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Pre-Practical Nursing

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: The Pre-Practical Nursing Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is designed to help prepare students for admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate. Students enrolled in this CSC are not yet accepted into the Practical Nursing Certificate, but are completing selected general education prerequisite and nurse aide courses. After completing the CSC, students will apply for admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to prepare students to be successful in the Practical Nursing Certificate program.  At the completion of HCT 101 and HCT 102, the student will be eligible to apply for the test to become a Certified Nurse Aide, offered through the Virginia Board of Nursing.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES:  Students must declare their plan as the Pre-Practical Nursing Career Studies Certificate (code 221-157-02). Admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate is competitive, and completion of the Pre-Practical Nursing CSC does not guarantee placement in the program.  Students interested in the Practical Nursing program should review the information on the program in the College Catalog, with a focus on required College Placement Test results.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC. 
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

BIO 1411

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

4

PSY 230

Developmental Psychology

3

0

3

HCT 1012,3,4,5

Health Care Technician I

3

0

3

HCT 1022,3,4,5

Health Care Technician II

1

6

4

TOTAL

14

9

18

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Practical Nursing 18

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1 Prerequisites for BIO 141 for Pre-Practical Nursing CSC students can be met by one of the following:  passing high school biology and chemistry within the past seven (7) years, or achievement of a score of 75% or higher on the science section of the TEAS Test, or completing BIO 101 with a grade of C or above.

2 Must be able to pass background check and drug screen immediately prior to enrollment in this course.

3 HCT 101 and HCT 102 must be taken concurrently.

4 Current CPR certification is required for this course.  The CPR course must be the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals.  This requirement can be met through completion of HLT 105 or a program within the community.

5 Current certification as a Nurse Aide in Virginia is required for application to the Practical Nursing program.  There must be no restrictions on this certification from the Virginia Board of Nursing.

BIOLOGY

BIO 1 Foundations of Biology 4 cr.

Develops a basic understanding of plant and animal form, function, and relationships. Prepares students who have a deficiency in high school biology or may require a refresher course before beginning college-level biology. Taught as pass/fail, the course can be taken in subsequent semesters as necessary until course objectives are completed. The credits are not applicable to any of the college's academic programs, although high school-level biology or higher may be required for entrance into certain college-level programs. The credits do not transfer.Lecture 4 hours per week.

BIO 100 Basic Human Biology 3 cr.

Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Discusses cells, tissues, and selected human systems. Not intended for students in college transfer AA or AS degree.Prerequisite: Completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test or instructor/advisory approval.Lecture 3 hours per week.

BIO 101 General Biology I 4 cr.

Focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence.Prerequisite: Completion of ENF 2 and MTE 1-3, if required by placement test.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 102 General Biology II 4 cr.

Focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part II of a two-course sequence.Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of BIO 101.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 106 Life Science 4 cr.

Provides a topical approach to basic biological principles. Includes the scientific process, characteristics of living organisms, molecular aspects of cells, bioenergetics, cellular and organismal reproduction genetics, evolution, some human organ systems, and ecology. Designed for the non-science major.Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the reading and writing placement test; students should not be enrolled in a remedial reading or writing course while enrolled in this course. Credit toward graduation cannot be awarded for both Biology 106 and Biology 101 or Biology 102.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 107 Biology of the Environment 4 cr.

Presents the basic concepts of environmental science through a topical approach. Includes the scientific method, population growth and migration, use of natural resources and waste management, ecosystem simplification and recovery, evolution, biogeochemical cycles, photosynthesis and global warming, geological formations, atmosphere and climate, ozone depletion, pollution examples and anti-pollution laws, and acid deposition. Environmental Sustainability Designation: Course content related to the study of sustainable development.Prerequisite: Completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test or instructor/advisor approval.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr.

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part I of II.Prerequisites: (1) BIO 101 (or an equivalent) or high school biology and chemistry completed within seven years of registering for this course with a grade of C or better or a score of 75% or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) or advisor approval, and (2) completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test, or instructor/advisor approval.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr.

Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part II of II.Prerequisite: BIO 141.Lecture 3 hours.Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology 4 cr.

Studies the general characteristics of microorganisms. Emphasizes their relationships to individual and community health.Prerequisites: completion of ENF 2, if required by placement test, and completion of MTE 1-3.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 205 General Microbiology 4 cr.

Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields.Prerequisites: BIO 101-102 and CHM 111-112 or equivalent, or permission of the School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering. CHM 101-102 are acceptable equivalent courses. Credits for CHM 101-102 do not count toward the AS degree in Science.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 206 Cell Biology 4 cr.

Introduces the ultrastructure and functions of cells. Emphasizes cell metabolism, cell division, and control of gene expression.Prerequisite: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr.

Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology, emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Part I of II.Prerequisite: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or school approval.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr.

Integrates the study of gross and microscopic anatomy with physiology, emphasizing the analysis and interpretation of physiological data. Part II of II.Prerequisites: One year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or school approval and BIO 231.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 256 General Genetics 4 cr.

Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis.Prerequisites: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 111, and CHM 112.Lecture 3 hours.Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.Total 6 hours per week.

BIO 270 General Ecology 3 cr.

Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems.Prerequisites: BIO 101 and 102 or departmental approval.Lecture 2 hours.Recitation and laboratory 3 hours.Total 5 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Biology: Advanced Microbiology 4 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design and conduct a lab study, assemble and analyze observed lab data, and complete a final report on this research.Prerequisites: One year of college biology (BIO 101 and 102) and one semester of college chemistry (CHM 111 or CHM 101) or faculty approval.Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIO 205.Lecture 4 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Biology: Intermediate Microbiology 2 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design and conduct a lab study, assemble and analyze observed lab data, and complete a final report on this research.Prerequisites: One year of college biology and one semester of college chemistry or faculty approval.Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIO 205.Lecture 2 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Ecology: Advanced 4 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students an opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design a field study to be conducted, assemble and analyze observed field data, and complete a final report on this research.Prerequisites: One year of college biology (including BIO 102) and MTH 163 or MTH 166 or faculty approval.Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 6 hours.Total 8 hours per week.

BIO 299 Supervised Study in Ecology: Intermediate 2 cr.

Assigns problems for independent study by the student, incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. Provides students the opportunity to research scientific literature on their selected topic, design a field study to be conducted, assemble and analyze observed field data, and complete a final report on this research.Prerequisites: One year of college biology (including BIO 102) and MTH 163 or MTH 166 or faculty approval.Lecture 1 hour.Laboratory 3 hours.Total 4 hours per week.

Name Program Email Phone
Wendy Falls Pre-Practical Nursing CSC Wfalls@reynolds.edu 523-5577