Family Processes

This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of health and illness throughout the life span. The nursing process, growth and development, and the family are integrated in both the theory and clinical setting. The clinical portion will consist of obstetric, pediatric, community health agencies, and school systems. Simulated experiences in the nursing lab will enhance the critical thinking skills of the clinical sessions. [64-96-160] Lab Fee

Chronic Physiologic Integrity

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles that guide nursing action in meeting the needs of the chronically ill client. Multiple clinical sites will be utilized for a variety of experiences. [64-96-160] Lab Fee

The Fundamentals of Nursing

This course is designed to introduce the student to the nature, art and science of nursing through the use of the nursing process. Core concepts include the characteristics and behaviors of professional nursing, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, caring, and communication. The clinical portion of the course includes learning activities related to the core concepts in a lab or clinical setting. The lab and clinical setting will include the practice and demonstration of Fundamental Nursing Skills. [64-96-160] Lab Fee

The Transition

The Transition combines independent study, selected skill competencies, and online discussions to accomplish learning. This course is designed to assist students to begin the transition from licensed practical nurse (LPN) to registered nurse (RN). The professional responsibilities of the LPN and RN are examined and compared. Major emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process as a tool for assisting patients to meet their biopsychosocial needs. Critical thinking skills are explored in relation to managing patient care. This course is required for LPN Advanced Placement applicants only prior to entering nursing courses. [24-24-48]

Nursing Assistant Training Program

The Nursing Assistant Training Program is an 80.5-hour course approved by the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The course consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction. The major emphasis is on long-term care with integration of concepts from acute care and home health care. Classroom hours will focus on theory, while laboratory hours will focus on attainment of skills that are necessary for the nursing assistant to possess. Clinical hours will focus on implementing skills obtained in the laboratory and will take place in a long-term care setting. [36-44.5-80.5]

Music Special Topics

This course is designed to allow the students to explore focus areas in music such as conducting, multicultural, choral repertoire, and show choir techniques. Since topics change this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credits.

Sacred Choral Literature

This course is designed to acquaint the student with a brief history of sacred music, as well as the sacred music of today. Emphasis will be placed on literature usable by choirs with a non-traditional balance of parts. This course will also address methods of adapting published arrangements for specific choirs.

Basic Conducting

The course develops the fundamental skills necessary for conducting, including beat patterns; use of left hand; gestures for attack, release, etc.; and score preparation and reading. Students will conduct both in the classroom and in sessions with the College ensembles.

Music History 2

Music after Baroque. An examination of the major movements, forms, and composers of the classical, romantic, and contemporary periods.

Music History 1

Music from antiquity through the Baroque. Literature and theory of vocal and instrumental music leading up to the classical time period.