers the structure and function of the human organism and the regulatory processes that operate within a living system. It introduces general anatomical, physiological, and chemical organization, and includes the integumentary (skin), skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratories involve vertebrate dissection, the use of prosected human cadavers and human skeletal materials, microscope work, non-invasive human experimentation, and possibly animal experimentation. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or equivalent preparation, or permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences. High School Biology r its equivalent recommended. Students enrolled in Life and Health Sciences Center programs are recommended to complete this course before beginning their specialized program coursework. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
PY101 Intro General Psychology
This course introduces the many and varied facets of psychology. Emphasis is on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social, and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional experiences and training. See when this course is offered ...
1.0
NU111 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 1
This course introduces the concepts pertaining to the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medications and dosage calculation for medication administration. Mandatory Corequisite: NU101 Nursing 1. (Fall Semester only) See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
4.0
NU102 Nursing 2A
This course focuses on the physical, physiological, cultural, spiritual, and psychological needs experienced by the expanding family during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum periods. The nursing process, Maslows Hierarchy of Needs theory, and critical thinking are integrated to meet the needs of the family in the perinatal cycle. Clinical experiences are provided in general hospital units and community agencies. Prerequisites:NU101 Nursing 1 with a minimum grade of 75 or advanced standing;NU111 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 1 with a minimum grade of 75 or advanced standing; BI106 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 with a minimum grade of 70. Mandatory Corequisite: NU112 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 2. Corequisite: BI107 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.0
NU103 Nursing 2B
This course addresses the foundations of mental health and psychiatric nursing. It examines threats to the basic psychological needs of security, love and belonging, self esteem, and self actualization throughout the life cycle. The nursing process, Maslows Hierarchy of Needs theory, and critical thinking are integrated to meet the needs of the client experiencing a disruption in mental health. Interpersonal relationships between the nurse and client are emphasized as a therapeutic modality. Clinical practicums are provided in mental health and psychiatric settings. Prerequisites: NU101 Nursing 1 with a minimum grade of 75 or advanced standing; NU111 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 1 with a minimum grade of 75 or advanced standing; BI106 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 with a minimum grade of 70.Mandatory Corequisite: NU112 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 2. Corequisite: BI107 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.5
BI217 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
This course, which is a continuation of BI216 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1, involves the study of structure, function, and regulation in the human organism. Topics include blood, peripheral nerves, the cardiovascular system, lymphatics, the respiratory system, the excretory system, the endocrine system, the reproductive systems, the digestive system, and metabolism. Laboratories involve vertebrate dissection, the use of prosected human cadavers and human skeletal materials, microscope work, non-invasive human experimentation, and possibly animal experimentation. Prerequisite: BI216 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1, permission from the Dean of Life and Health Sciences.. Students enrolled in Life and Health Sciences Center programs are recommended to complete this course before beginning their specialized program coursework. Students with transfer credit for BI216 Anatomy and Physiology 1 must complete a three-hour orientation to the use of prosected human cadavers before participating in the BI217 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 laboratory. Transfer students must meet with the Dean of Life and Health Sciences thirty days before beginning this course. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
PY207 Life-Span Devlpmntl Psyc
This course explores the changes that take place in human development from conception to death. Cognitive, emotional, social, and physical developments are covered at each chronological stage. Emphasis is placed on biological and environmental influences across the life-span. Prerequisite: PY101 Introduction to General Psychology. Students who have successfully completed PY202 Childhood and Adolescence and/or PY205 Adulthood and Aging may not take PY207 Life-Span Developmental Psychology. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
12.0
NU201 Nursing 3
This course focuses on the pathophysiologic and psychosocial responses in clients experiencing disruptions in oxygenation, nutrition, and metabolic function. It analyzes the role of the professional registered nurse in assisting clients to adapt to these stressors. The nursing process, Maslows Hierarchy of Needs theory and critical thinking are integrated to meet the needs of the client experiencing a disruption in a medical/surgical setting. Concepts of nursing leadership and management are applied in providing care for a group of clients. A clinical practicum in a medical/surgical setting provides opportunities to assess and meet the needs of selected clients throughout the life cycle. Prerequisites: NU101 Nursing 1,NU111 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 1, NU102 Nursing 2A,NU103 Nursing 2B,NU112 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 2 with a minimum grade of 75 or advanced standing; BI106 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 and BI107 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 with a minimum grade of 70; ED100 College Seminar. Corequisite: BI201 Microbiology. (Fall semester) See when this course is offered ...
4.5
BI201 Microbiology
This course introduces the morphology, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms and their impact on health and environment. Organisms studied include bacteria, fungi, virus, and protozoa. Laboratories emphasize safe handling and culturing of live bacteria, as well as identification procedures. Prerequisites: BI102 General Biology 2, or BI107 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
SO101 Intro Sociology
This course gives an understanding of and a feeling for the society in which we live. The concepts and theories discussed relate to humanity, its culture and society, and to those forces that contribute to the smooth operation of this society as well as those forces that contribute to conflict and social problems. Topics include culture, socialization, stratification, population, and patterns of social organization. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
12.0
NU202 Nursing 4
This course focuses on the pathophysiologic and psychosocial responses in clients experiencing disruptions in elimination, cognition and sensation, musculoskeletal function, protection, and cellular aberration. The nursing process, Maslows Hierarchy of Needs theory and critical thinking are integrated to meet the needs of the client experiencing a disruption in a medical/surgical setting. It explores the political, economic, social, and cultural influences on nursing practice and healthcare. It assists the second-year student to become a contributing member within the discipline of nursing. A clinical practicum in a medical/surgical setting provides opportunities to assess and meet the needs of selected clients throughout the life cycle. A 64-hour capstone experience assists in the transition to entry level graduate nurse. Prerequisite: NU201 Nursing 3 with a minimum grade of 75. (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MA108 Concepts in Mathematics
This course is a survey of mathematics for students in those programs that do not require a mathematics sequence. It provides an appreciation of mathematical ideas in historical and modern settings. Topics include problem solving, logic, geometry, statistics, and consumer mathematics. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA090 Essential Math Skills or MA 091 Introductory Algebra See when this course is offered ...
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3.0
MA110 Elementary Statistics
This course introduces probability and statistics. Topics include graphs, tables, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is available in two formats: lecture only, or lecture plus laboratory using technology. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA090 Essential Math Skills or MA 091 Introductory Algebra, or equivalent. See when this course is offered ...
OR
4.0
MA115 Intermediate Mathematics
This course introduces intermediate algebra-level knowledge and skills. Topics include exponents and radicals, polynomial and rational expressions, functions and relations and their graphs, inequalities, and systems of linear equations. Linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations are solved. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA 091 Introductory Algebra, or equivalent. See when this course is offered ...


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