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HEALTH CAREER INSTITUTE COURSES


HCCS  HCLP   HCMA  HCMT  HCNA  HCPB  HCPS 


HCCS 1110 - Introduction to Computers

This course introduces the student to the basics of computer science, with an emphasis on developing proficiency in performing essential computer tasks.

Credit Hours: 1 (15 Theory Hours)

HCLP 1710 - Introduction to Health Care

This course introduces the student to those health care issues and processes that affect clients in all settings and are universal to all health care providers. Topics include: man, health, society, health care, therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills, cultural and ethnic diversity, legal issues, health and disease, infection control, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency responses, body mechanics, patientís bill of rights, patient abuse and advocacy, health care delivery models and settings, the roles of health care providers, practice acts and an introduction to the nursing process. Selected lab and clinical experiences will reinforce course content.

Credit Hours: 2 (50 Theory and 45 Clinical) = 95 Hours

HCLP 1715 - Care of the Geriatric Patient

Basic nursing skills are presented with an emphasis on applying concepts and principles of nursing care for the geriatric client in a variety of settings. Topics include: vital signs, measuring and recording height and weight, care of the environment, abnormal changes in body functioning, personal hygiene, assisting with diet and fluid intake, skin care, patient positioning and transfers, awareness of development tasks of this age group, preserving the patientís dignity, care of cognitively impaired residents (understanding care required, communication, unique needs), and basic restorative techniques (range of motion, turning and position, bowel and bladder training, prosthetic and orthotic devices, wound care).

Credit Hours: 4 (90 Theory and 80 Clinical)=160 Hours
Prerequisites: HCLP 1710

HCLP 1720 - Practical Nursing and the Nursing Process

This course includes basic and advanced nursing skills required for the application of the nursing process. Topics include: vocational aspects of practical nursing, a study of the purpose and components of the nursing process as a method of individualizing patient care, development and implementation of the plan of care, charting, recording and reporting, physical assessment and medication administration.

Credit Hours: 3 (55 Theory and 50 Clinical) = 105 Hours
Prerequisites: HCLP 1715

HCLP 1725 - Pharmacology I

This course introduces the student to the study of drugs and their action on living organisms. Drug effects interactions and reactions are discussed so that the student obtains a sound knowledge for the safe monitoring of clients receiving drug therapy. Emphasis is placed on specific drug classes including Anti-infectives, analgesics, and drugs that affect the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems. An overview is given of general principles used by the nurse to administer drugs safely. Simulated drug administration by various routes is practiced in the Nursing Skill Lab prior to guided drug administration in the clinical setting. The laws governing the manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs and the role of the LPN in drug administration is discussed.

Credit Hours: 1 (25 Class Hours)
Prerequisites: HCLP 1720
Corequisites: BIOL 2310; HCLP 1730

HCLP 1726 - Pharmacology II

This course is a continuation in the study of drugs and their actions on living organisms with alterations in select body systems. Emphasis is placed on specific drug classes including those affecting the immune system, cancer care, hemapoietic and lymphatic drugs, endocrine system, gastrointestinal system and musculo-skeletal systems.

Credit Hours: 1 (20 Class Hours)
Prerequisites: HCLP 1725, HCLP 1730
Corequisites: HCLP 1731

HCLP 1727 - Pharmacology III

This course is a continuation in the study of drugs and their actions on living organisms with alterations in select body systems. Emphasis is placed on specific drug classes including those affecting neurological system, sensory system, sexual-reproductive system, urinary/renal system and the integumentary system.

Credit Hours: 1 (25 Class Hours)
Prerequisites: HCLP 1726, HCLP 1731
Corequisites: BIOL 2311, BIOL 2320, HCLP 1732

HCLP 1730 - Medical Surgical Nursing I

This course utilizes concurrent theory and clinical with application of the nursing process in the care of adult clients across the life span with alterations in select body systems. Concepts of preoperative nursing are introduced and the student provides care to both the preoperative and postoperative patient in the clinical setting. The student is taught to apply principles of nutrition to diet therapy and modification of diet therapy in the management of specific alterations in body systems. This course integrates a review of Anatomy and Physiology of the body systems under review. Dosage calculation and medication administration are incorporated into theory and clinical practice. Special needs and care of the Geriatric patient are integrated throughout. Basic and advanced nursing skills are performed in the clinical sites under the direct supervision of the instructor following successful skills check in Lab. Areas of theoretical concentration include; Preoperative Care, Cardiovascular Nursing, Respiratory Nursing and Pain management.

Credit Hours: 4 (50 Theory and 120 Clinical)= 170 Hours
Prerequisite: HCLP 1720
Corequisites: BIOL 2310, HCLP 1725

HCLP 1731 - Medical Surgical Nursing II

This course utilizes concurrent theory and clinical with application of the nursing process in the care of adult clients across the life span with alterations in select body systems The student is taught to apply principles of nutrition to diet therapy and modifications of diet therapy in the management of specific alterations in body systems. This course integrates a review of Anatomy and Physiology of body systems. Dosage calculation and medication administration are incorporated into theory and clinical practice. Using the nursing process the course is a continuation of basic and advanced nursing skills performed in the care of these clients under the direct supervision of the instructor following successful skills check in the lab. Areas of theoretical concentration include: Immune System, Cancer, Hemapoietec and Lymphatic System, Endocrine System, gastrointestinal System and Musculo-Skeletal System.


Credit Hours: 3 (50 Theory and 120 Clinical)=170 Hours
Prerequisites: HCLP 1725; HCLP 1730
Corequisites: HCLP 1726

HCLP 1732 - Medical Surgical Nursing III

This course utilizes concurrent theory and clinical with application of the nursing process in the care of adult clients across the life span with alterations in select body systems. The student is taught to apply principles of nutrition to diet therapy and modifications to diet therapy in the management of specific alterations in body systems. This course integrates a review of Anatomy and Physiology of body systems. Team concept with increasing responsibility with groups of clients, and the role of the LPN are emphasized. Dosage calculation and medication administration are incorporated into theory and clinical practice. Areas of Theoretical concentration include: Neurological Nursing, Sensory System, Sexual-Reproductive Health, Urinary/Renal System, Integumentary System.

Credit Hours: 4 (50 Theory and 120 Clinical) = 170 Hours
Prerequisites: HCLP 1726, HCLP 1731
Corequisites: BIOL 2311, BIOL 2320, HCLP 1727

HCLP 1735 - IV Therapy

This course includes legal implications of IV Therapy, equipment devices used, anatomy/physiology, methods and techniques, infection control measures, complications, and other vital information related to intravenous therapy. Supervised lab and clinical performance are included.

Credit Hours: 1 (15 Theory and 25 Clinical) = 40 Hours

HCLP 1740 - Mental and Behavioral Health

The focus of this course is on the patient experiencing psychopathological, emotional, and behavioral alterations. Utilizing the nursing process approach students will perform nursing skills in mental health clinical sites under the direct supervision of the nursing instructor. Previous program content on interaction of biological and social conditions that influence the mind and behavior and communication skills will be emphasized. Students will integrate these concepts in the care of the medical/psychiatric patient in the impatient setting.

Credit Hours: 2 (30 Theory and 40 Clinical) = 70 Hours
Prerequisites: HCLP 1731, HCLP 1726

HCLP 1745 - Maternal - Newborn Nursing

Concurrent theory and clinical course explores historical and current issues, trends, growth and development of the childbearing family, fetal development and gestation. Care of the patient during antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartum periods is included as well as care of the neonate in a variety of clinical settings.

Credit Hours: 2 (40 Theory and 40 Clinical) = 80 Hours
Prerequisites: HCLP 1731, HCLP 1726

HCLP 1750 - Pediatric Nursing

This course presents essential information related to growth and development of infants and children, and those real or potential health threats common but not exclusive to the age groups. Using the nursing process, basic and advanced nursing skills are performed in meeting the needs of the pediatric patient in clinical sites under the direct supervision of the instructor.

Credit Hours: 2 (40 Theory and 40 Clinical) = 80 Hours
Prerequisites: HCLP 1727, HCLP 1732

HCLP 1755 - Nursing Transitions

Using the nursing process, this course is a continuation of basic and advanced nursing skills performed in the care of adult clients across the life span with multiple medical surgical diagnoses in a variety of clinical settings. The student is taught to apply principles of nutrition to diet therapy and modifications to diet therapy in the management of specific alterations in body systems. This course integrates a review of Anatomy and Physiology of body systems. As the final nursing course prior to program completion, the course is intended to assist students in making immediate and future decisions concerning job choices and education growth. Students will be allowed to choose clinical rotation sites of interest from a list of selected clinical sites in the medical and surgical area.

Credit Hours: 7 (95 Theory and 160 Clinical)
Prerequisites: HCLP 1732, HCLP 1727
Corequisites: HCLP 1740, 1745 and 1750

HCMA 0010 - Mathematics for Pharmacology

This course is designed to prepare students with the definitive mathematics necessary to ensure the safe administration of medications. It includes a review of relevant mathematical concepts, practice in using common conversions within a variety of drug measurement systems, and an introduction to Dimensional Analysis, as a means to solving dosimetry problems.

Credit Hours: 1 (15 Class Hours)

HCMT 1115 - Clinical Application of Medical Terminology

This course introduces students to elements and their definitions used to build medical terms. Understanding basic medical terms and how they are relevant to basic human anatomy and physiology and the application of these terms in the medical and clinical fields will be emphasized.

Credit Hours: 1 (20 Theory Hours)

HCNA 1710 - Introduction to Health Care

This course introduces the student to those health care issues and processes that affect patients in all settings and are universal to all health care providers. Topics include: man, health, society, health care, therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills, cultural and ethnic diversity, legal issues, health and disease, infection control, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency responses, body mechanics, patient's bill of rights, patient abuse and advocacy, health care delivery models and settings, the roles of health care providers, practice acts and an introduction to the nursing process. Selected lab and clinical experiences will reinforce course content.

Credit Hours: 2 (50 Theory and 45 Clinical) = 95 Hours

HCNA 1715 - Clinical Care Concepts

This course, designed specifically for the Nursing Assistant, offers basic nursing skills with an emphasis on nursing care for the adult and geriatric client in a variety of settings. Topics include: vital signs, measuring and recording height and weight, care of the environment, abnormal changes in body functioning, personal hygiene, assisting with diet and fluid intake, skin care, patient positioning and transfers, awareness of development tasks of this age group, preserving the patient's dignity, care of cognitively impaired residents.

Credit Hours: 4 (95 Class Hours)

HCPB 1710 - Phlebotomy

This course content is designed to prepare the graduate to safely and effectively practice as a phlebotomist. Definition, purpose and professional aspects of phlebotomy are included in the course content. Students are exposed to knowledge and skills for proper phlebotomy techniques and collection for routine and special procedures within the scope of practice of the Phlebotomist. After students practice skills in the College lab they spend 120 hours in area hospitals and clinical labs. Following program completion students are qualified to sit for the National Certification Exam.

Credit Hours: 7 (70 hours Theory 120 hours Clinical) =190 Hours

HCPS 1710 - Introduction to Administrative Medical Assisting

This course content is designed to prepare the student to work with medical records, billing, coding, insurance claims and other front office procedures. The course will include content regarding the healthcare environment, ethics and the law, communication skills, medical records, professional fees, and the basics of diagnostic and procedural coding, health insurance claims and third party reimbursement. The course includes 32 hours of supervised experience in the hospital and physician office.

Credit Hours: 96 hours (64 hours Theory; 32 hours Clinical)