NUR 1520C
Nursing in Mental Health
This course is designed to provide the
student with the opportunity to examine
mental health concepts and related
nursing interventions. Utilizing a
nursing process framework, students
are introduced to theoretical models
of behavior, classifications and
symptomatology of mental disorders,
and the various treatment modalities
associated with mental health care.
Emphasis is placed on the student’s
ability to apply the nursing process with
selected clients. Through individual
and group supervision, the student is
encouraged to develop awareness of
his/her own behavior and its impact on
NUR 2213C
Clinical Nursing II
Clinical Nursing II is designed to provide
the student with additional theory
and practice in more complex and
specialized medical/surgical areas of
nursing. Students are expected to apply
facts and scientific principles from
previous courses. Utilizing a systems
framework, students are introduced
to gerontology and holistic care of the
older adult. Pathological conditions
of the cardiopulmonary, vascular,
respiratory, genitourinary, neurological,
hepatic, and biliary systems are covered.
Content related to oncology. fluids and
electrolytes, hemodynamics, bums,
and mechanical ventilation are also
examined. Ethical decision making,
clinical problem solving, diversity, and
holism continue to be keys concepts
in this course. Students are expected
to formulate and apply nursing care
plans based on thorough assessment
of patients in the clinical setting and
on knowledge of pathophysiology and
psychosocial needs of the patient. Key
concepts ofnutrition are integrated into
the material and course content.
Philosophy and Religion
REL 2300
World Religions
A study of the major religious traditions
of the world noting distinctive features
and common elements. Topics include:
The Ancient World, Hinduism, Buddhism,
religions of China, Japan, and India,
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Includes
a 6,000 word writing requirement.
Physical Science
CHM 1033
Chemistry for Health Sciences
This course meets the new curriculum
requirements of FKCC’s pre-nursing
program approved by the State of
Florida’s Board of Nursing. This course
emphasizes chemistry topics related to
the allied health science through the
study of the essentials of inorganic and
organic chemistry and biochemistry as it
relates to processes and functions of the
human body.
MET 1010
Introduction to Meteorology
Basic physical principles used in
explaining the structure of the
atmosphere, weather processes,
and storms. Elements of weather
observations, weather instruments
and reporting. This course provides
background for those who can utilize
meteorology in their weather related
PSC 1515
Environmental Physical Science
This course is intended for non-science
majors and is an introduction to the
physical principles involved in the
environment and man’s interaction with
it. A variety of topics will be presented
including air and water pollution, climate
and weather, waste management,
oceans and streams, and energy sources.
Political Science
POS 1041
National Government
The federal government of the United
States with its historical background, the
constitutional principles involved, and
an analysis of the powers and functions
of the three branches of national
POS 2621
Civil Rights and Liberties
The rights contained in the Constitution
of the USA that protect persons,
opinions, and property from the
arbitrary interference of government
officials, and positive policies of
government that protect individuals
from arbitrary treatment both by the
government and by other individuals.
Emphasis on the Bill of Rights, related
Supreme Court decisions, and Civil
Rights legislation.
DEP 2004
Human Growth & Development
An introduction to developmental
psychology, the course explores the
different stages of human life--prenatal,
infancy, childhood, adolescence,
adulthood--and the biological,
psychological and social changes
occurring in individuals during them.
Topics include: Theories of development,
genetics and development, birth
and the neonate, cognitive and brain
development, early experience,
attachment, motor and language
development, social, sex-role and moral
development, aging and death.
PSY 2012
General Psychology
An introduction to psychology which
exposes students to historical and
current discoveries about the mind
and behavior. Topics include: history of
psychology, methods, psychobiology
and brain research, sensation and
perception, consciousness and altered
states, motivation, learning, cognition
and memory, language, intelligence,
creativity, personality, abnormal
psychology, therapies and social
REA 0007
Developmental Reading I
This course is designed to develop
and improve reading and study skills
needed for college work. Topics include
identifying main idea and supporting
details, determining author’s purpose
and tone, distinguishing between fact
and opinion, identifying patterns of
organization in a paragraph or passage
and the transition words associated
with each pattern, recognizing the
relationships between sentences,
identifying and using context clues
to determine the meanings of words,
identifying logical inferences and
conclusions, and recognizing the point
and support of an argument. Students
must pass REA 0007 with a “C” or higher.
Upon successful completion, students
enroll in REA 0017.
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